An instructor trainer (IT) is a person who is capable of training leaders to a standard where they are ready to enrol in a instructor assessment. Instructor trainers must have a certificate IV in assessment and workplace training and be fully experienced in delivering high quality competency-based training. If instructor candidates perform poorly on an PACI instructor assessment, it is suggestive that the fault lies with the original IT. The quality of future instructors is dependent on the knowledge, skill and experience of the original IT. The IT serves as a role model for other professionals.
Normally, an IT will have many years experience as a trainer and have well developed abseiling and/or climbing skills. The IT will be have a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in all aspects that may have an effect on training.
From the PACI Manual ....... instructor trainers serve as important focal points for PACI members and have a demonstrated capacity to deliver quality training services. Instructor trainers are responsible for preparing instructor candidates for assessment. They can also provide training for PACI members to upgrade their classification or expand the scope of their current endorsements. Instructor trainers coordinate with Assessors in the scheduling of their training. They have qualifications equivalent to a Certificate IV level."
The Instructor Trainer rating denotes an individual who has proven capability in delivering training that is pitched at an instructor-level.
Instructor Trainers are responsible for preparing instructor candidates for assessment. Final assessment is carried out by an authorised Instructor Assessor who was not involved with the training phase. (‘third party’ assessment).
To qualify for the Instructor Trainer rating, an applicant must:
1. Be at least 21 years of age; and
2. Instructor trainers must:
a) have the equivalent of five (5) years instructional experience; and
b) hold formal recognition of competence in each unit/technical area for which they wish to conduct training; and
c) hold formal recognition of competence to at least Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training to conduct instructor-level training; and
d) demonstrate current knowledge and skill in conducting instructor-level training as applied in a range of contexts. This can be met through a combination of evidence including:
3. Have conducted training consistent with National Training Framework and Competency Based Training (CBT) principles and as outlined in the PACI Instructor manual; and
4. Implement a quality assurance system that ensures consistent outcomes. Submit a report outlining how you intend to assure quality, consistency and best practice during instructor training; and
5. Provide one letter of recommendation from a previous client and one letter from an instructor/professional operator (cannot be a close friend or family member); and
6. Operate in partnership with a registered training organisation (RTO) or be an RTO in your own right; and
7. Have a current recognised qualification in senior first aid and CPR.
Organise and provide an annual update/seminar for other instructors
in the local area.
An application for the rating, along with documented evidence of having met all requirements, a photo and the processing fee are to be submitted to PACI for review and approval by the Training and Education manager.
1. Annual submission of a completed, signed Instructor Trainer agreement; and
2. Annual Instructor Trainer fees paid.
NOTE: PACI members must be in active status before they can represent themselves as being authorised to conduct/supervise training related activities.