Changes to Pupil Skills
Test 1 & 2
FAQs for Skills
- Why are you moving to group assessments?
In 2018 the Victorian Skills Program had 1756 participants enter. The introduction of compulsory group assessments for Test 1 and 2 allows for the Victorian Skills Program to be sustainable in terms of its ability to schedule and cater for all skills entrants especially with the large numbers that Test 1 and 2 bring in.
- How many are in a group assessment?
Up to 12 participants with one supervising coaching who manages pupil placement on the floor only.
- What if a club has less than 12 members participating in a certain level? Will they be grouped with another club?
Yes groups will be formed often with mixes from different clubs.
- What does the coach do in the assessment?
Only one supervising coach can be in the room per each assessment – this coach is purely there to assist with traffic management and is not allowed to instruct candidates.
- How long does a group assessment go for?
Approximately 45 minutes.
- Is the syllabus the same as previous years for Test 1 and 2?
Yes the syllabus is exactly the same.
- Are candidates given an individual crit sheet?
No, group assessments do not produce an individual crit sheet, candidates receive either a satisfactory or standard not attained mark.
- Can a performer participate in solos if they have done a group assessment?
Yes, as long as they have achieved a satisfactory mark they are eligible to compete in solos/duos.