Train the Trainer Training

In the PD Training Train the Trainer course you'll learn skills like how to create and teach from a session plan, how to create effective and engaging presentations, how to develop and administer assessment tools, understanding the various types of personality types and their learning styles and much more. Participants also have the opportunity to deliver a "live" training session and receive feedback from the group.

This highly effective Train the Trainer Course in Australia is designed for individuals who need to develop the training skills and confidence to teach adults in the workplace. This 3-Day, interactive training event is tailored to your specific requirements, which assures that the course can be directly applied to your workplace training requirements.

You will learn about your own personality type as well as other personality types and how to engage others in an entirely new way that provides a path to better communication and improved training skills.

PD Training can provide a complete professional development program for your organisation which includes personality profiling and automated training needs analysis, so contact us today to learn more!

These fun, high-energy training courses are delivered by experienced professionals throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Contact us today or click here for for a group quote!

Your Learning Outcomes

After completing the course participants will have learned to:

  • Design a training course targeted for adult learners
  • Plan the delivery of a course by ensuring that all the key elements of effective training are present
  • Learn how to communicate one's message effectively
  • Develop techniques to overcome barriers to learning
  • Prepare and deliver a training session
  • Learn to construct assessments to validate the learning
  • Gain techniques for providing encouragement and coaching during the training process
  • Create post-course evaluation forms
  • Evaluate their peers and also receive feedback from them during class
  • Be provided, upon request, a filmed DVD of each participants in-class presentation
Duration: 3.0 day course Live Online Experts


Train the Trainer Training Reviews:

"I found the course was very helpful and informative. The trainer was extremely helpful with his knowledge on indigenous training. I enjoyed his style of training."

HELP Enterprises


"While the course was not exactly aligned with the types of trainings I do, there were a number of topics and methods that with a slight be of modification could be considered and incorporated.  There is certainly several things that opened my eyes to different ways of doing things or things we should change to allow for different learning types.  Still a very worthwhile course."

Pegasus Health


"I found the course to be thoroughly enjoyable and educational...I loved it and can't wait to put it into action. I do just wish it was longer: I enjoyed it enough to want stay and learn more for a few extra days."

Mitre 10 (NZ) Ltd


"Ian was a fabulous facilitator. He established a great rapport with everyone from the outset and incorporated a lot of what he was teaching about into the sessions with us. The hands on/doing approach was great to cement the information as well as ensuring we had regular breaks, change of pace to keep us focused. I personally gained a lot of useful information that I intend to introduce into my training sessions. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to others."

Health Hawkes Bay


"A fantastic course with relevant information. Ian the trainer has a wealth of knowledge on this subject and was able to pass it on to us in ways that I will find easy to remember. Thank you."

October Protection


"One of the best courses I've been on. I really enjoyed my time and feel grateful I had the opportunity to learn from Ian. He is an inspirational, energetic, relatable, and incredibly knowledgeable trainer."

Electricity Authority


"The use of how to identify learner types, strategies for managing difficult people, use of state changers, energisers and icebreakers, room management tips were all great."

Contact Energy


"Good trainer with customized training based on what we most wanted to cover. Good use of constructive criticism. Overall an enjoyable and well thought out two days providing me with a lot of skills I can build on in the future. Would recommend Ian."

Agilyx NZ Limited


"The use of how to identify learner types, strategies for managing difficult people, use of state changers, energisers and icebreakers, room management tips were all great."

Contact Energy


"Good trainer with customised training based on what we most wanted to cover. Good use of constructive criticism. Overall an enjoyable and well thought out two days providing me with a lot of skills I can build on in the future. Would recommend Ian."

Agilyx NZ Limited


"Ian was excellent, his relaxed and easy-going manner put everyone at ease and made sure we were able to learn and participate in a comfortable environment."

House of Travel Holdings


"Ian conducted himself very well I was definitely pleased with training overall. I found out a lot about myself but also about others especially with working with others that are difficult. Also how I should present a class and positives I can do to achieve a more learning attitude out of certain participants. Thank you Ian keep up the great work."

Pinnacle Corporation Ltd


"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Ian was very energetic and helpful."

