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Systematic validation of assessment - what are you checking?

7 November 2018

Whilst systematic validation of assessment is a requirement of the Standards for RTOs 2015, this process is a prime opportunity for RTOs to ensure the quality implementation of its assessment services and provide industry relevant projects and tasks that align to current workplace skill requirements.  When asking yourself the question ‘What am I checking?’, it is important to cover all aspects that impact upon, and result from, the assessment process including literacy and numeracy requirements, levels of learning, industry requirements and interim feedback.

Key topics covered within the webinar

In this session we shall look at the following assessment validation components as a 'best practice' opportunity that informs continuously improved services:

  • Aligning your assessment tools to competency requirements and current industry expectations
  • Providing clear and comprehensive instructions for learners, enabling them to produce competent evidence for assessment
  • Ensuring consistent assessment is informed and guided by clear and comprehensive assessor instructions
  • Collecting assessment evidence that is valid, sufficient, authentic and current
  • Taking into account language, literacy and numeracy skills, and identified special needs of individual students
  • Assessing learners in line with the required AQF level criteria
  • Acquiring adequate feedback from learners and assessors
  • Engaging with representatives to inform the industry relevance of assessment practices and resources
  • Q&A

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

7 November  2018
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00am - 1:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • RTO Owner/Managers
  • RTO Compliance Manager
  • Trainer and Assessor
  • Head of Faculty/Department
  • Consultant

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 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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