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2017 RTO Managers Mentoring Program

22 May, 21 August, 20 November 2017

In 2017, Velg Training will again run a comprehensive VET Mentoring Program. Velg Training is uniquely placed to provide such a program to educate, inspire and empower the VET community.

Ongoing professional development is vital to maintain an individual's skill, knowledge and expertise relevant to the VET sector. These Mentoring Programs will allow knowledge to be communicated and built upon over the 2015 calendar year to enhance your organisation's continuous improvement processes whilst maintaining your individual currency requirements.

All sessions in the Mentoring Program will include a pre-recorded webinar and a live webinar. The purpose of structuring the program this way is to ensure that participants get the most out of the program. Having pre-recorded content for participants will allow you to watch the content in your own time over a week. We know that many people in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) are time poor and we believe that having flexibility is important to you. Additionally a live Q&A session will utilise our expert presenters and will give the opportunity for participants to come prepared to the webinar. Velg Training has run a comprehensive and successful webinar program for four years and our experience has led us to making these structural decisions.

What will be covered within webinar series

In the ever changing Vocational Education and Training (VET) environment the tasks of managing a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) can seem complex to people entering the sector workforce. Velg Training has developed a mentoring program to assist RTO Managers in the process of understanding their role within the organisation in relation to compliance. Keep on track throughout the year with a one-hour pre-recorded webinar on what you need to consider and plan for over the coming month, followed by a live one hour Q&A webinar where you can ask questions and hear what questions other RTO Managers may have. We are here to help you understand the sector, requirements for compliance and assist you in keeping up to date with all things VET.

NB. Note that while not a direct repeat of the 2016 program, many aspects will be the same, as this is based on the tasks to be undertaken throughout the year.

Key topics covered within pre-recorded webinar series

Session 1:

  • Overview of the Standards for RTO's 2015
  • Who is who in the VET sector
  • Frameworks and guidelines
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) Scheme
  • Priorities for annual planning
  • Staff & student inductions and enrollment processes
  • Annual declaration on compliance
  • Key VET sector updates

Session 2:

  • Training & assessment strategies and practice, including Volume of Learning
  • Industry engagement and validation activities
  • Streamlined training packages
  • Assessment methods
  • Quality indicator reporting
  • Data checking
  • Key VET sector updates

Session 3:

  • Third party arrangements
  • Marketing & transition planning
  • Extension to scope application process
  • Managing registration
  • Guiding staff to conduct internal qualification reviews against the Standards
  • Fee collection arrangements
  • Educational and support services
  • Key VET sector updates

Session 4:

  • Human resource requirements, including supervision arrangements
  • Physical resource requirements for training &assessment
  • Complaints and appeals
  • Quality indicator and continuous improvement surveys - collect, analyse and act on
  • Internal audit
  • Data gathering, checking, submission (including USI requirements) and certification
  • Key VET sector updates

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session close. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

This event is a pre-approved professional development opportunity offering 25 Right Way Professional Development Points.

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owner
  • RTO/Compliance Manager

What to expect

Presented by Kerri Buttery, Consultant with Velg Training and Carol Hunter from RTO Services and Consulting you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (two week access)
  • PDF copy of the Chat Q&A transcript
  • Additional electronic resources


Carol Hunter



Carol Hunter is the Principal of RTO Services and Consulting. Her experience in management in the VET sector in Queensland includes Director, Training Quality and Regulation; Manager, Audit Services; and Manager, Training Secretariat to Training and Employment Recognition Council and Training Employment Board (Queensland) within the Department of Education and Training.

Carol has also worked in operational roles in both public and private RTOs, in policy and curriculum development; and as a secondary school teacher.

Kerri Buttery



Kerri Buttery has worked in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for almost two decades as a Trainer/Assessor, RTO Manager and also as a Senior Lead Auditor. Kerri has worked as a consultant for a range of organisations in the areas of establishing Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), conducting internal audits, consulting on VQF compliance, developing a number of accredited courses, convening state and national conferences, developing training and assessment materials, conducting professional development workshops and delivering Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has authored several textbooks and has experience lecturing and tutoring at university. Kerri is currently employed by Velg Training as the Director of Content & Strategy.

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 before the session, please email


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