Quality evidence

The emphasis should be on the quality of the evidence, not the quantity. So what is quality evidence? According to the four 'rules of evidence' your evidence must be:

  • valid: covers all the requirements of the unit of competency
  • sufficient: enough evidence to demonstrate your competency
  • current: reasonably recent, as a general guide less than two years old
  • authentic: your own work
  • relevant: relates to the qualification or units of competency you are seeking

In addition, quality evidence is:

  • consistent: representative over a period of time rather than one instance
  • reliable: comes from a credible and verifiable source.
  • diverse: comes from different contexts, locations and times.