How to Maintain Vocational Competence

What will be covered in the webinar

Maintaining vocational competence is a requirement of all trainers in the VET sector. However, it is often something that proves problematic for practitioners, either in terms of recording their proficiency or in actually keeping current. Vocational competence is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, usually combined with a relevant industry qualification. A person who has vocational competence will be familiar with the content of their vocation and will have relevant current experience in the industry. Training Packages or Accredited Courses include advice specific to the industry related to the vocational competencies of trainers and assessors and this webinar provides a variety of techniques and templates to support the journey towards this vocational competence.

Key topics covered within webinar

  • What is vocational competence?
  • What are the responsibilities for RTOs in ensuring the vocational competence of its trainers?
  • Where to find advice on vocational competence within Training Packages and Accredited courses
  • Techniques and templates to support the tracking of vocational competence
  • How to build a culture of mutual responsibility

Date and Time

26 April 2017

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

Other time zones:

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

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Bio of presenter

Velg Training, Webinar, VET, VET PD, Presenter

Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success. He continues to be an in demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade and was recently named as the winner of the “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award for 2017 at the World Training and Development Congress in Mumbai. 

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owner
  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor
  • Head of Faculty/Depart/Area Manager
  • Consultant

Cost of webinar

Member - $49 (incl. GST)

Non-member - $79 (incl. GST)

What to expect

Presented by Marc Ratcliffe, 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, Marc Ratcliffe, before the session, please email

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Further information

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