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The Assessment Research Centre (ARC) is an academic enterprise unit within the University of Melbourne, focused on improving assessment, reporting, credentialing and warranting of learning in the industry through original research, consulting, publication, product development, teaching, training and commercialisation. We are funded by industry, and focus on valid assessment and recognition of complex competencies, and hard-to-assess learning.

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Services and capabilities

  • Development, testing and validation of testing and assessment tools and instruments, online, paper-based and multi-modal, in multiple languages
  • Development of progressions and assessment matrices to support quality assessment of complex competencies
  • Credentialing and certification of learning, including micro credentials
  • Conduct of multinational, multi-year, multidisciplinary assessment surveys
  • Provision of consulting, advisory and evaluation support for organisations innovating in their testing, assessment and recognition of learning strategy or approach
  • Provision of modelling and technical support to support valid measurement of learning
  • Curriculum, teaching and assessment integration
  • Supervision of research higher degree students
  • Professional learning for school-based staff and policy-makers