Assessor Accreditation

Gaining Assessor Accreditation

Assessor Accreditation is attained by attending an AuctionsPlus Assessor School and completing parallel assessments with an Accredited, Training Endorsed Assessor.

Training Course

The two-day Assessor School gives an overview of the AuctionsPlus selling platform, and enhances skills in objective livestock assessment, selling and marketing of stock, photo and video promotion, handling misdescription claims as well as discussing new market opportunities. Attending a course is  mandatory aspect of the accreditation process. 

Training course materials are designed by, and courses conducted by, AuctionsPlus staff members who have received formal education in the area of Training and Assessment in adult learning. We also engage the services of Level 1 Professional assessors to assist with the presentation of materials – utilising the skills and experience of industry experts to ensure a high-quality training experience.

Parallel Assessments

You need to complete a minimum of FOUR field assessments on a variety of stock categories of stock to be offered on AuctionsPlus. These assessments are to be done in parallel with a suitably experienced Accredited Assessor, and at least ONE of these is to be completed with a Training Endorsed Assesor.

Click HERE for a list of Endorsed Assessors

Click HERE to request Training Endorsement.

These assessments will be entered under the accredited assessor’s name with the parallel assessor's name to be included on the assessment where indicated.

Recommendation

When you have completed the minimum number of parallel assessments and the accredited assessor who trained you believes you are capable of assessing stock on your own, both you and the trainer must submit a form to AuctionsPlus:

Download Assessor Accreditation Recommendation form (to be completed by the trainer)

Download Assessor Accreditation Request form (to be completed by the trainee)

Please return the forms to AuctionsPlus via email, or fax to 02 9262 3244

AuctionsPlus will review the details of parallel assessments as listed, so it is critical to enure that your name is included as a Parallel Assessor. If it is deemed that you have not completed parallels across a broad enough range of stock, you may be asked to complete further training.

Online Exam

New assessors requesting accreditation will also be required to complete a short online exam. The exam is designed to be a learning tool, most answers can be found within the Operating Conditions and Assessor Manuals. Answers will be reviewed by AuctionsPlus to identify any areas where additional coaching may be required.

Once we determine that you have completed a satisfactory level of training, you will be granted a level A3 Assessor Accreditation.

Click here to search for an accredited assessor in your area. If you are unable to find an assessor, please contact AuctionsPlus.

AuctionsPlus Assessor Training Courses

Location Species Date Cut Off
Mildura, VIC Sheep & Cattle October TBC
Roma, QLD Sheep & Cattle November TBC
Naracoorte / Burra, SA Sheep & Cattle March, 2019 (TBC) TBC

The cost to attend the AuctionsPlus Assessor Training Course is $1,000 ex GST for two days.

If you are interested in attending a course, click here for the application form. If there are no courses currently scheduled in your area, we will keep your application on file and notify you when a course is scheduled.

NSW licence holders who are members of ALPA may be eligible for CPD points

All participants should have been vaccinated for Q-Fever. If your course includes a visit to an abattoir, you may be required to show evidence of Q-Fever vaccinations. Click here for further information about Q-Fever and the inoculation

If you would like further information please contact Anna Adams on 0432 760 436.

Maintaining/Increasing Assessor Status

Accreditation, maintaining, increasing and demoting status is at the discretion of AuctionsPlus.

Assessor accreditation levels are reviewed in January and June annually.

Accredited assessors cannot complete parallel assessments to maintain their accreditation. Only assessments lodged and offered on the AuctionsPlus system in the assessor’s own name will count towards maintaining their accreditation.

Sharing of your assessor code, or use of another assessors user code to falsely complete assessments will result in an immediate 6 month suspension.

If an assessor does not complete an assessment in a 12 month period they will be deactivated and will need to reapply for accreditation.

