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WA Members-Only Webinar: Compliance Q&A with Michaela Tarpley

24 August 2018

Velg Training aims to support Members nation-wide through a range of metropolitan and regional initiatives. This webinar session is to provide an opportunity for Velg Training members in WA only to attend affordable and accessible online professional development tailored specifically to service their needs.

The webinar will be an open forum Q&A session which will be presented by Michaela Tarpley, a highly experienced consultant within the sector with experience working under the regulation of both the Training and Accreditation Council (TAC) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Members are encouraged to either submit their questions on notice to, or come online and ask questions through the chat function or using their microphone.


Topical areas may include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment requirements (including RPL)
  • Volume of Learning and the Amount of Training
  • Systematic validation and statistically valid sample size
  • Industry engagement
  • LLN and Foundation Skills Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) development
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Third party arrangements
  • Delivery and transition requirements
  • Trainer and assessor competence and currency
  • Standards for RTOs 2015
  • Governance processes
  • TAC and ASQA regulatory processes and audit approach (from a consultant’s perspective)

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

24 August 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
2:00pm - 3:00pm (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • CEO/RTO Owners
  • RTO Manager
  • Trainer and Assessor
  • Curriculum manager/HOD
  • Consultants

What to expect

Presented by Michaela Tarpley, you will be provided with the following after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Michaela Tarpley


Michaela has over 30 years’ experience working in senior management positions in both the public and private sector. While most of her early career was in education and training at secondary and tertiary levels, her work as a senior public servant focused on Corporate Governance and Business Management, plus Program and Project Management. Michaela has also established and run a number of successful small business enterprises in the UK and Australia.

Many of you will know Michaela from her role as a VET auditor, ACPET Health Check consultant and professional development presenter. She is passionate about quality training and assessment and loves to share the knowledge and experience she has gained over the past 30 years to assist RTOs in providing quality learning outcomes to their clients, while ensuring that they run an efficient, effective and compliant business. Michaela’s’ work as an auditor for the regulators as well as a business owner and manager gives her a unique perspective when it comes to addressing the myriad regulatory requirements with which an RTO must comply

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 before the session, please email

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