VCAL Quality Assurance 2017

VCAL Unit sample assessment task templates

The 2017 VCAL sample assessment task templates provided within this VCAL Quality Assurance Kit must be completed and submitted by all providers for VCAL QA. These templates can be downloaded and saved to your computer from this page. Providers are expected to type details of their sample assessment tasks into the templates.

The sample task/s submitted for VCAL QA should stand alone. Sufficient detail needs to be included to give a clear idea of how the task/s meets the learning outcomes.

Providers must ensure that their sample tasks are received by their VLT no later than Friday 24 March 2017.

The regional VCAL QA panels will meet to review the sample assessment tasks according to the following criteria:

  • Does the task meet the purpose statement of the strand/unit?
  • Is the task at the appropriate level?
  • Does the task enable the student to meet the specified learning outcomes/elements?

The VCAL QA panels will also select templates that can be submitted for publication on the VCAA website as exemplar templates.

The VCAL QA panels will provide feedback on the task/s submitted. The VCAL QA panels will determine the best method to provide feedback to particular providers.

Instructions

Providers are asked to use the following sample assessment task templates when submitting sample tasks for the 2017 VCAL QA process to the VCAL QA panel in their region.

Sample assessment task templates have been prepared for the Personal Development Skills, Work Related Skills, Literacy and Numeracy Skills, Skills for Further Study – Senior and Senior Extension (Folio Enhancement) units.

In the case of the VCAL Numeracy and Literacy Skills Oral Communication units the elements do not need to be met in one activity or task. Therefore, the variety of assessment tasks or activities should be included on the cover page of the sample assessment task template in the ‘Overview of the assessment task and the project/theme it is linked to’ section.

Sample Assessment Task Templates

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Personal Development Skills (PDS) Units

Outlines the learning outcomes and assessment criteria required for assessing students personal development.

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Work Related Skills (WRS) Units

Outlines the learning outcomes and assessment criteria required for a student to be able demonstrate their knowledge of a workplace or industry setting.

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Literacy Skills Units

Outlines the learning outcomes and assessment criteria required for a student to demonstrate their literacy skills in reading, writing and oral communication.

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Numeracy Skills Units

Outlines the learning outcomes and assessment criteria required for a student to demonstrate their level of ability to problem solve mathematically and interpret numerical data.

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Senior Extension Units

Outlines the learning outcomes and assessment criteria required for a student to plan for further study or a chosen career path.

The VCAL Senior Extension (Folio Enhancement) program is currently only available at three schools. Any VCAL provider that wishes to deliver the VCAL Senior Extension (Folio Enhancement) program must contact Adam Whitbread, VCAL Manager: (03) 9032 1727 or whitbread.adam.m@edumail.vic.gov.au.

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Skills for Further Study – Senior