If you are considering implementing training within your business or organisation, you need to know the different forms of training that are available to choose the most appropriate option. Different training options include apprenticeships, traineeships, vocational training etc. There are also options for training delivery that varies with different Registered Training Organisations (RTO).
If you have identified a specific training need or an area of the business where training needs to be implemented, then it’s important that you do the appropriate research to discover what will best suit the needs of the staff and business.
Here are some handy tips to understanding more about the training world:
A training course is a structured sequence of vocational education and training (VET) that leads to the achievement of specific competencies. If it is accredited and recognised by a state or territory training authority the course can lead to a qualification, which formally recognises the trainee’s completion of a course, and therefore, acquisition of particular skills.
‘Units’ and ‘Modules’
Courses are made up of a series of units, or modules. The multiple units/modules make up the specific course. For example, to complete a Certificate IV, there are a specific number and type of units/modules that need completing. If these are not completed, or the trainee completes different units/modules, they may not receive their Certificate IV, or it will result in a different qualification.
Training Packages outline the specific units/modules that will make up specific courses.
A Training Package is not a course. A training package is a framework that RTOs use a framework to structure and deliver a course. It identifies all the necessary components in a course.
Where to Start?
Before you enrol yourself, or others, do as much research as you can. Contacting various RTOs, Apprenticeships Centres, Industry Skills Council etc. may be useful.
Also, talk to your employees to identify what skills are needed to be developed. Use this information to decide what course will be appropriate.
Find out more about course delivery. Courses can be delivered in different ways, such as, on-the-job training, off-the-job, or both. It is up to you how long the training takes and how you do it. Talk to a training provider to tailor the training to your needs.