Independent Assessment Trials

Supporting quality training for apprentices and trainees is a priority for Apprenticeships Victoria. Trialling independent assessments in a range of Victorian apprenticeships and traineeships is just one way we can monitor progress.

The assessments aim to provide consistent feedback on training outcomes to all users of the apprenticeship and traineeship system. 

By undertaking trial assessments, apprentices and trainees help us test the independent assessments themselves. The outcomes from the trials will be evaluated and provide information on possible future uses of independent assessment in improving the quality of training.

Apprenticeships Victoria has partnered with VETASSESS to develop and trial independent assessments in eight occupations. Trials are continuing with apprentices and trainees who are nearing completion or have recently completed their apprenticeship or traineeship in one of the following 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)
Group of young people in technical vocational training with teacher