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Developing Assessment to Align with the Requirements of Industry Training Packages

6 and 7 June 2018
Brisbane and Sydney

Sydney has now sold out - send an expression of interest to for a potential repeat workshop!
 3 places remain in Brisbane - get in quick!

This brand new workshop has been designed to enhance the capability of VET practitioners in the development of competency based assessment. It specifically focuses on the steps to take to:

  • Unpack the unit of competency; and 
  • develop an assessment model that addresses all of the unit requirements (according to the principles of assessment and rules of evidence).

Participants will engage with the presenter in a discussion orientated session and explore the session content including the requirements for assessment from an RTO Standards perspective, the requirements of the training package, an in-depth look at different types of units of competency and how this can influence your choice of assessment tasks. The session will unpack three units of competency at AQF III, IV and Diploma in order to discover how the AQF can affect the assessment. In support of these fundamentals, the session will also provide tips on developing assessment instructions, recording your assessment mapping and structuring your assessment tools and documents for an efficient assessment process and record retention. 

Key topics covered in the Workshop

  • The Standards for RTOs 2015 and other requirements that influence assessment
  • The principles of assessment and the rules of evidence unpacked
  • The unit of competency and its components unpacked into an assessment plan
  • The dimensions of competency and their role in assessment
  • The AQF and its effect on assessment tasks and units of competency
  • Tips on developing assessment instructions
  • Structuring your assessment documentation
  •  Methods of assessment mapping

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

Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor
  • Head of Faculty/Department/Area Manager
  • Consultant

What to expect

  • Arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • PowerPoint presentation and Workbook
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Joe Newbery


Joe Newbery served in the Australian Army for over 20 years. His time in Defence was influenced by his appointment in training roles including recruit training, trade training and finally in training design and compliance. Joe departed Defence and established Newbery Consulting in 2005. He has extensive experience and is recognised for his work in course design, job analysis and VET quality auditing. Over the period 2007 – 2014, Joe provided Lead Auditor services on behalf of the VET regulators including the National Audit and Registration Agency (NARA), the Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Today Joe leads a small team at Newbery Consulting to support his clients throughout Australia with a broad offering of VET products and services.


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