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RPL: Essential Skills and Knowledge an assessor should have!

12 July 2017

A genuine Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applicant is already competent and is seeking recognition of that competence. Accordingly, RPL assessors need very sound competency-based assessment knowledge and skills and competency and currency in the vocational area involved. They need an understanding of, and the ability to make judgements about, “wild” evidence, drawing on a real understanding of the rules of evidence.

RPL assessors also need sound recording and reporting skills, supported by effective and efficient evidence-gathering and recording tools. They also need highly developed interpersonal communication skills.

Challenging? Certainly! Rewarding? Without a doubt! Get on board!

Key topics covered within webinar

  • 'Learning and assessment' and 'assessment only' pathways
  • Credit transfer and RPL
  • Evidence is always evidence of something
  • The difference between 'what do I need evidence OF' and 'what evidence do I need?'
  • The principles of assessment and rules of evidence
  • Effective and efficient methods for gathering and recording evidence

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
  • Training Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor

What to expect

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

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


John Dwyer

Velg Training Pty Ltd

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


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