Train others now, while gaining your accreditation

Early changes to the RTO Standards mean that you can make your career switch now, and use your skills and industry expertise to train and assess others, while you gain your accreditation at the same time.

RTOs are run in accordance with RTO Standards governed by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), currently RTO Standards 2015, including who is eligible to train and assess others within the VET system.

This year, ASQA will release new Standards for RTOs for implementation on 1 January 2025. However, there is currently a shortage of qualified trainers and assessors, and big skills gaps across many industries, which means a lot of open trainer and assessor positions that need filling to make sure Australia can keep up with the demand for skilled workers.

Because of this, early changes to the Standards were made on 1 March 2024 to help fill trainer and assessor roles across all industry areas with appropriately experienced people, who can be supervised through training while they gain their accreditation. This expedites the process of increasing trainer and assessor numbers, and allows more people to undertake skills training to boost our economy.

Essentially, these early changes mean that RTOs can now employ industry experts to work as trainers and contribute to assessment (under supervision). But there are strict requirements to ensure the continuation of quality of training and assessing:

  • The industry expert must be enrolled in the TAE40122 qualification, and the employer must monitor their enrolment and progress through the qualification.
  • The Standards require completion of the TAE40122 within 2 years (although the employing RTO may require completion of the TAE40122 in a shorter timeframe).

This essentially gives RTOs more flexibility to employ industry experts (with current industry skills and knowledge) and work with them to develop them into qualified trainers and assessors to train and assess NRT courses.

The early changes to the Standards also enable people who hold an education degree to work as trainers and assessors in the VET industry – if you hold an education degree that means you are eligible for registration as a secondary school teacher (in any state or territory), you only need to complete the TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set to meet the requirements of for trainers and assessors operating without supervision under the Standards for RTOs (previously you would have been required to complete the entire TAE40122 qualification to be able to work as a trainer and assessor without supervision).

If you are looking to take the next step towards your career as a VET trainer or assessor, explore the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and it’s associated skillsets and Units of Competency now.



Join the Aveling team as a trainer

Aveling, as with most RTOs across Australia is looking for both trainers and assessors to meet the increasing demand for vocational education and training, namely in the area of work health and safety. If you have work health and safety industry experience in the resources sector and are looking to transition to a career in training and assessing, get in touch with our team to see how we can help you begin the journey to your new career: +61 9379 9999 or at

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