Offering Info

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

  • National Course Code: TAE40116
  • TAFE NSW code: TAE40116-01V01-19CBT-323

Location – Liverpool

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

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.

The volume of learning of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is typically six months to two years.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
Achievement of this qualification by trainers is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.
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.
Students are required to submit an application prior to enrolment acceptance. Staff will contact students individually to check that entry requirements have been met and to identify if a student will be seeking recognition or credit transfer for any units of competency.

Vocational competency and existing worker status will be checked by reviewing the students application and by checking that the prospective student has:
- Broad industry knowledge and experience (evidence may include a CV along with proof of employment such as a job description, references or employer issued statement of work history; relevant industry qualifications; teacher can explore this further during interview)
- Current or recent experience in presenting to a group (evidence may include verification from an employer/supervisor that they have undertaken this type of role, a CV along with proof of employment and a job description)
- A basic understanding and knowledge of the VET sector (teacher to explore this during interview, or sight evidence of completion of any units of competency from the TAE training package)
- Experience in developing presentations/training sessions (evidence should include training documentation prepared by the prospective student and included in a portfolio of work samples)
- The ability to prepare training resources/aids (evidence should include a portfolio of work samples)
- The ability to perform at Level 3 for learning, reading, writing and oral communication and Level 2 for numeracy (Based on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)). An initial evaluation of LLN levels will be carried out as part of the application process and may include the use of LLN evaluation programs such as RU Ready.

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Students will be required to complete 4 hours per week of directed activities that could include: researching information relating to unit, review training session notes and Adobe Connect Classroom recordings, pre reading of learner guide booklet, preparing for forums and completing work set in class.

In addition, you can expect approximately 3 hours per week, this may include additional learning the student may undertake for revision.

An additional 2 hours per week of individual student support will be provided and timetabled where students can contact the teacher to organise individual feedback and evaluation progress sessions.

The total assessment hours is 225. Assessment hours include time to research and complete out-of-class assignments or projects, as well as complete any supervised timed assessments, practical tasks, role plays and simulated workplace activities which are presented in-class. These assessments will include utilising the other students in the classroom as workplace participants in the assessment activities.

Students should have access to a computer with internet connection in order to participate in the Adobe Connect online sessions and to access activities on the learning management system (Moodle).

This offering has been tailored to meet the needs of career enhancers who are currently working either part-time or full-time as workplace trainers and/or assessors, developers of training courseware, training advisors, training needs analysts or human resource professionals working in a learning and development role.

This qualification is designed for individuals to deliver training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. 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.

Students entering this course typically have:
- the ability to present to a group;
- some understanding and knowledge of the VET sector;
- experience in developing presentations or training sessions;
- the ability to prepare training resources/aids which may include PowerPoint presentations and handouts; and,
- the ability to evaluate and or assess skill performance and proficiency.
Students attend 3 six hour face-to-face sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3:30pm, along with a weekly 2 hour Adobe Connect online class on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

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Core Units
Number Title
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
Elective Units
Number Title
TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Liverpool College
College Street, Liverpool
Phone 131 601

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