Why does it cost $133,333 to train a sheep shearing teacher?

This morning I read a media release from the Victorian Minister for Training and Skills. It proudly announced that the Victorian Government spent $1.2m to train nine expert sheep shearers to be trainers. That works out at costing $133,333 to train each trainer.

The $1.2m was used to deliver the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification. And some of the money was used for the development of an App with some videos. Did someone make a profit? Was this value for money? Should tax-payers be outraged?

I would have delivered the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification and made some videos for half that price!!!

Is someone pulling the wool over our eyes?

The following is the media release.

Author: Alan Maguire

35+ years experience as a trainer, instructional designer, quality manager, project manager, program manager, RTO auditor, RTO manager and VET adviser.

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