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Picture of Amanda Meyer of Rewards DramaLove Learning Podcast: What educators can learn from actors.

Did you know SAVE Training has a Podcast? It's called Love Learning and is designed to distill the wisdom, experience, knowledge and skills from highly successful people who can help educators and other professionals grow and learn.

In this episode I speak with Amanda Meyer who is one of those people you meet with such enthusiasm and passion for what they do, it's infectious. I wanted to speak with Amanda because she's onto something exciting that I've long held the belief can give trainers, teachers and presenters a real edge - acting skills.

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Because we love learning so much, we made a podcast, called, well, Love Learning.

Love Learning is a show that connects leaders in education and their amazing stories with you.

Featuring interviews with world class professionals, educators, authors, researchers, award winners and other fascinating people who share your passion for education.

Be inspired by their stories and achievements and discover how you can implement these into your practice to become a leader.

In the series, host Paul Pellier explores fascinating topics related to learning, education, psychology, training, presentation and a range of other exciting ideas. The podcast is a long-form interview format. In each episode Paul interviews a successful person in an interesting field to find out what educators and other professionals can learn and apply to improve their practice.

RPL for TAE40116 if someone holds TAA40104

There is no direct equivalence between TAA40104 and TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and generally it is recommended the person completes the new course in its entirety. Remember, the TAA40104 was endorsed in 2004 so an RPL assessor will be looking at units that may have been awarded well over 10 years ago. Without demonstrating currency, there would not be any RPL for the TAA40104.

There are some cases however, where a person may have significant recent experience in Training, Assessing, and VET and hold only TAA40104. We are finding this scenario surprisingly common.

The Danger of Short Courses

Cheap short courses for TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment are everywhere, as well as in other industries. The Australian have written an interesting piece here about the issue. The regulator, The Australian Skills Quality Authority are moving to eliminate this practise which will be most welcome in the marketplace. It's a tough trend for the regulator to shift but it will be great to see an end to ridiculously short courses in VET. This style of course delivery creates a situation where students are left without the skills and knowledge to be effective in the workplace - yet they hold a qualification that says otherwise. It's a dangerous situation and the flow on effect can be disastrous.