RTO Trainers

Trainer and Assessor Qualifications In accordance with the VET Quality Framework, all trainers and assessors must meet the requirements outlined in the Standards for RTOs. The Standards for RTOs requires that training and assessment activities are conducted by trainers and assessors who have:

RTO Trainers

Trainer and Assessor Qualifications

In accordance with the VET Quality Framework, all trainers and assessors must meet the requirements outlined in the Standards for RTOs.

The Standards for RTOs requires that training and assessment activities are conducted by trainers and assessors who have:

  • Vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed;

AND

  • Current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided;

AND

  • Current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment.

Industry experts may also be involved in training and/or the assessment judgement, working alongside the trainer and assessor.

In addition, training and assessment may only be provided by people who hold the appropriate credential as detailed in Table 2.

See the below table for an outline of the required qualifications.

Trainer and Assessor Qualification Requirements

 

All roles must:

  • hold sufficient and current vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
  • have the endorsement of the relevant Chief Officer/Business Unit head

Title/ Role:

Required TAE credential:

Authorisation

Authorised Trainer/Assessor

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment:

TAE40116

or

TAE40110 + LLN411/401 + ASS502

  • Deliver training in nationally recognised units or qualifications.
  • Assess candidates (make a determination of competence) against nationally recognised units or qualifications.
  • Participate in product and assessment validation.
  • Supervise Authorised Instructors and SME/Guest Lecturers according to the ESA RTO Supervision Procedures.

Authorised Instructor
(working under supervision)

One of the following Skill Sets:

  • TAESS00007/ TAESS00014 Enterprise Trainer - Presenting
  • TAESS00008/TAESS00013 Enterprise Trainer - Mentoring
  • TAESS00003/TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor
  • Deliver training in nationally recognised units or qualifications.
  • Collect evidence that can be used by the Authorised Trainer/Assessor to make a determination of competence.

Note: Training must be delivered using validated TRKs under the supervision of an Authorised Trainer/Assessor.

Subject matter expert/ Guest lecturer
(working under direct supervision)

Not required

  • Contribute to training outcomes by passing on expert knowledge and skills to others on-the-job and/or in an informal manner through mentoring or similar activities.
  • Make a presentation within their field of expertise to vocational learners as a part of a nationally recognised course.
  • Contribute to the collection evidence that can be used by the Authorised Trainer/Assessor to make a determination of competence. In this case, the collection of evidence must be directly supervised.

Training Coordinator/

Service Training Officer

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment:

TAE40116

or

TAE40110 + LLN411/401 + ASS502

A Diploma of Training Design and Development is highly desirable for occupants of this role.

  • Primary responsibility for the coordination of training and/or primary responsibility for the development or significant revision of training and/or assessment materials.
  • Delegation within their service or within ESA Training to participate in validation and sign off on nationally recognised training and assessment materials.
  • May deliver and assess nationally endorsed units or qualifications.