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Understanding the Principles of Assessment and the Rules of Evidence

8 April 2024
Online via Zoom Webinar

This webinar is one of three in our Back to Basics Bundle presented by John Dwyer.

This live session has now concluded. You can still catch up via our recording-only ticket. (Automatically included when you purchase the bundle)

About this webinar

Clause 1.8 (b) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 requires the RTO to implement an assessment system that ensures that assessment (including recognition of prior learning) is conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence. 

This session will look at what this means in practice!

Key topics covered within webinar

  • What does each of the principles of assessment mean?
  • How are the principles of assessment built into assessment tools and how are they evidenced?
  • How are the principles of assessment applied to other parts of the assessment system such as review and validation of assessment materials?
  • What does each of the rules of evidence mean?
  • How do you ensure that your assessment tools will produce evidence that satisfies the rules?
  • How do the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence apply to a "recognition of prior learning (RPL)" assessment process?

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

Monday 8th April 2024
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 - 12:00am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owner
  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor
  • Head of Faculty/Department/Area Manager
  • Administrator

What to expect

Presented by John Dwyer, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

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


John Dwyer


John Dwyer is a national VQF/AQTF trainer/assessor and consultant with experience in education and training spanning more than 60 years. He brings extensive Registered Training Organisation (RTO) experience and has a comprehensive history in developing and delivering a range of workshops and webinars on assessment, compliance, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), moderation and validation processes relating to VQF/AQTF compliance.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • 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, John Dwyer, before the session, please email

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