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Section 1: Training

Overview and contents

Overview and contents

'Training' has been around for as long as people needed to be taught skills. The principles of good training techniques in the trades and other workplace skills have been developed over thousands of years.

This doesn't mean that these techniques have evolved and improved in a linear progression over that time - only that each new generation has had the opportunity to look back and see which methods worked the best in particular contexts and for particular skills, and then build on those techniques to meet their own goals and needs.

Although this course (Training and Assessing for On-the-job Trainers) is not designed to mimic the TAE40116 qualification, the content material in this section is roughly aligned to the following three units of competency:

TAEDEL301AProvide work skill instruction

TAEDEL401APlan, organise and deliver group-based learning

BSBCMM401AMake a presentation

Some of the pages in this section are also applicable to other competencies from the TAE40110 qualification. For more details on the mapping between the four sections in this resource and the units of competency, go to: Resource structure.

Overview and contents

Principles of adult learning

Identifying training objectives

Elements of a training session

Choosing the method of delivery

Delivering a presentation

Hints for training workers

Reviewing your training