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Role of the Registered Training and Assessment Organisation

To refer to our previous post we will now outline the role of the Registered Training and Assessment Organisation.

As a Registered Training and Assessment Organisation facilitator, you can also have a role in making sure the workplace is safe and healthy for the apprentice/trainee. The Learner Guide for the unit of competency TAAENV403A Ensure a healthy and safe learning environment provides details of what is required.

There are several ways you can make sure the apprentice/trainee is informed about OHS:

* Discuss any potential risks to the apprentice/trainee with them, as well as with the employer. Make sure the apprentice/trainee has received information from the employer about rights and obligations of the employer and the employee; hazards they are likely to encounter in the workplace; expected safe work practices; and who to report to in the workplace if there any OHS problems or questions.
* Ask the employer to explain their risk control action plan to you and the apprentice/trainee.
* As well as knowing who to report to in the workplace if they encounter any OHS issues, the apprentice/trainee should also know who to report to outside of the organisation if there are problems. Each state and territory will have an apprentice/traineeship contact, so make sure the apprentice/trainee has this information. If you notice any OHS issues during your site visits, you could also report it to the relevant contact.
* Training Packages have units, or sections within units, covering OHS, so make sure these units are covered first. A great example would be the Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment training package which covers OHS within the training environment.


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