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Advanced TAE PD Week - Recognition-Based Assessment

22 April 2021

This webinar forms part of our Advanced TAE PD Week - designed for those looking to supercharge their Training and Assessment related skills and knowledge.

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About this Webinar 

Recognition of current competence is the formal acknowledgment of a person's current skills and knowledge, no matter how, when or where these were achieved. Recognition can occur in two ways – through recognition of prior learning (RPL) and through the granting of credit transfer (CT). The challenge for many RTOs is how to create  a robust recognition-based assessment package that is both candidate and audit friendly.

This webinar will focus mainly on RPL. It will explore linking workplace activity and the evidence it generates to the requirements of a unit of competency.

It will consider a number of common RPL challenges.

It will also provide ideas for monitoring and evaluating the developed recognition package, so that it remains relevant and meaningful to candidate needs and intuitive to navigate.

Alignment: This webinar addresses some aspects of the content of the unit of competency TAEASS504 Develop and implement recognition strategies, which is an elective unit in TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Identifying the work done by the candidate and aligning it with the purpose, focus and key requirements of the unit of competency for which recognition is sought
  • Using this analysis to “discover” evidence requirements
  • Responding to common challenges when developing recognition-based assessment:
    • dealing with an “already competent” candidate (currency and frequency of performance)
    • dealing with “wild” evidence (rules of evidence)
    • “generating” rather than “gathering” evidence (competency conversation)
    • dealing with evidence that is specific to the candidate’s context
    • satisfying “other players” about the rigour of the RPL process and the validity of its outcomes
  • Developing and documenting a robust recognition package
  • Monitoring and evaluating the recognition package and its outcomes

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Date & Time

22 April 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
12:30pm - 1:30pm (ACST: SA)
12:30pm - 1:30pm (ACST: NT)
11:00am - 12:00pm (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

This event provides the perfect opportunity to extend current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning as required by Clause 1.13(c) of the Standards for RTOs (2015). It would be suitable for:

  • Anyone looking to supercharge their Training and Assessment related skills and knowledge
  • those who deliver from the TAE Training Package
  • Experienced Trainers/Assessors
  • Resource/ Curriculum Developers
  • Training Managers
  • L&D Managers

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.

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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