Assessment is an important part of learning at TAFE NSW.
When you begin your studies at TAFE NSW, you'll be given further information about assessment and how your results will be recorded and reported.
Information about assessment is provided in the following guide:
At TAFE NSW some units of competency, modules and courses are graded. On successful completion you will receive one of the following grades, depending on your level of achievement:
Other units of competency, modules and courses are ungraded. On successful completion of ungraded units of competency or modules you will receive a result of 'Pass (Ungraded)'. On successful completion of ungraded courses, your testamur will indicate a level of achievement.
Final examinations are conducted outside normal class time. Exams for each unit are scheduled at the same time and date throughout NSW.
You have certain rights and responsibilities in relation to exams. Please read the document Information for Students Sitting Final Examinations for further information.
If you successfully complete a nationally recognised qualification, a TAFE NSW accredited course, a course accredited by another authority but delivered by TAFE NSW, or a TAFE Statement (non-AQF), you will receive a TAFE NSW testamur.
Your testamur is an official security-protected certificate showing the qualification you attained. The following security features are part of every testamur:
At the end of each semester you will also receive a transcript setting out your results.
For a replacement certificate, complete this form (PDF 71kB) and lodge it with the appropriate fee at your local campus.
If you complete a non-accredited short course, you will receive an attendance certificate and a transcript. Attendance certificates do not carry the accreditation status of a testamur, but do officially recognise your attendance. Each attendance certificate has: