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Validating Your Online Assessment Tools and Processes

3 February 2021

So, you have moved your assessments online, but how robust are they?
Did you just move them into the workplace, or did you write them with online on the mind?

Economists and futurists suggest that the international workforce has technologically progressed decades in just a few months. Australia is no exception with remote working and online learning becoming more accepted. Many thought this would be short term, however, the events that have led to this have seen a new level of comfort in the digital space and a new concept of remote environments. Suddenly, remote is the new normal.

Traditionally, when we validate our VET assessments, we are ensuring they comply with the principles of assessment and rules of evidence. Our obligation to comply with these requirements do not differ when we move towards an online mode, we don’t just ignore what is too hard. We need to recognise the added layer of consideration when we relinquish some of the perks of the face to face environment, we need to think a little differently.  

This detailed and interactive webinar will explore the questions you need to ask when validating your online assessments. We will investigate the deeper layers relevant to guiding the success of students outside of the classroom and focus on those aspects distinctive to online practices. We will drill down into the elements of student induction and support, including when and where we need to provide information to students to manage their expectations.

The importance of the assessor’s digital capability will also be investigated, and additional requirements under WCAG, reviewing the features within your templates and platforms to accommodate a range of student needs.

Finally, we will discuss the importance of assessment design and getting it right the first time to ensure students get a clear picture of their requirements from the beginning. This includes what they need to do to collect the evidence, not just complete the task.  This will also include all the information to support students beyond assessment tools that contribute to the learner experience and how this leads to compliance with fairness, flexibility, reliability, and validity of the assessment process.

This webinar is proudly sponsored by
Cloud Assess - Online Assessment for RTOs

By registering for this event, your email address will be provided to our Sponsor, Cloud Assess, so that they can connect with you.  If you do not wish to have your email provided to them, you can OPT OUT at any time. 

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • The importance of student induction and support
  • The role of digital capability in online assessment
  • Designing student instructions for the online space
  • The impact on evidence collection and assessment methods
  • WCAG and accessibility considerations

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

3 February 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 Sarah Phillips, 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


Sarah Phillips


Sarah is the Managing Director of Pop Education, an educational design company specialising in Vocational and Higher Education courseware development.

Sarah has been working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) industry since 2005 across many different positions within TAFE, private and Learn Local training organisations. She has also been involved with many reputable Higher Education institutions.

Sarah manages and consults to a range of VET and Higher Education projects, specialising in blended and online training and assessment. She is known for her no-nonsense approach to compliance. She has the innate ability to think outside the box with an incredibly heart-driven, professional approach.

Along with spearheading some truly innovative projects with various government departments, Sarah spent 3 years working as the Victorian eLearning Coordinator and Content Services Advisor for the National VET eLearning Strategy (previously the Australian Flexible Learning Framework) where she consulted on digital resource customisation and strategic development across many industries and with a range of VET organisations.


Wednesday, 3 February 2021

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Registration
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:00pm (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 Sarah Phillips before the session, please email

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