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Workshop: AQF Levels and Assessment

16th Sep 2019
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000



Designing the appropriate level for assessments is more complex than just mapping to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) levels – for example, a Certificate III sits at AQF Level 3. Units of competency that make up qualifications don’t have AQF levels, even though units are the building blocks for qualifications. Even stranger, the same unit can turn up in a Certificate II and a Certificate IV.

During this workshop we untangle the links between units of competency, AQF levels and appropriate assessment designs. You will leave the session with actionable strategies that help you pitch assessment to the right AQF level.


Introductory (New to the topic)

These sessions are aimed at practitioners that have a broad theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. They operate independently and seek guidance when necessary. 


VET teachers, trainers and educators; assessors and managers.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of the AQF levels and their intentions
  • Identifying the qualifications a unit is packaged in
  • Whether AQF levels apply to qualifications or units or both
  • The challenges associated with designing assessments at multiple assessments for the same unit
  • Clues for deciding the most appropriate level for assessment of a unit 

Learning Outcomes

  • Clarity around AQF levels and their relationship to individual units
  • Insight into the challenges associated with getting AQF levels wrong
  • Strategies for deciding the level at which to design an assessment
  • Examples of how to decide the level at which to design assessment


Anni Yaringa

Anni has worked in the vocational education and training sector for more than 28 years, and has witnessed all the changes from the original introduction of competencies. Her work in the last 12 years has focused on compliance – particularly relating to delivery and assessment. Anni’s goal is to find the simplest solutions that work.



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