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Unpacking Units of Competency

Purchase for $195.00 (AUD) incl. GST

To decode the complex language & structures of competency units - Virtual workshop

Ever feel like you're wrestling with a Rubik's cube when trying to unpack Units of Competency? Do you find them murky and baffling? What if you had a clear-cut, step-by-step guide to cut through the ambiguity?

Sign up for our upcoming webinar, "Unpacking Units of Competency," to decode the complex language and structures of competency units. This session will illuminate a robust and detailed 3-step technique to decipher and contextualise a unit of competency, ensuring you can clearly interpret it for your students and learners.

Whether you're a trainer, TAFE teacher, RTO manager or compliance officer, this session is tailored for you. We'll explore six strategies for understanding the intricate details within a Unit of Competency and its Assessment Requirements, two methods for elucidating its contents, and three practical tools for defining the work task to be performed.

Participants will understand how to analyse specifics within a Unit of Competency and its Assessment Requirements, interpreting and contextualising a Unit of Competency, and using effective tools to represent a work task.  You’ll also learn how to pinpoint the necessary knowledge and skills for the task and construct a training and assessment matrix.

Don't miss this opportunity to demystify the Units of Competency and make them your ally in training and assessment. Register now to secure your spot!


Webinar details

Date: Tuesday 7 May 2024

Time: 9.30am AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)

Duration: 3 hours

Investment: $195.00 inc GST.

10% discount! for VET PD Series subscribers - Use your Voucher Code when registering!

Note this event is not recorded.



These sessions are for Trainers and TAFE Teachers, RTO Managers, RTO Compliance Managers and RTO Compliance Officers.


Topics Covered

  • 6 strategies that can be used for reading and analysing the details within a Unit of Competency and the Assessment Requirements
  • 2 methods for understanding and clarifying the contents of a Unit of Competency and the Assessment Requirements (interpretation and contextualisation)
  • 3 tools for describing the work task to be performed (flowcharts, task breakdown, mapping matrix)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will have an understanding of:

  • Use various reading strategies to identify the details contained within a Unit of Competency and the Assessment Requirements
  • Analyse, interpret and contextualise a Unit of Competency and the Assessment Requirements
  • Use a flowchart or cycle diagram to describe a work task
  • Describe a work task using a task breakdown
  • Identify required knowledge and skills to perform the work task
  • Develop a training matrix and assessment matrix



Presenter ImageAlan Maguire

Alan Maguire has had extensive experience in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, working for major corporations, TAFE institutes and industry associations. He has represented the work skills and training needs of industry and employers on a range of committees and working groups, including Victorian ITABs, Course Accreditation Committees, Course Re-accreditation Committees, and Industry Reference Committee. 

Alan has performed various roles including trainer, instructional designer, project manager, quality manager, RTO auditor, program manager, RTO manager, and VET adviser. After a career spanning more than 35 years, he has turned his attention to informing and educating the next generation of VET practitioners, including the frequent publication of articles on LinkedIn about Australia’s VET system and the TAE Training Package. 


A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of live event activities.



  • The Vocational Education & Training Sector
    • Analyse and interpret the qualifications framework
    • Analyse and interpret units of competency and accredited modules



The following statements are received when the course is completed:

VDC - Certificate of Attendance
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