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Focus Week: Third-Party Triumph: Reliable and Effective Third-Party Reports

26 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

Using third parties to help gather assessment evidence is often used in circumstances where it is not possible for the assessor to directly observe the learner in the workplace. They also provide an opportunity to gather evidence about the ‘everyday performance’ of the learner in the workplace and can assist in confirming indirect evidence is authentic.

As useful as third-party evidence collection is, poorly designed and implemented third-party reports can result in insufficient and inauthentic evidence. They can also end up being a ‘tick and flick’ job that busy employers don’t pay too much attention to.This webinar will explore ways to develop third party evidence gathering assessment instruments that provide assessors with evidence that they can rely upon to make valid assessment decisions.

Our 90-minute Focus Week webinar has been designed to help you maximize the potential of third-party evidence collection in your VET assessments! Dive in to discover the secrets of developing third-party reports that provide reliable and authentic evidence to support valid assessment decisions. Learn how to select appropriate third-party contributors, create easily understood criteria, and offer clear instructions for learners, third-parties, and assessors. With real-life examples and instruments being reviewed and expert insights, this session is sure to elevate your assessment approach and enhance the credibility of your VET program.

Throughout this webinar examples of third-party evidence gathering instruments will be reviewed to help participants visualise the concepts discussed.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Reasons for using third-party evidence collection methods
  • What does supplementary evidence mean in terms of validity and sufficiency?
  • Using third-parties to verify and authenticate indirect evidence
  • Providing guidance on who is able to complete a third-party report
  • Providing clear instructions to learners and third-parties on how the tool is to be competed and submitted
  • Providing clear instructions to assessors on how to verify and authenticate third-party evidence
  • Creating criteria that can be readily understood by third-parties

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

Wednesday 26 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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