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Anni Yaringa
Vocational Educator

Do all performances need to be observed?

The most common method for assessing performance criteria and performance evidence is to create an observation checklist and watch the candidate ‘do’ something. However, somethings the evidence we need is not the doing, but the result of the doing. And sometimes it’s both.

This session will draw examples from units of competency, identify the evidence required and how that can be collected. The purpose is to demonstrate ta methodology for determining when observation is really necessary and when other evidence may be just as, or more appropriate.

Several questions will be answered along the way. Why would we NOT want to observe a performance? What type of artefacts can we collect as evidence of performance that we don’t actually see? How do we measure that evidence? What should we retain for validation? What happens to the observation checklist if we’re not observing? If I DO need to observe, can it be retrospective (via recording)? Are photographs evidence of performance?

In these COVID times, differentiating between what must be seen and other ways of verifying performance is particularly pertinent, making this a ‘must see’ session.

Speaker Biography

Anni Yaringa has been in the vocational education sector for 30 years; 20 of those concurrent with lecturing in the tertiary sector. Her eclectic work history includes tow truck driver, manufacturing manager, quality consultant, retail assistant, and electrician (still licensed). Anni is experienced and qualified in compliance management, quality auditing, and the development of good quality, compliant assessment materials. Her approach to all things is the KISS principle – Keep It Succinct and Simple. Located on the mid-north coast of NSW, Anni works from a home office combined with travel to client locations as required. Anni’s focus is on helping clients find their own solutions to assessment-related compliance issues and to develop their capability in that area as part of future-proofing the organisation.