Training officers, sometimes known as training and development officers, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate training and development programmes in organisations. Training officers working in manufacturing may instruct staff and management in many areas including occupational health and safety, operation of plant and equipment, driving, industrial relations, preparation for retirement, general clerical duties and supervisory skills. Many people with a trade or extensive work experience, such as leading hands and supervisors, are often required to train other employees in their place of work. They are generally known as workplace trainers and some of the following information will also apply to them.
Training officers may…
Large organisations may have a training department whilst smaller ones may combine training duties and responsibilities with those of human resources and-or personnel departments.
Training can take place in training rooms, with physical (hard copy) and-or audio-visual training support, or in-situ on the factory floor. It might be one to one or in groups.
To become a training officer (trainer and assessor), and sometimes to work as a workplace trainer, you will usually have to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Workplace trainers can also become training officers.
To work as a training officer at a more senior level, or in training development and management, you will usually need to complete a Diploma of Training and Assessment or a Degree.
Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) offers membership to those involved in the training industry.
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