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Assessment Policy

1. Purpose

To ensure that assessment of students undertaking education and training at CIT is consistent with high quality teaching and learning practices, national policy and the specific requirements of Training Packages or accredited programs.

2. Scope

This policy covers the assessment of subjects (including units of competency) in all CIT programs.

3. Principles

3.1 CIT is committed to providing high standards of teaching and assessment to ensure the best possible outcome for all students.

3.2 All assessment, including that conducted by Skills Recognition, in nationally recognised VET programs undertaken at CIT will be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence as required by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 and as set out in training packages.

3.3 Assessment of higher education programs will be consistent with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 requirements.

3.4 Assessment of ACT Year 12 courses will be consistent with the requirements of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies Act 1997.

3.5 Assessment of Australian Apprentices will be consistent with the requirements of the ACT Quality Framework.

3.6 Assessment of ELICOS courses will be consistent with the requirements of the ELICOS Standards and the ESOS National Code.

3.7 All assessment will be conducted by appropriately qualified teachers and/or assessors.

3.8 CIT recognises the use of graded and ungraded assessment. All graded assessment will be determined at the time of program development.

3.9 All students will be provided with clear assessment information in the Subject Guide within two weeks of the students commencing the subject.

3.10 Students may request an extension to complete an assessment task as per the conditions in the Assessment Procedures.

3.11 Students will be given an opportunity to be reassessed where they are unable to achieve the required standard on the first attempt.

3.12 Students will receive assessment results and feedback within two weeks of handing in assessment.

3.13 Students have the right to appeal an assessment result in line with the Academic Appeals Policy.

3.14 Students who have identified as having a disability and are registered with the CIT Student Services Disability Education Advisors have the right to seek reasonable adjustments of assessment tasks. They may be awarded a modified grade on the recommendation of a Disability Education Advisor. A modified grade is set to a ‘fail’ on the student administration system and does not count towards qualification completion requirements. This is in line with the Disability-Provisions for Students Policy.

3.15 CIT will implement quality assurance processes and a plan for ongoing systematic validation of assessment as defined in the CIT Policy Glossary.

3.16 All student assessment items and records will be kept in accordance with all relevant legislation and policies as listed below.

4. Documentation

CIT policies

5. Definitions

All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Policy Glossary.

6. Policy Contact Officer

For more information about this policy contact Director, Education Services.

Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email

7. Procedures

This policy is implemented through the associated procedures. Authority to make changes to the procedures rests with the policy owner.

Policy No: 2016/1960
Approved: January 2016
Next Review: November 2019
Category: Student Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Education and Training Services
Assessment Procedures
(MS Word Document 68.4 KB)

Assessment Procedures
(PDF File 174.3 KB)


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