Category 1 Trainer is often a person who is on site and undertakes
training on a one-to-one basis, usually within the area of hands-
many cases this person is a Supervisor, Team Leader or experienced
operator. The training function is not normally a major part of
program is designed to meet National Competency Standards for Workplace
Trainers (Category 1).
is equally applicable to trainers in industry or the public sector.
It focuses on training for hands-on skills (psycho-motor domain)
rather than training for underpinning knowledge (cognitive domain).
course is set in the framework of Competency based systems.
program involves an off-the job course but integrates this with
on-the job application.
are expected to apply the learning into their real world.
possible the course is held with actual worksite practice and assessment
on a fourth day.
this is not possible simulated practices are undertaken and participants
are expected to practice training in their workplace and, when they
feel ready for assessment, carry
out an assigned project and submit this for assessment.
IS IT IMPORTANT TO LEARN ABOUT:
importance of people being able to actually perform to the standards
expected in the workplace is becoming increasingly recognised in
"Competency Based" systems.
better to help the workers learn than those who are experienced
in the job themselves?
the skills that are needed to be able to train effectively are not
necessarily the same ones that are required to be a competent operator.
Therefore, the on-the job trainer needs to understand and use effective
training techniques and ensure that the learner is getting the most
The role of the trainer
Identifying the training need
Defining the task
Planning the training
Writing the training objective
Devising the test
Structuring the training session
Helping learners to learn
Conducting the training
A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION
OWNERSHIP BY STAFF IN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORKFORCE
A MORE COMPETENT WORKFORCE