Methods of assessment

Multiple-Choice Quizzes

Multiple choice quizzes are graded automatically so you will know immediately whether you have been marked Competent or not.  You are required to answer all questions correctly to be deemed competent, and you will have up to five attempts at each quiz. If you do not successfully complete the quiz within five attempts you will need to contact support to re-open the quiz, and you may need to speak with a Trainer before the quiz can be reopened.

Written Assignments

Written assessments require you to upload documents such as professional letters, health screenings and client programs.  Your submission should be graded, and feedback provided to you in eLearning within 4 working days; you will receive an email notification when your assessment has been graded. If you are graded NYC (not yet competent) your trainer will give you specific feedback to allow you to adjust your submission. As long as your submission is valid you may resubmit twice (a total of three attempts including the original submission). If you are still not competent after three attempts you may need to re-take the entire unit of competency, at your cost.

Practical assessments

You will be assessed on your practical skills during your face-to-face sessions.  Practical assessments are very informal, and your Trainer will guide you through what is required and give you feedback you go, so you can improve your performance if you are not competent initially. Your results will be uploaded to eLearning within 24 hours. If you are graded not yet competent you will have opportunity to retake practical assessments on the final weekend of the course, time permitting. If you don’t have time to complete all your outstanding practical assessments before the end of the course you may sit in with another course group, or book paid time with a trainer to retake the assessments.

 


How assessments are graded

When will I be assessed?

We will be assessing you throughout the course. We use the assessments as part of our check that you are understanding all of the key concepts, skills and knowledge.

You will be asked to do a number of practical and written assessments.

All of the assessment tasks are designed to test your competence and understanding of the full range of skills and knowledge covered by all the units that make up 10376NAT Certificate IV in Pilates.

How will the assessments be marked?

For each assessment you will be awarded a grade of either Competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).  If you are marked C, there’s nothing else for you to do.  If you are marked NYC, you will receive feedback telling you what adjustments you need to make in order to become competent.

What if I am marked Not Yet Competent (NYC) for a Written Assignment?

If your submission is considered ‘valid’ but you are marked NYC, you will be given 2 weeks from the date of grading to resubmit your assessment, without penalty.

Your Assessor will give you specific feedback on what you need to do to resubmit successfully. In this case you’ll need to review the assessment task and make adjustments in response to your Assessor’s feedback.

You can have up to 3 attempts to achieve competency at no charge – so long as your submissions are ‘valid’.

If your submission is deemed not ‘valid’ or you have used up your 3 attempts, you will need to re-enrol and retake the entire subject/course.


 What is considered a ‘valid’ submission?

 A submission is considered valid when you have:

  • Attempted to address all of the assessment criteria/instructions/feedback from your assessor
  • Used the appropriate and correct file format.
  • Named your file using the correct file naming convention.

Validity of your submission is determined by the Assessor.


Practical assessments

  • Your face-to-face sessions will include all of the practical assessments.
  • Due to the practical nature of the content the course has a 90% attendance requirement.
  • You must be marked competent in ALL assessments to gain your qualifications.
  • If you miss a practical assessment, it is your responsibility to ensure you have completed all practicals within your face-to-face training days by liaising with your trainer.

If you receive a mark of ‘Not Yet Competent’ for a Practical assessment your Trainer will provide you with feedback in the form of written comments that you will be able to read in your grade book. You will be required to re-take the assessment during your face-to-face sessions.


Plagiarism

Plagiarism means submitting work that is not your own.

In the case of suspected plagiarism the staff member will report the incident to the Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with the staff member will determine if the plagiarism has resulted from poor academic practice or was intentional.  This preliminary step may involve an informal interview with the student.

The Chief Executive Officer and staff member will:

  • Consider the extent of the plagiarism (noting that the more extensive the plagiarism, the more likely it was intentional);
  • Review the course profile and other information provided to students by the training manager to determine if adequate information had been given;
  • Identify if the student has been previously warned of plagiarism;
  • Determine whether the student is new to adult vocational education and training (it would be expected that continuing students would be more likely to understand plagiarism and its consequences);

If the above factors have been considered and it has been determined that the plagiarism has arisen from poor academic practice, the student is to be requested to revise the work and resubmit it for the assessment.

If, after consideration of the above factors it is determined that the plagiarism was intentional, the student’s work is not to be accepted and the student is to be issued with an alternative assessment assignment to complete. The student is to be given a formal warning (in writing) by the Chief Executive Officer explaining the seriousness of the incident and the consequences if the student is found to plagiarise again.

Students who commit plagiarism after being formally warned are to be withdrawn from the program they are enrolled.  They will issued with a refund of their tuition fees paid towards any content that has not yet been delivered


Deadlines

All of our courses have deadlines. To graduate from your course you will need to pass 100% of assessments. So if you miss a deadline for even a single assessment you will not be able to pass that subject.

Deadline extensions

At midnight on the date of the deadline eLearning closes and you will be unable to access your course. If you have work outstanding at this point you can pay a late submission fee of $150 to extend your deadline by 1 month from the original deadline (not from the payment date). This fee is available once-only: Further extensions are not possible and you will need to pay full price to re-enrol and repeat that subject.

Finding your deadline dates

Precise dates for all deadlines are included in your Course Calendar, which you can download from within eLearning and display in iCal, Google Calendar or Outlook. Here is a rough guide to deadlines for each course:

10376NAT Certificate IV in Pilates

  • All online assessments are due 4 weeks after the last face-to-face day of the course
  • Practicum documents are due 6 months from the first day of the course

10426NAT Diploma of Clinical Pilates

  • Each module has a deadline approximately 2 weeks after the face-to-face session for that module
  • Online-only modules also have deadlines
  • Practicum documents are due 12 months from the first day of the course

Extenuating circumstances

Exceptions to these policies will be considered only in situations where extreme hardship, extenuating circumstances or a debilitating medical condition can be substantiated. You will need to be able to prove extenuating circumstances with documents including medical certificates, letters from medical specialists, death certificates or legal documents etc. Documents supplied must be originals or JP certified copies.

Changes in day-to-day circumstances including home, family, finances and work are not considered extenuating circumstances.