“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Take a trip back in time and think about the primary and high school teachers that impacted your life. Some for the good and some for the bad, right? Some of those teachers supported, inspired and cheered us on to be the best version of ourselves, to want to learn more, to be the best we could be even from a young age. On the flipside were the teachers that did none of those things. Heck, they probably didn’t even want to be a teacher but somehow found themselves in a job that didn’t suit their personality, or their passions, and unfortunately may have even managed to have a negative impact on the young minds that were in their care.
As adults, we either look back favourably, with some regret, or a bit of both, and understand that we are all just human beings, trying to do our best, but certainly how important it is to have the right teacher, or trainer as the case may be, to bring out the best in the students that are placed before them.
TAE Provider Delivering High-Quality Outcomes
Plenty Training was born into the busy Registered Training Organisation (RTO) market in March 2011. It was a very different time back then, and the industry has come a very long way in terms of the provision of quality training and outcomes, but it was easy to recognise the importance of the TAE Training and Assessment qualification in the adult training and RTO sector. The name ‘Plenty Training’ was chosen due to the business first being incorporated in Lower Plenty in Victoria, and over time has become synonymous with the delivery of high-quality TAE40116 training throughout the whole of Australia.
The Foundations of Specialised TAE Skills for Industry
Both founders of Plenty Training, Carl Mocnik and Maria Morton, had backgrounds and passions for training and education. It was a natural progression in their own personal careers to create an RTO in a space where they knew they could qualify people to take on roles that would impact those around them. Carl’s experience was drawn from his time in the Royal Australian Navy, initially as an apprentice technician in the 1980s, then as an electronics engineer and warfare officer, and eventually as an instructor and then running three of the technical training departments at the Technical Training Centre.
Maria’s career in journalism, public relations and communications spanned numerous industries, including working overseas at a University in Thailand, and eventually running a leading TESOL RTO in Australia in the early-to-mid-2000s.
From its small inception of just three staff to today with around 40 staff, Plenty Training forged its way into a crowded market. It has found its niche in the TAE Training and Assessment space, and today is a leading provider of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development.
Training & Assessment Education Outcomes
The world is filled with people with years of knowledge and experience gained in a multitude of roles and industries. Imagine what would the world look like if everyone passed on their wealth of knowledge and expertise? Many people don’t even realise that their experience is incredibly valuable for those coming after them, and that it can provide them with an exciting and rewarding career in training and assessment. With the TAE qualification, the passing on of that knowledge and experience is possible, and this is what drives Plenty Training to provide excellent training outcomes for its current and past students.
For over a decade we have helped more than 30,000 everyday people discover and benefit from their untapped potential. We also work with some of Australia’s most well-known companies who recognise and value the asset of their people’s experience. Through an established learning journey, LEARN, QUALIFY, ACHIEVE, we help people to achieve their goals and make an impact on their industry.
How do I become a trainer and assessor?
Our most popular course, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment helps people who wish to share their wealth of knowledge and experience gained from years working in their industry. Passing on these skills and knowledge to the next generation does, quite literally, make the world a better place.
Our TAE50116 Diploma of Vocation Education and Training and the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development are the next steps for anyone wishing to take their career to the next level. Plenty Training is one of only a handful of RTOs in the country that have both these diploma-level qualifications on scope.
Delivering Career Success
For Plenty Training, the learning journey is never over. Just like our students, we continually learn and grow, evolve and change, make mistakes and learn how to be better. It is our passion and purpose to create and inspire more trainers who understand that their job is one of the most important in the education sector today. Whether that role be in a Registered Training Organisation, a school or university, or as an in-house company trainer, the ability to do the very best should be at the forefront of our minds. It is Plenty Training’s job to ‘train the trainers’ and we take the responsibility very seriously, as we strive to do that with compassion and understanding and to support our students in every step to achieving their goals. We continuously set the bar high in the training and assessment sector, we lead the way through innovation, and we leave people feeling empowered by, and proud of their achievement.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin