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Key Features of a Quality Assessment Tool

23 October 2017

Velg Training and ACPET have come together to provide trainers and assessors with the opportunity to participate in affordable, quality professional development during the National VET PD Week.

This webinar is part of the  National VET PD Week program.

About this webinar

This session will discuss and clarify definitions of an assessment tool and an assessment instrument. It will explore the ideal characteristics of an assessment tool as detailed in the former National Quality Council publication, “Guide for Developing Assessment Tools’ (2009). It will take a close look at how the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence apply in the development of assessment tools. Finally, the session will consider quality assurance activities that should be undertaken before the assessment tools are actually used.

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Official definitions of an assessment tool
  • The ideal characteristics of an assessment tool and how these are linked to the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence
  • Reviewing assessment tools before use

Can't make the live session?

All Velg Training webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time).  Please check your corresponding time zone.  However, if you are  unable to attend the scheduled live session, register for the event and within 48 hours of the session close you will be sent:

  • the webinar recording
  • the PowerPoint full slides and handouts
  • a copy of the webinar chat record
  • any other resources that supported the webinar

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/Department/Area Manager

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

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, John Dwyer, before the session, please email

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