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Webinar Recording: Back to Basics – How does a unit of competency really work?

Velg Training


Recorded on 22/10/2019 as part of National VET PD Week, this webinar explored the fundamental components of a unit of competency to remind us about the way we should really look at a unit.

Topic overview:

This webinar will explore the fundamental components of a unit of competency to remind us about the way we should really look at a unit.

A unit is a standard. It is not a set of teaching notes or an assessment method! It is not a “what do I do on Monday” statement.  It defines, and suggests a way of measuring, “competence” with regard to a specified job role/function.

This webinar answered the question: How does a unit of competence really work?  The webinar used actual unit components and actual assessment items to illustrate points made.

What was covered in the session:

  • The Unit of Competency
  • Pre and Co-requisites
  • Application, elements, performance criteria
  • Foundation Skills
  • Performance and Knowledge evidence
  • Assessment Conditions

Webinar content targeted towards:

  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Private Individuals
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers
  • RTO Managers
  • Compliance Managers

Webinar duration: 60 minutes

Bio of presenter:

John Dwyer is a trainer and consultant with experience in education spanning more than 60 years. He brings extensive Registered Training Organisation (RTO) experience to Velg Training, having a comprehensive history in developing and delivering a range of workshops on assessment, compliance, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), moderation and validation processes relating to AQTF/VQF compliance. 

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