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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.

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.
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?

The most common salary  for a Trainer is between $85k and $95k
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

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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How do Trainers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 10 Trainers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5Nov 2018
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...
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Arts(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Education and Training
The good things
Helping others find themselves and self actualise is in a way creating a huge cultural capital that one can always tap on for professional development and opportunities for life-long learning.
The challenges
To maintain relevance and currency in Education and Training especially in a rapidly changing and multicultural and contested social space may require an enormous investment in time and financial reso...
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Media Production
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Call Centre, Customer Service and Tech Support
The good things
Welcoming new staff to the business and taking them through all they need to know to succeed. It’s especially great working with young staff new to the workforce, who come in with a desire to learn.
The challenges
The nature of the call centre industry is that the barrier to entry is relatively low, which means you’ll often come across new staff that are just there for paid training, and have no want to succeed...
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Cert 4 training and assessing
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
High risk work safe courses
The good things
Training is very rewarding as your required to pass on your experience and knowledge to students and help them achieve their goals in life
The challenges
The challenges are keeping up to date with trading requirements and learning how to teach students through using their knowledge to better understand what you are learning
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Business, Leadership & Management
The good things
The feeling of fulfillment after helping others to achieve their goals.
The challenges
Keeping current with legislation in the VET section and my own PD.
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diplomia
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Master Trainer
The good things
Personal training is a tough job unleess you’re passionate about it. The good things If you are passionate about personal training its aexceptionally rewarding career from the moment you wake up to s...
The challenges
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5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma in applied finance
Experience
5 – 9 years
Specialisation
Professional development
The good things
People centric Days are never the same Its fun
The challenges
Finding professional and affordable places to train in Organisational politics
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Training and Assessment
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Contact Centre
The good things
Being a trainer is more then just being in a classroom. It’s hard work involves preparing for lessons, reviewing them once your done to work out what is working and what’s not but the work is worth it...
The challenges
One of the biggest challenges is the training or trainer is often blamed if something isn’t working or someone is not learning the way a manager expects.
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What are the job opportunities for Trainers?

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Job opportunities

Trainer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
5%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Human Resource and Training Professionals
Latest Trainer jobs on SEEK
Ironwood Institute
Adelaide
We are looking for an experienced Trainer and Assessor for our Marketing streams: Ad. Dip Marketing and Communications & Dip of Social Media Marketing
Amazing Education and Training
Gold Coast
We’re currently in a growth phase and are seeking a Trainer and Assessor to support students with the attainment of qualifications in Early Childhood.
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Hobart
Business Trainer - SYD
Box Hill Institute
Melbourne > Western Suburbs
We are currently seeking a Community Services trainer
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