Where Can TAE Take Your Business?
Training staff is a crucial component to any business, whether it be in-house or by an external facilitator. We asked our go-to expert Keith Redmond, Trainer, Assessor and Consultant about TAE...
First up, a little about Keith:
I have worked in training and assessing for over 30 years. I started out in retail, working as a manager for Myer and Woolworths. I then started my own transport training business on the Mornington Peninsula which I successfully ran for over 25 years. In the mid 90's I then diversified solely into VET training and in that time I was also a Director/Manager of my own RTO. In the last 15 years I have mainly been designing, delivering and assessing such courses as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Certificate IV in Driving Instruction. This pathway has given me great opportunities such as working in Dubai and PNG.
So what is TAE all about?
I find that Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is quite often misunderstood. Yes, it is a prerequisite for those wanting to work in the VET sector, however I believe it has many qualities. It qualifies you to deliver and assess in qualifications you want to deliver in accredited courses, however it is also highly regarded for in-house/workplace training where accreditation is not necessary. I have found that it is also used for what I would call 'boutique' courses, such as those delivered in local communities and small RTOs, offering accredited and non accredited training. The course is not just about learning the skills on delivering a presentation, many other topics are covered such as: learning styles, conflict in the classroom, mentoring, forms of mediation and many more.
Where can TAE take your business?
Over the years delivering the course I have seen many students go onto a career in the training industry. One of those students was Steven who went onto and is still delivering a course based around selecting, buying and making great coffee for the home based client. His course is not accredited however he has developed a niche training market. Another example is Pam, she just completed the course recently then was offered to deliver VCAL training at the RTO where she completed the course with my full recommendation to management. Organisations such as CFA, Jemena, Bluescope and many others have put their staff through Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for reasons such as, accountability, compliance, improving one on one training etc and have found the improvements outstanding and rewarding. These organisations keep coming back year after year which proves the value of the course.
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