Computer based assessment (CBA) support

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:
  • SecureClient Central (web):
  • SecureClient Central (installed):

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:

  • Accessing practice assessments in the Study Support Search.
  • Taking non-invigilated assessments from home, specifically uploading documents for End Point Assessments and recognition of prior learning.
  • Internally assessing recognition of prior learning.
  • Scheduling and invigilating practice assessments on behalf of students. 

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 frequently asked questions about the upgrade (PDF)

User guides

Download the following PDFs for support on installing and using the SecureAssess and SecureClient systems:

Instructional videos

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:

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

Marking and verification queries

Post assessment query

Let us know what you think of these troubleshooting guides.

SecureAssess quizzes

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.