A Quick Summary on Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teaching

training and assessment courses

The mark of a good teacher is not only one’s passion for teaching but for learning as well. In order for an educator or aspiring teacher to get a good job and rise up the career ladder, one needs to complete training and assessment courses.

In Australia, the VET (Vocational Education and Training) sector is one of the largest education providers and one of the most successful ways to prepare for and land a job. It covers classes that build and enhance the skills and knowledge one needs for a teaching profession.

VET assessors and trainers work in TAFE or technical and further education institutions who teach a number of courses that train learners for jobs in various major industries in Australia. But to become a certified VET educator, one needs to complete the minimum prerequisite TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, as well as hold at least the qualification they will be delivering, as a minimum (higher in some cases).

The certificate covers many different modules, including:

  •         Designing and developing learning programs
  •         Analysing and presenting research information
  •         Using certified courses and training compendiums to meet the workplace goals
  •         Planning assessment processes and activities
  •         Participating in assessment validation
  •         Planning, organising, and delivering group learning

Through the Certificate IV training and assessment courses, VET trainers and assessors will also be able to acquire skills that will make them more than capable of doing their jobs well. They will gain the following:

  •         Technology skills
  •         Problem-solving
  •         Learning skills
  •         Teamwork skills
  •         Communication skills
  •         Self-management and planning skills

To improve one’s expertise, he/she is recommended to take up extra and advanced courses. This qualifies the teacher to practise his/her skills in larger roles. He/she will be able to teach various courses, such as hairdressing, child care, occupational safety, and many others.

To even further develop one’s skills, getting a Diploma of Vocational and Education and Training will provide more opportunities for bigger work responsibilities. In a time where finding a job has become a more competitive effort, gaining the upper hand by attaining the necessary certificates, skills, and experience can make all the difference.

Apart from becoming a vocational educator and assessor, one can have these positions by getting the Certificate IV training and assessment courses: training advisor, training needs analyst, enterprise trainer and assessor, and accredited training organisation assessor and trainer.

Written by Shenoa Gittins

Shenoa is the Operations Manager and co-owner of RAM Training Services.
You can connect with Shenoa Gittins via Google+ and Facebook.

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