Date : 13 / 05 / 2017
Author : Fred Swainston – VK3DAC
The Wireless Institute of Australia has been working toward some on line assessments for some time and has introduced a trial exam system as a ‘proof of concept’ exercise.
There are currently two trial theory assessments at the Standard level and in future these will include a couple of Advanced theory assessments. The trials are on the Assessor Information System website www.silvertrain.com.au or via this link.
As part of the security process, those wanting to see them must first register on that website by clicking on the Amateur Radio tab, then on Amateur Radio Standard Theory Trial Exams, click on request access, complete the form, and then submit it. The next step will be receipt of a confirmation email advising that the request is being processed, and this is followed by a user name and password so you can log on to the trial assessments.
To access the trial the latest version of the flash player is needed. Eventually the final version of the theory assessments exams will be put on the WIA website and programmed in HTML5. This trial is only to prove the process. However, the assessments are similar in content faced by candidates for the Standard assessment making them ideal practice.