RPL: Essential Skills and Knowledge an assessor should have!

A genuine Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applicant is already competent and is seeking recognition of that competence. Accordingly, RPL assessors need very sound competency-based assessment knowledge and skills and competency and currency in the vocational area involved. They need an understanding of, and the ability to make judgements about, “wild” evidence, drawing on a real understanding of the rules of evidence.
RPL assessors also need sound recording and reporting skills, supported by effective and efficient evidence-gathering and recording tools. They also need highly developed interpersonal communication skills.
Challenging? Certainly! Rewarding? Without a doubt! Get on board!

Key topics covered within webinar

  • 'Learning and assessment' and 'assessment only' pathways
  • Credit transfer and RPL
  • Evidence is always evidence of something
  • The difference between 'what do I need evidence OF' and 'what evidence do I need?'
  • The principles of assessment and rules of evidence
  • Effective and efficient methods for gathering and recording evidence

Who should attend

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

Date and Time

12 July 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 webinar@velgtraining.com.

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Further information

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