Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes interactive online tutorials, facilitated video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as one-on-one mentoring. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.
If you have a passion for teaching others in an educational or corporate environment the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) will give you the skills and knowledge to turn your passion into a career.
Gain insights and knowledge into:
• Reading and interpreting qualification rules from national training packages
• Unpacking units of competency from national training packages
• Developing learning programs based on those units of competencies
• Developing an understanding of language, literacy and numeracy skills for adults
• Planning, developing and delivering training sessions to both individuals and groups
• Planning, developing and validating assessment tools for units of competencies
• Assessing a candidate’s ability to demonstrate competency against a unit of competency
This qualification, or the skill sets derived from units of competency within it, is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.
Achievement of this qualification or an equivalent by trainers and assessors is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer
From January 2022, this course is FREE TAFE Course.
You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).
Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.
Click here for course modules
|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|TAEASS401||Plan assessment activities and processes (TAEASS401)||40
|TAEASS402||Assess competence (TAEASS402)||25
|TAEASS403||Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403)||35
|TAEASS502||Design and develop assessment tools (TAEASS502)||40
|TAEDEL401||Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning (TAEDEL401)||30
|TAEDEL402||Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace (TAEDEL402)||25
|TAEDES401||Design and develop learning programs (TAEDES401)||50
|TAEDES402||Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs (TAEDES402)||25
|TAELLN411||Address Adult Language, Literacy And Numeracy Skills (TAELLN411)||30
|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|BSBCMM401||Make A Presentation (BSBCMM401)||30
|TAEDEL301||Provide work skill instruction (TAEDEL301)||40
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is progressive with multiple assessment tasks to be completed for each unit of competency in the course. Assessment tasks and methods will vary from unit to unit and may include a combination of project work, training facilitation, written assignments, short answer questions, practical demonstrations and observation of performance in your workplace.
Those entering this program 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.
What will I study?
The course will give you the skills to:
Read and interpret qualification rules from national training packages
Unpack units of competency from national training packages
Develop learning programs based on those units of competencies
Develop an understanding of language, literacy and numeracy skills for adults
Plan, develop and deliver training sessions to both individuals and groups
Plan, develop and validate assessment tools for units of competencies
Assess a candidate’s ability to demonstrate competency against a unit of competency
Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!
You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!
To you check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.
Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.
*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.
For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
There are a number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for the concession or standard fee. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.
Those students who meet the eligibility criteria for government subsidised training will be enrolled under the Victorian Skills First Program, this may impact access to further government subsidised training in the future.
Eligible for Government Funded Place:
If you meet the eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, you will pay the standard tuition fee rate.
If you meet the eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, you may be eligible to receive a tuition fee concession.
Full fee-paying student:
Full tuition fees are applicable to students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for a government subsided place.
Concessions do not apply for Full Fee paying students.
Can I apply?
Those entering this program 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. To enable successful completion of the program, students are advised prior to enrolment to have:
- At least 3 years’ experience in a vocational area they intend to teach
- Sufficient language and literacy skills to write a range of documentation – ASCF level 4
- Good communication and interpersonal skills – ASCF level 4
- A good working knowledge of computer programs eg: MS Office, Email and Internet research
Where and how can I study?
The Cert IV TAE40116 course is delivered both at the Essendon campus and the Bendigo City campus using both face to face and online tutorials throughout the duration of the course.
For the ‘Full Day’ course, face to face sessions are scheduled every Thursday (19 sessions) and specific Saturdays – 9am to 4.30pm (7 sessions) for a total of 26 sessions, 14 online tutorials are scheduled during the course on a Tuesday evening 6pm to 7pm (a detailed delivery schedule will be made available upon enrolment).
For the ‘Evening Year Long’ course, face to face sessions are scheduled for every Tuesday evening - 6pm to 9.30pm (28 sessions) with full day Saturdays - 9am to 4.30pm (10 sessions), online tutorials are scheduled on a Thursday evening (6pm to 7pm) during the year (18 sessions), a detailed delivery schedule will be made available upon enrolment.
In additional to classroom attendance, you will need to allocate 4 to 6 hours per week for additional study/readings/research outside of class time.
Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.
What employment opportunities will I have?
Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector or enterprise organisation. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:
- Enterprise trainer
- Enterprise assessor
- Registered training organisation (RTO) trainer
- RTO assessor
- Training adviser or training needs analyst
- Vocational education teacher.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
The course will give you the skills to:
- Read and interpret qualification rules from national training packages
- Unpack units of competency from national training packages
- Develop learning programs based on those units of competencies
- Develop an understanding of language, literacy and numeracy skills for adults
- Plan, develop and deliver training sessions to both individuals and groups
- Plan, develop and validate assessment tools for units of competencies
- Assess a candidate’s ability to demonstrate competency against a unit of competency
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40116). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
After completion of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment qualification, students willing to further their studies, can move onto the level 5 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116) qualification.
How do I apply?
For those potential students wanting to enrol in this course, you will need to:
- Complete a Pre Training Review to ascertain a students level in reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills, an ACSF level 4 is required to be achieved by students wishing to undertake the course
- Have access to a training environment or simulated training environment in which to conduct your workplace projects
- Have access to the internet, knowledge of search engines
- Have a minimum of three years vocational experience in your area of expertise
- Applicants will also need to complete a ‘Pre Course Interview’ document and provide their current CV at the Cert IV TAE40116 Information session
People with prior experience in training and assessment should enquire about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
How will I be selected for this course?
Potential students are asked to attend a 'TAE Information Session', you must complete a Pre Course Interview document, this allows the selectors to determine the suitability of the course.
All students undertake a Pre Training Review (BKSBLive Pre Training Review) to ensure the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40116) course is suitable and appropriate for them; students are given feedback on that review prior to enrolment.