TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Qualification Overview

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 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.

Qualification Requirements

Total number of units = 10 consisting of 9 core units plus 1 elective unit

Core Units

TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402 Assess competence

TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

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

Elective Unit

BSBCMM411 Make a presentation


Learning Outcomes include the development of the skills and knowledge required to:

» plan the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system.

» implement an assessment plan, and gather quality evidence to assess the competence of a candidate using compliant assessment tools.

» participate in an assessment validation process

» design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

» identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of training and the work environment, and to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group.

» conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs to meet an identified need for a group of learners. The unit addresses the skills and knowledge needed to identify the parameters of a learning program, determine its design, outline the content, and review its effectiveness.

» use training packages and accredited courses as tools to support industry, organisation and individual competency development needs.

» plan, organise and deliver training for individuals within a group.

» plan, organise and facilitate learning for individuals in a workplace, using real work activities as the basis for learning.

» prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.


» Full independent study pathway with structured weekly learning and assessment activities

» Classroom training available for group bookings

» Full or partial qualification via Recognition of Prior Learning

» Upgrade program for holders of TAE40110



» TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (full independent study program) = $3165
» TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (RPL program) = $1885


» TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (upgrade program for holders of TAE40110 and required earlier versions of units: TAELLN411 and TAEASS502) = $445
» TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (upgrade program for holders of TAE40110) plus RPL of 2 Additional units TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 = $805
» TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (upgrade program for holders of TAE40110) plus Study of 2 Additional units TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 = $1065



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TAESS00016 – Sustainable Practice Skill Set $395-$705
TAESS00017 – Workplace Supervisor Skill Set $550-$1015
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Independent Structured Learning Activities

Flexible delivery resources enable students to undertake supported independent study that is directed each week by the trainer and does not necessitate that you wait until an organisation or your training provider can fill a full classroom group. Outcomes and goals are set for the week and students are held accountable with tasks that must be submitted at the end of each week. This enables you to commence your qualification when it suits you.

Classroom training
Where classroom training is utilised, it is provided using the ‘flipped classroom’ approaqch. Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which the conventional notion of classroom-based learning is inverted, so that you are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities facilitated by teachers, or to undertake observational assessments.

Note that the classroom option requires minimum group numbers of 12 participants enrolled. Students can undertake independent study without the classroom option. You may find however that classroom is a good strategy to ensure engagement.

Workplace Practicum
Two units require application in a ‘live’ training environment. The workplace practicum is a guided placement with outcomes to be achieved. If you are working in a Registered Training Organisation or have access to one, this will be integrated into your work tasks. If you do not have access to an RTO you will need to discuss options with us, as there are two units in the training package that are unable to be simulated and must be assessed in the workplace.

All assessments require written knowledge assessments alongside workplace-based projects giving opportunity for immediate application of skills and knowledge OR via case study where the units enable this option.

All programs have access to online downloadable tools, templates, resources and assessment tasks. Our online learning platform is also used for you to upload your assessment pieces.