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NVPDW: Industry Engagement – Informing vs Validating

18 October 2024
Online via Zoom Webinar

This webinar that forms part of our 2024 National VET PD Week is presented by Melanie Alexandra (who achieved an average score of 4.2/5 stars).  She will share some effective strategies for engaging with the industry.


The effectiveness of vocational education is largely dependent upon the offering of training and assessment services that reflect current industry requirements. The world of vocational education and training (VET) is forever changing, not only impacting on the training packages we deliver and assess, but also on the industry relevance of the resources we have in place to support those training and assessment services.

This webinar looks at some effective strategies for engaging with industry, highlights the purpose behind that engagement, unpacks the types of questions that invoke valid responses from those engaged and inform the industry relevance of training and assessment practices applied within Registered Training Organisations.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Unpacking the differences between informing and validating training and assessment strategies and practices
  • Implementing a range of engagement strategies to inform the industry relevance of applied resources
  • Preparing targeted questions to enhance the validity of responses acquired from industry representatives
  • Using engagement outcomes to affect industry-relevant resources and services

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 18th October 2024
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 - 11:30pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00pm (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyone involved in industry engagement practices at your RTO:

  • Trainer/Assessor
  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Curriculum HOD/Faculty HOD/Dept/Area Manager
  • L&D Manager
  • Operational Personnel

What to expect

Presented by Melanie Alexander, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three month 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.


Friday, 18 October 2024

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

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 before the session, please email

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