Assessment: Creating effective marking criteria

The purpose of this 60-minute online module and 2-hour interactive workshop is to support development of quality evidence-based assessment tasks that effectively demonstrate the intended learning outcomes.

Intended learning outcomes

Online resource

These self-paced, online units totalling 60-minutes are designed to support academic teaching staff in determining which type of marking criteria (rubric or marking guide) best suits their assessment task.

On completion of the online materials, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the foundational criteria required to underpin quality assessment practices
  • Describe the use and purpose of a rubric and/or marking guide
  • Discuss various types of rubrics and/or marking guides
  • Identify components of and steps to developing a rubric and/or marking guide


This two (2) hour interactive workshop is designed to support staff in evaluating current marking criteria, identify strengths and gaps, and explore areas for enhancement.

On completion of the interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the role effective marking criteria has in as, of and for learning
  • Create effective marking criteria that best demonstrates student learnings
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current marking criteria

Complete this module/workshop:

This online resource can be completed at any time by accessing Fed Staff – Learning & Teaching Fundamentals (self enrolment password: pd)

Workshop can be arranged in request. Please contact Tulsa Andrews on ph: 5327 9654 or email: