National code: TAE40122

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Overview About this course

Put your industry expertise to work and become a qualified vocational education trainer and assessor when you study this practical course. Design courses, develop a flair for engaging delivery and get set to skill the workforce of the future.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Evaluate and understand the specific needs of the people you train
    Design, organise and deliver training activities and programs to help achieve the best results for your learners
    Identify student needs and tailor training delivery
    Assess the competence of learners in face-to-face and online environments
    Design and developing assessment tools

Course outcomes

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

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
    The skills to design and develop training and assessment resources
    The ability to teach and assess vocational education and training (VET) in Australia
    Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities in VET

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

  • You must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed training and assessing area, as evidenced by:

    Copies of any relevant qualifications, statements of attainment or trade certificates, and
    Your resume that clearly highlights your experience in the area you would like to teach and assess, and
    Answering a series of set questions explaining how you intend to apply your qualification and experience to train and assess others. These questions will be provided to you.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Experience in 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: VET trainer or assessor workplace trainer or assessor.


This qualification meets the minimum education requirement for trainers and assessors operating without supervision under applicable VET legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

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 12 units of competency, including 6 core and 6 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.

  • Assess competence TAEASS412

  • Facilitate vocational training TAEDEL411

  • Design and develop plans for vocational training TAEDES412

  • Work effectively in the VET sector TAEPDD401

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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