National code: TAE40116

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Overview About this course

Prepare to put your industry expertise to work and become a qualified professional trainer and assessor when you study this practical and engaging course. Learn the skills behind course design, develop a flair for engaging delivery and get set to skill the workforce of the future.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Design and develop learning programs

  • Identify student needs and tailor training delivery

  • Plan assessment activities and processes

  • Organise and facilitate learning in your workplace to share your industry expertise

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Confidence to network with your peers and other professionals

  • Skills to use case study scenarios from your workplace for real-world application

  • Qualification to teach and assess vocational education and training (VET) in Australia

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessment area, as evidenced by a transcript of your nationally recognised qualification

  • Your resume, highlighting your experience in the area you would like to teach and assess

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Experience working in an industry directly related to your teaching area

  • The ability to work with others and are comfortable reporting to a manager or supervisor

  • Strong communication skills with great presentation skills (advanced language and literacy skills)

  • Confidence with technology and able to access and navigate the internet, use word processing and presentation software

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Vocational Education Teacher

Vocational Education Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, polytechnics and other training institutes to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    7,900 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    50 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    41 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    55% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Enterprise trainer or assessor, Learning product developer, RTO trainer or assessor and Workplace trainer or assessor


This qualification is the minimum requirement to teach in the vocational sector as mandated by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency , including 9 core and 1 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Participate in assessment validation TAEASS403

  • Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs TAEDES402

  • Plan assessment activities and processes TAEASS401

  • Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills TAELLN411

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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