Validation and Moderation - what's the difference?

Grasping the concepts of validation and moderation can be quite challenging for RTO Managers and trainers/assessors. This dilemma is often considered to be one of the longest running and most confusing debates in the VET sector. Take part in our jargon free webinar and put the debate to rest once and for all. Once the penny drops you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about!

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Let's start with some definitions
  • How to identify a valid assessment process
  • How to identify a valid assessment tool
  • Capturing industry validation
  • But what about moderation?

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owner
  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor

Date and Time

14 June 2017

  • 11.00am - 12.00pm (AEST: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)

Other time zones:

  • 10.30am - 11.30am (ACST: SA, NT)
  • 9.00am - 10.00am (AWST: WA)

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session close. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Bio of presenter

John Dwyer

John Dwyer is a national VET Quality Framework (VQF)/Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) trainer and consultant with experience in education spanning more than 50 years. He brings extensive Registered Training Organisation (RTO) experience to Velg Training, having a comprehensive history in developing and delivering a range of workshops on assessment, compliance, RPL, moderation and validation processes relating to VQF/AQTF compliance. Previously, John was the Manager of the Competency Assessment and Development Services of the Global Institute for Learning and Development (GILD). John has been a pre-qualified AQTF consultant registered with Queensland’s Department of Education and Training (DET), and has also been employed on a contract basis through Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment as the TAA/TAE Technical Advisor for Audits.


Cost of webinar

  • Member - $49 (incl. GST)
  • Non-member - $79 (incl. GST)

What to expect

Presented by John Dwyer, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (two week access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter before the session, please email

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Further information

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