MEM17003 - Assist in the provision of on-the-job training

Unit code: MEM17003 | Study level: TAFE
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to assist in the provision of on-the-job training to others while undertaking normal duties and it may involve the replacement of normal duties with training duties for limited periods of time. The individual would not be expected to be solely responsible for the assessment or reporting of a trainee's progress.

Typical applications could include the provision of on-the-job training by a tradesperson to apprentices/trainees or by a production worker to other production workers/trainees.

Where the development of training programs is required unit MEM17001 Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace should also be selected.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices;
  • determining through consultation the objectives of training and the role of on-the-job training;
  • planning training delivery;
  • conducting appropriate training in a safe and effective manner, including the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • using appropriate training methods;
  • monitoring trainee’s progress and providing feedback, and;
  • reporting trainee’s progress through appropriate channels.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

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