New Zealand Fire Service


More happy clients


"The whole 3 days were fantastic i learnt all of new techniques and expanded my knowledge."

Presbyterian Aged Care


"Most useful: hands-on experience."

"Activities were great!"

The University of Sydney


"I really enjoyed Helen's method of conducting the training, the course was well-paced and she used lots of exercises to keep us energised and focused. I feel that the course could have been improved by providing more opportunities for practical experience, ideally some element of practice over each day."

Vivienne Court Trading Pty Ltd


Incredible trainer and knowledge retention. Her training has majorly improved my skills in retaining knowledge, being time efficient in making lesson plans and has boosted my communication skills when training."

Vocus Group NZ


Awesome trainer, very experienced. 100% recommendable course."

Tumblar Products Ltd


Download Course Outline (PDF)

This high impact, high intensity train-the-trainer course is designed for workplaces that need professional trainers who who can develop and deliver professional and engaging presentations as soon as possible.

This is not a box ticking exercise for passing assessments, this course is designed for people who want to deliver training and skills development to adults in today's professional workplaces.

This Train the Trainer Training Program is designed to benefit employees who are being asked to design and/or deliver training in the workplace. Participants learn about the learning needs of adults, planning and developing different types of training, delivering and assessing the success of the training and much more.

Course Outline for Train the Trainer Training

See the Live Online tab for the course outline for the live online course

Topic 1
Getting Started
  • Welcome
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Expectations
  • What are Your Expectations of Today?
  • Getting Off on the Right Foot
  • Ground Rules
  • Characteristics of a Trainer
  • Reflection
Topic 2
Your Personality Style and Training
  • REACH Review
  • Comprehensive Training Guidance
  • Reflection
Topic 3
The Fundamentals of Training
  • Three Pillars of Learning
  • Effective Workplace Training
  • Identifying Participants’ Needs
  • Accelerated Adult Learning
  • Instructional Methods
  • Reflection
Topic 4
Learning Preferences
  • One Learning Preference Doesn’t Fit All
  • What’s my Learning Preference?
  • Reflection
Topic 5
How to Plan and Structure your Training
  • Session Planning
  • Course Structure
  • Introduction Session
  • Organising the Content
  • How to Develop a Session Plan
  • Reflection
Topic 6
Creating Your Lesson Plan
  • Introduction
  • Main Content - Body
  • Conclusion
  • Reflection
Topic 7
Assess the Learning
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Functions of Assessment
  • Tools
  • Reflection
Topic 8
Verbal Communication Skills
  • Para-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Reflection
Topic 9
Effective Listening
  • Listening vs Hearing
  • Reflection
Topic 10
Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Understanding Body Language?
  • How to Read Body Language
  • How to Project Positive Body Language
  • Reflection
Topic 11
Asking Good Questions
  • Questioning Styles
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Reflection
Topic 12
Choosing Activities
  • Types of Activities
  • Choosing the Right Activities
  • Reflection
Topic 13
Preparing the Workshop
  • Materials Needed for a Running a Course
  • Setting Up the Physical Location
  • Reflection
Topic 14
Delivery Tips and Trick
  • Build Presentation Mechanics
  • Training Aids
  • Delivery Tips:
  • Reflection
Topic 15
How to Manage Challenging Situations and Personalities
  • Barriers to Learning
  • Self-Control
  • 8 Tough Personas in a Group Training
  • Lead by Example
  • Handling Challenging Situations and Interruptions
  • Reflection
Topic 16
  • Principles of Feedback
  • Types of Feedback
  • Feedback Delivery Tools
  • Feedback Using the SBI model
  • Reflection
Topic 17

In-House Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

PDT Training Management Centre Logo

We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

Invite People icon

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

Generate Sign In Sheet Icon

Generates Branded Flyer

If you want to ‘promote’ internally

Generate Branded Flyer Example

PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Feedback Report Example

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.

Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

Measure metrics your way

Do you already have a training management system and wish they were automatically up to date?

Training APIs

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for Train the Trainer Training


  • Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Prices excl. GST
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card


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When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

PDT Activities and discussion

To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

Confidence of booking

Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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