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Vocational Competence: Implications for when you don’t ‘hold the unit’

21 August 2019

“I have the Diploma of Business.  My RTO delivers the Diploma of Business… Perfect match!” Or is it?

“I used to own my own restaurant and now I’m teaching others.  Do I really have to have a qualification?”

“My qualification is the latest version.  Units are developed according to industry requirements.  Why should I need industry currency?”

Do any of the above sound like you or someone you know?  If so, and you’re looking for answers, this is the webinar for you!

Key topics covered within the webinar

The Standards for RTOs 2015 clearly outline what is required to train and assess others.   When it comes to determining whether the requirements are met, not every trainer/assessor is going to fall neatly in the box.  

Register for this webinar to hear about:

  • Clause 1.13: what it means and how to demonstrate compliance
  • Ways to map vocational competence and equivalence
  • The types of evidence that may be suitable in a claim for vocational competence
  • Exceptions to the ‘rule’
  • The answers to the above questions

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

Date & Time

21 August 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

  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Compliance Managers

What to expect

Presented by Michelle Charlton, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Michelle Charlton


Michelle first entered workplace training in 1993 when she was appointed Training Co-Ordinator for an international luxury goods brand and was responsible for staff training in sales skills and product knowledge. Since then, Michelle has worked in and out of the sector for a variety of public and private organisations.

One of Michelle’s greatest interests is ‘why’ and she looks to ignite and share this curiosity for learning at every opportunity.

Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations. She holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.

 Michelle currently works with her team to offer specialised VET and RTO services, through resource development, validation services, and VET professional development opportunities.

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, Michelle Charlton, before the session, please email

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