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What is Work-Based Training ?

Work-based training is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability. Work-Based Training is a combination of RTO (Registered Training Organization) approved theory-based training and employer approved practical-based training (ongoing job). It is a part of competency-based training. Formal and informal, internships/traineeships and on-the-job training are the most common types of work-based training.


Work-based learning experiences may include:

Job Shadowing. Career Mentorship. Career Related Competitions. Simulated Workplace Experience.


What is the purpose of work-based training?

Work-based learning can be used to achieve several different objectives, such as:

  • To develop vocational skills that contribute to recognized vocational qualifications,
  • To develop general work habits and job readiness,
  • To help students to understand what is involved in jobs so that they make better careers.
What are the principles of work-based training?
  • Work-based training consists of structured opportunities for learning.
  • Achieved through authentic activity and is supervised in the workplace.
  • Work-based learning opportunities are underpinned by formal agreements between education organizations, employers, and students.

Why is work Based Training important?

Work-based learning can provide a strong learning environment and ensure that there is demand for the acquired skills in the labor market. Employers benefit by using it as a recruitment tool and as a means to benefit from the productive output of learners.

Work-based training experiences provide the opportunity to strengthen six key soft skill areas which provide a competitive for achieving goals:

Save Time

● Minimum classroom study time
● Can finish within a small period
● Can be a full-time worker while the study
● No need to spend time on training practical

Save Money

● One of the best cost-effective ways to gain your academic qualifications
● Affordable and manageable value
● Need to waste money for full courses which are theory and practical included

Save Effort

● Avoid repeat learning
● Can study what you already love to do
● Manage your classroom studies with your industrial work

Specialized to each individual

● Theory-based training create according to the individual learning needs
● Classroom or group-based training
● Learning and assessment plan based on learner’s skill assessment level with Registered Training Organization (RTO)

Expanded Capacity

Work-based learning increases TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) capacity by providing places in addition to learning places based in institutions.

Wider Access

Work-based training can be more accessible to young people – geographically, financially, and educationally.

Industry Responsive

Work-based training is especially effective in settings where there is a lack of capacity for institutional training, or where institution-based courses have a reputation for being irrelevant to the world of work.

Ideal Approach

Work-based training is particularly successful and attractive when it is well integrated into the education and training system and combines elements of learning in the workplace with classroom-based learning.

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How is a work-based training program organized or delivered?

  • According to Work-Based Training (WBT), learners should demonstrate their ability using work experience and need to complete their Unit of Competency (UOC).
  • All the time learners are assessed and guided by the Registered Training Organization (RTO) and employers.
  • To fulfill WBT learners need to demonstrate their skills, submit some reports, writing tasks, and take some interviews.

Who is involved with WBT?

  1. The Australian Registered Training Organization (RTO) is the authorized party that provides academic qualifications after learners pass their assessment.
  2. Employer is the one who supervises and provides hands-on industrial experience for the learners. And also, they are the ones who guided you in a qualified academic pathway.
  3. Learner is qualified with skills and experience.
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