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Meet the Team: VET Assessor

We would like to welcome Sue, a Human Resource Management expert and one of our new VET assessors. We caught up with Sue to ask her about her top tips for students.

What do you do in your role?

As an Assessor, I grade assignments submitted by VET students. As well as giving a grade, I also provide feedback to assist students with future submissions.

Tell us a bit about your professional experience prior to joining Swinburne Online

I have seven years teaching experience and hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. In 2006 I returned to full time study to complete a Master of Business Administration. I have also worked as a Program Manager for the Victorian Department of Health, and in recent years I returned to recruitment by establishing my own business. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of businesses, sectors and roles, and possess a love of learning and a passion for developing my students.

What advice would you like to give to students?

In preparation for answering a task assessment, make sure you read the task instructions carefully. It can help to print off the task and read it before reading through the content. That way you can make notes which will help you do the task.

What’s your top tip for assignment submission?

Each student has three attempts when submitting an assignment. Sometimes it can be better to submit what you have done, receive some useful feedback, and then give it another go. Often students spend too much time getting bogged down in the detail and try to get everything perfect on their first attempt.