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How to Help Students Struggling with their Course

13 July 2022
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar

Are Any of Your Students Struggling with the Course?
What the likely gap from school learning is - and how you can help!


Every VET course has a theory component built in because every unit of competency has knowledge evidence requirements that must be met in order to demonstrate competency.

But what happens when students come into vocational education and training with little, to no, idea about how to properly address the theoretical requirements of their course? In these cases, it’s not unusual for students to struggle with providing appropriate responses to assessment tasks.

As educators, we have a golden opportunity to turn this around by explicitly upskilling students in knowing what is required for an assessment task and how to respond – thereby ensuring every student is fully equipped with the skills to be a successful participant in VET.

Using the theories of adult learning and psychological safety as a basis, this session will briefly explore some of the common challenges students may face in their VET study – and what we can do to assist – before moving on to unpack a tried and tested way to set students up for success with their knowledge evidence requirements.

Recent feedback identified that you want PD that helps you with supporting students, so we are bringing back this extremely highly regarded webinar (rated 4.4/5 stars)

 Here's what past attendees had to say :

- "Some great practical explore why a student is struggling and how to then engage and help them"  C.Harding

- "Fascinating subject presented helpfully and engagingly"  R Gould

- "I liked how this webinar concentrated on student psychology and tools we can use to assist them, as many other webinars concentrate on the mechanics of training &/or assessment"  L Gibbs

- "Provided great strategies to use with struggling students"  C Roden

Key topics covered in this webinar 

Join this webinar to hear about:

  • What most students need for their course, but may never have been taught
  • How you, as a trainer/assessor, can fill this gap
  • Explicitly upskilling students in the core skill of learning
  • The benefits of understanding the ‘hidden curriculum’
  • How all of the above can influence student participation and progression rates

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

13 July 2022
11:00am - 12.00pm (AEST: QLD)

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

Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Teachers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Michelle Charlton, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resource 
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Michelle Charlton


As the Principal of her organisation, Michelle works with her team to provide specialised VET and RTO support services including:

  • Writing and resource development
  • Assessment and document review
  • Assessment validation
  • QA services
  • Professional Development information and activities

Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations.

She holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.


Wednesday, 13 July 2022

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio test
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • 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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