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Trainer Currency & Vocational Capability

26 August 2020

The standards for RTOs place a responsibility on all trainers and assessors to maintain their industry subject matter expertise along with their vocational capability.

While formalised professional development contributes to this process, involvement in industry forums, projects and communities of practice provide rich opportunities for building currency.

Reflective thinking from these experiences should promote new opportunities for innovative approaches to industry training that contribute to continuous improvement for the RTO and trainers/assessors alike.

Join Mick Gwyther for this must-see webinar to unpack the differences between industry and vocational competency, and explore strategies to maintain and demonstrate your currency.

Build a new understanding of your PD Plan and use critical reflection to evaluate your experiences to improve teaching and learning and initiate new approaches!

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Industry currency vs vocational competency
  • Strategies to maintain and demonstrate currency
  • Developing a PD plan as a formal strategy for currency
  • Using critical reflection to evaluate strategies and experiences
  • Improve teaching and learning and initiating new approaches.

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

26 August 2020
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

  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Operational Managers
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Trainers and Assessors

What to expect

Presented by Michael Gwyther, 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


Michael Gwyther

Michael Gwyther commenced e-learning while  working in the Learn Local sector in the mid-1990s. He began mentoring ACE teachers in 1998 before setting up an RTO with his videographer partner Erin. Now through Yum Studio, he oversees a variety of coaching, mentoring and training programs to assist educators and RTOs to introduce learner centred approaches to digital learning. Michael is also a digital learning designer and digital facilitation coach.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • 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 Michael Gwyther before the session, please email

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