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Working with trainers

The increasing importance of training has also been recognised in employees' job descriptions. When industrial awards in Australia were restructured, for example, many occupational skill classification descriptions included - often for the first time ever - on the job training as part of the routine work requirements. In the metals industry, for example, the supervisor classification was redefined as supervisor I coordinator/ trainer, while the first three skill classifications of employees specified part of the requirements as 'assisting in the provision of on the job training in conjunction with trades persons and trainers' (MTIA, 1990: 33-35).