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2.0 Assessment

Assessment is central to your students' learning and achievement of program and unit learning outcomes (Principles of Assessment). Learning outcomes refer to the knowledge and competences, skills, dispositions and capabilities (eg critical thinking); you want your students to demonstrate by their completion of the unit.

Assessment not only gauges what your students have learned, it shapes how many students approach learning (eg by memorising or by critically questioning material). Your students will be encouraged to further their learning through constructive, timely and respectful feedback in relation to assessment marking criteria (feedback comes from a variety of sources).

Assessment tasks need to support the achievement of learning outcomes, whilst addressing issues of student and/or staff workload.


There are many Learning and Teaching strategies (eg lectures, debates, quizzes, problem based learning, professional learning experience). Each are useful in relation to specific learning outcomes (eg lectures can be useful for explaining key concepts, discussions and debates can foster critical thinking etc.)

** Students must complete the academic honesty module in Blackboard with a mark above 80% by the final day of exams, or an Absent Fail (AF) grade will be given for the entire unit. Students can complete the module multiple times until this grade is achieved. Students who completed the module with a score of 80% or above last semester do not need to do it again.

Assessment tasks need to be spread throughout the semester/unit and include formative tasks (which focus on development of knowledge, skills etc and improvement) as well as summative tasks which primarily focus on measuring performance. The forms of assessment need to be varied in relation to the nature of the learning outcomes e.g. a written report, an oral presentation of risks and opportunities facing a particular business and include written communication skills where relevant.

Please list the assessments (e.g. essay, report, case study, group project, online discussion, exam etc), their relation to the Program Learning Outcomes, the weight, date due and word length and so on.

Add any special provisions in relation to assessment.