Study Format Assessment Methods

Student learning is assessed through a variety of formats, depending on the learning outcomes of a subject/course, the purpose of an assessment, and the skills/knowledge a student is required to demonstrate. Assessment details are available in each subject Learning and Assessment Guide made accessible to each enrolled student via NTI’s online learning platform NTiLearn. More information about NTiLearn is available below under the Student Portal section of this guide. 

Assessment formats utilised by NTI include (but are not limited to): essays, quizzes, reports, literature reviews, peer-reviews, research projects, reflective journals, annotated bibliographies, case studies, debates, presentations, interviews, and self-assessments. Students may be required to complete assessments individually, or they may be required to work with fellow classmates to complete and submit work as a group. 

Depending on advice outlined in the Learning and Assessment Guide, students may be required to submit work in-class or upload them to NTiLearn. The due date, weighting, length, details, and marking criteria for each assessment is provided in the Learning and Assessment Guide. 

If a student has any questions about their assessments, they can contact their subject lecturer or Head of Program for further clarification. Students can also receive assistance with their assessments from the Academic Support Officers and Peer-Mentors



Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.

NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.