This page provides general information to help you complete your assessments as a student at MCIE. For specific information about your program, please contact your Trainer.
Each program or course at MCIE is made up of a number of nationally-recognised units of competency. To be awarded with your qualification, or to graduate from your program or course, you must successfully complete all assessment tasks for each unit of competency.
To be successful in each unit of competency, you must:
actively participate in class activities
correctly answer all the questions in each assessment task
correctly demonstrate your skills where required in the workplace or via simulation
keep evidence of hours work or skills demonstrated during work placement
submit all assessment tasks and evidence required as per the due dates in your timetable.
If you don’t feel ready for assessment, or are worried you will face difficulty completing your assessments, please speak with your Trainer before the assessment due date.
Your Trainer will provide you access to your assessment tasks for each unit, either in hard-copy or online using a Learning Management System like Canvas, aXcelerate, CoAssemble or Didasko.
Read and follow the assessment instructions carefully.
Ask your trainer or assessor for any additional advice or clarification.
Record your answers in a separate document in case any are incorrect on your first attempt.
Dress appropriately for assessment requirements (i.e. for First Aid tasks you may wish to wear clothing suitable for working on the floor).
When completing assessment tasks, you should draw on knowledge gained through:
class discussions and activities
readings assigned by your trainer
work placement activities and experience
additional reading and research.
You should never copy information from a resource and submit it as your own work. You must only submit your own independent and original work for assessment tasks, and reference ideas or quotations that are not your own. MCIE does not condone the use of ChatGPT, artificial intelligence or machine learning systems to complete assessment tasks.
MCIE uses a number of different assessment methods to gather evidence of your competency in each unit. Below is a list of the different kinds of tasks you will encounter when completing assessments at MCIE.
Written assessment tasks are designed to test your knowledge. These tasks are generally made up of quizzes, short answer, multiple choice, true or false, or fill in the blanks questions. Some questions will ask you to match a term, word, number or symbol with its correct and corresponding description.
Scenario tasks are designed to test your practical knowledge. For these tasks, you will be presented with a scenario similar to a real-life workplace situation and asked to provide a written or verbal response.
Project or practical
Projects and practical tasks are designed to test your knowledge and skills. These tasks are assessed either in the workplace or a simulated environment.
A portfolio is a collection of evidence gathered over time which demonstrates your knowledge and skills. For these tasks, you will be asked to keep and submit a record of your learning for assessment purposes.
Assessor observations are carried out by an assessor using a task checklist to assess your knowledge and skills. For these tasks, you will be asked to complete a series of tasks in a work environment. Your assessor will complete and submit the checklist after observing you performing the tasks.
Work Placement Logbook
Work placement logbooks provide a record of all mandatory placement hours completed towards your qualification. Your logbook must be signed off by your workplace supervisor and submitted to your trainer at the end of each placement block. You must provide proof that you have completed your mandatory placement hours before MCIE can issue your qualification, so keep it in a safe place!
Third Party Report
Third-party reports are used to verify that you have been observed completing a range of tasks in different contexts on multiple occasions, according to industry standards. Your workplace supervisor will complete the third-party report, but it is your responsibility to submit these reports to your trainer at the end of each placement block.
To avoid plagiarism, it is very important that you reference any ideas or quotations that are not your own when submitting work for assessment.
Here are two easy steps you can follow to ensure you reference ideas and quotations appropriately.
When researching or reading information for assessment tasks, keep a record of where you sourced the information. At a minimum, you should record:
The name of the person who wrote the resource (author)
The title of the resource (title)
The publisher of the resource (publisher)
The year the resource was published (year).
For example, if you were using the ‘Birth to Big School’ textbook by Karen Kearns, you could reference this book in the following manner:
Karen Kearns, Birth to Big School Fifth Edition, Cengage (2021).
There are many referencing styles to choose from, however MCIE recommends Chicago or APA. You can also use a Reference or Citation Generator like Scribbr to make your referencing easier.
Where you have used the information from a resource in your assessment answers, you must cite the resource at the bottom of the page. Any information that has been copied directly should be presented in quotation marks (“).
You should not reword, or use artificial intelligence or machine learning systems, to reword information you have taken from a resource. All assessment tasks should be answered in your own words unless explicitly specified by your Trainer / Assessor, Head of Department, or Program Coordinator.
