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Documenting the Volume of Learning in the Training and Assessment Strategy

5 July 2017

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which is part of the VET Quality Framework, provides a guide to the Volume of Learning required for each qualification type. Additionally, Clause 1.2 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 requires the RTO to determine the amount of training they will provide to each learner. When developing the Training and Assessment Strategy, careful consideration needs to be given to the background of each cohort when determining  the amount of training as a component of the overall Volume of Learning.

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Why we need to include amount of training (and volume of learning) in our TAS
  • When and where to use terms like duration, nominal hours, volume of learning and amount of training
  • What 'counts' in each volume of learning and amount of training
  • How do we document in different circumstances
    • The characteristics of the cohort
    • The characteristics of the training product
    • The characteristics of the delivery
  • Who is interested in the outcome

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

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owner
  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor
  • Head of Faculty/Dept/Area Manager
  • Consultant
  • Private Individual
  • Government Officer
  • Administrator
  • Other

What to expect

Presented by Carol Hunter, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (two week access)
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Carol Hunter

RTO Services and Consulting


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.

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

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