Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation

Course 962AA (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Assoc Prof Rosalind Hurworth


Education Student Centre

Alice Hoy Building

Course Overview: The course is a program of professional development catering for the needs of those who wish to take a leadership role in assessment and evaluation practice. Such people are normally employed as policy and program planners, trainers, teachers, performance auditors, managers and consultants. They are drawn from public sector organizations (in areas such as education, welfare and health), non-government agencies, business, or from consultants offering assessment and evaluation services. The course aims to enable students to become familiar with the key concepts and theories underlying policy and program development, the roles of various types of evaluation, key concepts and theories of assessment and appraisal of individuals in process and outcome terms. It will encourage critical review of important issues in the conduct of evaluation, assessment and implementation.
Objectives: Students who have completed the Postgraduate Certificate of Assessment and Evaluation course should be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of assessment and/or evaluation theory and practice
  • demonstrate competence in the management of assessment and evaluation programs;
  • make effective use of the assessment and evaluation literature and research;
  • demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to support colleagues
  • regarding assessment and evaluation in professional situations.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: Students complete 50 points of study
Subject Options: Students are required to undertake 50 points of coursework
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Entry Requirements: An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Postgraduate Certificate of Assessment and Evaluation, if the applicant has completed an:
  • appropriate undergraduate degree and an appropriate teaching qualification or
  • appropriate four-year teaching degree or
  • appropriate degree or graduate diploma in a social or human science and either a record of research and/or publication equivalent to year four in education or at least two years of documented relevant professional experience.
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Graduate Attributes: Not available
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