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A Guide to Marking Guides!

14 October 2020

Join our VET expert, John Dwyer today!

What do we need to record in a Marking Guide and Why? This 90-minute session provides quality content that will unpack the importance of marking guides and the critical components they need to include, and includes an up to 30-minute freestyle element where our Competency Based Assessment Expert, John Dwyer, will address your live questions, questions on notice and frequently asked questions.

Marking guides, by whatever name, are a critical component of an assessment tool. They are a major vehicle through which the reliability of assessment judgements is controlled. This session will look at various names applied to marking guides, will explore the importance of them for meeting the reliability principle of assessment and will look briefly at marking guide formatting. It will consider the difference between “satisfactory” and “competent” judgements and will discuss where these apply. This session will use a number of examples drawn from actual marking guides.

At the conclusion of the interactive session content, you get to tap into the wisdom of our VET Expert John Dwyer! The Q&A feature of the platform will be opened for any live questions from attendees. Questions on Notice you may have submitted prior to the event and other FAQs will also be addressed.

Not sure you will be able to attend the live event? Do you have a burning question about Marking Guides you would like answered by John?

To register your Question on Notice, CLICK HERE

The September 30th event & October 14th event have both reached capacity. 

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • What is included in a good marking guide?
  • What is a “satisfactory” response and a “competent judgement”?
  • The use of “model” answers
  • Situations where the responses are specific to a given situation
  • Ensuring that assessment activities capture the ”intent” of the unit
  • Using marking guides with observation checklists

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

14 October 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

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


Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Heads of Faculty/Department
  • Training Managers
  • Trainers/Assessors
  • L&D Managers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Resource Developers

What to expect

Presented by John Dwyer, 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


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.


Wednesday, 14 October 2020

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Registration
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

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 John Dwyer before the session, please email

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