As a workplace proficiency assessor, you can
Design Your own courses
and do more of what you love doing
Structure courses using marketing content have already created into online or face-to-face workshops.
Lead generation for your mentoring and coaching services. Validation of your programs as an industry expert delivering training for formal qualifications.
With more than 400 Schools that are also Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), 30% of Senior students.
Australia is the 3rd largest provider in the world of education to international students through more than 600 RTOs.
who have access to funded skills development to get a job, plus over 600,000 others registered as looking for work wanting to update skills
Make your dreams come to life
To grow 10% of Australian Small Businesses so they can afford to put on just one extra employee, creating over 200,000 jobs
Coordinate the efforts of training providers, mentors, coaches, speakers, authorities, and educators to create better outcomes
How we do it
Deal with real customers, earn while you learn. Get experience applying theory into the practices of small and family business, redefining and identifying measures of success.
Help you really need
Connect with people who love doing what you don't. Spend more time doing what you love and less time doing things because you think you feel you have to.
Find your "why"
Money is not always a why, but if it is, what are you going to spend it on? If you could find a market for what you love doing, what else could you do. What motivates you?
design at scale
Get tried and tested instructional design skills to develop courses for 1000’s of students at all levels, with tips from experts who have been doing this for multi-million dollar training organisations. Skill sets clients can use right now to keep them coming back for more, and get more referrals and results driven testimonials.
Understand your user experience
We have been delivering this training for a few years now, and can teach you how to put content compilations together that make sense to learners. You’ll learn how to formally recognise skill gained outside of work, including parenting skills. Tap into your clients own experience so your training is more relatable to clients, and 7x the learning experience.
Use tools based on over 30 years of research to identify and apply prefered learning styles to reduce stress on individuals that can be applied to online or offline learning. It works in a group learning environment too, so you can use it “one-to-many”, when you know what to look for.
Choose your own adventure
There are 3 options you can choose from if you want to be part of the Workplace Proficiency Assessor program
If you have enough content to contribute to our training compilation website, you can apply to do the workplace assessor program for free. Check out our website here to see the units we want content for. There are already 20 units to choose from, and we are getting requests to cover other specialised areas. You can also register to get a free 7-day trial if you want to see examples of the videos we are looking for.
We already have enough to get us going, but want to add to all units and constantly update each unit with the latest stuff. The free program is more suited to business development for contributors, so does not include issuing the units for the qualification. However, you will learn what you have to submit to an RTO to get RPL for a qualification as part of the program.
Assessor Skill Set
Frequently asked questions
Myth: People who demonstrate skills in a training or simulated business environment is just as good as doing it in a real world business.
Fact: The Core Skills for Work (CSfW) framework used as a guide to issue qualifications says that skills are not automatically transferable to the real world, and assessors can accept a lower stage of performance for skills demonstrated in a simulated business environment.
The learner may be competent (capable, as in could they do it), but proficiency (when they did it) in confirmed when it is done in the real world in a real business. If a training provider says it is the same, ‘passing off’ is misleading advertising (See ACCC). This is that case for any formal, non-formal (L&D), or informal (ad-hoc, self-guided) learning opportunities.
Myth: You need the full TAE40116 qualification to work for an RTO.
Fact: The Standards for RTOs say you can do training for an RTO with only a presenting or mentoring skills set (2 Cert III units), or Assess competency of people trained by others if you hold the Assessor Skill set (only 4 units of TAE40116). for industry experts still working in their industry to do training and proficiency assessments for RPL as another pathway to a qualification.
If your RTO wants you to do the training and assessing for the same students as part of the RTO’s employment policy (normally not industry based trainers), Then you will need your full 10 units of TAE40116.
Yes, but there are conditions under the Fair Work Act.
Interns can do productive work, and If the purpose of the arrangement is to give someone work experience, it’s less likely to be an employment relationship.
Activities less likely to indicate an employment relationship are:
- observation (seeing how business owners deal with client)
- learning (including how to monetize technical skills)
- skill development (improving proficiency to meet client expectations, to get referrals)
We have done trials with marketing interns placed in Small Businesses doing 5 hours per week on an 8 week program. All of the interns in the trial who completed the induction training (2 week course) were offered ongoing employment or found other employment before the end of the 8 week free Intern program.
To restart the program, we need to train workplace based assessors how to train and supervise interns to protect small businesses from claims that the internships were not focused on developing skills, or business were using interns as slave labour taking away employment opportunities. This includes overseas students or migrants looking for local work experience as part of visa requirement.
It is normal, even for people with high expertise, to question which skills they have.
We have created a skills audit to help you identify what skills you have. The Audit firstly ask you to identify which of the five core skills required to get work done you feel you have. Then, the audit asks you to select tasks you like doing (in or out of work) that use skills that are transferable to new context. If you can identify 5 out of the 31 tasks that you love doing, this is a good indicator where you have strengths, and what skills you have.
humans naturally have to work harder to learn things they don’t like doing, so they are likely to have less skills in this area too and question why they need to do it at all. The opposite occurs if you do what you love. Even if people tell you that you are not good at it, people that do what they love are likely to have skills in the top 1/3 of the population as they are more motivated to learn more.
We have found that people who struggle to find 5 tasks they love doing on this list also struggle to find a job they are happy with, and tend to have money as a primary motivator. So if this sounds like you, we suggest working on your “mindset”, and think about if you didn’t need money, what would you do? then complete the skills audit again.
Absolutely. Instructional design principles work on identifying the needs of your learners. Education is about answering the question “how do you know what you don’t know?”.
This is transferable to customer service as through marketing you have to educate potential customers how you can solve their problems. Sales converts them into customers by educating the customers on the benefits of buying products and services from you. This includes selling the idea of buying from you, which leads to referrals, even from people who have not yet made a purchase from you.
You learn and do this as part of the training you get for both the Assessor only and Assessor + Business training programs above.