Work Based Training (WBT)

What is Work-Based Training (WBT)?

Work-Based Training (WBT) is an educational approach that predominantly takes place within an authentic workplace setting. To participate in Access Recognised Training’s WBT program, students must be employed within a fully operational hospitality workplace. WBT seamlessly blends the guidance of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in theory-based learning, often delivered through e-learning platforms, with practical-based learning overseen by the employer, both on and off the job.

WBT operates on a competency-based training (CBT) model, allowing learners to advance as they demonstrate competence. Under CBT, learners progress at their own pace, free from constraints that might hold them back when they excel or push them forward when unprepared. WBT empowers learners to chart the most efficient and effective path toward achieving their qualifications.

How does WBT differ from traditional classroom-based training?

WBT places a laser focus on meeting the unique needs of individual learners, deviating from the conventional one-size-fits-all classroom or group-based approach. Tailored learning and assessment plans are meticulously crafted in close collaboration with learners and their employers. WBT takes into account the diverse backgrounds and experiences of learners, skillfully integrating this insight into the development of personalized learning and assessment strategies.

What is the delivery method for WBT?

The sequencing, timing, and delivery of units of competency (UOC) are determined through collaborative discussions between each learner, their employers, and the RTO. WBT’s inherent flexibility empowers learners to structure their learning and assessment in a manner that seamlessly aligns with their professional and personal lives. With WBT, every moment spent in the workplace is an opportunity for learning, competence demonstration, and progression toward qualification attainment.

How will I be assessed?  

WBT assessments are multifaceted and encompass practical demonstrations, observations, question-and-answer interviews, written tasks, and supervisor reports.

Roles and Responsibilities in WBT

In the context of WBT, the roles and responsibilities are distributed as follows:

  • The RTO primarily serves as the facilitator of the learning journey. This entails furnishing learning materials, monitoring learner progress, and conducting assessments when learners are prepared.
  • Employers play a pivotal role by providing supervision and hands-on experience. They also ensure access to the requisite equipment, facilities, and guidance for learners to practice and develop the necessary skills. WBT recognizes that employers assume the most significant role in the training and development of learners.
  • Learners are expected to exert diligent efforts to acquire the vocational skills required for success. Their active engagement and commitment are fundamental to the WBT process.

Incorporating these roles and responsibilities, Work-Based Training represents a dynamic and adaptive approach that bridges the gap between education and real-world application, fostering both professional development and qualification attainment.