The guides on this page contain all the information you will need to run computer based assessments (CBAs) through AAT’s assessment platform.
SecureAssess and SecureClient versions
It is important that you are using the latest versions of SecureAssess and SecureClient. The latest versions are (as of 17 November 2017):
- SecureAssess: 11.011.091.000
- SecureClient Central (web): 11.011.091.000
- SecureClient Central (installed): 11.011.091.000
If your SecureAssess and SecureClient are showing previous versions, please refer to the Post-SecureAssess downtime guide to update them.
Support material and important information
Your assessment platform is being upgraded
Adobe is in the process of withdrawing support for Flash, which is the software used to develop our assessments. We’re currently working on an upgrade to our assessment platform, Surpass 12, which will be released in March 2019.
For now, we recommend you and your students use Internet Explorer when carrying out any of the following activities:
If you are not able to use Internet Explorer, you can find out how to enable Flash for other web browsers.
Make sure you’re prepared for the upgrade by reading and taking action on the communications we send you, and by sharing information with relevant colleagues. Look out for details in SummingUp and Assessment venue news, and check this page regularly for the latest information.
Download the following PDFs for support on installing and using the SecureAssess and SecureClient systems:
- AAT SecureAssess Centre User Guide (PDF)
A comprehensive SecureAssess user guide for training providers and assessment venues
- 2018/2019 AAT fees (PDF)
A comprehensive document detailing all AAT fees, including assessment fees and method.
- Instructions for conducting AAT computer based assessments (PDF)
Instructions for administrators and invigilators relating to the conduct of computer-based assessments
- AAT SecureClient Installation and Testing Guide (PDF)
A guide for installing and testing SecureClient and SecureAssess
The following videos will assist you in using SecureAssess; you may need to download Adobe Shockwave Player to view them. They will open in a new window:
- How to sit an assessment
- How to sit an AVSY assessment
- How to assess
- How to verify
- How to create an assessment
- Assessment setup guide (YouTube)
Frequently asked questions
The following FAQs may also assist you with running computer based assessments:
We have created a number of troubleshooting guides to help you with your SecureAssess queries. Each link will open in a new window.
Live assessment queries
- Screen freezing
- Unable to upload files
- Error 827
- User disconnected
- Error 926
- Accessing AVSY downloadable files
- AVSY student guidance document (PDF)
- UACS student guidance document (PDF)
- Unable to schedule assessment
Marking and verification queries
Post assessment query
Ideal for new staff members or anyone new to using SecureAssess, they'll tell you how well you know SecureAssess (and the correct answer if needed).
Each link will open in a new window.
AQ2016 graded qualifications
To view your students' percentage results for graded AQ2016 qualifications, log into your Centre Assessment Results online service via MyAAT. This information is also accessible to students via the Your Assessment Results service when they log into MyAAT.
Training Provider Webinars
We have created several webinars that cover a wide range of topics for Training Providers and Venues. You can join our upcoming sessions and view previously recorded versions on the Training Provider webinars page.