Funded Cert 4 in Training Gives Boost to Construction Sector
Building and construction workers in Queensland now have an opportunity to improve their skills and increase their employment opportunities through the completion of a funded TAE40110 Cert 4 in Training and Assessment qualification.
Thanks to Construction Skills Queensland's Higher Level Skills program eligible workers can have the cost of the training required to move into vocational education and training roles within the industry offset with funding contributions.
Senior TAE40110 trainer, Amanda Best, is delighted to announce that LearnMe will be participating in the CSQ scheme, with funded Cert 4 in Training and Assessment places for 2013 now available for eligible applicants.
"Working on a construction site can be very physically demanding," said Ms Best.
"It's fantastic to see some funding coming through so that our tradies can alleviate some of the stresses on their bodies, without having to leave the industry altogether."
By providing access to the TAE40110 qualification for existing workers, CSQ aims to ensure that the construction industry is well equipped with skilled staff who can provide mentoring and training for new tradespeople entering the industry. Ideally the program will help to provide solutions for the under-employed while addressing emerging skills shortages within the sector.
About TAE40110 Cert 4 in Training and Assessment
The Cert 4 in Training and Assessment qualification can provide an entry into training careers such as that of TAFE teacher, RTO trainer and assessor or Vocational Education teacher. Course participants learn how to design and develop learning programs to meet the needs of adult learners, facilitate learning in the workplace and deliver group-based training. Being able to understand and use government training packages is another core skill, along with the ability to assess competence in candidates.
To be eligible to receive funding, applicants need to be existing construction workers residing or working in Queensland. Those who have received funding for the TAE40110 qualification in the past and anyone already employed within government departments or RTOs will not meet eligibility criteria. The funding does not extend to apprentices or school students.
Ms Best says that LearnMe will customise the funded training course to suit the needs of the individual participants, with face to face workshops commencing in early 2013 for those who are accepted. Further details and an application form for the funded TAE40110 Cert 4 in Training and Assessment qualification can be obtained by contacting LearnMe's office on 1300 859 094.