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Interested in becoming a VET Trainer?

Are you considering a career change? Have you thought about becoming a Trainer in the vocational education and training sector? Perhaps you’d like to continue to use your skills and experience but get ‘off the tools’? If you enjoy working with people and making a difference to peoples’ lives, being a Trainer can be very rewarding work.

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, either in-person or online.*
  • 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.

Bob was an excellent trainer. He was personable, had a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the topics and he was able to tailor the theory to our work environment. Throughout the training he provided practical examples from his own experience, or that of others, to assist us in understanding the theory, which was very helpful. The training was extensive and has provided me with not only a greater understanding of my role, but also strategies to implement the training and knowledge of resources to assist me in the role. Thank you Bob!

Sharyn K. - Milford, QLD

Scenic Rim Regional Council Health and Safety Representative