Validation is a must - as is the plan for how your RTO is going to do it. 


The Standards for RTOs 2015 require every RTO to implement a plan for “ongoing systematic validation of assessment practices and judgements ...for each training product on the RTO’s scope of registration”.

The Standards say the validation plan must outline the:

  • Timing of validation activities across the five year cycle

  • Training products that will be validated

  • People who will be involved in the validation activities

  • Way the validation results will be recorded and followed up


If your RTO was registered in April 2015, you are now in the start of the second mandatory 5-year validation cycle which means at least 50% of training products on your scope of registration must be completed by the end of 2023.  This also means that your RTO must have the documented plan in place now for how validation is going to roll out across 2021-2025.

Watch this session with Michelle Charlton for an overview of how to construct the mandatory five year plan for validation. 

We’ll show you:

  • How to understand the difference between different types of validation (and where moderation fits in)

  • A framework for deciding which training products on scope need to be validated, and when

  • Ways to calculate the risk of a training product - which is essential, as the Standards say relative risks of all training products on scope must be considered for the plan

  • How to document who will be involved in the validation process

  • What to do with the results of the validation activity


Each registrant will receive a complimentary copy of a Risk Analysis checklist and at time of registration, options for exclusive, special discounts on the following Training Tools products:


Other Details:

  • Recorded - March 2021

  • Duration - Approx. 80 mins

  • Access - 30 days from date of purchase


Past Feedback:

Here's what others who watched this session had to say:

  • Thanks so much for the information today, it confirmed that we are on the right track when it comes to validation
  • Excellent, thanks Michelle! Thanks so much for the webinar, I got a lot out of it; confirmed a few things in my head but also gave me a really good idea of where we want to go with this
  • Everything was explained clearly and an easy pace to understand
  • Very clear and relevant information and suggestions

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Event Information

    • 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 review
  • Assessment marking
  • Assessment validation
  • 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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