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Developing Quality Clustered Assessment

20 January 2021

January is always a great time to think about how you might start your year!  Kick 2021 off with one of our most popular webinars in 2020  to get you thinking about how you might be able to cluster your assessment (or to ensure your current clustering maintains the rigour of assessment).

Born from the fact that Clustering is one of our most commonly requested topics for webinars, this webinar has been specifically designed to ensure you receive the PD you ask for! Clustering multiple units of competency for assessment is a great way to reflect the requirements of the workplace via the assessment experience and to maximise the opportunity for holistic evidence gathering by the assessor.

It also provides opportunities to maximise the efforts and efficiency of both the student and the assessor, reducing duplication and the time taken to complete units. A well-developed clustered assessment (or group of assessments) can yield quality evidence of a student’s competence.

But what are the risks of clustering units of competency and how do we manage them to ensure that each unit is fully addressed?

Join assessment expert David Garner for this extremely popular webinar designed to outline the benefits and challenges of clustering assessment. Attendees will gain some valuable insights about clustering whilst ensuring that the rigour of assessment is retained and how mapping tools can be used to achieve this.

Here's what attendees from 2020 had to say:
  •  Great content on clustering units! G Eley
  • The presenter had great knowledge of the topic and some good tools to use T Haywood
  • It was great that David provided real life examples when answering questions or explaining a point C Davis
  • Great information and I really liked how it was linked to examples M Arnold
  • This session reinforced my knowledge and also imparted some new ideas! D Rush
  • The presenter was realistic about current environments and different contexts C Caughey

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Key components of clustered assessment
  • The benefits and challenges of clustering
  • What are the risks of clustering?
  • How to ensure the rigour of assessment is retained
  • The important role of mapping tools

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 January 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

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


Who should attend

  • RTO Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Teachers
  • L&D Managers
  • Resource and Curriculum Developers

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.

Also speaking at:

Your Way: Breaking Down Assessing Competence

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 David Garner before the session, please email

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