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Competency-based training and assessment

In vocational education and training, people are considered to be competent when they are able to apply their knowledge and skills to successfully complete work activities in a range of situations and environments, to the standard of performance expected in the workplace. Both on-the-job and off-the-job training and assessment aim to make sure that the individuals participating in the training and assessment have the competence to undertake their work role to the standard expected in the relevant workplace.

An individual can be assessed during their training, at the end of their training, or without even undertaking any training (for example if they believe they are already competent).

Those being assessed are often referred to as students, students, or students. The method and timing of assessment will vary depending upon the assessor, the student, and the competency being assessed.

Mode of Study and Delivery Approach

All courses at GIC are delivered face to face in a classroom or a simulated environment for 20 hours a week over three days.

GIC used a range of delivery approaches to ensure its courses are delivered at the highest standards. Course delivery approaches include Classroom lectures, use of the simulated environment, workshops, presentations and learning management system, tutorials, and self-study. During class time Students will be expected to participate by answering questions, giving opinions, demonstrating tasks, working with others in groups, making presentations, and role-playing situations.


Course Assessment

All assignments will be in accordance with the principles of assessment and rules of evidence. Assessment approaches may be undertaken by observation of performance in class, practical demonstrations, workshops, case studies, projects, assignments, presentations, simulations, role-plays, written tests, and exams.

Students will be notified in advance of the time and form of assessment. Students will be given an opportunity for reassessment for any competencies not achieved on the first attempt. To view the Assessment Policy and Procedure, please visit


Students will be given 2 additional attempts to demonstrate competency at each assessment. If students are unable to demonstrate competency after three attempts at each task they will be deemed Not Yet Competent (NYC) and must re-enroll and undertake the unit again. This will incur a repeat unit fee.

Not attending for an assessment will be counted as one assessment attempt for each occurrence unless:

  • the student can provide a certificate from a registered medical practitioner indicating that the student was medically unable to attend the assessment; or
  • the student can provide independent evidence of exceptional compassionate circumstances beyond the students’ control, such as serious illness or death of a close family member to explain the non-attendance at the assessment

To view the Assessment Policy and Procedure, please visit

Assessment Outcome

Each unit of competency includes multiple assessment tasks and after each assessment, the student submission will be marked Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U). After each assessment verbal and written feedback provided. Final unit results are recorded as Competent (C) and Not Yet Competent (NYC).

Qualifications to be Issued

Qualifications gained at GIC are based on the principles, guidelines, and standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework and are recognized nationally. Students who successfully complete all assessment requirements for a qualification will be awarded a Certificate corresponding to the completed course. Those completing assessment requirements for part of qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for completed competencies.

Qualification, Statement of Results, or transcript of results will only be issued once all outstanding fees have been paid in full.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students undertaking vocational education and training must hold a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and provide it to the GIC during the enrolment process. If students do not provide a USI, GIC will not be able to issue a Certificate, Statement of Attainment, or Transcript for the training. For details on USI, visit GIC Student Services staff can assist you to obtain your USI on request.

Academic Misconduct

Acts of plagiarism, collusion, and cheating are not permitted in any work completed for assessment and are considered as severe academic misconduct. Such misconduct will result in a written warning and repeating the VET unit of competency, as well as incurring any associated charges. If a student is caught engaging in these acts, their assessment will be deemed Not Yet Competent. If students engaged in such activities for a second time, they may be suspended or expelled from the course. All works submitted must be an accurate reflection of the Student’s level of competence.

To view Plagiarism and Cheating Policy and Procedure, please visit

Credit Transfer

Students who have completed identical units from their course at other institutions can be given recognition/credit on the presentation of a verified transcript, Award, or Statement of Attainment. An application for credit transfer must be lodged in writing. Application forms for credit transfers are available on our website