What you can expect if you choose Ctrain’s Certificate IV in training and assessment TAE40110
I’ll welcome you to the training venue.
Once you settle in you’ll get to know your fellow course participants. There will never be more than 8 of you – I will be your trainer and assessor for the whole course.
After a quick work, health and safety tour of the premises it will be time to get straight into the course content.
Week 1 – Module 1
Design and Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Monday – Wednesday
In Module 1 we learn all about how to use training packages to tailor training courses to meet specific client requirements. We watch a DVD which shows how a trainer meets a client, discusses their training requirements then puts together a training course using nationally recognised training products.
We’ll do a lot of group exercises, brainstorming, discussions and individual research as we piece together the assessment requirements of Module 1. We’ll have 3 scheduled breaks throughout each day with a lot of unscheduled mini-breaks to help us reenergise. You’ll learn a few games you can put into your trainer tool-kit to bring out when you feel your class needs a shot of energy.
You’ll learn a lot about the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia and get to understand how the whole system fits together. You will be exposed to new terminology which may be confusing at first but by the end of Day 3 everything will start to fall into place.
We also get you up and presenting right from the get-go. In fact, you’ll do four mini-presentations over the first 3 days and will give and receive feedback from your colleagues.
Wednesday is totally spent on the new unit of competency TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills. We’ll learn how to identify students who may have problems in this area and look at strategies that we can employ as trainers and assessors to remove these potential barriers to learning. We’ll also research specialist LLN resources and how we can access these should our students’ requirements prove to be beyond what we can provide.
Once you leave on Wednesday afternoon you will have a few days to reenergise before tackling the assessment tasks from Module 1 and to prepare yourself for Module 2. You’ll always have me available either by phone or email, if you ever need clarification on anything.
Week 2 – Module 2
Monday – Wednesday
These 3 days are my favourite part of the course. We focus solely on how to present interesting and engaging training sessions. We watch a fantastic DVD which is full of great tips for making your sessions really come to life. You’ll do two 30 minute presentations on subjects relevant to your areas of expertise. You’ll get feedback from me and your colleagues in the group.
We dissect the pros and cons of different types of presentation aids (PowerPoint, whiteboards and flipcharts, to mention a few). We also look at different learning styles and research a variety of learning theories to round out what is mainly a very hands-on practical 2 days.
Week 3 – Module 3
Monday – Tuesday
The final 2 days of the course where you’ll learn all about assessment strategies so that you can properly judge whether your students are competent. We design assessment tools, conduct 2 actual assessments in class and finish up with an assessment validation meeting to make sure your assessment tools meet the requirements of the training package.
What Happens Now?
Once the face-to-face component of the course is over you have 3 months to complete everything. During this time you get full email/phone access to me should you need any clarification on any aspect of the assessment tasks. Hopefully, you won’t need this long as we’ll have done a fair chunk of the work in class and in between modules.
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