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RPL is Mandatory - You Need a User-Friendly RPL Kit!

25 October

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

When clause 1.8 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 states “The RTO implements an assessment system that ensures that assessment (including recognition of prior learning): . . . “ it must be expected that the word implements’ means at least one of the following: “execute”; “apply”; “carry out”; “apply with implements”; or “put into effect”. This clause goes hand in hand with clause 1.12 requiring RTOs to also offer RPL.

This session explores the opportunities to “put into effect” an RPL assessment approach that is user-friendly for both the candidate and the assessor whilst maintaining, in an efficient and effective manner, the quality and rigour of the qualification.

The session applies a ‘Black Box’ methodology to RPL assessment development. This ‘Black Box’ ensures the ‘jargon of the unit’ remains out of sight of the candidate and is substituted by a self-assessment that is not only easy to undertake but clearly informs the assessor of the evidence that needs to be collected for them to make and record their professional judgement.

Key topics covered within webinar

  • The requirement for RPL in the Standards for RTOs 2015
  • RPL - the candidate's perspective
  • RPL - the RTO's perspective
  • Avoiding the 'classic' approach to RPL that challenges the Principles of Assessment
  • Components of an efficient and effective RPL Assessor Kit
  • Maintaining the quality of RPL assessment by using the 'Black Box' approach

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 and Q&A 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
  • Consultant
  • Administrator

What to expect

Presented by John Price, 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 Price

John Price & Associates

John Price has been an educator and trainer for over 40 years and in that time has worked as a Head of Department at TAFE, mentor, facilitator of national workshops covering delivery and assessment, risk management, auditing, leadership and interpersonal skill development.

John has been a keynote speaker at conventions and conferences, and maintained a grass roots level approach to dealing with people at all levels of the organisation.

He has also assisted over 300 organisations in Australia to achieve quality certification to the range of National Training Standards including: Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (versions 2012 and 2015); Australian Quality Training Framework standards (AQTF from 2001 – 2010) Australian and International ISO9001 standards (AS/NZS and ISO from 1987 – 2008) and worked with these organisations in establishing continuous improvement systems and strategies.

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 Price, before the session, please email

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