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December Members Lunch Box - Recognition-Based Assessment

20 December 2021

20 December 2021:
December Members Lunch Box - Recognition-Based Assessment

Presented by:   John Dwyer

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.

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

20 December 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
12:30pm - 1:30pm (ACDT: SA)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACST: NT)
10:00am - 11:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • CEOs 
  • RTO Managers 
  • Compliance Managers 
  • Trainers/Assessors 
  • Training Managers 
  • Anyone who plays a role in the RPL Process

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.


Monday, 20 December 2021

11:45am (AEST: QLD) - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD) Registration
12:00pm (AEST: QLD) - 1:00pm (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

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