Statement of Assessment Methods (SAM)

A piece of paper with a series of ticks on it.The Statement of Assessment Methods (SAM) lists the assessment requirements for each topic. SAMs for each topic are found in that topic's FLO site but are edited in Flex.

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to assessment-related resources are provided below. 

Authentic assessment | Assessment principles | Completing Statement of Assessment Methods for 2022 | Developing learning outcomesPolicy implications for assessment design | Students are engaged in authentic and experiential learning |  Using gradebook | Moderation | Providing students with comprehensive assessment information and support in FLO | Constructive alignment in FLO | Negotiated assessment

Where to find the SAM for your topic

The SAM is located in the Assessment module in each topic:


It shows any available SAM for your topic. If 'not available' appears in the 'Link to SAM' column, this means your SAM has either not been created or is currently in draft format and not yet published.



Updating your SAM

  1. Login to using your FAN and password.

  2. Click My resources

  3. Click Drafts

  4. Click the title of the Statement Assessment Methods you would like to edit

  5. Click on Edit this version under Actions

  6. In Editing mode, navigate through the SAM with the buttons at the bottom of each page, or by clicking the section links in the menu on the right

  7. Note: It is not necessary to click Save and Continue each time you navigate between sections. Once you have made all the changes, click the Save button in the top right corner.

  8. A window will pop up displaying the options: Submit for moderation, Save draft and Cancel.

  9. Once your SAM has been moderated and approved it will then be published to your topic.


Modifying a rejected SAM

  1. Go to My resources > Moderation queue to find rejected SAM

  2. Click on Show comment to view comments made from moderators      

  3. Click on the SAM title to visit the summary page

  4. On the SAM summary page, click on Moderation history to view the SAM’s editing, moderating process, and any comments.

  5. To edit a rejected SAM, click on Redraft this version.

  6. To submit a rejected SAM for moderation, click the Save and exit button in the top right corner, then click on Submit for moderation. Alternatively, you can click on Save draft to save your work for later. 

Who to contact for help

  • For help updating your SAM (FLEX-related queries), please refer to the SAM contact in your College
  • For academic or policy-related questions, please refer to your College Dean (Education) or College Assessment Policy Working Group rep

College For assistance with FLEX For academic or policy-related questions
Business, Government and Law


Chris Kee,
Dean (Education) and Assessment Policy Working Group rep

Education, Psychology and Social Work

Student Progress and Assessment Advisors

Pablo Munguia
Dean (Education)

Julie Clark
Assessment Policy Working Group rep

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Jo Smiley on 15516 | Blake Lenthall on 15840

Kris Natalier
Dean (Education) and Assessment Policy Working Group rep

Medicine and Public Health


Alison Jones
Dean (Education)

Lambert Schuwirth
Assessment Policy Working Group rep

Nursing and Health Sciences

Jane Lucadei and Brett Carter

Chris Barr
Dean (Education) and Assessment Policy Working Group rep

Science and Engineering


John Roddick,
Dean (Education)

Ingo Koeper
Assessment Policy Working Group

Additional help materials for SAMs

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