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Focus Week: Assessment: The Big Picture

1 April 2019

This webinar is one of five available during Velg Training's dedicated Focus Week - Assessment.  A review of the 2017-2018 feedback from all event attendees has been collated to reveal the most commonly requested PD topics related to Assessment.  You asked - we deliver!

About this webinar

Assessment: The Big Picture
Sometimes we get so caught up in the detail we forget about the “big picture”.

Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgements on whether competency has been achieved. Competency means the consistent application of knowledge and skill to the standard of performance required in the workplace. It embodies the ability to transfer and apply skills and knowledge to new situations and environments. (Adapted from Standards for RTOS (2015), Glossary)

Key topics covered within webinar

This webinar will look at a number of “big picture” assessment issues and will explore the questions:

  • What is the purpose of assessment?
  • What types of assessment exist?
  • Where do formative” and “summative” assessment fit?
  • What are the features of competency-based assessment?
  • What is evidence and how is it collected and judged?
  • What are assessment methods and assessment tools and assessment instruments
  • What is the assessor’s role in the assessment process?

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

Date & Time

1 April 2019
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/Compliance Managers
  • Trainer/Assessors
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by John Dwyer, 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 Dwyer


John Dwyer is a trainer and consultant with experience in education spanning more than 60 years. He brings extensive Registered Training Organisation (RTO) experience to Velg Training, having a comprehensive history in developing and delivering a range of workshops on assessment, compliance, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), moderation and validation processes relating to AQTF/VQF compliance. 

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 Dwyer, before the session, please email

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