Does this sound like you, or do you want it to be you saying this?
A technician representing your business will only ever be as good as you allow them to become.
Your trainee should be enthusiastic and full of What, Why, How, Where questions as they begin learning about pests and the processes to manage them.
Pest management firms and RTO’s rely heavily on the trainee having access to a good mentor in the workplace.
A good mentor in the pest management sector is somebody who is:
• Well experienced in the necessary areas of pest management
• Able to clearly explain processes and the reasons behind them
• Prepared to work safely and effectively to provide good examples for the student to follow
• Professional in the manner in which they carry out their work.
Let’s stick our Trainee with a Licenced Tech to learn the ropes.
What should happen: When a new trainee is placed with an experienced technician for the purpose of workplace training, the time allocated for each job should be increased to allow ample time for instruction, questioning, discussion and observation.
What Usually Happens: The trainee is placed with an experienced technician and the assumption is that there is room to fit some extra jobs in because there will be 2 people working together.
This may remove the opportunity for sufficient instruction, questioning, discussion and observation.
Let’s look at it from the RTO side of Training and Assessing your new technicians.
For a trainee to be assessed as competent, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) must ensure the trainee has:
Any trainees that may not yet have completed their course of study in CPP30115 do not need to be concerned as their enrolment has been transferred to the new CPP30119. Unfortunately, this does mean that trainees in this situation will now have to complete more training and assessment.
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