As of 1 July 2013;

Trainer and Assessor is responsible for providing training and assessment services to an RTO and must meet standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations 2011 as per which (SNR15.4) Training and assessment services are delivered by trainers and assessors who: have the necessary training and assessment competencies determined by the National Quality Council or its successors; and have the relevant vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered or assessed, and can demonstrate current industry skills directly relevant to the training/ assessment being undertaken, and continue to develop their Vocational Education and Training (VET) knowledge and skills as well as their industry currency and trainer/ assessor competence.

VET Trainer / Assessor must:

hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package as a minimum qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalence of competencies; and  be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed; and able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and trainer/ assessor competence.

All trainers and assessors participate in Professional development activities and maintain appropriate records.Training is conducted as per the training and assessment strategy for qualification being delivered.Students are made aware of their responsibilities throughout the learning process. Training resources provided by the RTO are utilised appropriately to facilitate the learning process. Feedback is taken from learners at the end of every term and is passed on to the Training Manager. Record of results is maintained Training is delivered for hours specified on the time table and as per the session plans. Students are made aware of their responsibilities and assessment protocols. All assessments conducted meet rules of evidence and principles of assessment. Areas of improvement in training and assessment materials are identified and suggested to Training Manager. Assessment validation and moderation exercises are conducted as per RTO’s assessment policy and procedure. Academic progress of learners is monitored Follow Workplace Health and Safety policies, procedures and or protocols.

Skills for VET Trainer and Assessor


Teaching others how to do something.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Time Management

Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.



Knowledge for VET Trainer and Assessor

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Key concepts of designing training programs.

Understanding training packages and Unit of Competency requirements.

VET structure and regulatory framework.

WHS considerations in Training and Assessment context.

Strategies to improve client engagement.

Developing assessment tools in line with training package requirements.

Contextualisation of assessments.

Conducting Assessment Validation and Moderation activities to ensure continuous improvement of training and assessment resources.

Effective presentation skills.

Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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