Qualification of VET Trainers and Assessors Procedures

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Approved

To establish the responsibilities for ensuring that all VET trainers and assessors engaged by the college are suitably qualified.

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Approved on: 09 Apr 2015
Review cycle: 1 Year
Owned by

VET Co-ordinator

Approved by

Principal

Category: 
Policy Contact: 
VET Co-ordinator
Purpose: 

To establish the responsibilities for ensuring that all VET trainers and assessors engaged by the college are suitably qualified.

Scope: 

These procedures apply to the VET Co-ordinator and the supervisors of trainers. 

Statement: 

Responsibilities of the VET Co-ordinator

  1. Review the pool of suitably trained staff prior to the commencement of each semester. When this review suggests that the pool is insufficient for the coming semester take steps to increase the number of suitably trained trainers and assessors.
  2. Prior to assigning a trainer or assessor to a unit of competency, seek proof that they hold either the current qualification for the delivery and assessment of VET units (presently TAE40110) or a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, will be required. Sighting the original certificates of qualification or certified copies shall be the method for determining this proof.
  3. Prior to assigning a trainer or assessor to a unit of competency proof the VET Co-ordinator will need to be assured that the trainer or assessor has demonstrated that they have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided.
  4. In conjunction with the Dean of Academic Administration  ensure that trainers and assessors maintain currency by undertaking professional development in the fields of the knowledge and practice of vocational training, learning and assessment including competency based training and assessment.
  5. Consider on a case by case basis staff who wish to upgrade/maintain their qualifications. When the additional qualification will help strengthen the pool of suitably trainers and assessors  recommend financial assistance and/or study leave be given to the staff member.
  6. Only consider a trainer who has neither the current VET training and assessment qualification (TAE40110) nor a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, if they have current industry skills and knowledge.
  7. Where any unit (or part thereof) is delivered by a trainer who has neither the current VET training and assessment qualification (TAE40110) nor a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, give preference to a trainer who has:
    • The antecedent VET qualification (TAE40104) or,
    • Enterprise trainer skills set (mentoring or presenting) or,
    • Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set.
  8. Appoint a supervisor for any trainer who does not have the necessary qualifications.
  9. Review the Register of Supervised Trainers and Assessors on a regular basis (at least once per semester) to ensure that there is consistency between the monitoring plan and the recording of this monitoring.
  10. Ensure that an assessor who does not hold the required qualifications does not assess, even under the direct supervision of a staff member who has the current VET assessment qualification.

Responsibilities of the supervisors of trainers

  1. Establish a plan for monitoring, and then monitor the training to ensure that it meets the necessary standards.
  2. Clearly document the supervisory relationship and record it in the Register of Supervised Trainers and Assessors (located in the VET folder on O Drive).
  3. Record their monitoring of trainers in the Register of Supervised Trainers and Assessors.