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Webinar/Online Course: Volume of Learning Onsite

18th May 2021
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Online, Australia


Confused by volume of learning requirements?

Join Sarah Jones as she breaks down the essentials of Volume of Learning Onsite with this introduction to what volume of learning is and how it is calculated.

This intermediate level session will cover purchasing guides and nominal hours, as well as the difference between supervised and unsupervised hours. Hours will be explored in the context of onsite and blended delivery modes.


Intermediate (build on your existing knowledge)

Professional learning aimed at practitioners that have specialised theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. 


This webinar is suited for VET teachers, trainers and educators, frontline managers and senior managers.

Topics Covered

  • Purchasing guides and nominal hours
  • Volume of learning — defining the scope of learning
  • Supervised vs unsupervised hours — the difference
  • Volume of learning requirements
  • Onsite learning hours — including onsite and blended delivery modes.


All webinar sessions are held online via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • The relationship between purchasing guides and nominal hours
  • How volume of learning is defined and the difference between supervised and unsupervised hours
  • Volume of learning requirements for RTOs
  • The relationship between volume of learning and different delivery modes.


Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones has almost twenty years of experience within the VET sector. She has been heavily involved in WorldSkills for the past sixteen years and has most recently held the position of Skill Competition Manager for the International Graphic Design Technology skill, and is a current National Assessment Adviser.

Sarah also runs her own business which focuses on learning and assessment development, quality assurance and online development of courses in VET and Higher Education. 

The VDC are proud to partner with IBSA Academy to enhance and assist in your Professional Learning journey.
The online course (below) developed by IBSA Academy is designed to supplement the learning you will receive at the VDC Webinar.

Volume of Learning and Amount of Training

This course gives you an overview of the volume of learning (VoL), how it relates to the amount of training (AoT), and how to develop a strategy to cover the required volume of learning in qualifications and units.

What you’ll learn:

  • The concept of volume of learning (VoL) and how it fits into the requirements of a qualification
  • The relationship between volume of learning, amount of training and nominal hours
  • How to calculate the volume of learning for qualifications and units
  • How to develop a Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) that covers the required volume of learning.

To purchase this online course along with the VDC Webinar, select "Webinar & IBSA Online Course Registration" in the registration area (you will receive access to the online course on the day of the webinar)

IBSA Academy is an online hub designed to provide industry-leading Professional Development for RTO and VET practitioners. Built in a state-of-the-art eLearning platform, IBSA Academy is available anywhere, any time. Discover the true meaning of flexible learning by signing up for IBSA Academy today! 

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