Academy of Interactive Entertainment Student Handbook

AIE Student Handbook

Assessment Moderation

AIE ensures that assessment tasks and marking are valid, reliable, flexible and fair, in accordance with Standard for Registered Training Organisations 2015. Validation and Moderation processes are conducted annually and improvement actions recorded.

Validating and moderating the relevance and consistency of assessments and assessment judgements is critical in ensuring the assessments meet the accredited course and training package requirements. AIE must validate its assessment strategies and task by:

  • Reviewing, comparing and evaluating the assessment processes, tools and evidence contributing to judgements made by a range of assessors against the same competency standards, at least annually; and
  • Documenting any action taken to improve the quality and consistency of assessment

Assessment validation and moderation are conducted on units of study delivered and assessed in that year. All qualifications on the AIE's scope of registration undergo assessment validation and moderation at least once a year. Validation and moderation methods may include:

  • Moderation activities
  • An assessment review panel
  • A lead assessor or supervisor with training and assessment competencies
  • An independent external validator or Industry Advisory Board
  • Standardised assessment tools
  • Benchmarking against evidence guides such as Training Package Assessment Guidelines, Industry and Workplace requirements, formal and informal feedback from industry entities