WHY BOTHER WITH REFRESHER TRAINING?
As an employer, it is essential that employees complete refresher training on the competencies that they hold on a regular basis for a number of reasons, to:
- Update them on changes in legislation and standards
- Highlight changes to industry recommendations associated with VET units of competency
- Update on the skills and knowledge gained from initial training that may be out of date due to not using the skills on a regular basis
- Introduce them to new techniques &methods
- Keep employees updated with new technology and the latest inventions
- Acquaint them with the new skills
- Review some of the fundamentals they may have forgotten
- Prevent complacency
- Identify areas of bad practice that may have been picked up
HOW OFTEN SHOULD REFRESHER TRAINING BE CARRIED OUT?
In the absence of any formal legislation regarding the frequency of refresher training, we can only provide a recommendation based on industry body guidance and information which could range from 2-3 years. However, when considering the frequency it is important to take a number of things into consideration to determine the interval and training content that is most appropriate for the employer’s operation:
- The nature of the work being carried out
- How often employees carry out the task
- The specific work environment
- How well employees are kept informed of standard updates
- The type of equipment being used and how frequent there are changes in technology relating to it
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?
Our refresher courses are short duration training courses designed to provide:
- A review of key elements of the full training course
- An update on legislation and standards
- An insight into new techniques
However, if there are any specific issues or areas within your workplace that you would like addressing and included on the course or you require refresher training for another competency that is not listed, please contact us to discuss how we can tailor a course to suit your specific needs.
Evidence that the applicant has completed relevant training previously or a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency or competencies.
A certificate of attendance stipulating the student has completed refresher training on the specific discipline.