Professional Development

As a training professional, your and your team’s knowledge and skills are vital to your success.

To support you with your professional development in the ever-changing Training and Resources Industries landscapes, we have designed a range of workshops, webinars and on-demand resources.

Our professional development offerings cover a range of areas of training and legislation relating to training and will help you to keep up to date with the latest developments and emerging areas and to refresh your current skills and knowledge.

If you are interested in one of the below courses, but there are no dates available, contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.

Course Overview

Mapping is an important process to ensure your assessments meet the requirements of National Standards (unit of competency). Mapping can also assist in not over-assessing or assessing things that are not required. In our industry, the Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII) National Standards are typically the benchmark against which worker competence is determined.

This workshop will help you to refresh your understanding of:

  • Requirements for the mapping of assessment tools – why?
  • Assessing against a benchmark – criterion referenced assessment.
  • What does “competent” mean?
  • Dimensions of competency.
  • “Generic” units of competency and specific workplace context and tasks – how does it all work?
  • Unpacking and contextualising a unit of competency.
  • Map assessment activities against a National Standard (RII).
  • Record keeping requirements for mapping activities.

This workshop is hands on so you will get practical experience of mapping during the workshop. You will be provided with relevant resources.

Presenter Bio

Sharon Holmes

Sharon Holmes is a consultant to the resources sector who is passionate about health and safety and effective training and assessment processes. Sharon develops training and assessment resources, audits training schemes, facilitates risk assessments and delivers training.

Sharon has worked in the resources sector since 1998 including over 20 years working for a registered training organisation (RTO). She has been involved in the Resources Training Council since its inception in 2011, has served as a member of the Executive Committee and is now an honorary member.

Practical experience in the resources sector is supported by relevant tertiary qualifications including a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management), Graduate Diploma in Minerals Industry Risk Management, TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development and TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Sharon lives in northern NSW and enjoys the beach, travel and spending time with family.

As activity has increased in the resources industry and companies have grown onboarded more workers, we have seen a rise in the number of fraudulent Certificates and Statements of Attainment provided as evidence of skills.

This e-learning module will explain:

  • Why validate?
  • Types of fraud being seen
  • How to validate

This module is suitable for all staff who are involved in the checking and validation of evidence of competency documentation.

  • Event Name
  • PD - Validating Evidence of Competency (eLearning)
  • PD - Communicating Return on Investment
  • Location Name

Selected Events

Event Title
Start Date
End Date
PD - Validating Evidence of Competency (eLearning)
PD - Communicating Return on Investment
March 23, 2021 8:30 am
March 23, 2021 4:30 pm
March 23, 2021 8:30 am
March 23, 2021 4:30 pm