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Unpacking the Most Common Non-compliances in Assessment

7, 14 and 28 May 2019
Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Non-compliance across vocational assessment has plagued trainers and assessors for many years, clouding an understanding of the assessment principles and rules that have fundamentally stayed the same.  In response to feedback from attendees of our 1 hour webinar "Most Common Assessment Issues Identified by ASQA" in 2018, Velg Training is proud to offer this comprehensive workshop that really unpacks assessment issues and provides practical activities to help guide you.

Ensuring that assessment tools and supporting material are compliant is an essential driver for any RTO. This workshop goes back to basics, however, is presented through the eyes of an auditor. It aims to explore answers to the questions:

  • What are common areas of non-compliance in assessment practices identified an audit? 
  • What assessment practices, systems and processes do auditors expect to see? 
  • How do you ensure that all staff consistently apply an RTO’s assessment system? What informs an auditor that the RTO is delivering high quality and compliant assessments, that permits it to issue AQF certification documentation? 
  • What documents and level of documentation are sought by an auditor? 
During the workshop, participants will unpack examples of non-compliant assessments and supporting material, to provide valuable insight into practices to avoid. Reasonable adjustment and student support, RPL assessment practices and third-party reporting will also be covered on the day, together with validation of assessments as an RTO quality assurance mechanism.

Key topics covered in the Workshop

  •  Quality and compliant assessment practices in line with the Standards for RTOs (2015)
  •  Recognition of Prior Learning practices
  •  Best practice validation of assessments activities
  • Q&A

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

Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor

What to expect

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


Maria Langwell

Private individual

Maria Langwell has worked within the vocational education and training (VET) sector for over 30 years, commencing within TAFE NSW. Within this organisation, Maria held several positions, from Head of the Labour Market Programs Unit at Blacktown Institute of TAFE, through to her final role as General Manager, Strategic Planning and Policy for Western Sydney Institute. On her relocation to Melbourne, Maria worked within the Victorian public service, as the Manager of several priority VET and employment services and programs, such as the Youth Employment Scheme (Victoria’s flagship youth traineeship program), Community Based Employment (CBE) Program, and the Victorian industry training advisory bodies (ITaBs). Her last appointment in the public service was as the Manager, Funded Programs, where Maria was responsible for funding the VET private RTO sector through its user choice and other VET programs. Maria moved into service delivery within Victoria, where she worked at AMES, prior to heading up Spectrum Education and Training (SET), a small community based RTO based in Broadmeadows, Melbourne. Within this period and in recognition of the leadership and vision for servicing the most disadvantaged community members within this region, SET was awarded the 2010 Small Training Provider of the Year. Maria moved to the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET), where she held the positions of VIC Executive Manager, as well as the General Manager, Business Development. In her time at ACPET, Maria supported compliance and quality across ACPET’s membership base of over 1,000 members as well as the wider VET community, through her initiation of ACPET’s professional development program and health check services. Both services were well received and utilised, with over 8,000 VET professionals attending the PD sessions in 2013-14 alone. Since early 2015, Maria joined the Vocation Group as the Head of Quality Assurance and Education and led 4 out of the RTOs to a fully compliant status. In 2015, Maria embarked on her boutique RTO consultancy service, where she supports RTOs nationally to interpret and apply the range of regulatory and funding requirements.

Maria holds an Executive Master in Public Administration and Management (University of Melbourne), a Master in Education (Administration and Management) (University of Sydney) and a Diploma in Teaching (Sydney Teachers College).


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

8.30am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 4.00pm Workshop


Location Date Venue
Saxons Melbourne 7 May 2019 Saxons Melbourne, Level 8, 500 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Saxons Sydney 14 May 2019 Saxons Sydney, Level 10, 10 Barrack Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Velg Training 28 May 2019 Velg Training, 1/52 Jeffcott Street, Wavell Heights, QLD 4012

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