Increasing Assessor Status

  • To be promoted from an A3 assessor to an A2 status the following will be taken into consideration:
    • 1 year of assessing completed at an A3 level
    • A minimum of 15 assessments in a 12 month period across a range of stock
    • The quality and consistency of the assessments in conforming to the AuctionsPlus standards (sample sizes, use of marketing materials such as sheep/cattle health declarations, delivery adjustment)
    • No. of unique Vendors
    • Growth +/- in region compared to others
    • Alignment with AuctionsPlus values HERE
    • Frequency of Assessments
    • Engagement with AuctionsPlus Team (Training, Arbitration, Workshops, Development of new modules)
    • Buyer Feedback, misdescriptions and handling of issues
    • Leadership and contribution to the evolution of the online marketplace
    • Clearance Rates and Updating of prices on sold lots
  • To be promoted from an A2 assessor to an A1 status the following will be taken into consideration:
    • 1 year of assessing completed at an A2 level
    • A minimum of 20 assessments in a 12 month period across a range of stock
    • The quality and consistency of the assessments in conforming to the AuctionsPlus standards (sample sizes, use of marketing materials such as sheep/cattle health declarations, delivery adjustment)
    • No. of unique Vendors
    • Growth +/- in region compared to others
    • Alignment with AuctionsPlus values HERE
    • Frequency of Assessments
    • Engagement with AuctionsPlus Team (Training, Arbitration, Workshops, Development of new modules)
    • Buyer Feedback, misdescriptions and handling of issues
    • Leadership and contribution to the evolution of the online marketplace
    • Clearance Rates and Updating of prices on sold lots

Maintaining Assessor Status

  • To maintain A3 status, an assessment must be completed in a 12 month period and the following areas will be taken into consideration
    • The quality and consistency of the assessments in conforming to the AuctionsPlus standards (sample sizes, use of marketing materials such as sheep/cattle health declarations, delivery adjustment)
    • No. of unique Vendors
    • Growth +/- in region compared to others
    • Alignment with AuctionsPlus values HERE
    • Frequency of Assessments
    • Engagement with AuctionsPlus Team (Training, Arbitration, Workshops, Development of new modules)
    • Buyer Feedback, misdescriptions and handling of issues
    • Leadership and contribution to the evolution of the online marketplace
    • Clearance Rates and Updating of prices on sold lots

 

  • To maintain A2 status, a minimum of 15 assessments must be completed in a 12 month period and the following areas will be taken into consideration
    • The quality and consistency of the assessments in conforming to the AuctionsPlus standards (sample sizes, use of marketing materials such as sheep/cattle health declarations, delivery adjustment)
    • No. of unique Vendors
    • Growth +/- in region compared to others
    • Alignment with AuctionsPlus values HERE
    • Frequency of Assessments
    • Engagement with AuctionsPlus Team (Training, Arbitration, Workshops, Development of new modules)
    • Buyer Feedback, misdescriptions and handling of issues
    • Leadership and contribution to the evolution of the online marketplace
    • Clearance Rates and Updating of prices on sold lots

 

  • To maintain A1 status, you are required to complete a minimum of 20 assessments in a 12 month period and the following areas will be taken into consideration
    • The quality and consistency of the assessments in conforming to the AuctionsPlus standards (sample sizes, use of marketing materials such as sheep/cattle health declarations, delivery adjustment)
    • No. of unique Vendors
    • Growth +/- in region compared to others
    • Alignment with AuctionsPlus values HERE
    • Frequency of Assessments
    • Engagement with AuctionsPlus Team (Training, Arbitration, Workshops, Development of new modules)
    • Buyer Feedback, misdescriptions and handling of issues
    • Leadership and contribution to the evolution of the online marketplace
    • Clearance Rates and Updating of prices on sold lots
There will be regular spot checks and audits on assessors at random to ensure you are adhering to the AuctionsPlus Terms of Operation.

If you have completed the required number of assessments in the previous twelve month period you may be elevated a level, or maintain your level.  

If you have not completed the required number of assessments you may be downgraded.

The management of AuctionsPlus reserves the right to upgrade or downgrade assessors with consideration also given to buyer feedback, any claims of misdescription, and AuctionsPlus evaluation of an Assessor's performance.

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