Professional Development Recordings and Resources

Recordings and Resources for Previous Sessions:

Assessment (Part 3b) - Assessment in Practice: Assessment appeals and the validation of assessment practices and outcomes

RTOs need to have processes to enable candidates to appeal assessment decisions, and strategies to closely monitor the quality of their assessment systems, tools, and judgements.  This half-day workshop provided RTOs with practical and specific information to support a fair and effective assessment appeals process, and to implement an assessment validation strategy to monitor each stage of the assessment process.

This session was part 3b of a three-part series on assessment conducted throughout 2018 with a focus on each stage of the assessment process:

•             Part 1: Design and development of an assessment system;
•             Part 2: Designing assessment tools; and
•             Part 3: Assessment in practice.

Workshop:

Russell Docking

6 November 2018

TAC Education Workshop - Assessment in Practice


Assessment (Part 3a) - Assessment in Practice: Using assessment tools, making the assessment decision and keeping assessment records

The critical task of an assessor is to make the assessment decision … competent or not yet competent … on the basis of evidence gathered by assessment tools. This half-day workshop provided RTOs with practical and specific information to support the use of assessment tools to gather good evidence, make safe assessment judgements with that evidence, and record the evidence and outcomes. 


This session was part 3a of a three-part series on assessment conducted throughout 2018 with a focus on each stage of the assessment process:

•             Part 1: Design and development of an assessment system;
•             Part 2: Designing assessment tools; and
•             Part 3: Assessment in practice.

Workshop:

Russell Docking

23 October 2018

TAC Education Workshop - Assessment in Practice


Assessment (Part 2) - Designing Assessment Tools

Assessment is a fundamental part of an RTO's operations.  As assessments are used to determine a learner’s competence, RTOs must ensure their assessment tools are developed to meet all unit or module assessment requirements and the Standards for RTOs.  This half-day workshop provided RTOs with practical and specific information on the design and development of assessment tools to gather evidence that can be used to make judgements of competence. 

This session was part 2 of a three-part series on assessment conducted throughout 2018 with a focus on each stage of the assessment process:

•             Part 1: Design and development of an assessment system;
•             Part 2: Designing assessment tools; and
•             Part 3: Assessment in practice.

Workshop:

Russell Docking

17 July 2018

TAC Education Workshop - Designing Assessment Tools (Video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT and Handouts)


Becoming an RTO Information Session 
Want to be a registered training organisation (RTO) but don't know where to start? This session is for you! If you are considering becoming an RTO, the Training Accreditation Council encourages you to attend this interactive online session which provides entry level information on applying to become an RTO.

Webinar:

Kane Depiazz,

8 February 2018

Becoming an RTO Information Session (webinar)

Becoming an RTO Information Session (PPT) 

Becoming an RTO Information Session Handouts 

 

The Audit Experience: Facts and Fiction
Undergoing an RTO Audit can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be if you are well informed and prepared for the audit. The aim of this webinar is to provide you with information that will help you to understand why and how the Training Accreditation Council implements the audit process and what you can do to help make the experience a positive one for your organisation. This webinar is delivered by TAC Auditors and introduces you to information and resources that you can use to help with audit preparations, to participate in the audit effectively, as well as how to approach your audit results. The webinar does not address compliance with the regulatory standards.  

Webinar:

Russell Docking,

12 June 2018

The Audit Experience: Facts and Fiction (Webinar)

The Audit Experience: Facts and Fiction (PPT & Handouts) 

 

The Course Accreditation Process
Accrediting a course within the VET sector is a significant undertaking for an organisation. The aim of this webinar is to provide you with information that will help you to understand why and how the Training Accreditation Council implements the audit process and what you can do to help make the experience a positive one for your organisation. This webinar is delivered by TAC Auditors and Reviewers and will introduce you to information and resources that you can use to help with each stage of the accreditation process as well as highlight common issues that organisations experience throughout the process. 

