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NVPDW: The Future of RTO Auditing: ASQA’s perspective

30 October 2020

This 90-minute session is one of five available during the 2020 National VET PD Week. Take up the opportunity to ask ASQA a question about the future of auditing in the 30-minute ‘let’s talk about’ component at the end of the presentation.  Emma Marks will respond to your live questions and comments, any Questions on Notice and Frequently Asked Questions.

Sorry the QON for this session is now closed to allow us to send these questions to the Presenter.

About this session

The recent rapid review of ASQA made 24 recommendations to influence a long term vision, moving the focus from inputs and compliance controls to building a culture of continuous improvement and a shared understanding of provider self-assurance. 

With the aim to foster quality and excellence across the sector, ASQA is implementing changes to the way it operates to deliver best practice, modern regulation.

Join Emma Marks for a deep dive into the future of RTO auditing, with a spotlight on recent changes to the way audits are conducted and reported and more effective engagement with providers.

Key topics covered within the session

  • Reform work underway to improve ASQA’s alignment with best practice regulation
  • The first stages of improvements to our audit practice
  • Regulatory priorities to support improved training outcomes for VET students
  • Moving from input and compliance controls to a shared understanding of self-assurance
  • Risk monitoring strategy
  • Strengthening our engagement and education programs

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

30 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 - 12:00am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)


Who should attend

This webinar is designed for anyone working in the Vocational Education and Training space who wants to know more about the future of Auditing from an ASQA perspective:

  • RTO Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Heads of Department
  • Operational Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Trainers and Assessors
  • Consultants
  • Curriculum Developers

What to expect

Presented by Emma Marks (ASQA), 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


Emma Marks

Government Officer

ASQA Manager, Education and Guidance

Emma is an experienced regulator having spent nearly a decade with ASQA, beginning as an auditor and then working across the agency in a variety of roles with a focus on best practice regulation, sector-specific strategic reviews and internal policy development. Emma has extensive industry experience in the sector having worked as a trainer and assessor in RTOs delivering business, project management and education related qualifications.

Emma has held a career long interest in developing a collaborative approach to education and engagement for effective regulation. She currently leads ASQA’s new Education and Guidance Team, established to develop and deliver fit-for-purpose education and guidance for providers as part of ASQA’s commitment to working together for better regulation. She is currently completing an MBA and holds a Bachelor of Education.

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 Emma Marks (ASQA) before the session, please email

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