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End-User Assessment Design: Designing assessments for students, not auditors

17 August 2021

Great assessment design involves achieving two key goals!

First, creating a resource that meets the relevant standards and second, writing a document that is easy for the student to use and understand.

The level of effort that a person must invest to use something - often referred to as ‘tension’ - is a reliable predictor of consumer satisfaction.  Too often in assessment design the need for the student to easily navigate and understand the document, is placed secondary to the importance of meeting the standards of the unit.

In this webinar, we will discuss how you can balance both the needs of the student and those of the auditor. Specifically, we will explore:

  • the importance of designing assessments with the end-user experience in mind.
  • how instructional design principles, like Cognitive Load Theory can be applied to assessment design and why they make a difference.
  • how to format your resources in a way that makes them easier to navigate.
This webinar is for those looking for ways of improving the assessment experience of their students through a range of design techniques. Fundamental assessment design relating to meeting the standards of the unit is not discussed. Instead, the webinar focuses on techniques including formatting and layout to improve the end-user experience.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Designing assessment with the end user experience in mind
  • How instructional design principles can be applied to assessment
  • Formatting your resources to make them easier to navigate
  • Practical examples in action and what to avoid

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

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

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

Who should attend

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Assessment designers
  • Anyone given a one off design project in their RTO

What to expect

Presented by Tony Kirton, 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


Tony Kirton


Tony Kirton is an instructional designer and workshop facilitator with more than ten years’ experience in learning and development. Founder and senior designer at resource design consultancy Engage Learning and Development (formerly DES Learning), which contracts to the public and private sector, Tony develops traditional learning programs as well as e-learning using Articulate Storyline. Tony has extensive experience in the application of learning design theory, having designed many training programs and hundreds of assessment resources.

Tony’s recent instructional projects include major programs for:

  • NSW Health - A six-module e-learning program for frontline managers
  • SafeWork NSW - Update of General Construction Induction (White Card) assessment materials and redesign of the five-day Health and Safety Representative Training, both mandated for use by SafeWork NSW
  • Australasia International School - Designing learning tools for Diplomas of Leadership and Management and Project Management, specifically for students with English as a second language.

Known for his engaging and evidence-based approach to workplace learning, Tony also facilitates training and assessment with some of Australia’s leading training providers including the Australian Institute of Management, NSW Health and SafeWork NSW.

Continuing to extend his expertise and keep up-to-date with the latest practices in learning and development, Tony recently completed a four-month leadership program with the University of Michigan. He is currently completing an Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program with the University of Maryland (USA).


Tuesday, 17 August 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 Tony Kirton before the session, please email

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