Workplace-based assessments

Workplace-based assessments (WBAs) have been an integral part of our ANZCA Training Program since 2013. The intent of WBAs is to provide valuable and structured learning opportunities through focused observations by specialists and feedback conversations. 

In response to feedback received through numerous evaluation channels, workplace-based assessments (WBAs) have been reinvigorated to re-emphasise and re-educate the ANZCA community on optimising the use of WBAs as feedback and learning tools.

This followed an analysis of WBAs in the trainee portfolio system (TPS) that showed that nine out of 10 completed assessments provided minimal feedback and trainee reflections. Consequently, the college revised the new WBA forms and new support resources.

Coupled with targeted WBA education to departments in 2019 and 2020, the goal continues to be increasing the quality of feedback conversations, and ultimately improve the learning experiences for our trainees and future colleagues.

WBA leads

We've appointed workplace-based assessment (WBA) leads across Australia and New Zealand to provide WBA education and support to individual departments. In 2019, more than 100 ANZCA training sites participated in a 45-minute workshop delivered by their regional WBA lead.

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Last updated 09:09 30.06.2020