If you can’t submit your assessment before the due date, please speak to your Trainer about your circumstances as soon as possible. You are required to apply for an extension in writing, either via the MCIE Student Requests, Feedback, Appeals and Complaints form at https://www.mcie.edu.au/student-support-options/, or by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your Trainer grants you an extension, you will be given an extension of 1 week from the original assessment due date. Any further extension requests should be discussed with your Trainer and are subject to Head of Department approval.
Please be aware that further extensions may incur a re-enrolment fee. Any late submissions without prior Trainer approval will be marked Not Yet Competent.
Multi-choice questions and quizzes are marked automatically. For all other forms of assessment, your assessor will generally provide you with results and feedback within 2 weeks of assessment submission.
There are 2 possible grades for each assessment task: Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.
Satisfactory: You have completed the assessment task satisfactorily.
Not Satisfactory: You have not clearly demonstrated that you can satisfactorily complete the assessment task. Your assessor will provide you with feedback and guidance regarding what you need to do to achieve a Satisfactory result.
Your assessor will advise whether your performance has been graded as Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory. If you have been assessed as Not Satisfactory in any particular tasks, you will be reassessed. If any skill gaps are identified, your Trainer may also arrange for additional training.
When every task in a unit of competency has been submitted, the Unit Outcome will be determined – the outcome will be either Competent or Not Yet Competent.
Competent: You have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and skills required to meet the knowledge and performance evidence criteria for the unit. You will receive an Assessment Summary Sheet when your unit outcome has been added to your student record.
Not Yet Competent: You have not demonstrated the necessary knowledge and skills required to meet the knowledge and performance evidence criteria for the unit. A Not Yet Competent result may also be recorded if part or all of your assessment submission has been clearly plagiarised.
Late submissions without prior approval from your Trainer will be marked Not Yet Competent.
If your assessment is marked Not Yet Competent, your Trainer will provide you with feedback on which aspects of the assessment require revision or attention, as well as next steps. You and your Trainer will discuss and agree upon a timeline so the revised assessment can be completed and submitted.
If you resubmit your unit assessment and are still unsuccessful, you will be required to re-enrol in the unit, attend classes, and redo all unit assessments.
If you do not successfully complete unit assessment after your second assessment resubmission, you will be required to re-enrol in the unit and pay the full fee as advertised at the time of re-enrolment.
If you are unhappy with your assessor’s decision about your competency, you have the right to appeal the decision. For more information about making complaints and appeals, see the policy online.
If you are unhappy with an assessment outcome, you can appeal individual unit assessment results or the final result for the course. To make an appeal, you should follow these steps.
First, try to resolve the issue informally by contacting your Trainer to seek feedback and advice on your assessment result.
If you still wish to appeal the assessment decision, access the online Complaints form through the Student Request Form on our website at https://www.mcie.edu.au/student-support-options/. This will create a new ticket which you can track in our student support system. Please complete the online form in as much detail as possible, providing any information you think will provide clarity about your appeal.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, the next step is to appeal in writing to the Head of Department. If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the appeal, seek resolution via the external appeals channels.
MCIE expects students to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity in all aspects of their academic work. Work submitted by students for the purposes of assessment must be their own independent work and all sources of information and ideas must be referenced appropriately.
Cheating is any act of deception or dishonesty with the intent of gaining an unfair advantage in academic assessment or evaluation.
Examples of cheating include:
directly copying the work of another person
using artificial intelligence or machine learning programs to generate answers
asking another person to complete your work for you
using the same word-for-word answer as another student when participating in collaborative work.
Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s work or ideas without proper attribution or acknowledgement.
Examples of plagiarism include:
directly copying the work of another person (in part or full)
copying or paraphrasing other people’s work or ideas without reference
copying passages from a text without quotation marks and / or referencing the source (author, web page or publication).
Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated by MCIE. Any student found intentionally engaging in cheating or plagiarism will be subject to MCIE disciplinary procedure. The outcome of the disciplinary process can range from a warning and assessment resubmission requirement to course expulsion.
It is important to keep your information up to date with MCIE for privacy and security purposes. To update your details or apply for documentation, please complete the Student Request Form on our website. This will create a new ticket you can track in our student support system.
Use the Student Request Form to apply for:
leave of study
change of address
assessment or course extensions
statement of attainment or list of units achieved
Student ID card
request an appeal of assessment result.