External assessment specifications document
The external assessment specifications document facilitates consistency and quality in the provision of external integrated summative assessment for the achievement of the associated occupational qualification by:
- specifying the content to be covered by nationally standardised assessment
If the qualification also includes part qualifications, a separate external assessment specifications document must be developed for each part qualification in addition to the external assessment specifications document for the qualification itself.
The preparation of the external assessment specifications document is the responsibility of the QDF. It comprises a description of the assessment model, qualification purpose, qualification outcomes, assessment standards, assignments to be assessed externally (if any), critical aspects of the internal assessments to be
assessed externally (if any), criteria for the registration of assessors (if applicable), an indication of whether or not foundational learning is a pre-requisite, and eligibility requirements to be met to qualify for the external assessment.