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NVC Master Class: Troubleshooting the TAS

12 September 2018
Adelaide Convention Centre, Gilbert Suite

2018NVC Master Class

The Training and Assessment Strategy is required by Clauses 1.1-1.4 of the Standards for RTOs 2015. This document must sufficiently describe a framework to guide trainers and assessors in implementing the training product in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the training package or VET accredited course. It must also enable the learner to meet the requirements of their enrolment and be responsive to learner and industry needs.

This Master Class will “Troubleshoot the TAS” by exploring the common non-compliances, along with providing suggestions for evidence and corrections. Participants should bring one of their RTO’s training and assessment strategies to work with.

Key topics covered in the Master Class

Examination of how a strategy:

  • acts as a framework and a living document that is consistent with, and provides sufficient guidance for a trainer/assessor to implement, the training product;
  • describes the characteristics of the learner group and how their characteristics influence the development/review of the strategy;
  • identifies an amount of training that includes a rationale developed from the characteristics of the learner group and delivery/implementation contexts and explains any significant variations from the volume of learning;
  • illustrates scheduling, sequence and mode of delivery along with appropriate assessment methodology and resources;
  • identifies any third party, other resource access arrangements or vocational placement/work placement;
  • outlines any specific trainer/assessor qualifications or skills as required by the training product/package/course;
  • shows how it was informed by the outcomes of industry engagement; and
  • indicates how it was or will be monitored/reviewed for continuous improvement.

Who should attend

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

What to expect

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


Kerri Buttery



Kerri Buttery has worked in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for two decades as a Trainer/Assessor, RTO Manager and also as a Senior Lead Auditor. Kerri has worked as a consultant for a range of organisations in the areas of establishing Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), conducting internal audits, consulting on VQF compliance, developing accredited courses, convening conferences and events, developing training and assessment materials, conducting professional development workshops and delivering Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She also specialises in eLearning consulting, with a particular focus on the Canvas LMS by Instructure.

Melanie Alexandra


Melanie Alexandra has held a variety of roles within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for over 20 years in Australia and in the UK.As a teacher, trainer and assessor, Faculty Area Head and Program Manager she has developed academic curriculum and vocational qualifications from Certificate I to Degree level, delivered programs to learners in schools, colleges and universities and provided professional development to staff of schools, higher education institutions and registered training organisations. As Head of Quality Assurance, RTO Manager and Senior Lead Auditor for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), Melanie has worked extensively with regulatory bodies to ensure high standards of quality and compliance and is currently employed by Velg Training as Resource Developer and Consultant.

Also speaking at:

Velg2Go: QLD Schools Mentoring
Velg2Go: The VET Landscape


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