A trainer is a person who trains people.
Many trainers work in Australia’ vocational training system. The vocational system is made up of Registered Training Organisations. You may know them as TAFEs, RTOs or even recognise private training institutions like Inspire Education by name. Apprenticeships and traineeships also fall within the scope of the vocational training system.
Trainers are also valued in the workplace. Many organisations employ professional trainers and assessors to teach essential skills such as how to use equipment, how to work safely, how to use work systems or how to deal with customers. Trainers may be involved in inducting, up-skilling or multi-skilling the organisation’s workforce.
Trainers are commonly known as Trainer/Assessors, Trainers & Assessors, VET Teachers, Vocational Teachers, Vocational Trainers, Enterprise Trainers and Workplace Trainers.
A “trainer” may also be referred to as an instructor, teacher, coach, mentor, adviser, counsellor, guide, guru, manager, handler, tutor or educator.