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Interested in becoming a VET Trainer?

Are you considering a career change for 2020? Becoming a Trainer in the vocational education and training sector could be a great choice, especially if you’d like to continue to use your skills and experience but get ‘off the tools’. What’s more, if you enjoy being with people and making a difference to peoples’ lives, it can be very rewarding work.

And to top it off, it’s not that hard to make the transition…

Here’s what you need to do to become a Trainer in the VET system (which includes TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations):

  • You need to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116), which you can do with Pinnacle Safety and Training.*
  • You need to hold the qualification you want to teach. For example, let’s say you want to teach Work Safely at Heights (RIIWHS204D) then you need to have successfully completed this course. In some cases, you may need some other qualifications as well (for example, you might need a White Card).
  • You need to have industry knowledge and experience that is current and relevant to the area you want to teach. For example, you might be working in the relevant industry now or you have done so in the not-so-distant past.

It’s that simple. You could facilitate your career change in as little as a few weeks.

* Additional requirements apply to trainers and assessors delivering training products from the TAE Training and Education Training Package.

I recently completed the Cert IV WHS and found it to be a great course and very informative. I was doing this course online in my own time and pace, but I had hit a snag and couldn’t keep myself motivated to keep going. I called Pinnacle and explained my situation and they were more than considerate to my position. After a good chat with one of their consultants I had signed up for the next course in Sydney. My instructor was Ian and this guy to me was the guru of WHS, his knowledge was absolutely second to none and his manner in the classroom made you feel relaxed and confident with all the content that he delivered. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the classroom and learning from Ian, as well as learning from the other people in my class and the different areas that we all came from. Cheers guys.

David G. - Sydney, NSW

Public Course Participant Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (online and face-to-face)