Vocational education trainers are in high demand in Australia. According to the National Center for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), about 80% of people who graduate from a vocational training course land a related job within six months of their training.
Vocational training is also a promising career. You have a wide variety of industry options, ranging from traditional trades to business and even the creative arts.
It also provides you with the right skills and qualifications that can help new workers enter the labour force, while also being helpful to people who are already working but would like to upgrade their skills or start a career in a new industry.
Here’s what you need to do if you’re considering become a workplace trainer and assessor:
Choose the right industry
If you haven’t already, find an industry that you would like to be a trainer in. For most people, they choose the current industry they already have experience in. For example, security guards who want a skill upgrade choose to train to become security guard trainers.
Take the appropriate workplace training and assessment course
In Brisbane, trainers are required to get a Certificate IV in Training and Education. This course, according to RAM Training Services teaches you the skills that let you train and assess for a variety of nationally recognised courses. Students can choose to take the course online, in person, or both.
Find a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
There are around 4,500 RTOs in all of Australia. To help you narrow down your choices, visit training.gov.au to look for a Brisbane RTO you’d like to work for. Trainers are either hired as full-time in-house employees or part-timers who are paid for every course they deliver.
Study your training materials
Some trainers may be given training materials by their RTO; others are required to develop their own. Either way, you need to know your material like the back of your hand and make sure it meets all required units of competency.
Once you become a certified vocational education trainer, don’t stop there. Continue to invest in professional development by participating in ongoing training provided by your RTO. Also, never pass up the chance to network with other trainers and professionals to help keep you updated about the latest developments in your industry.