If you are involved in training or want to get involved in training an apprentice then completing the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation’s (BCITO) Workplace Assessor Training programme could be for you.
The programme is suitable for all workplace assessors operating in the construction industry.
The key to the programme is its practicality. The two-day course is custom designed for BCITO clients with a construction focus. Following the course a BCITO training advisor will visit you on-site to observe you completing two assessments, putting into practice the theory learned on the course.
Achieving unit standard 4098 “Use standards to assess candidate performance”, will improve your understanding of the assessment process and assist with assessment of your trainee on the job.
Auckland builder and employer Colin Bird has been involved with industry training since completing his own apprenticeship, and is a strong believer in the benefit of continuing education.
While finding the time to spend two days away from the business can be a challenge, the improvement in efficiency and reduction in time spent assessing apprentices makes it worthwhile.
“The time spent attending the course and ultimately achieving the unit standard has certainly been worth it,” Mr Bird says. “A real plus is that my apprentices see it as acknowledgement of the work they do.”
The courses are open to BCITO-registered assessors, are free to attend and are available across the country. Courses generally start later in the morning (usually around 9.30am) to allow time for participants to organise any on-site work.
A course calendar can be viewed online at www.bcito.org.nz, or contact a local BCITO regional office on 0800 422 486 for upcoming course dates in your area.