Webinar:

Russell Docking

4 April 2018

Accreditation Process (video)

Accreditation Process (PPT)

Accreditation Process Handouts 



Assessment (Part 1) - Design and Development of an Assessment System

Assessment is a fundamental part of an RTO's operations.  An assessment system includes not only the actual materials used directly in conducting assessment, but also policies, procedures and other supporting documents that inform the way assessment is conducted with an RTO.  This session provided practical and specification to RTOs on the design and development of an assessment system with an emphasis on; the fundamentals of competency - based assessment, key drivers of the assessment system, shaping the assessment system and documenting an assessment system.

This session was part 1 of a three-part series on assessment conducted throughout 2018 with a focus on each stage of the assessment process:

•             Part 1: Design and development of an assessment system;

•             Part 2: Designing assessment tools; and

•             Part 3: Assessment in practice.

Workshop:

Russell Docking

13 March 2017

TAC Education Workshop - Assessment Systems (video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT) and Handouts


Industry Engagement
Industry engagement plays a significant role in an RTO's operations.  This sessions provides practical and specific information to RTOs on industry engagement with an emphasis on how it informs training and assessment strategies (Clause 1.1, 1.2) industry relevance (Clause 1.5, 1.6) and vocational competence and industry currency of trainers and assessors (Clause 1.13).

Workshop:

Claire Werner

2 November 2017

TAC Education Workshop – Industry Engagement (video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT) and Handouts 


Assessment and Assessment Validation
Assessment has been and continues to be the most challenging aspect of RTO compliance. This workshop provides practical and specific information to RTOs on Assessment and Assessment Validation.

Workshop:

Russell Docking

25 July 2017

Assessment and Assessment Validation (webinar)

Assessment and Assessment Validation (PPT)

Assessment and Assessment Validation (Handouts)

 

The TAC Risk Framework – a risk based approach to managing and responding to risk

The Training Accreditation Council's regulatory approach has been developed in line with the approach described in the Standards for VET Regulators which aims to ensure '…the integrity of nationally recognised training by regulating RTOs ... using a risk based approach that is consistent, effective, proportional, responsive and transparent.' (p4)

The approach described in the Standards enables VET regulators to deal more effectively with poor quality in the sector and to improve confidence of VET outcomes. This enables a focus on RTOs or sectors deemed to pose the highest risk to quality outcomes, while allowing those with a history of consistent compliance to operate with reduced regulatory scrutiny.

This presentation will focus on TAC's risk based approach, including how TAC manages and responds to risk.

Training Providers Forum:

Morena Stanley

29 May 2017

The TAC Risk Framework (Video)

 

Vocational Competency / Currency and Industry Engagement 
This session provides an overview of the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 in regard to trainers and assessors and industry engagement. The session also focuses on connections across the Standards to inform compliance in these areas.

Webinar:

Morena Stanley

27 April 2017

Vocational Competency / Currency and Industry Engagement (webinar)

Vocational Competency / Currency and Industry Engagement (PPT)

Vocational Competency / Currency and Industry Engagement (handouts)

 

Vocational Competence and Industry Currency for Trainers and Assessors
This session provides practical and specific information and hands-on experience to RTOs on Vocational Competence and Industry Currency for Trainers and Assessors to support compliance practices.

Workshop:

Russell Docking

22 March 2017

TAC Education Workshop – Vocational Competence and Industry Currency (video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT) and Handouts 

 

Amount of Training, Assessment and Assessment Validation

This session provides practical information to support compliance practices including workshop activities on specific topics linked to the Standards for RTOs such as:

  • Amount of Training (Clauses 1.1-1.2)
  • Assessment (Clause 1.8)
  • Validation (Clauses 1.9-1.11)

Workshop:

Russell Docking, Claire Werner, Michaela Tarpley

2 November 2016

TAC Education Workshop – Amount of Training (video)

TAC Education Workshop – Assessment (video)

TAC Education Workshop – Validation (video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT) 

TAC Education Workshop Handouts 

 

Standards for RTOs (2015) Explained 
This webinar will provide an overview of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 and discuss the areas that are generating the most discussion, including: amount of training, validation; and marketing.

Webinar: 

Morena Stanley,

12 October 2016

Standards for RTOs (2015) Explained (webinar)

Standards for RTOs (2015) Explained (PPT)

Standards for RTOs Handouts 

 

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