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Implementing the Rules of Evidence: Issues and how to avoid them

30 January 2023
Recording of Zoom Webinar

This session was rated an average of 4/5 stars at the National VET Conference!

Here's what attendees had to say:

“Coleen was excellent”

“Coleen was fantastic. She gave very helpful and practical examples. I wish her session was longer!”

“A good session about the importance of the Rules of Evidence in assessment development and implementation."

Please note: This live event has now occurred. However you can still purchase the recording of this webinar individually OR as part of the NVC Favourites bundle.


Clause 1.8 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 continues to be one of the most problematic compliance issues identified by ASQA at audit. The rules of evidence are one of the most fundamental principles of assessment in the VET sector, and while every assessor has covered these in their TAE, far too often these rules are not fully understood or implemented in the real world.

This session will explore each of the rules of evidence, unpacking each rule in plain English. It will review common issues identified within ASQA audits, including both assessment design issues and inadequate implementation practices. It will also put a spotlight on some common non-compliances and poor practices seen regularly. Attendees will walk away with a clearer understanding, beyond simple definitions, so that assessors are better able to ensure they are implementing the rules in their daily practice.

Join Coleen Rivas in January 2023, who will get you thinking about the quality of the assessment evidence upon which you base your assessment decisions.

Key topics covered in this webinar 

  •  Unpacking the Rules of Evidence
  • The quality of assessment evidence
  • Common issues with assessment design
  • Common issues with implementation
  • Implementing the Rules in your daily practice
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Date & Time

Monday 30 January 2023
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 - 12:00am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyone looking for a refresher in the fundamentals of competency-based assessment:

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Curriculum/Resource Developers
  • Instructional Designers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Coleen Rivas, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

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


Coleen Rivas


Coleen has had 20 years of experience in the VET sector. She has owned and managed various RTOs and is an experienced instructional designer and VET professional.

Coleen is passionate about quality vocational education and the delivery of best practice competency assessment.


Monday, 30 January 2023

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio Test
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, Coleen Rivas, before the session, please email

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