VALA Masterclasses

September 13, 2019





June 20, 2019

Sheila Douglas, Envisiontraining

“This is so needed!!”
“Much clearer about assessment, Thank you.”
“Well organised, and we were able to discuss at classroom level.”
“I learned a lot from this training session! Thank you!”

Achievement of the individual VCAL outcomes follows a different set of assessment methods and tools than those used in graded certificates like the VCE. Feedback from Quality Assurance (QA) panels and our own PD evaluations tells us that many teachers are looking for support around Assessment. So here is your opportunity to increase your skills in judging if a student has met the requirements of a learning outcome and to confidently present your evidence at QA! Sheila will outline the Principles of Assessment, Rules of Evidence as well as the wide breadth of assessment methods and tools available to capture evidence. This Masterclass offers a sound insight into the theory behind assessment as well as a practical session in which you will be supported to develop assessment tools for your individual project or program.

Please note: this PD does not focus on RTO compliance and is most suited for school teachers.

* 6.5 hours of PL towards Australian Professional Standards for Teachers; Standards 3, 5 & 6

Sheila Douglas has been involved in the VET sector for 20 years across a range of RTOs and not for profit organisations. Sheila is a highly sought-after consultant within the VET industry as a Certificate IV TAE trainer and has also been an ACPET Health Check Consultant,
Her experience includes the management of RTOs, compliance, development of assessment tools and processes, development of e-learning programs and implementation of Foundation Skills.
Sheila has coordinated and facilitated a wide range of commonwealth and state funded projects including:

  • National LLN Capable RTO project
  • National Foundation Skills Project
  • Victorian Horticulture External Validation Project
  • Development of new Practical Placement Guidelines for RTOs, and supporting documentation
  • Development of ACFE funded “Youth in VET in Learn Locals” program.

Additionally, Sheila has developed ACSF pre-enrolment processes for large RTOs which included:

  • Indicator tools and marking guides across all ACSF levels
  • Facilitator guides
  • Training of staff to administer the tools


Cancellations and substitutions: Cancellations notified in writing prior to the event incur a fee of 50%; otherwise no refund is given. Substitutes are welcome at any time.

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Time: Registration opens 9.00 am, session commences sharp 9.30am – 3.00pm

Max numbers: 40

Fees: Members $240, Non-members $300

Morning tea and lunch provided.

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