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Online Competency-based Assessments

18 October 2019

What will be covered within the webinar

The end-to-end process associated with competency-based assessments is particularly complex and onerous for RTOs. In addition to ensuring a fair and valid assessment that is well authored and tested, the assessment questions or items must all be mapped to one or more of the related competency framework elements and performance criteria and also version controlled. That’s the easy part!

The real burden in delivering and managing accredited assessments involves a range of stakeholders including the student, their teacher/trainer (who is also usually the assessor), their supervisor (for work-based activity), employers, RTO administrators, compliance officers and auditors. As well as ensuring the whole assessment process is auditable, the RTO must also be able to efficiently gather sufficient evidence of assessment in order to deem a student competent.

Invariably, most RTOs struggle to manage this whole process by cobbling together a range of disconnected systems and resources including spreadsheets, documents, email, shared public drive folders, an LMS and, of course, lots of paper and effort! The result is: a very expensive solution.

aXcelerate has long recognised the 'multi-system' overhead associated with trying to manage a complex business process like assessments using a range of different, disconnected systems. This webinar will focus on aXcelerate's response to this problem and provide an overview of the key elements of our solution.

 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.

NOTE: This is a sponsored webinar and may contain marketing information.

Date & Time

18 October  2019
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owners
  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants
  • Private Individuals
  • Administrators
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Reay Mackay, 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


Reay Mackay


Reay Mackay is Managing Director of aXcelerate, an end-to-end business management system for RTOs.

He spent most of his early working career in IBM where he developed his passion for custom service and the people management and development strategies and systems that drive excellence in customer service. Since joining VM Learning in 1992, Reay has spent most of the past 27 years as a practising manager, facilitator of leadership development and architect of aXcelerate.

For the last 10 years he has worked collaboratively with a range of clients and stakeholders in the VET sector to create highly beneficial software solutions to support business success. One of his key passions is driving more efficient and effective competency-based assessment outcomes through the innovative deployment of technology.

Katie Mackay


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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