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Your Way: Designing a Robust and User-Friendly RPL Process

This 1 hour webinar is from our  suite of Your Way offerings.

It is ready to be presented to your staff, at a time that suit you! Need more information? Simply fill out our enquiry form below for a quote.

In the past RPL has often been an overwhelming process for the candidate AND for the assessor. It has often degenerated into a meaningless and exhausting paper chase.  This session will look at a number of concepts that should drive the design and implementation of an effective and efficient, user-friendly RPL process.

Key topics covered

  • RPL is an assessment only pathway because the applicant is claiming to be already competent
  • Assessors need to be expert in the field being assessed but they need to avoid becoming a victim of their own expertise
  • Work back from the job to the unit of competency - applicants don’t think about units of competency; they think about their job
  • Stay “big picture” as long as possible – avoid getting bogged down in detail too soon
  • Visualise competence
  • Harness the power of the “competency conversation”
  • Help the applicant “generate” evidence
  • Focus on ‘natural’ documents
  • Keep asking, “What is this evidence OF?”
  • Understand the rules of evidence and use them to tame “wild” evidence
  • Use other parties to help authenticate evidence
  • Document findings effectively and efficiently

Who should attend

  • Compliance Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Trainers and Assessors
  • Consultants

What to expect

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


John Dwyer


John Dwyer is a national VQF/AQTF trainer/assessor and consultant with experience in education and training spanning more than 60 years. He brings extensive Registered Training Organisation (RTO) experience and has a comprehensive history in developing and delivering a range of workshops and webinars on assessment, compliance, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), moderation and validation processes relating to VQF/AQTF compliance.

Also speaking at:

Your Way: Planning Assessment Activities & Processes

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