Here's a session on some of the most common challenges for fit-for-purpose assessment tools - and how to avoid having these in the materials your RTO uses


Consistently one of the most challenging aspects for RTOs to ‘get right’, assessment is the crux of accredited training. Why then, is this fundamental element of vocational education so difficult to master?


Join Michelle Charlton to examine the complexities that wrap around assessment development for VET as well as some of the simple instructional design techniques you can apply to have your tools more likely to collect the evidence they should.  

This session will look at seven common pitfalls as well as tips for:

  • Basic principles of designing and developing quality assessment materials

  • Understanding the competing demands of an assessment's purpose (and how to balance these so users aren't overloaded with a sea of information)

  • Assessing assessment tools by others - entirely relevant for confirming suitability of purchased materials

  • Designing a tool that meets requirements

Session contents

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    Event Information

    • Important information to access the webinar

    • Session Resources

    • Replay of the Recorded Live Webinar

    • Session Feedback

    • Final Steps

About your presenter

Michelle Charlton


As the Principal of her organisation, Michelle works with her team to provide specialised VET and RTO support services including:

  • Writing and resource development
  • Assessment and document review
  • Assessment validation
  • QA services
  • Professional Development information and activities


Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations. 

She holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.


Contact and connect with Michelle:

E: michelle@specialisedvetservices.com.au

W: specialisedvetservices.com.au

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