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Pitfalls in Assessment Design and Development

10 October 2018

Are your assessment materials pitfall free?

Consistently one of the most challenging aspects for RTOs to ‘get right’, assessment is the crux of accredited training. Why then, is this fundamental element of vocational education so difficult to master?

When it comes to designing how evidence of competency will be collected and judged, assessment development needs to ensure all the right boxes can be ticked.

Join Michelle Charlton as she discusses some of the more common pitfalls in assessment design and development, and find out if your RTO needs to avoid any traps.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Basic principles of designing and developing compliant assessment
  • Understanding the competing demands of an assessment's purpose
  • Assessing assessment tools by others
  • Designing a tool that meets requirements
  • Q&A

At the end of the session, participants should be able to answer the question: "What makes a 'good' assessment tool?", and be able to identify (and avoid!) common pitfalls in the design and development process.

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

10 October  2018
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 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
  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer and Assessor
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Training Manager
  • L&D Manager

What to expect

Presented by Michelle Charlton, 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


Michelle Charlton


Michelle is an experienced VET practitioner who first entered workplace training in 1993. Since then, she has worked in and out of the VET sector for a variety of organisations, in a number of capacities. Michelle’s work experience and vocational qualifications include those in business operations, leadership and management, project management, retail skills, and training and education.  Additionally, Michelle has experience owning and operating award-winning businesses, so she understands the complexities of employing others, growing a business, and driving a culture of continuous improvement and quality customer service.  Michelle currently works as a resource developer and industry consultant.

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, Michelle Charlton, before the session, please email

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