RTO No 1712


A) Theological Studies

The assessment methods in theological studies respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and recognise that knowledge is filtered through personal relationships. Assessment methods vary with each learning unit and ongoing assessment tasks include:

• short written answers

• oral response

• pictorial answers

• practical exercises

• role play

• Participation in group discussion

• self-assessment with assistance from a support person

B) Community Organising and Development

The Methodology for the Certificate III in Community Organising and Development is based on action, reflection, practice and consciousness-raising. Emphasis is place on learning through concrete action that enriches succeeding actions. The teacher has a role of facilitating the participants in a co-operative search for answers to unsolved problems faced by a group of people.

The teachers observe the participation of a student by hearing, seeing and feeling. The criteria for assessing class participation are as follows:

  1. The degree to which the student actively commits himself/herself to the learning process by: listening, discussing, questioning, innovating, co-operating, sharing, interacting or responding;
  2. Attendance and punctuality (students must attend a minimum of 80% of the classes in each residential module to pass);
  3. Written and/or oral assignment;
  4. A competency-based checklist for each unit;
  5. Satisfactory completion of a workbook for each community project.