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NVPDW Creating Multiple Choice Questions

12 October 2022
Recording of Zoom Webinar

Please note: The NVPDW Creating Multiple Choice Questions webinar has now occurred.
However you can still purchase the recording of the live event until Sunday 16th October 2022. 

Our third webinar in National VET PD Week is presented by David Tout, Senior Research Fellow, ACER who is a 4.5/5 Star rated presenter. This session will provide helpful tips and advice on best practices when developing Multiple Choice questions.

About this webinar:

This webinar will look at writing and developing Multiple Choice questions as part of your VET delivery and assessment.

It is often thought that Multiple Choice questions are not applicable to VET; additionally, people assume they are the easiest assessment questions to write. These are incorrect assumptions.

Based on many years of experience writing formal assessment questions for local, state, national and international assessments, Dave will share with you some of his insights on:

  • the benefits and challenges of writing Multiple Choice questions

  • how to write good Multiple Choice questions

  •  an alternative type of Multiple Choice question – what ACER refers to as a CMC

    (attend the webinar to find out what CMC stands for!)

Dave will provide helpful tips and advice on best practices when developing Multiple Choice questions, regardless of online or face-to-face delivery. He will also provide insights into how to write questions that are designed to be more accessible to learners with LLN issues.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Best practice multiple choice questions
  • The benefits and challenges
  • How to write good multiple choice questions
  • Writing questions for learners with LLN issues
  • An alternative type of multiple choice question

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

Wednesday 12 October 2022
11:00am - 12.30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:30pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 1:00pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants

What to expect

Presented by Dave Tout, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

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


Dave Tout


Dave Tout is a Senior Research Fellow in the Tertiary and Vocational Assessment Services unit at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He has over 40 years’ experience, mainly in the VET sector, working across schools, TAFEs, ACE providers, university, and industry.

Dave has extensive experience in developing literacy and numeracy assessments for school students, youth, and adults for a range of clients, including Australian and New Zealand governments, across the Pacific Islands and for the OECD, and has run test development workshops for a range of organisations across different countries. Dave has been involved in various international numeracy and maths assessments including PIAAC and PISA. In 2018, Dave was appointed by the OECD as Chair of the Numeracy Expert Group for the second cycle of the International Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).

Also speaking at:

Your Way: Creating Multiple Choice Questions

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 Dave Tout before the session, please email

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