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Focus Week: Simulate to Innovate: Crafting Effective Simulated Assessments

25 July 2023
Recording of Zoom Webinar

Please note: This live event has now occurred. However, you can still purchase the recording of this webinar individually OR as part of the Student Support Bundle.

This webinar is one of five available during Velg Training's dedicated Focus Week: Assessment Tools & Practices

About this webinar

Often it is impractical for us to assess performance in the workplace. That might be because the skill we need to assess happens rarely in the real world and often we just don’t have access to the workplace, or the employer can’t provide the resources or a safe environment for assessment.

Simulations are a great way to assess performance, but they require resources, planning and clear instructions.

In this 90-minute webinar that forms part of our Focus Week, learn the art of designing reliable, authentic, and effective simulated practical assessments. From creating realistic workplace environments to crafting compelling scenarios, immerse your learners in a world that mirrors real-world situations and tasks. Uncover the secrets to developing clear instructions and master the techniques to ensure individual performance shines through in group assessments.

This webinar will explore examples of simulated practical assessments and will be reviewed to help participants visualise the concepts discussed.

Transform your assessment approach and watch your students thrive!"

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Identifying the resources required for a simulated workplace environment.
  • Creating a simulated organisation
  • Gathering or developing simulated workplace documentation (e.g., policy, procedure, forms etc.)
  • Developing scenarios that replicate real-world situations and tasks.
  • Developing clear and detailed instructions for assessors to set up and implement the simulation and assessment.
  • Developing clear and detailed instructions for learners about what they will need to do, and how they will be assessed.

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 72 hours of the session closing. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Date & Time

Tuesday 25 July  2023
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

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

Who should attend

Anyone looking to refine their assessment tools and practices

  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Resource Developers
  • Heads of Faculty/ Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants
  • Private Individuals
  • Curriculum Developers/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 resources
  • 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.

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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