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Trainer

Develop and deliver training to students and assess their course results.

What's it like to be a Trainer?

A Trainer, sometimes also called an Assessor, is someone who develops and delivers training to students, and assesses their course results to award them qualifications. They work to ensure that the qualifications people earn meet contractual and compliance requirements for earning those qualifications, sometimes in accordance with a governmental framework.

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Tasks and duties

  • Preparing and delivering courses, ensuring they are engaging for students.
  • Developing and implementing individual training plans for students that need it.
  • Conducting assessments and supporting students who are ill or can’t make it for personal reasons.
  • Completing and maintaining training records and assessment documentation, passing along to students and employers, educational institutions or government agencies when necessary.
  • Recording and reporting on student attendance and progress throughout the course.
  • Maintaining current training and qualifications.
  • Staying up to date with rules and regulations.
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Trainers are responsible for ensuring their courses are relevant, engaging and appropriate for students. It’s also very important for Trainers to ensure their courses are up to date, and that their own qualifications and training remain current.

Most Trainers are empathic, creative, excellent communicators and have a meticulous eye for detail.

What can I earn as a Trainer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Trainer is between $65k and $75k
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How to become a Trainer


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To work as a Trainer in the vocational training system, which includes TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations, the minimum qualification required is a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116).

  1. The industry standard for working in an RTO is a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116), commonly referred to as the “Train the Trainer” course. You can find this course at TAFE and private colleges.
  2. You will need a police clearance and Working With Children Check if you plan to train students under 18 years of age.

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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

This certificate prepares you to deliver training in the vocational education and training sector.
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Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

This diploma provides the skills to train and assess education programs within Registered Training Organisations in the VET sector.

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How do Trainers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 13 Trainers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.4
Job satisfaction
4.5
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.5
Variety of work
4.2

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Nov 2018
It is a fun a versatile role that you can learn a lot in. There are times throughout the year when you have a LOT to get done and other times when there is very little to do
Reviewer's Qualification
Victorian Certificate of Education
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Private Health Insurance
The good things
Meeting lots of new people and helping them achieve competency to start their new role. Being an asset to the team and a supportive member of the workforce
The challenges
Some difficult people to manage Some ad hoc tasks and problem solving required when things don’t go to plan Time constraints and some technological issue to overcome depending on the lead time for a n...
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Nov 2018
Training is a great alternative if you want to stay in the industry without the stress and physical labour
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Horticulture/Landscaping
The good things
I am doing different things all the time so the variety of work task is very good. I am always meeting new people and learning new things from these people in the industry
The challenges
Although it is a great life work balance the pay is not great
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Working hours for Trainers

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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Sometimes
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What are the job opportunities for Trainers?

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Trainer jobs on SEEK
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National increase over next 5 years *
11.6%
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