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It’s Risky not to Self-Assure your Risks

5 April 2023
Recording of Zoom Webinar

Join Maria Langwell the final of the three webinars dedicated to unpacking Self Assurance practices. Explore how to identify your RTO’s risks and a customised risk management framework, reporting templates and more.

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.


Like all businesses, RTOs carry risks. Understanding and minimising these risks is an essential high order element in Registered Training Organisations’ (RTO) self-assurance regimes. This one-hour webinar will support RTOs to identify their risks through using the information and data collected from their self-assuring practices and in turn, putting in place activities which ensure the RTO is in control.

A customised RTO risk management framework and how to put it into practice will be shared. The presenter will also share some simple reporting mechanisms and templates which ensure that RTO Boards/Directors and Managers are well across the RTO’s risks and areas for improvement, directly stemming from the RTO’s self-assurance day to day practices.

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

This webinar is the last in a series 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.

Nb. Participation in this webinar without prior participation in at least one of the previous two webinars in the series is not recommended.


Key topics covered in this webinar 

  • Overview of ASQA’s self-assurance model, its principles and drivers which enable a learning and value-adding institution
  • Embedding risk management within an RTO’s self-assuring practices
  • Determining RTO risks and controls through self-assuring activities
  • RTO managerial accountabilities: interpreting and acting on self-assurance data and information

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

Wednesday 5th April 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: 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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