Work Instructor Skill Set

Work Instructor Skill Set - TAESS00028

VOCATIONAL

Develop the practical skills to deliver training within a workplace. 

Student type:
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
3 weeks
Next intake:
Ongoing
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

The Work Skill Instructor Skill Set is designed to prepare you to deliver vocational education units of competency, for work that mainly takes place in classroom situations.

It is suitable for people from across a range of industries wanting to deliver accredited or non-accredited training, in roles that may also involve some coaching at individual or small group levels.

Why study the Work Instructor Skill Set at RMIT?

Industry input

We ensure this skill set is responsive to current industry needs through our Industry Advisory Committee.

Expert educators

Learn from industry-active trainers and assessors with extensive experience in the field.

Fast track your studies

Upon successful completion, enrol in the fast-track version of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment.

This nationally recognised qualification is competency-based, which means it's designed to enable you to develop the practical skills and knowledge (AKA competency) needed to perform the duties and tasks in the job for which you are training.

This skill set supports you in the development of a range of Foundation Skills that are fundamental to your effective participation in the workplace, in the community, and in education and training. These Foundation Skills are a combination of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) and employability skills.

Students entering this skill set must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

Upon successful completion of this skill set, you’ll be able to enrol in the Certificate IV Training and Assessment – either the fast-track six- or 12-month version – and be able to work under supervision. You will not be qualified to assess alone until full qualification is complete

Details

You will be encouraged to make connections with the course content and assessment tasks to your field of vocational expertise.

Learning and teaching

This intensive skill set is run during the day on campus (RMIT city campus) over two days. This workshop is tutorial-based, and you’ll learn to collaborate in different contexts and participate in simulated activities.

Additionally, you will attend two weekly support workshops – each with a duration of three hours – designed to assist you with assessments and any queries you may have.

This structure supports participants working in the industry to undertake the qualification and study, minimising time away from work responsibilities.   

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT skill set you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or simulated situations.

Assessment methods

Assessment in a competency-based course is about being able to demonstrate that you have developed these practical skills and areas of knowledge, and that you can perform at the standard required in the job. This could involve: 

  • showing an assessor how you plan and carry out tasks and explaining to the assessor how you know what you are doing
  • completing a project and presenting a report on the process and outcomes. 

Feedback from work supervisors and others in the workplace can be used as evidence for assessment of competence, and on request, an RMIT University assessor may visit your workplace to observe and assess your work practice and competence.

Learning at RMIT

The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.

Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.

At RMIT, we ensure that the Work Instructor Skill Set is responsive to current industry needs through an Industry Advisory Committee.

This committee represents a broad cross section of the training industry and advises on training and assessment, ensuring that the skill set produces graduates who have the skills needed in the field.

This intensive workshop takes place over two days at RMIT city campus..

This workshop is tutorial-based, and you’ll learn to collaborate in different contexts and participate in simulated activities.

Additionally, you will attend two weekly, three-hour support workshops designed to assist you with assessments and any queries you may have.

Students are also required to work on assessment task activities outside of scheduled classes and workshops.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this skill set and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

This qualification requires the completion of the following:

  • Work effectively in the VET sector
  • Provide work skill instruction.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Work Instructor Skill Set
Program code: S0177
National curriculum code: TAESS00028

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Work Instructor Skill Set
City Campus
Three Weeks
S0177
Location
City Campus
Duration
Three Weeks
Plan code
S0177
CRICOS

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

Upon successful completion of this skill set, you will be able to deliver vocational training under supervision.

In addition, you can progress to the Fast Track Certificate IV in Training and Assessment so you can become fully qualified as a vocational trainer and assessor.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Applicants must demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification. 

You must provide: 

  • A personal statement outlining your proposed teaching and assessing area. 

AND

  • Supporting evidence demonstrating your vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area.

Supporting documents may include at least one of the following:

  • Statement of Attainment or transcript of results showing successful completion of previous vocational education studies Certificate II or above.
  • A letter of support from an employer outlining experience and/or requirements to provide training.
  • Sufficient work experience in nominated teaching and assessing area as demonstrated by a detailed CV.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed a qualification recognised by RMIT as equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with a minimum average of 65% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

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Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Currently there are no formal or direct pathways to other qualifications. 

Many students choose to continue their studies in RMIT’s Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Fees

Tuition fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$500* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$1,000* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$351 maximum fee for 2024.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.  

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.