In order for stock to be listed on AuctionsPlus, they must be assessed by an accredited Assessor. Assessor Accreditation is attained by attending an AuctionsPlus Assessor School (either physical or digital) and completing parallel assessments with an accredited, training endorsed Assessor.
Assessor Schools give 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 a 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.
Your attendance at a Training Course is valid for 3 years from the date of attending a physical or online school.
Effective as of January 1, 2021 you need to complete a minimum of EIGHT (8) 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 (at least Level 2 accredited), and your FINAL assessment is to be completed with a Level 1 Endorsed Assessor, who will sign off your application.
Please use our Search for an Assessor function to find a Level 1 Assessor in your region.
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.
Parallel assessments are valid on your accreditation application dating back for 3 years only.
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 ensure 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.
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.
In light of the uncertaity and restrictions surrounding COVID-19, AuctionsPlus is implementing the following safety precaution to minimise the potential impacts on the wider community.
All physical AuctionsPlus Training Courses have been suspended until further notice. We apologise both for the disruption and inconvenience this may cause you and your business.
All courses are now online. Please click here to view the requirements.
To register interest in attending a course, please click here for the application form. Please note, there is currently a high demand for courses and positions are extremely limited. Upon completing the form above, AuctionsPlus will be in touch with further information.
The cost to attend an AuctionsPlus Assessor Training Course is $1,500 (exc. GST) to complete a physical (two day school) or online training.
Please note: Cancellation or deferral of attendance to a Training Course may result in a fee, please see table below. For example, deferring attendance 10 days out from the designated date of the school will incur a $250 administration fee (ex GST).
> 14 days
< 7 Days
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 Hannah Kermode on 0458 336 494 or Alexa Hearn on 0411 074 931.
Accreditation, maintaining, increasing and demoting status is at the discretion of AuctionsPlus.
Assessor accreditation levels are reviewed in June annually.
At least one (1) assessment must be completed annually in order to keep your accrediation current. Failing to complete an assessment within a 12 month period will result in deactivation and you must apply to regain accreditation.
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.
Assessor levels focus on each Assessors level of experience and assessment quality. Key measures include;
3 year rolling average for throughput
3 year rolling average for number of assessments
12 month buyer ratings
Assessment audit score which includes level of detail in assessor comments, accuracy, quality of media and % sampled
Alignment with AuctionsPlus values
Engagement with the AuctionsPlus team (training, arbitration, workshops, development of new modules)
Leadership and the contribution to the evolution of the online marketplace
Disputes & the handling of issues
Assessor Levels aim to incorporate qualitative measures as much as possible; levels are no longer dictated solely by throughput. Reviews and recommendations conducted by Endorsed Assessors are also considered.
An audit score is produced by reviewing a number of assessments completed in the last 12 months and looks largely at qualitative measures including level of detail in comments, accuracy, quality of media and % sampled. As such, our new requirements for levels are:
All new Assessors are assigned this level
Minimum two years and 20 assessments following accreditation
Assessors demoted for poor performance
Case-by-case determination of requirements to move back to Level 2
Cannot conduct Parallel Assessments
Must be recommended by a Level 1 assessor to move from Level 3
Buyer feedback considered to move from Level 3
Require 1 assessment per year to maintain Level 2
Minimum requirement for Audit scores
Can conduct parallel assessments, but cannot sign off new assessors
Minimum four years following accreditation and at least 60 assessments completed before Level 1 can be attained
Demonstrate high level of assessment quality (measured by Audit scores and Buyer feedback)
Minimum 5 assessments per year to maintain Level 1 – a minimum number is necessary to audit assessment quality
Minimum audit scores required to maintain Level 1
Required to sign off/endorse assessors to move up Levels
Super Assessors and Trainers
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.
If an assessor does not complete a single assessment within a 12 month period they will be deactivated and will need to reapply for accreditation.
1-2 years since active accreditation
Complete online refresher exam
2-3 years since active accreditation
Complete online accreditation exam
3-4 years since active accreditation
Complete a parallel assessment with a Level 1 Training Endorsed Assessor
Submit the following paperwork - Accreditation Reactivation Paperwork
Complete a short refresher exam
4+ years since active accreditation
Complete all steps of AuctionsPlus’s Assessor Accreditation process:
Attend a Training Course
Complete Parallel Assessments (4 only required, per species)
Submit application, signed off by a Level 1 Training Endorsed Assesso
Complete an Online Exam
Please contact Hannah Kermode on 0458 336 494 (email@example.com) for further information regarding reactivating your Accreditation.
AuctionsPlus is dedicated to ensuring positive transactions for all users of our platform. We have recognised that there are many Livestock Agents that use AuctionsPlus to market stock for their clients, who are not accredited assessors. While these agents have an understanding of how the platform works, they have never had the opportunity to ingrain themselves in the rules and responsibilities of this very important role.
Agents who wish to market stock but are not assessors will need to become Accredited Delivery Agents. This will involve a short online exam covering:
The Delivery Agent, rather than the assessor, is typically the key contact for interested buyers, the highest bidder or purchaser, as well as the AuctionsPlus team, when stock are listed for sale. They handle pre-sale inquiries, discuss reserve price setting with their client, manage negotiations, handle transport and payment arrangements, and are the first port of call should anything go wrong.
They are just as critical as the assessor in ensuring a positive outcome for both the buyer and their own client.
The nominated Delivery Agent will be able to manage all online aspects of the sale of a lot, including setting Reserve prices, accessing Buyer details, reoffering lots, updating results to Sold, and managing lots listed with the Buy Now option.
21st November 2019: Delivery Agent ID may be entered in Assessment Entry (optional)
24th February 2020: Delivery Agent ID will be a requirement for all Assessments
Please read the Rules and Responsibilities of the Delivery Agent. We recommend reading this prior to completing the Exam.
How do I become an Accredited Delivery Agent?
Access the link to the exam above, and once completed with a Pass mark, AuctionsPlus will be in touch to advise your Delivery Agent ID.
Note: the exam requires 100% correct answers to pass. You will be provided feedback as each question is answered, and have the opportunity to go back and answer correctly
I'm am an Accredited Assessor. Do I need to do the Exam?
No. All existing Assessors are automatically accredited as Delivery Agents. Even if you are only Accredited for one species, you will be Accredited as a Delivery Agent for the other species.
I am Assessing for another agent who is not an Assessor. How do I know if they are an Accredited Delivery Agent?
When they engage you to complete the assessment, simply ask them! And ensure that you record their Delivery Agent ID so you can enter it on the Assessment
The Assessor for a lot I'm offering for a client calls me at 11:30am to ask for my Delivery Agent ID, when I tell him I don't have one, he states that he needs to have the assessment complete by 12pm and needs my number. Can he finish the assessment without my Delivery Agent ID?
No. As of February, all lots must have a an ID for the Delivery Agent. The Accreditation process is quick and easy - complete the exam, and if you require your Delivery Agent ID quickly, simply give our office a call and let them know you've completed the exam.
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