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April Members Lunch Box - Stress less about PQS!

20 April 2020

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Lunch and learn! Join us for our 'Members Lunch Box - bite sized PD' monthly webinar series, where we will feature a timely topic presented by an expert from the VET sector. These are exclusive sessions open to Velg Training Members, including Individual, Corporate and Sibling Account holders. 

20 April 2020 : Stress less about PQS!

Presented by:   Alicia Holker & Katya Holker

Are you PQS audit ready?

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) undertakes compliance audits against the departmental funding programs outlined in the Annual VET Investment Plan, to determine if a pre-qualified supplier (PQS) is satisfactorily addressing the requirements of its PQS agreement.

Join us as we understand what should be taken into consideration when planning and preparing for a PQS audit. Developed to provide specific details and guidance to PQS’s on the level of supporting documentation as required by the Certificate 3 Guarantee and the Higher-Level Skills programs, this webinar will ensure you document the appropriate types of audit evidence necessary to assist in demonstrating compliance.

 When implemented correctly, the audit evidence requirements will help your organisation work more effectively allowing you to stress less about PQS audits!

 Explore with Alicia & Katya this April:

  • Overview of DESBT’s new audit process
  • Planning and preparing for DESBT audit
  • Key focus areas including:
    • Administration
    • Eligibility
    • Lower-level training and foundation skills training
    • Fees
    • Training
    • Assessment
    • AVETMISS reporting
  • Risk management in relation to PQS

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

20 April 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD)

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

Who should attend

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

What to expect

Presented by Alicia Holker & Katya Holker, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

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


Alicia & Katya Holker


Founders of Hawkeye Consultancy, which provides training, support and auditing services to RTOs, both Alicia and Katya possess a wealth of knowledge within the VET sector. Having both held a variety of roles including Administration Manager, Training Coordinator and Compliance Manager across various RTOs, Hawkeye Consultancy specialises in audit preparation and government funding tenders. With an emphasis on QLD government funded contracts gained through extensive participation in DEST audits. Through these experiences, both have learned how to truly prepare for a PQS audit.

Strong believers in the powers of education and passionately committed to educating others, Hawkeye Consultancy strives to inspire clients to improve their compliance performance.


Monday, 20 April 2020

11:45am (AEST: QLD) - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD) Registration
12:00pm (AEST: QLD) - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

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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