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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!

What Will You Learn in this Course?

As a Nationally Recognised and Accredited course, the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is designed to open up new possibilities for your career in the training industry. It is the latest nationally accredited training and assessment course in Australia.

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 Cert IV TAE course will also teach you how to meet your client’s needs through the use of accredited or other training packages.

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:

  • ✔ Enterprise Trainer/Assessor
  • ✔ Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Trainer/Assessor
  • ✔ Vocational Education Teacher
  • ✔ Training Adviser or Training Needs Analyst

Course Structure

How is the course delivered?

The Cert IV Training and Assessment is delivered via Mixed Mode Delivery, which includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, online learning, assessment materials and activities. This is especially suitable for anyone wishing to upskill and expand their opportunities while still keeping up with work or personal commitments.

How long will I have to finish my course?

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

How much time should I spend on my course?

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is expected to take around 1090 hours of study, depending on your existing knowledge and skills. Upon enrolment, 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. This includes candidates holding TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  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 training sector. Study hours is up to 600 hours.

How will I be assessed?

Your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course will be assessed through 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.

Course Units

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is comprised of 10 units, which includes 9 core units and 1 elective unit. These units have been selected to ensure that the course meets the needs of a wide range of training professionals.

Core Units: (9)

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 Units (1):

BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation

Entry Requirements

All students 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.

Candidates are required to complete a Vocational Competency Evaluation to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area.

It is recommended that students:

  • ✔ Are 18 years or older
  • ✔ Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • ✔ Have basic computer skills

Students are also required to:

  • ✔ Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • ✔ Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • ✔ Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • ✔ Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

Students are provided with a Personal Learning Plan with Cohort explanation and learning pathway. This is uploaded in their student account prior to commencing.

Support & Resources Required

To support you in your studies, Reach Community College will provide:

  • ✔ Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • ✔ Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • ✔ Simulations, where applicable
  • ✔ Templates for completing Project Documents

You will need to make sure you have access to:

  • ✔ Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete your assessments under a supervisor^
  • ✔ A computer with Internet access through Google Chrome
  • ✔ MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
  • ✔ Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • ✔ 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

^Note: Reach Community College will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessment—for units applicable under simulated pathway only.

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

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

You can complement your TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment training with additional qualifications such as:

  • • 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

After completing the TAE40116, learners can continue their studies with:

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

Recognition of Prior Learning or Current Competence (RPL)

If you have existing work experience in Training and wish to formalise this knowledge, Reach Community College offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as part of this course. The RPL process begins after enrolment and is available to any students who can present evidence of competency for any units included in this qualification.

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.