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NVPDW: Conducting Validation Online

17 November 2021

This 90-minute session is one of five available during the 2021 National VET PD Week.This webinar includes 1 hour of content delivery PLUS  30 minute ‘Let’s talk about...’ component where your Live Questions, Questions on Notice and Frequently Asked Questions will be addressed by Sarah!

About this session

Forming part of our National VET PD Week, this webinar is back due to popular demand!

Validating our assessments can be challenging when trying to get the right people in the room at the same time. This is not a new challenge but one that has been exacerbated in recent times. Many of us have needed to manage the impacts of COVID-19 and lockdowns by working from home, and this has for many made it more difficult to coordinate effective validation sessions.

The immediate need to improve our validation practices has been brought to the forefront, as we continue to work towards our responsibilities regarding validation while we endure a disrupted working environment. However, when things do finally return to what will be the ‘new normal’, our learnings will be retained, and we can continue to use them to support a more robust process for ensuring quality validation. This includes leveraging from a greater pool of appropriate participants and working in a way that can provide more time for review and reflection in a systematic way.

Technology has become more familiar to us over the past 18 months, and we are becoming comfortable with teaching and meeting in video conferencing spaces. These spaces can also be used in our compliance processes, and both synchronous and asynchronous technologies and techniques can allow for improved collaboration, and better documentation of discussion and decision making.

This webinar is designed for those coordinating or participating in assessment validation in the online space. It will explore how to set up a range of tools and processes to engage those who are involved, provide opportunity for collaboration and document participation, while ensuring the opportunity for those crucial discussions can be conducted effectively and without compromise.

Got a burning question for Sarah about online validation?  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

  • Strategies for planning and participating in validation in a remote environment
  • Strategies for collaborating both synchronous and asynchronous
  • Digital tools that can be used to support robust validation
  • Keeping a robust paper trail
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Date & Time

17 November 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

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


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.

Also speaking at:

Your Way: Validating Your Online Assessment Tools and Processes


Wednesday, 17 November 2021

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Registration
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:30pm (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 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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