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NVPDW: Get Clarity! Defining the Terminology

16 November 2021

This 60-minute session is one of five available during the 2021 National VET PD Week.The second webinar in National VET PD Week has been designed in response to feedback which says that practitioners are looking for  a definitive when it comes to defining the terminology: pre-validation, moderation,  validation ‘team’, risk management and the 5 year schedule....let's get clear on what these are!

About this session

With the release of NCVER’s report, validation continues to be a focus for the sector. Outcomes from the report identified that practitioners are looking for clarity when it comes to the terminology. Let’s get clear about pre-validation, moderation, who can be included in the validation team, risk management and the 5-year Schedule.

Join Courtney Smith, Assistant Director – Engagement and Education, ASQA as she takes the ambiguity out of these terms and provides further insights into the regulator’s perspective on validation.

Got a burning question for Courtney about validation terminology?  She is ready to respond to your live questions and comments at the event, but you can also Click Here to record your question on notice.

Key topics covered within the session

  • Moderation vs validation
  • Pre-validation
  • Conducting Validation
  • Scheduling (the 5 year plan)
  • TAE product validation
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Date & Time

16 November 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30 am - 11:30 am (ACST: NT)
9:00 am - 10:00 am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Trainers and Assessors
  • RTO Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Lead Validators
  • Anyone who plays a role in validation processes at your RTO

What to expect

Presented by Courtney Smith (ASQA), you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Courtney Smith

Head of Faculty/Department Manager

Courtney Smith is the Assistant Director - Engagement and Education at the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Full bio coming soon.


Tuesday, 16 November 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 Courtney Smith (ASQA) before the session, please use the Questions On Notice link in the session overview (towards the top of this page).

Alternatively you can email your questions to

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