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RECORDING - How Does a Unit of Competency Really Work?

15 April 2024
Online via Zoom Webinar

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


This brand new webinar will explore the fundamental components of a unit of competency to remind us about the way we should really look at a unit.

A unit is a standard. It is not a set of teaching notes or an assessment method! It is not a “what do I do on Monday” statement.

It defines, and suggests a way of measuring, “competence” with regard to a specified job role/function.

This webinar will answer the question: How does a unit of competence really work?  

The webinar will use actual unit components and actual assessment items throughout to illustrate points made

Key topics covered within the webinar

The unit of competency and its associated assessment requirements.

  • Why? How do these two parts work together?
  • What are the components of each of these parts?
  • How do the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence apply to the construction and use of the unit?

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 15th 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

  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Curriculum Developers
  • RTO/Compliance Managers

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.

Also speaking at:

Validation and Moderation - What’s the Difference?

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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