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NVPDW: A Guide to Conducting Assessment Validations

13 October 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar

Session Overview

Alan Maguire received an average score of 4.2/5 stars for this session that unpacks conducting assessment validations. This session is the last from our 2023 National VET PD Week.

Feedback from participants of this session:

  • 'The knowledge of the presenter and how he presented was wonderful'
  • 'Very informative, reassuring what we are doing is correct. Well presented and easy to understand at the correct pace.'
  • 'It confirmed that the processes I've been following to assessment validation were on track with requirements. Gained some useful hints and tips from the presenter Alan.'
  • 'Very informative, covered all the areas I wanted to understand'

About this webinar:

Assessment validation is a review process used to confirm that an RTO’s assessment system can and is consistently producing valid assessment judgements.

Whilst systematic validation of assessment is a requirement of the Standards for RTOs 2015, this process is the perfect opportunity for RTOs to ensure the quality implementation of it's assessment services.

This deep dive webinar delivers a pragmatic approach to conducting effective assessment validation. You will learn methods and techniques for validating assessment tools.

Alan will take you through the compliance requirements for validation and a 10-step process for conducting validation.  He will explore methods for checking assessment instruments and instructions as well as the attributes of an assessment validator.

Key topics covered in this webinar 

  • Introduction (Definitions & Compliance)
  • 10-step process for conducting assessment validation
  • Preparing for validation
  • Checking the tools
  • Reviewing the sample of completed assessment
  • Q&A

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 13th October 2023
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
  • RTO Compliance Managers
  • RTO Compliance Officers
  • TAFE Teachers
  • Trainers and assessors working for an RTO
  • VET practitioners who need to plan, participate in, or lead assessment validation meeting

What to expect

Presented by Alan Maguire, 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

Our National VET PD week Webinars are proudly sponsored by Cloud Assess who would love to contact you post-event. If you do not wish to be contacted by Learning Lounge, please OPT-OUT HERE


Alan Maguire

Alan Maguire has had extensive experience in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, working for major corporations, TAFE institutes and industry associations. He has represented the work skills and training needs of industry and employers on a range of committees and working groups, including Victorian ITABs, Course Accreditation Committees, Course Re-accreditation Committees, and Industry Reference Committee.

Alan has performed various roles including trainer, instructional designer, project manager, quality manager, RTO auditor, program manager, RTO manager, and VET adviser. After a career spanning more than 35 years, he has turned his attention to informing and educating the next generation of VET practitioners, including the frequent publication of articles on LinkedIn about Australia’s VET system and the TAE Training Package.

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, Alan Maguire, before the session, please email

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