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Planning work outcomes
This section involves identifying personal leadership and mentoring objectives and responsibilities, determining expected outcomes, goals, and behaviours for VET teachers, trainers, and assessors as per organisational needs. It requires selecting strategies to support these professionals in their roles and planning for potential contingencies that may affect their performance, ensuring a comprehensive approach to leadership and mentoring within a VET context.
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Coordinate VET teachers, trainers and assessors
This section emphasises communicating work objectives and responsibilities to VET professionals in line with legislative requirements. It involves allocating development tasks based on individual expertise and potential, ensuring clear instructions are provided. The focus is also on facilitating open, respectful communication and collaboration, considering diversity, and identifying opportunities for cross-collaboration among both internal and external VET teachers, trainers, and assessors to foster a cooperative and inclusive work environment.
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Mentor VET teachers, trainers and assessors
This section focuses on providing guidance to VET teachers, trainers, and assessors to improve workplace culture. It includes supporting them in line with organisational requirements to achieve their goals and encouraging collaboration for the identification, sharing, and resolution of task-related issues and inefficiencies. Additionally, it involves using problem-solving techniques to effectively address challenges encountered in the mentoring process.
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Review the performance of VET teachers, trainers and assessors
This final section involves evaluating the performance of VET teachers, trainers, and assessors against agreed work plans, providing feedback in alignment with organisational standards. It includes identifying professional development opportunities to enhance their performance and behaviours, and implementing action plans tailored to meet their specific professional development needs. This approach ensures continuous improvement and alignment with organisational goals and requirements.
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TAEPDD502 – Lead and mentor VET teachers, trainers and assessors
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unplanned leave or absence of workers

Develop a cross-training program where staff members are trained in multiple roles. This ensures that others can cover essential tasks during unplanned absences. Encourage a culture where employees document their processes and responsibilities clearly, making it easier for others to step in. Additionally, maintain a flexible staffing plan with potential temporary or part-time staff who can be called upon when needed.

re-allocation of work tasks

Firstly, assess the workload and priorities of the team to determine which tasks are most critical. Communicate openly with the team about the need for task re-allocation. Match tasks with employees’ skills and capacities, ensuring they are equipped to handle their new responsibilities. Offer support and training if they need to acquire new skills. Monitor the workload to ensure it’s manageable and adjust as necessary.

succession planning for important roles

Start by identifying key roles and the skills required for these positions. Develop a talent pool within the organization by identifying and grooming potential successors. This can be achieved through targeted training, mentoring, and giving them exposure to various aspects of the critical role. Regularly review and update the succession plan to ensure it remains relevant. Encourage knowledge sharing and mentoring relationships between incumbents and potential successors to facilitate smooth transitions.