5 Compelling Reasons Mapping Supports RTOs
Assessments in Vocational Education and Training are the essential step when determining the competency of students. So how does mapping come into play, and just how important is it?
According to Clauses 1.8-1.12 Conduct effective assessment, RTOs must implement a system that ensures that assessments:
- complies with the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET-accredited course
- is conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment contained in Table 1.8-1 and the Rules of Evidence contained in Table 1.8-2.
Without an effective mapping tool, RTOs are at risk of critical information and evidence being missed.
Mapping is a highly commended method of validity, and championed by key people in the VET industry, like Kerri Buttery, and since the rise of online assessment, mapping has become even more reliable and systematic.
RTOs across Australia are reaping the following benefits when using Cloud Assess Mapping:
1. Link components of your assessment to unit requirements with ease
Whether it’s Elements and Performance criteria or Knowledge or Performance evidence, ensure you’re covering everything you should be. All units of competency are available in Cloud Assess. If they haven’t been imported yet, you can easily click a button and request the unit from the Cloud Assess support team who promptly validate the unit from training.gov.au and away you go!
2. Ensure Validity
Map your learners demonstrated skills and knowledge across a range of environments and contexts relevant to the unit of competency.
3. Instant Analysis of Submissions
Once you have marked a student’s submission, you can instantly analyse and understand where the skills or knowledge gaps fall in order to provide a training plan in minutes, saving you hours!
Once the unit is mapped in Cloud Assess it is available instantly to utilise in a user-friendly view.
4. Streamline Your Process
Effortlessly map your assessments as you go whilst creating your templates. The Cloud Assess mapping tool has made mapping clustered assessments a breeze, with the ability to map one question or task across multiple units.
5. Achieve Extra Compliance Measures
Cloud Assess also allows for version control to be tracked within the assessment template across all revisions. Any changes made within the template can be activated and are available immediately, including any updates to the mapping template as required. User permissions can be configured with the ability to access assessment templates and restrict access for those who are not required to access them or make changes.
One RTO has reduced over assessing by 25% and raised efficiencies exponentially. They can now add questions, map and instantly analyse them. Questions can be moved around, re-ordered or reworded plus the mapping can be instantly changed too, which is extremely beneficial and increases efficiency throughout their process.
Learn more about the Mapping feature here.