Every now and then, a Certificate IV TAE student writes a Review that we believe deserves to be featured and discussed. Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and let you know our thoughts about them.
This is what Michael said:
The driest, most boring course I have ever had the misfortune of having to complete.
Why did this particular testimonial catch our attention?
Michael does have a point when he says the Certificate IV TAE is “dry” and “boring”. We sympathise – the Certificate IV TAE can be tough going.
As mentioned in The Ten Painful Truths about the Certificate IV TAE, “For many people, it is something that they would rather have done than something that they want to do. For many people, it is something that they have to do to satisfy someone else’s requirements rather than something that they want to do to satisfy their own requirements.”
While yes, it is not a course that is commonly described as “a bunch of fun”, it is what it is. Simply put: if you want to be a Trainer and Assessor, the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is something that you have to do.
Once you have accepted that, whether you like it or not, the next question to ask yourself is why are you doing it?
In study and in life, your ‘why’ is your motivating force. Your ‘why’ will shape the thoughts and feelings that you bring to your Certificate IV TAE experience. Approaching your study with, “I hate this,” will inevitably mean that yes, you will hate it and you will continue to hate it… unless you can change your approach.
If you are required to complete the Certificate IV TAE for work and compliance purposes, it may be all too tempting to feel resentment, to simply “tick the boxes” and drag your feet all the way through the qualification.
If this is your ‘why’, you may be selling yourself short.
If your ‘why’ is to better yourself, to embrace the opportunity of learning new skills, gaining up-to-date knowledge and the genuine want to hone your performance, the qualification will look and feel completely different.
It’s all about getting the most out of the course, and you only get out what you put in.