I have a situation where three students lost their portfolios of evidence. It was assessed and the assessor kept record. When the portfolios had to be returned the one of the students informed us that her home burnt down and that all their portfolios were destroyed in the fire. The second student’s abusive husband burnt her portfolios while she was at work. A third student said that there was a burglary and her bag with her portfolios and books were stolen.
We told the students to provide us with a detailed explanation and an affidavit. We have the record-keeping and attendance registers as proof that they have met the necessary criteria.
My question now is: What is the policy regarding situations like this? Can this learners be endorsed or will they have to redo the relevant unit standards?