Training and Assessment Courses

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Code: TAE40116


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Quick Facts

Course Code: TAE40116
Course Name: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Course Duration: Up to 12 Months (Self-Paced)
Delivery Method:  Mixed Mode Online Course Delivery
Career Pathways: Enterprise trainer/assessor, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) trainer/assessor, Training adviser or training needs analyst, Vocational Education Teacher

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Course Outcomes

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) is the most current training and assessment course. It will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a certified professional vocational trainer in TAFEs or other Registered Training Organisations. You can use these same skills to deliver effective workplace training and assessment, either as a dedicated workplace trainer or in roles which include some training duties.

During the course you will learn how to design and develop learning programs as you plan, organise and facilitate group-based learning. This course will also teach you to participate in assessment validation and develop assessment tools.

Start studying your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment now and get on track to achieve your professional goals, perhaps even begin a whole new career in training!

Certification Outcomes

This TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification (or equivalent) is a requirement to deliver accredited training and assessment in Australia’s vocational education and training system.

Course Pathways

Before Studying the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

You need to be able to display vocational competency in your proposed field of training and assessment to study the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This course is an excellent way to formalise your existing training experience so you are able to pursue regulated training roles in Australia’s vocational education and training system.

After Studying the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

After completing your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you can continue your training with qualifications like:

  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development
  • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Complementary Training

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is an amazing versatile qualification and combines beautifully with many other vocational certifications. You can undertake further vocational training and become a specialist trainer in a huge range of industries.

Popular qualifications to specialise in include:

  • BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
  • BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
  • 10278NAT Certificate IV in TESOL
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Training Structure

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally recognised and accredited Australian qualification delivered through mixed mode online learning. It is made up of 9 core units and 1 elective unit (10 units total). The units of this course are grouped into clusters.

Core Units

  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Elective Unit:

  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

Assessment Methods

These course units are assessed using a range of methods, including Case Study (may include simulated scenarios, portfolio, reports, displays, work samples, role plays, and presentations), Projects or Product based methods, Written Questions, and Practicum—Skills Logbook.

Nominal Hours

This course can take up to 1090 hours of study to complete. Since this course is self-paced, you can study at your own speed and complete the course in a timeframe that suits you. If you work at a steady pace over 12 months.

When you enrol in this course, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine your existing skill and knowledge level that is relevant to this qualification. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be given a training plan where you will be assigned one of the following cohorts:

• Beginner– limited knowledge or skill and no recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1090 hours.

• Intermediate– moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 800 hours.

• Advanced– extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more. Study hours is up to 500 hours.

• Expert– consists of individuals with current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive knowledge and skill. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. This includes candidates holding TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment who are currently working in the vocational education sector. Study hours is up to 600 hours.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed field of field of training and assessment in the Vocational Competency Evaluation.

You will need to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a reasonable level of language and literacy (at least year 10 English or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills and be able to use applications like Word and Excel

Further, prospective learners are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier or USI
  • Provide a valid ID with their picture and signature
  • Take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Take a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before they are given access to the course resources and commencing studies

Learners enroling in the TAE40116 course must also be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

Support and Resources

Throughout your TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course, we will provide you with premium training resources and experienced trainers to support you as you earn your qualification.

To support you in your studies we will provide:

  •  Access to the Learning Management System (LMS)
  •  Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  •  Simulation, where applicable
  •  Templates for completing Project Documents

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  •  Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete your assessments under a supervisor (Note: Ambition Training will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessment – for units applicable under simulated pathway only.)
  •  A computer with Internet access
  •  Google Chrome, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and MS Word and MS PowerPoint or their equivalent  applications
  •  Headset and webcam (optional) for virtual workshop participation
  •  Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone, video recorder) or a TAE qualified assessor to provide observation and feedback for delivery facilitation projects
  •  Access to at least eight (8) adult learners for conducting delivery projects
  •  A registered training organisation qualified to train and assess for Vocation Placement
  •  A qualified assessor* under the chosen Vocational Placement to supervise assessments

*Qualified assessor: A VET practitioner qualified to provide assessment in accordance with Clauses 1.13-1.16 of Standards for RTOs 2015.

Ambition Training Institute is responsible for issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment. Any changes to the arrangements will be communicated to students.

Vocational Placement

You will be required to initiate contact with an approved RTO to gain workplace experience and knowledge relevant to the industry. The workplace must meet the requirements set in the Workplace Approval Checklist and be approved by the Vocational Placement Coordinator.

If you are currently working in an RTO, you may nominate your workplace for the placement.

Your placement facility must give you access to:

 A qualified assessor
 Assessment of 5 candidates within the vocational education and training context against at least 1 accredited unit of competency
– Assessment 3 candidates via the training and assessment pathway
– Assessment of 2 candidates using the Recognition of Prior Learning pathway
– Making reasonable adjustment in the assessment of at least 1 candidate
 Assessment tools and recording materials

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have work experience in the training industry or have completed relevant training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The RPL process begins after enrolment – simply indicate you’d like to apply for RPL on your enrolment form and a trainer will send you an RPL kit and discuss your RPL opportunities. To receive RPL, you will need to provide up to date evidence of the competencies required for this qualification.

For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Ambition Training Institute Student Handbook.