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2020 is Looming: Validation – the plan, the process and the outcomes (Webinar Series)

16, 23, 30 July 2019

This three-part webinar series covers the steps of planning, preparation, conducting and recording validation activities and suggests there are twenty steps in getting it right!

No wonder the 2015 Standards for Registered Training Organisations places so much emphasis on using systematic validation to achieve quality in assessment processes, practices and outcomes.

Every step is an opportunity to get it right. Getting it wrong can result in consequences we don’t even want to consider.

Key topics covered within the webinar series

Session 1: Keep on, Rolling on: The 5-year plan

This first webinar of the three-part series will look at what the Standards required looking ahead five years to the 31st March 2020. In reality it was never only going to be 5 years.

Join John as he unpacks the Keep on, Rolling on! concept: the never ending 5-year cycle.

In this session he will explore the questions:

  • What were the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ in your first 5 years?
  • What will you do differently in the next 5 years?
  • What might the new plan look like to continue our success?

Session 2: Developing a systematic validation assessment process

Ever wondered what should a ‘systematic validation of assessment’ procedure include?

In this second webinar of the three-part series, John will look to answer this question. He will explore topics such as:

  • Using an independent assessor and how we might overcome the difficulty of finding one
  • Preparing to carry-out the process in a statistically valid way
  • Assessment tools and the assessment judgement process
  • Determining a statistically valid sample size
  • Randomly selecting the sample assessments

Session 3: Putting it all into action

This final webinar in the three-part series looks to clarifying the differences between pre- and post- assessment validation activities.

John will explain the importance of working as an effective validation team that considers the stakeholders in the process and the recording of the results. Areas of focus in this webinar will be:

  • Typical findings and the impact they may have had on students
  • Developing action plans
  • Determining remedial action and considering the impact it could have on the RTO's operations

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

Dates & Time

16, 23, 30 July 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers
  • Consultants
  • Operational Staff from an RTO who play a role in validation

What to expect

Presented by John Price, you will be provided with the following resources after the webinar series:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance (must have attended all 3 sessions)


John Price


John Price has been an educator and trainer for over 40 years and in that time has worked as a Head of Department at TAFE, mentor, facilitator of national workshops covering delivery and assessment, risk management, auditing, leadership and interpersonal skill development.

John has been a keynote speaker at conventions and conferences, and maintained a grass roots level approach to dealing with people at all levels of the organisation.

He has also assisted over 300 organisations in Australia to achieve quality certification to the range of National Training Standards including: Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (versions 2012 and 2015); Australian Quality Training Framework standards (AQTF from 2001 – 2010) Australian and International ISO9001 standards (AS/NZS and ISO from 1987 – 2008) and worked with these organisations in establishing continuous improvement systems and strategies.

Also speaking at:

NVPDW: RPL: What IS the Professional Conversation?

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, John Price, before the session, please email

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