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

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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