Training and assessment – overview
Workspace Training takes a pragmatic approach to the training and assessment of industry workers. We recognise the fact that not all companies want or need conventional ‘accredited’ training programs, and are sometimes better off with in-house training modules that meet their unique site-specific requirements.
However, we also understand the value of working within the national VET system, particularly when workers require formal qualifications and statements of attainment for verification purposes.
We are happy to work at both ends of this spectrum, and also at any point in between, depending on the needs of the company and its workers. The over-riding objective in all of our training programs is to improve the skills and knowledge of workers, not to simply tick compliance boxes or generate records. As such, we have found that an increasing number of companies are asking us to combine ‘non accredited’ fully-customised in-house training programs (covering job-specific work tasks and machines) with ‘nationally accredited’ competency-based training (where qualifications or statements of attainment are issued).
This highly focussed approach to training workers is also reflected in our programs for workplace trainers and assessors. Our trainer/assessor courses are tailored to meet the demands of production and manufacturing workplaces. We know that the best trainers and assessors are often key operators or section supervisors in a workplace, not ‘career trainers’ with generalist educational backgrounds.
Because of this, we have developed Plain English course notes to cover the theoretical knowledge required to become a qualified trainer, and practical assessment activities that allow participants to draw on their industry skills and on-the-job experience as expert operators. The result is a course that enables participants to develop their own training materials and assessment instruments as they go, and trial them in their own workplace with fellow employees.
For details on the competencies that make up the full qualification and skill sets, and the prices that apply to particular options, go to: TAE40110 – full qualification and skill sets.