Poor Skills Recognition practice

  • advising applicants that it is easier to 'just do the training' than to apply for Skills Recognition
  • only offering applicants the same assessment processes as those enrolled in training
  • requiring the applicant to map their evidence to elements or performance criteria
  • providing applicants with a self-assessment checklist that consists of units of competency, elements and performance criteria that they are required to interpret
  • requiring the applicant to compile evidence which is not consistent with the qualification (for example, asking for an essay in relation to Certificate III in Rail Track Surfacing)
  • over-assessing: while the evidence must be sufficient, requiring excessive evidence puts unrealistic demands on the applicant and unnecessarily increases the assessment workload and documentation