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. A grade of 100% is required to be deemed competent for each quiz.

 

Written Assignments

Written assessments require you to upload documents such as client programs and short answer questions. Your submission will be graded, and feedback provided via your online learning portal within one week. You will receive an email notification when your assessment has been graded. If you are graded Not Yet Competent (NYC) the trainer will give you specific feedback to allow you to adjust your assignment for resubmission.

 

Practical Assessments

You will be assessed on your practical skills during your live online tutorials. You can find what is required for each practice assessment in your online learning portal, and your Trainer will discuss these in your live tutorials. Practical assessments are very informal. Your Trainer will guide you through what is required and give you feedback as you go. This feedback allows you to improve your performance if you are not competent initially. Your results will be uploaded to the online learning portal within 24 hours. If you are marked NYC you will be required to attend a make-up tutorial with another group in order to be reassessed. This will incur a $100 fee as per our Terms of Service.

 

How assessments are graded

When will I be assessed?

Your Trainers 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. These are outlined in your eLearning and your Learning Schedule. 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 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer.

 

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 you have completed this assessment. If you are marked NYC, you will receive feedback telling you what adjustments are required for either your resubmission or to make-up a live online tutorial 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 written feedback and can resubmit your assignment any time before your course deadline. If you are marked NYC at the time of your course deadline, you will be given two weeks to resubmit after your deadline date, without penalty. Your trainer 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 the Trainer’s feedback.

 

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 Trainer
  • Used the appropriate and correct file format
  • Named your file using the correct file naming convention

Validity of your submission is determined by the Trainer.

 

Practical assessments

  • Your live online tutorial sessions will include all of the practical assessments
  • Written instructions for each practical assessment can be found in your online learning (eLearning) portal
  • You must be marked competent in ALL practical assessments to gain your qualifications
  • If you receive a mark of NYC for a practical assessment, your Trainer will provide you with feedback in the form of written comments that you will be able to read via your eLearning
  • If you miss a practical assessment or receive a grade of NYC, it is your responsibility to contact the Student Success Team to book a make-up tutorial where you will be reassessed
  • See the Student Handbook for attendance requirements

 

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 (CEO).

The CEO, 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 CEO 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 will be requested to revise and resubmit 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 CEO 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 their course.

 

Deadlines

As our courses are Nationally Accredited we are required by the governing bodies (ASQA) to have a course deadline. We do not offer deadline extensions.

 

10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer Deadline

All graduation requirements are to be completed within 12 months from the date of your Orientation week lecture.

 

10771NAT Diploma of Clinical Pilates Deadline

All graduation requirements are to be completed within 18 months from the date of your Orientation week lecture.

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.