Trainer Kaiwhakangungu/Kaiwhakaako

Trainers plan and provide practical training courses for employees of businesses, government and other organisations. They teach a subject area they have experience and expertise in.

Trainers may do some or all of the following:

  • design individual training programmes for organisations
  • run classes, workshops and seminars on a variety of topics
  • develop course materials
  • evaluate trainees and report on training sessions
  • write and update training manuals or online course materials
  • evaluate courses and qualifications offered by providers
  • attend meetings and complete business development work, if self-employed.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for trainers includes:

  • teaching
  • coaching
  • developing and writing training packages  
  • managing staff
  • public speaking.

Personal Qualities

Trainers need to be:

  • skilful at communication, including listening and writing 
  • passionate about learning and technology 
  • good at time management
  • good at networking
  • friendly and patient
  • confident and positive
  • resourceful and creative
  • adaptable
  • able to relate to people from a range of cultures.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for trainers includes:

  • teaching
  • coaching
  • developing and writing training packages  
  • managing staff
  • public speaking.

Trainers can earn around $50K-$90K per year per year.

Trainers may move into work in one of the following areas:

  • human resources
  • tutoring or teaching
  • project management.

Trainers may also progress to set up their own business.

Trainer

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