Independent Assessments

Have you recently completed your apprenticeship or traineeship? Or maybe you’re just about there? You might be eligible to participate in an Independent Assessment trial.

These trials help Apprenticeships Victoria monitor how we assess apprentices and trainees, and improve the quality of training for future participants. The assessments are developed and delivered independently of your training provider, and usually take place in a TAFE facility or workplace.

Here’s what’s in it for you:

  • Up to $750 on completing the assessment
  • A chance to have your skills independently assessed
  • Opportunities to stand out among your peers 
  • A private and confidential outcome letter showing your results.

Apprenticeships Victoria has partnered with VETASSESS to develop and trial independent assessments in eight occupations:

  • Certificate III in Cabinetmaking (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Carpentry (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Traineeship).
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship)

Keen to get involved? Find out more at the Independent Assessment Portal, or phone 1300 133 488.

Thanks in advance to all who take part. The time you spend completing an Independent Assessment helps us continually improve how we educate and assess all apprentices and trainees.

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