EG – Final Practical Test

Unit application

This unit is appropriate for those working in civil and construction roles.

Assessor’s qualifications and assessment conditions

To conduct valid assessments for this qualification the assessor must meet the criteria outlined in the assessment requirements.

The assessment conditions/requirements for this unit of competency can be viewed at training.gov.au

Assessors should access the assessment conditions/requirements prior to undertaking assessments. These conditions/requirements form part of the assessment tool.

Please note: Units of Competency and Assessment Requirements change frequently; it is the Assessor’s responsibility to ensure they meet the criteria for the assessment to be valid.

Competency assessment

The assessor must be satisfied the candidate has demonstrated competence in each performance criteria contained in the unit of competency as well as the performance and knowledge evidence outlined in the Assessment Requirements.

The answers provided in the marking guide are model answers only. The assessor is ultimately responsible for deciding if a satisfactory answer has been given by the candidate. An assessor may question a candidate further if an answer needs clarification.

Assessment Guidelines

This assessment is designed to be used with the learning materials. The assessor must be satisfied the applicant has successfully demonstrated competence in each aspect of the Unit of Competency and the Assessment Requirements. The written assessment determines the candidate’s underpinning knowledge, and the practical assessment allows them to demonstrate their skills.

To be deemed competent for this unit of competency the student must be marked correct for every question and practical task that makes up this assessment tool.

At the assessor’s discretion the student may re-attempt questions or practical tasks that are deemed not competent, so long as the integrity of the unit of competency is upheld.

This assessment can be customised to suit your requirements. When customising this assessment, you must ensure all performance criteria and performance/knowledge evidence are addressed to maintain the integrity of the assessment.

Time Frames

The student is given 1.5 hours to complete the theory component of the assessment.

The student is given no more than 45 minutes to complete the practical component of the assessment. (The practical component will generally take less than 30 minutes)

Determining competency

Evidence from the assessment should be used by the assessor to assist in determining the candidate’s competency.

The candidates must answer every question correctly, any be competent in all practical tasks before competency can be issued.

At the assessor’s discretion the student may re-attempt questions or practical tasks that are deemed not competent, so long as the integrity of the unit of competency is upheld.

Right of appeal

On completion of the assessment:

  • the candidate is to be advised of assessment result and given feedback
  • the candidate might disagree with the result of the assessment
  • the candidate has the right to challenge the assessment result
  • unsuccessful candidates may apply to the R.T.O. for re-assessment

(Please note: Appeals and applications for reassessment are subject to the RTO’s policies and procedure)

Knowledge assessment

The knowledge assessment should be completed in writing, however may be undertaken verbally if necessary at the assessors discretion. The assessor may ask additional questions to clarify responses if and when required.

Note: If this assessment is undertaken verbally, the assessor must write down the candidate’s responses and clearly note that this is how the assessment has been completed.

Practical assessment

Practical assessments must be done in a normal working environment where possible.

The Assessor must:

  • clearly explain to the candidate what is expected of them
  • check that the candidate has been provided with the necessary tools and equipment
  • fill out the checklist as the candidate goes through the tasks
  • only question a candidate during a practical task if it is safe to do so
  • stop the assessment immediately if the candidate is doing something dangerous
  • stop the assessment immediately if damaged is likely to occur
  • inform the candidate of the result of the assessment.

If an assessor needs to stop the assessment because of danger or possible damage, the candidate must be marked as not yet competent.

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