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NVPDW Self-Assuring Your Assessment

14 October 2022
Recording of Zoom Webinar

Please note: The NVPDW Self-Assuring Your Assessment webinar has now occurred.
However you can still purchase the recording of the live event until Sunday 16th October 2022. 

This final webinar of the 2022 National VET PD Week is presented by Melanie Alexandra (rated 4.7/5 stars). It focuses on best practice approaches for development and conducting of assessment and will highlight what is and isn't compliant assessment. 

About this webinar:

As VET practitioners we live and breathe a world of education change.  Assessing evidence produced as a result of consistently documented instructions, and gathered through a range of methods and techniques, is a race often lost against ever-changing packaging requirements and industry relevance.  This session explores self-assurance strategies that enable not only compliance confidence but the implementation of continued quality assurance across your assessment systems and practices. 

The intent of this session is to equip you with some essential strategies for taking control of your own assessment practices and resources. Whether you are an RTO Manager leading a team of trainers and assessors or if you are the one responsible for designing, developing and conducting assessment, this session puts the spotlight on the differences between what is and what isn’t compliant assessment. 

Meeting the requirements of the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence, as outlined within the Standards, may seem straight forward to some but, yet, validation and audit outcomes highlight anomalies where most thought they had got it right. With this in mind, Melanie Alexandra will use this session to highlight best practice approaches across the development of assessment tools and conducting of assessment, enabling you to put the reigns of self-assurance firmly back into your own hands. 

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • the purpose behind clear and consistent, documented task instructions and how this may impact upon the audience’s interpretation of what they are required to produce for assessment 
  • making your assessment tools and practices valid ensuring they always meet training package and industry requirements, and 
  • gathering assessment evidence correctly to inform valid assessment judgments.

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

Friday 14 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

  • RTO Managers responsible for monitoring and approving assessment materials and practices 
  • L&D Managers 
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Assessors who conduct competency-based assessment
  • Authors of assessment materials and resources.

What to expect

Presented by Melanie Alexandra, 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


Melanie Alexandra


Melanie has held a variety of roles within the Academic and Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors over the past 25 years including trainer and assessor, Head of Faculty, Program Manager, RTO Manager, and Head of Quality Assurance and has won awards for practice excellence in teaching and learning, and outstanding leadership.

In recent years, Melanie worked as a Senior Lead Auditor, conducting regulatory audits and registrations against the current VET Quality Framework and Standards for RTOs 2015, and has authored and built a number of online professional development programs to support VET practitioners nationally.

Today Melanie works as an Education Services Advisor of Vocational Education, Skills and Training for Queensland schools and provides consulting support services to RTOs as a VET Consultant in her own right.

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 Melanie Alexandra before the session, please email

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