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TAE PD Week - Breaking Down Assessing Competence

3 December 2020

This webinar is part of our very popular TAE PD Week which is being repeated in 2020 due to popular demand!

To find out more about TAE PD Week Click here

Feedback from past attendees of this webinar:
  • To be honest I learned more from this webinar than doing the TAE studies at an RTO!  (Simtars)
  • A great refresher of my skills - keep running these webinars  (G. Traine)
  • The presentation was clear and concise(E. Smith)

About this Webinar 

The act of conducting assessment doesn’t just happen – it takes careful planning and preparation to ensure that a whole range of items align to create ‘the perfect storm’ for assessment.

This planning needs to setup the assessment process to ensure the right evidence is gathered while providing support to the learner through the assessment process. Finally, the assessor needs to be able to evaluate that evidence to make a valid judgement about competence, either for stand-alone or clustered units, and follow the required recording and reporting procedures to recognise the achievement of the unit(s). There needs to be solid assessment systems in place to ensure this process produces reliable outcomes.

This webinar, specifically designed to provide professional development that directly aligns with the unit of competency TAEASS402, will explore:

  • What to consider when preparing for assessment
  • How to gather quality evidence
  • The importance of supporting the learner in the assessment process
  • Keys to making the assessment decision
  • Critical requirement of reporting and recording

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Preparing for the assessment
  • Gathering quality evidence
  • Supporting the learner
  • Making the assessment decision
  • Reporting and recording requirements

NB. Can't make the session?
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Date & Time

3 December 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
2:00pm - 3:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
1:30pm - 2:30pm (ACDT: SA)
12:30pm - 1:30pm (ACST: NT)
11:00am - 12:00pm (AWST: WA)


Who should attend

This event has been specifically designed to assist Trainers & Assessors in professional development activities that maintain/upgrade and/or develop training and assessment practice. It would be suitable for:

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • VET Teachers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Compliance Managers

What to expect

Presented by David Garner, 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


David Garner


David Garner is the Principal Consultant at [consult dg] and provides advice, development and research to the VET sector. He has worked in a variety of compliance related roles for over 15 years.

Most recently, as the General Manager Regulatory Operations for the Australian Skills Quality Authority, David was responsible for implementing ASQA’s regulatory strategy nationally, including monitoring compliance of both training providers, and intending providers, against the VET Quality Framework and Educational Services for Overseas Students Act.

David was also Director, Training Quality, in the Queensland Department of Education and Training. Prior to joining the Queensland department in 2005, David worked in and managed training providers for many years. David has been active in sports administration for over 30 years and sat for many years on the board of the Queensland Fitness, Sport and Recreation Skills Alliance.

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, David Garner, before the session, please email

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