When was the last time you trained?
Have a think to yourself – When was the last time did something that was truly engaging and properly stimulated your thinking process?

For many, the concept of learning simply ends when they have finished high school and start in the work force.

What many don’t realise is that continual learning and training throughout one’s life is not only good for employment prospects, but also for keeping your brain functioning at its full potential and your mind curious!

Personal Development
It is not uncommon to see people in their 40’s, 50’s or even older enrolling into courses or attending lectures. These are people that are attempting to make a difference in their lives! Mentally, they may not be as stimulated as they were when they were younger, therefore they need something new to maintain a zest for life.

This stimulation can not only help improve knowledge, but work to increase self-esteem, improve adaptability skills to situations out of your comfort zone and last but not least, add some excitement to life!

Professional Development
The world is continually moving and changing at a faster pace than ever before. There has never been a more important time for people to undergo personal development in order to remain relevant and useful in their industry. The continual upgrading of knowledge and skills will give you an edge over others, whether you’re applying for new opportunities or solidifying your current position.

Taking up opportunities provided by your employer such as extra training, learning seminars etc. is a great way to show employers that you as an employee want to develop your personal skills and also that you take your job seriously. This can help result in a better position or promotion or achieving an ‘expert’ status in your current position.

Sometimes it may even be compulsory to undertake further training, due to new requirements that impact on your existing qualifications. Keeping your qualifications up to date and undertaking the training sooner, rather than later, ensures the process is less stressful.

Relevance in the Training and Assessment Industry
Registered Training Organisations, like Trainwest, understand the importance and relevance of continual, lifelong learning. What employees of RTO’s may not realise is that recent changes in the law can affect their ability to continue carrying out their position. Keeping up to date with industry requirements and standards is a serious issue that needs to be considered!

Currently, trainers and assessors, who help others achieve their goals and advance in life, at RTO’s must hold a TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment OR be able to demonstrate equivalence of competencies in their chosen industry.

As of the 1st of January 2016, this rule is changing. All trainers and assessors must hold the TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Equivalent competencies will no longer be accepted. Thus many trainers and assessors may have to undertake additional training to ensure that they can hold on to their current positions!

The TAEE40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Upgrade, is the required qualification needed to make sure that all of the training and assessment regulations are met. Without upgrading your qualifications before January, you would not have sufficient compliance and could lose your position.

Luckily, upgrading is not a difficult process, it is a quick and very straight forward. Simply enrol in the qualification and supply your statement of attainment and current job description. Once you have completed the application, Trainwest will process your upgrade quickly and supply you with the appropriate documentation. Keeping your qualifications updated will enable you to cement your role in as a RTO trainer/assessor position and help continue helping others move further in life.

Enquire today to learn more about how Trainwest can help kick start your learning process, whether its cementing your current position, taking you to the next level or simply just to improve your mind’s engagement!