As part of a project that FES is managing to support the electrical inspector workforce, funding is available to train current LEI’s to become trainers. The current requirement to deliver training and assessment at TAFE/Registered Training Organisations (RTO) is the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE). Whilst the TAE is available via the Victorian Government’s Free TAFE initiative, the eligibility requirements may exclude some inspectors from undertaking the training. Through the FES project, enrolment fees for undertaking this training could be covered.
The TAE can take up to 12 months to complete and the prospective LEI will be able to choose, in consultation with the FES Project Team, where they would like to complete the course. Dependent on the facility that is chosen for the TAE, your commitment, may require a blended model of face to face and online delivery, in class training or online learning.
The Project includes a mentor to further support the prospective LEI/s. The mentor will meet weekly or fortnightly with the individual(s) to ensure their successful completion of the TAE.
The Victorian Government also provides additional funding outside of this project via the Victorian Government‘s TAFE teacher incentive program. Through this program, experienced workers will be able to re-train and enter the TAFE system as teachers/trainers. The program will provide a total of up to $10,000 paid across three instalments. Eligibility requirements apply and training must take place at a TAFE. More information regarding this program is available at Become a TAFE Teacher.
If you are interested in undertaking your TAE via the FES Electrical Inspector’s Project, please send your details to Sandy Robinson – Project Lead.