Becoming a Trainer
Thinking of changing career paths or transitioning to retirement? Consider becoming a trainer.
Training can be a rewarding way to transition to retirement or create a new career path. Earnings range from forty dollars per hour up to several thousand dollars per day depending on level of expertise, amount of preparation and ownership of intellectual property, as well as market demand. The most successful trainers are those that have solid expertise in business, a trade or a profession, combined with a strong desire to see others achieve.
While it is important to have qualifications / experience in your area of expertise for credibility, it is just as important to also have formal qualifications in training.
Teaching adults requires quite a different approach to the approach most of us experienced in school, and organising a training plan or lesson, and managing the audiovisual tools, can be challenging for the beginner.
To teach at TAFE or within other organisations that offer accredited training (Diplomas and Certificates) trainers must hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as a minimum qualification. This qualification can be studied full-time or part-time and usually takes about six months to complete, though there is no minimum time limit. How quickly you complete depends on your previous experience and the time you have to devote to your studies. During the Certificate program you will not only learn about training as a profession and develop your planning, training and assessment skills, you will also start developing appropriate networks and discovering where to find work.
Click here for more information on the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) qualification.