How to Become a Teacher of Your Profession

Monday, 6 May 2019

Wanting a change from your current job does not necessarily mean you have to quit your industry altogether. Considering a career change doesnt have to involve a complete re-start, learn from scratch and land at the bottom of the pay scale type of situation. You do have another option!

Wodonga TAFE is proud to be offering the most current version of the training and assessment qualification, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116).

This is a nationally accredited course offered to students in blended learning mode that combines on-campus classes with online learning and qualifies you as a Trainer and Assessor.

Studying a TAE course is great for professionals who are wanting to take a step back from the physical side of their role and move into imparting their knowledge onto the next group of professionals coming into the industry. Throughout the course students gain many skills designed to build them into successful trainers who are well practised and competent presenters and facilitators, such as:

  • Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Design and develop learning programs
  • Plan assessment activities and processes and assess competence
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Understand learning, teaching and assessment in a vocational education and training environment.
  • Course completion enables students to start or continue career as trainer and assessor.

With full support from Wodonga TAFE’s highly experienced teachers, students work together enabling them to gain critical learning by involving peer interaction, which helps them gain a broader understanding and competence in the field of training and assessing.

A career in training and assessing can offer a lot of job satisfaction, with a great work/life balance, set hours and regular salary. Tradesmen who want to get off the tools but are not ready to leave their industry completely, will find there are plenty of benefits to becoming a trainer in their field. However, there are many roles available for anyone trained in the TAE qualification, such as working in Australia’s Vocational Education Sector as a Teacher with a registered training organisation (such as Wodonga TAFE!), or in their workplace as an enterprise Trainer and Assessor, or even in a career that requires a professional trainer skill-set such as internal staff training roles.

Wodonga TAFE is dedicated to ensuring students success with our teachers offering full support to their students to become completely comfortable and confident in their skills prior to launching their career as a trainer and assessor.

If you are interested in applying for the TAE course on offer at Wodonga TAFE or would like to know more, please contact our friendly customer service team on 1300 698 233 or visit our website at

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