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Volume of Learning and Amount of Training – there is a ‘big difference’, and you need to know it!

12 February 2021

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) provides a guide to the volume of learning, and your RTO is required to comply with the AQF in applying the volume of learning to your programs.

The amount of training you provide must enable a learner to meet the requirements of each training product, and gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product and your RTO must ensure the amount of training you will provide is sufficient.

But what exactly is the difference between these two things and why do they cause issues when it comes to preparing our Training and Assessment Strategies?

Join VET Expert John Price for this brand-new webinar (developed in response to 2020 feedback asking for PD on this topic!) that will help unpack what you need to know and why!

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • What the ‘big difference’ really is and how ASQA describe this difference
  • Why this difference causes an issue in the preparation of the Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) and how we can resolve it prior to audit
  • How a ‘directed and structured’ approach to delivery of training supports the way the ‘Amount of Training’ is described in the TAS; and
  • Yes, it is required to be included in the TAS even if the training product is a single unit or a Skill Set.

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

12 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

What to expect

Presented by John Price, 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 Price


John Price has been an educator and trainer for over 40 years and in that time has worked as a Head of Department at TAFE, mentor, facilitator of national workshops covering delivery and assessment, risk management, auditing, leadership and interpersonal skill development.

John has been a keynote speaker at conventions and conferences, and maintained a grass roots level approach to dealing with people at all levels of the organisation.

He has also assisted over 300 organisations in Australia to achieve quality certification to the range of National Training Standards including: Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (versions 2012 and 2015); Australian Quality Training Framework standards (AQTF from 2001 – 2010) Australian and International ISO9001 standards (AS/NZS and ISO from 1987 – 2008) and worked with these organisations in establishing continuous improvement systems and strategies.

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 Price before the session, please email

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