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NVPDW: Making Your Validation Meaningful

18 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 Melanie and Courtney Smith from ASQA!

About this session

Forming part of our National VET PD Week, this brand new webinar will provide some fundamental top tips for making validation meaningful!

What does conducting validation mean to you and your RTO?

Let’s think for a moment about what you, your RTO and your team of VET practitioners are actually getting out of engaging with each other during validation events and sharing your expertise.
The VET sector is a fast-moving platform undergoing change.  This change is enabling RTOs to move further and further into a world that operates more successfully when embedding holistic quality and self-assured practices.  With this in mind, it is time to embrace the opportunity to turn our routine validation events into ones that serve us, inform us, support continuous improvement and turn the whole experience into one which is more meaningful for all involved.

By sharing and unpacking some fundamental ‘top tips’, this session represents a more inclusive and ‘best-practice’ approach to conducting assessment validation, that moves you above and beyond compliance requirements.

Got a burning question for ASQA and Melanie about making validation meaningful? They are 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

  • Redefining the purpose behind validating assessment
  • Avoiding unnecessary over-assessment and documentation
  • Grooming assessment expertise
  • Making the most of your validation team members
  • Engaging industry to effectively inform assessment practice
  • Preparing your RTO for all types of validation event
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Date & Time

18 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 Melanie Alexandra, 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


Melanie Alexandra


Melanie Alexandra has held a variety of roles within the Academic and Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector over the past 25 years winning awards for practice excellence in teaching and learning and outstanding leadership.

As a Trainer and Assessor, and Faculty Program Manager Melanie has authored and developed academic curriculum and vocational qualifications from Certificate I to Degree level, delivered nationally recognised and accredited programs to learners in schools, colleges and universities, and provided professional development workshops, webinars and online learning programs to VET professionals in schools, higher education institutions and registered training organisations.

As an RTO Manager, Melanie has lead RTO teams and businesses from a critically non-compliant status to successful re-registration and as Head of Quality Assurance and Lead Verifier she worked extensively with regulatory bodies to ensure high standards of quality and compliance.

Melanie worked as Senior Lead Auditor for ASQA’s regulatory delegate, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, conducting regulatory audits and registrations against the current VET Quality Framework and Standards for RTOs 2015, and now provides quality VET audit and compliance consulting services in support of Registered Training Organisations and providers of VET in Schools.


Thursday, 18 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 Melanie Alexandra 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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