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Self-Assuring: Doing it Already

10 March 2023
Recording of Zoom Webinar

Join Maria Langwell this March for the first of three webinars dedicated
to unpacking Self Assurance practices. Explore the principles and drivers of self-assurance
and stocktake existing practices that apply.

Select a webinar that suits your needs or bundle all three to save!  

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


With ASQA’s heightened priority on ensuring Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) undertake their own self-assurance practices, this one-hour webinar will support RTOs to:

  • Confirm their understanding of the principles and drivers of self-assurance in supporting an effective student-centred service model, and

  • Stocktake existing RTO practices which neatly fall under self-assurance activities.

Walk away from this webinar with a set of simple demystified messages which may be shared with your team to ensure a common understanding of self-assurance as a value adding activity across the RTO and your stakeholders. In addition, you will gain confidence in identifying and labelling your existing practices in line with self-assurance requirements.

This webinar is applicable to RTO Managers and Compliance team members.

This webinar is the first of three webinars which aim to scaffold your RTO’s self-assurance activities, so that they create value and enable your RTO’s ‘ring of self-assurance confidence’ to hum along effortlessly.


Key topics covered in this webinar 

  • ASQA’s self-assurance model, its principles and drivers which enable a learning and value-adding institution
  •  Identification of the Standards for RTOS 2015 which align to ASQA’s self-assurance model
  • Operating within a culture of self-assurance
  • Identification of RTO practices which support addressing ASQA’s self-assurance model

NB. Can't make the session?

We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Friday 10 March 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

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

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owners
  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Personnel
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants
  • Administrators

What to expect

Presented by Maria Langwell you will be provided with the following resources after the webinar series:

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


Maria Langwell


Maria Langwell has worked within the vocational education and training (VET) sector for over 30 years, commencing within TAFE NSW. Within this organisation, Maria held several positions, from Head of the Labour Market Programs Unit at Blacktown Institute of TAFE, through to her final role as General Manager, Strategic Planning and Policy for Western Sydney Institute. On her relocation to Melbourne, Maria worked within the Victorian public service, as the Manager of several priority VET and employment services and programs, such as the Youth Employment Scheme (Victoria’s flagship youth traineeship program), Community Based Employment (CBE) Program, and the Victorian industry training advisory bodies (ITaBs). Her last appointment in the public service was as the Manager, Funded Programs, where Maria was responsible for funding the VET private RTO sector through its user choice and other VET programs. Maria moved into service delivery within Victoria, where she worked at AMES, prior to heading up Spectrum Education and Training (SET), a small community based RTO based in Broadmeadows, Melbourne. Within this period and in recognition of the leadership and vision for servicing the most disadvantaged community members within this region, SET was awarded the 2010 Small Training Provider of the Year. Maria moved to the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET), where she held the positions of VIC Executive Manager, as well as the General Manager, Business Development. In her time at ACPET, Maria supported compliance and quality across ACPET’s membership base of over 1,000 members as well as the wider VET community, through her initiation of ACPET’s professional development program and health check services. Both services were well received and utilised, with over 8,000 VET professionals attending the PD sessions in 2013-14 alone. Since early 2015, Maria joined the Vocation Group as the Head of Quality Assurance and Education and led 4 out of the RTOs to a fully compliant status. In 2015, Maria embarked on her boutique RTO consultancy service, where she supports RTOs nationally to interpret and apply the range of regulatory and funding requirements.

Maria holds an Executive Master in Public Administration and Management (University of Melbourne), a Master in Education (Administration and Management) (University of Sydney) and a Diploma in Teaching (Sydney Teachers College).

Also speaking at:

Your Way: Self-Assuring in Practice – Easy Peasey!

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 Maria Langwell before the session, please email

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