Frequently Asked Questions for Trainers
Why wouldn't I just manage my own professional development?
Trainers are busy. Between working with your students, marking assessments, designing or validating curriculum and maintaining your industry currency, it can be hard to keep up to date with the most current requirements, how evidence needs to be provided for audit. We take that headache away for you and become your personalised professional development coaches. We stay ahead of the trends to ensure that you are kept up to date.
How much time do I have to invest?
In the beginning we work with you to get your matrix, VET Practitioner Proficiency Score and individual Professional Development Action Plan ready. This generally takes about 3-4 hours depending on how many units you deliver and what documents you already have prepared. Ongoing the investment for you is 1-2 hours a month to manage your PD.
I am a contract trainer and work for a few RTOs, can this system still work for me?
Definitely - all of your information is stored in our SMS powered by aXcelerate and can be made available to multiple RTOs. We also provide you with regular reports on how you are progressing and these can be made available for your RTOs also.
What happens if I don't participate or if my RTO can't release me for professional development?
Our bite sized sessions are less than thirty minutes in duration with a short ten minute assessment and can be accessed anytime. They have been designed with the understanding that trainers are busy working with students, training, marking and validating. So they time requirements are easy to manage, however, we also build it into the contract that the RTO and Trainer have to invest in themselves in order for them to grow. Where you are not participating, this will be monitored, we will attempt to engage you and then we will report and work with yourself and the RTO to achieve the best solution.