Training and Assessment Courses

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Code: TAE40116

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The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is Australia's leading training qualification, suited to workplace training roles across many industries. If you’re looking to get into Vocational Education and Training (VET) or wish to learn how to facilitate learning in the workplace, this is the course for you!

Where can the Cert IV in Training and Assessment take you?

Get qualified to work as a professional trainer and assessor in Australian TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations with Australia’s “Train the Trainer” qualification, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. As Australia’s top vocational trainer qualification, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course will provide you with the training and help you develop the confidence to become a qualified trainer, facilitator or assessor in either the workplace or a VET environment. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll be qualified to tackle roles such as:

  • ✔ TAFE Teacher
  • ✔ Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Trainer or Assessor
  • ✔ Enterprise Trainer or Assessor
  • ✔ Training Adviser
  • ✔ Training Needs Analyst
  • ✔ Vocational Education Teacher
  • ✔ Any career that requires Workplace Training skills

TAE Course Delivery Options

As a Nationally Recognised and Accredited course, the Cert IV in Training and Assessment is designed to open up new possibilities for your career in the training industry.

The most effective method of delivery is through Mixed Mode Online Learning, enabling students to complete their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) as fast as they’d like. This enables busy professionals wishing to upskill their abilities to become qualified in the Training industry without having to attend lengthy classes or workshops.

What Will You Learn in Your Training and Assessment Course?

During your Cert IV in Training and Assessment course, you’ll find out how to develop learning packages, contribute to and plan assessment activities, assess competence and participate in validation. The Certificate IV in TAE course will also teach you how to meet your client’s needs through the use of accredited or other training packages.

Course Structure

Mixed Mode Online Course Learning:

How is the course delivered?

Studying the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment through the mixed mode online delivery allows you to take advantage of a self-paced and flexible learning environment. Resources are hosted on the student portal and can be accessed 24/7. Live webinars are regularly with pre-recorded copies available for your use anytime.

How long will I have to finish my course?

You can start TAE training any time throughout the year. You will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date through mixed mode online learning.

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 1201 hours.

• Intermediate– moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 981 hours.

• Advanced– extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more. Study hours is up to 748 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.

How much time should I spend on my course per week?

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is expected to take around 1201 hours of study especially for the beginner cohort to complete. This is equal to about 23 hours study per week over 12 months, however you may work at your own pace and complete your course faster if you’d like!

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Course  Units

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment consists of 10 units – 9 core units and 1 elective. This training and assessment course is delivered using a ‘clustered’ approach, meaning the course units have been streamlined into only 3 workbooks: Design, Delivery and Assessment. That means you’ll only have 3 workbooks to submit!  We’ve found this approach minimises the amount of “doubling-up” in the course units and allows you to study at a great pace, while still completing all the course components.

Design Cluster
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs


Delivery Cluster
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation


Assessment Cluster
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools


Unit Present in All Clusters
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy, and numeracy skills

This course is assessed through written questions and activities, projects, case studies, direct observations and a skills logbook.

Entry Requirements

To study the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you must show competency in the area or areas in which you wish to train or assess. Additional requirements are listed below:

  • ✔ 18 years or older
  • ✔ Sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • ✔ Basic computer skills
  • ✔ Obtain a Unique Student Identifier, also known as the USI
  • ✔ A valid ID with your picture and signature

You will also be required to take the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation, as well as the Personal Training Plan evaluation.

Learners enroling in the TAE40116 course must 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 & Resources Required

Throughout your training and assessment course, you’ll have access to outstanding resources and support, including:

  • ✔ Access to the Learning Management System, also known as LMS, and guides for navigating the system
  • ✔ Training Plan
  • ✔ Comprehensive learner guides
  • ✔ Easy-to-follow assessment workbooks
  • ✔ Expert trainer support via phone and online messaging
  • ✔ Templates for the activities
  • ✔ Simulations, if applicable
  • ✔ Vocational Placement Pack
  • ✔ Webinars (live Face to Face and pre-recorded)

To complete your studies, you will also need access to:

  • ✔ A computer with Internet connection (ADSL 2+ recommended)
  • ✔A Google Chrome Browser, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and the latest Microsoft Word and Powerpoint applications (or their equivalent)
  • ✔ Video recording equipment (eg. mobile phone, video recorder) or a TAE qualified assessor to provide feedback
  • ✔ At least 8 students to complete practical component of delivery
  • ✔ A workplace to carry out assessments under supervision (You will be provided a simulated environment if you cannot secure a workplace)
  • ✔ A registered training organisation qualified to train and assess for the vocational placement
  • ✔ A VET practitioner under the vocational placement who is qualified to provide assessments in accordance with Clause 1.13-1.16 of Standards for RTOs 2015

Reach Community College is responsible for issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment. Any changes to the arrangements will be communicated to students.

Study Pathways

After completing the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you can continue your training with the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development. This can lead into roles such as training product developer, training and assessment consultant or RTO manager.

You can also study other courses that will support your training skills, enable you to become a trainer in a specialist area, or allow you to work partly as a trainer and partly as a technical specialist. Course options may include but aren’t limited to:

  • ✔ Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • ✔ Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • ✔ Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Vocational Placement

As part of the requirements of this course, you will have to initiate contact with an RTO for the purpose of gaining practical experience and solidifying what you have learned in the course. The chosen workplace must be in accordance with the Workplace Approval Checklist and approved by the Vocational Placement Coordinator.

If you are already affiliated with an RTO during enrolment, then you can nominate that RTO for the Vocational 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 or Current Competence (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to anyone who can provide evidence of competency for any of the units offered in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification. This can include previous work experience, formal or informal training or other relevant life experiences you may have. To apply for RPL, simply fill out your enrolment form and indicate you’d like to apply for RPL. One of our friendly and experienced RPL experts will be in touch to talk you through the process and discuss your evidence. RPL can be granted for whole units or parts of a unit.

Student Handbook

For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Reach Community College Student Handbook  or visit the FAQ page.