Progress Rail has made it a priority to upgrade the its workforce's training and assessment (TAE) skills.
TAE upgrades for compliance and quality
For Senior Regional Human Resources Manager, Dave Wilson, the reason is two-fold - compliance and quality.
“We have a compliance expectation and want to be able to demonstrate that we meet all requirements to the rail regulator,” Dave says.
“Of course we also want to keep our skills sets at the best level,” he says.
Dave says he thinks the overhaul of TAE qualifications is a good thing. It provides a “shake out’ to see who really wants to be a trainer or assessor.
Progress Rail sent some staff to a TAE upgrade course Forsythes Training was running in the Southern NSW town of Junee. Other staff are attending a specific course for Progress Rail at Forsythes’ Newcastle training centre.
The new TAE qualifications
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee endorsed the revised TAE Training Package in 2016. The changes are designed to introduce higher standards for trainers and assessors across the VET workforce.
As part of the package changes, TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has been replaced by a new course called TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The older qualification is not equivalent to the new one. The new course has nine core subjects and one elective. The old one had seven core subjects and three electives.
As one of the first RTOs in Australia accredited to deliver the new training, including upgrade courses, Forsythes Training is your TAE specialist
About Progress Rail
Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for global rail customers, with nearly 200 facilities in 16 countries. In Australia, Progress Rail provides locomotive products and services to key rail customers. It has a team of more than 850 people based across 23 sites in Australia.