Training Needs Analysis

A Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is carried out in order to provide you’re organisation with concrete data and information to make informed decisions on the direction and the future training activities of the organisation.

A TNA is the systematic investigation of training needs within an organisation. It is part of a process which integrates training with the business or development plans of an organisation.

As high quality, relevant training is the central purpose of an organisation, it is essential that sufficient time is allowed for this critical task. It should also be noted that the TNA should be revisited on a regular basis during the life of the project to ensure that training provision remains relevant.

A TNA provides information on the training and skills development requirements of all the staff in the organization. It is one of the key steps in preparing a training plan and will provide the organisation with information on which to base their training plan into the future.

It enables the organisation to:

  • Identify the gap between current and required levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude
  • Identify what the general content of training should be
  • Form the foundation of a training plan
  • Provide a baseline for the evaluation of a training plan
  • Ensure that appropriate and relevant training is delivered
  • Maximise use of the organisations resources

The TNA demonstrates that making assumptions about the training needs of the organisation can be misleading and that a genuine and thorough TNA adds considerable value to outcomes and is a useful tool in terms of achieving the organisations aims and objectives.

The benefits of conducting a TNA are to:

  • Identify the performance goals and the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the roles and responsibilities of the positions within the scope that were identified.
  • Identify the training needs for the positions that have been analysed through the process.
  • Assist in directing resources to areas of greatest priority
  • Addresses resources needed to fulfil the organizational mission, improve productivity, and provide quality products and services

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Gordon has extensive experience in tailoring training solutions to meet industry needs and contributing to industry productivity. Gordon has successfully undertaken Training Needs Analysis, Training Programme Design and arranged training delivery and skills recognition opportunities for a diverse range of industry clients. Gordon's experience covers successful Australasian, Asian and Pacific Nation projects. He effectively applies his knowledge of industry education and training within the context of local industries operating in a global market.

Kay Giles
Chief Executive
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)