Practice nursing within the Australian health care system
This Assessment booklet contains the necessary assessment items to ensure a smooth transition from superseded units of competency that you have previously completed with CTA. The assessments in this booklet have been created after the assessments you have previously completed were mapped (compared) to the new units of competency. Further materials can be found in Moodle
Even though parts of the title sound the same as units that you have previously completed, there is significant difference in the knowledge and skills components of the units. What this means, is there will be assessment items you will need to undertake to close any gaps identified during the mapping process in order for you to meet the outcomes for the new Diploma of Nursing.
Seek help and advice from your Educator on any part of any assessment that you need assistant with.
Your Assessor must discuss their feedback with you and ask you to sign the assessment summary acknowledging agreement with the result. If you have been found Not Yet Competent, the assessor will provide you with feedback explaining why this decision has been made and what you are required to do before being re-assessed. If you disagree with the assessor’s judgement, the assessor must explain the appeal process and provide you with any relevant documentation. The assessor will find a mutually convenient time to discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your ability to complete the assessments. The assessor will also consider whether any additional support services should be provided to support you. If the assessor deems that you do not have the skills or knowledge to complete the unit, they will discuss this with The RTO Operations Manager.
• You are entitled to two assessment attempts at no additional cost.
• Each re-assessment attempt will be negotiated with the Assessor and should be programmed to enable you to have the best chance for success.
• Your Trainer/Assessor will provide you with direction on the further learning required for your next assessment attempt, this may involve additional theory or classroom learning.
• Your Assessor may apply reasonable adjustment to the subsequent assessment attempts, where required.
• At the end of your second unsuccessful assessment attempt, a formal counselling session will occur to discuss your options and enrolment at CTA.
• Post this process, you may re-enrol, and the learning and assessment process will commence from the beginning of the unit
Process for submitting assessments
Your Training Plan and Class Delivery schedule specifically outlines the due dates of each of your assessments. You must adhere to this timetable. If you need extra time to complete an assessment you must discuss this with your Nurse Educator before the due date. Extensions to assessments can be granted in agreement with you, your Nurse Educator and where applicable the RTO General Manager. The following requirements apply to all written assessments:
• All questions must be answered in full and using your own words.