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Trainer and Assessor

Teach adult students or train staff in a workplace.

What's it like to be a Trainer and Assessor?

A Trainer and Assessor specialises in teaching adult students or training staff members. They may work in a technical and further education (TAFE) institute or polytechnic, or within a workplace. They usually specialise in one or more chosen fields of study.

Trainer and Assessor

Tasks and duties

  • Planning, developing and delivering the course of study to students.
  • Planning, delivering and marking assignments, papers and examinations.
  • Providing academic and course–related advice to students.
  • Delivering a variety of learning methods including lessons, discussions, workshops, laboratory sessions.
  • Using teaching aids such as multimedia and computer tutorials, visual aids and handbooks.
  • Maintaining records of students’ progress and attendance.
  • Analysing current training methods and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Advising management on the progress of staff-in-training and the overall performance and quality of the training system.
  • Facilitating the delivery of specialised classes and courses by an external provider.
  • Setting training objectives and assessing progress.
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A Trainer and Assessor working in a tertiary institute is responsible for planning and delivering the curriculum to students; a Workplace Trainer and Assessor is responsible for the training of staff in essential skills and processes, including how to work safely and how to deal with customers. Trainer and Assessors are organised and methodical, with good communication skills and a passion for helping others to learn.

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How to become a Trainer and Assessor


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To become a Trainer and Assessor, you will need to complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116). You may be required to hold further qualifications in your chosen field, as well as industry–relevant skills and knowledge.

  1. Complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116).
  2. Complete a Certificate IV or higher in your chosen field(s).
  3. Consider completing the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116).
  4. Undertake Continuing Professional Development, including attending work–related courses and conferences.

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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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Latest Trainer and Assessor reviews

Latest reviews from 65 Trainer and Assessors surveyed on SEEK
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Dec 2018
'The more we know in the workplace, the better.'
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Interior Design
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Design
The good things
A career in Training and Assessing provides people with the skills and knowledge to compile and deliver training packages focusing on a particular industry. Generally training packages are delivered...
The challenges
The only challenge I see in a profession such as training and assessing is keeping up to date with all regulatory conditions such as OH&S, relevant current compliance and legal obligations and require...
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Nov 2018
Training is rewarding and requires patience and the ability to work with diversity in the community
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Management
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Community service
The good things
Giving knowledge and training opportunities to those from diverse cultures and or social backgrounds
The challenges
I cannot think of negatives
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