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Monday, November 13 2017

 
Validation of assessment – much more than the tools alone
National - Essential Series
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm AEDT

What is validation? What, when, and how do or should RTOs validate? Who can undertake validation?

Perhaps you have read 1.9 – 1.11 of the Standards for RTOs 2015, but like many RTOs you are struggling to know what it actually means, where to start or how to actually implement effective validation within your organisation?  Or maybe you just want to check you are on the right track?

This webinar will explore the requirements for validation according to the standards, and will present some practical suggestions about how to implement effective validation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the meaning and requirements for validation as per the Standards for RTOs 2015
  • Develop effective validation plans and processes
  • Implement effective validation

Facilitated by: Maree Thorne

Maree has over 20 years working in the VET environment including as an educator and manager. As a consultant, Maree currently works with RTOs and other organisations conducting quality auditing, developing quality management systems and effective business and compliance solutions and developing RTO staff capability, as well as managing her own RTO which specialises in the delivery and assessment of an accredited course in vocational education and training quality and compliance.

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Contributing to quality and compliance with the standards for administration staff
National - Essential Series
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 2:00pm to 3:00pm AEDT

Providing a quality student experience involves more than just the quality of the training and assessment.

In fact, ASQA’s ‘new’ student-centred audit approach is organised around five key phases of the student experience—marketing and recruitment; enrolment; support and progression; training and assessment; and completion.

This webinar will focus on interpreting, understanding and applying key requirements of the standards specifically related to administration and support roles, including marketing, provision of information to prospective learners, record keeping and reporting, and issuing certification.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review (and or develop) organisational processes and materials that enhance the student experience, in compliance with the standards (particularly 3, 4, 5)
  • Understand the requirements of the standards (particularly 3, 4 & 5) and their criticality to the student experience

Facilitated by: Maree Thorne

Maree has over 20 years working in the VET environment including as an educator and manager. As a consultant, Maree currently works with RTOs and other organisations conducting quality auditing, developing quality management systems and effective business and compliance solutions and developing RTO staff capability, as well as managing her own RTO which specialises in the delivery and assessment of an accredited course in vocational education and training quality and compliance.

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Using social media to engage learners, create communities of practice and grow your alumni
National - Essential Series
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEDT

Many Australians spend a lot of time using social media.  This highlights that these sites are highly engaging and interactive but not just for socialising.  Social media allows people to learn from and connect with others.  They also provide an opportunity for people to as showcase themselves in their industry or network with experts in their field.

See examples of how social media is being used in

  • The trades and other VET programs to provide a more individualised approach to training, building foundation skills and showcasing learners’ work
  • High school and higher education programs for delivering content and facilitating group work

Join this session to learn how you can use the social media sites in your training and assessment, as well as walk away with a step-by-step guide of how to get started.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain why social media can  be used with learners
  • Understand which social media site is good for what
  • Consider ways of using social media based on examples from the field
  • Plan the implementation of using social media with learners

Facilitated by: Allison Miller

Allison Miller has been a professional learning and business development leader for over 20 years. She is the Director and Lead Consultant of Digital Capability, an organisation which specialises in cutting edge e-learning and e-business solutions which help people succeed online. More recently, Allison has also been helping businesses work smarter in a digitally disrupted environment so they can implement innovative ideas using entrepreneurial approaches. Allison has a Master of Learning and Development (Organisational Development).  She also leads the ePortfolios Australia professional network and the annual Australian Eportfolio Forum

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Meeting ASQA requirements for clause 1.7
National - Essential Series
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm AEDT

Sarah Marshall and Michelle Potts from the SA Department of State Development will report on their Upfront Assessment of Need (UAN) process including L&N pre-assessment tools now in place in SA to ensure that students are undertaking qualifications that are appropriate for them, and are getting additional assistance where necessary.

They will be joined by representatives from three SA RTOs who deliver DSD funded Learner Support Services to their own students and to students attending other SA RTOs. These providers were involved in the development and early trialling of the UAN and provide mentoring to other RTOs to understand and implement the processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • A best practice approach to learner recruitment and support (Standards for RTOs clause 1.7)
  • Holistic student assessment – it’s not just LLN
  • Supporting L&N assessment implementation through, mentoring and professional development
  • Implementing an holistic L&N approach, including expert interpretation of assessments and responding to individual need through integration of foundation skills bridging units into vocational training

Facilitated by: SA Department of State Development

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  • Sarah Marshall, Principal Policy Officer Skills and Employment, Department of State Development, Government of South Australia
  • Michelle Potts, A/Manager Skills and Employment, Department of State Development, Government of South Australia
  • Linda Emaus-Cox, RTO Contracts and Administration Manager, ATEC – Adelaide Training and Employment Centre
  • Lynda Turner, Trainer/Assessor and Learner Support Services, Training Prospects
  • Fletcha Pearce-Cane, Business Development, MADEC

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Contact the ACPET PD Team on pd@acpet.edu.au or 03 9412 5924 for all PD registration and  further information inquiries.


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