TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade

TAE40116 Upgrade

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment was released in April 2016, replacing the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  The two qualifications are not equivalent.

 

Both qualifications require 10 units of competence.  However the new qualification includes two additional core units that may not have been in your original TAE10 qualification.  The Standards for RTOs 2015 require that by 1 April 2019, all trainers and assessors engaged in the VET sector must hold these additional units (or their earlier equivalent) as follows:

• TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
• TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Some trainers and assessors will already have completed these units either as part of their TAE40110 or as a later statement of attainment. If you already hold them there is no reason for you to upgrade your existing qualification unless you want to or if the RTO you work for has asked you to. You might do this because it is a good way of demonstrating you are keeping your skills updated, or simply because you want the latest qualification.

In addition, there are two units that were deemed ‘not equivalent’ as follows:

TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

 

Learning Options offers a range of options for trainers and assessors who:
• Would like to complete one or both of the new core units either via RPL or study, to complement their existing TAE40110
• Would like to upgrade their qualification from TAE40110 to TAE40116.

Do I need to undertake a TAE40116 upgrade?

There is no industry requirement to upgrade your qualification.  For the VET sector, the compliance requirements are that trainers and assessors who currently hold TAE40110 need to obtain the following two units or their successor, by March 2019 in order to meet the compliance obligations:

In addition to holding the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you will need to hold:

Either one of the following:

TAELLN411  Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Plus one of the following:

TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools

TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.

The full requirements for compliance can be found here https://www.education.gov.au/trainer-and-assessor-credential-requirements

Upgrade Arrangements

Should you wish to complete an upgrade program, you will be required to complete an upgrade kit.

Most of the units in your current qualification will be equivalent and you will receive a direct exemption for each equivalent unit. There are two units that were deemed ‘not equivalent’ and additional evidence needs to be provided to upgrade the following two units:

TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

Additional evidence will include three assessment plans you have prepared, and an additional validation activity you have been involved in.

 

The TAE40116 upgrade kit guides you through the following process:

1. Provide a certified copy of TAE40110 along with evidence of currency (eg a PD record, CV etc)
2. Complete the upgrade tasks for the two units that are not equivalent (TAEASS401 and TAEASS403).
3. Complete TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 if you don’t already hold them (or their earlier equivalent versions). These can be done either via an RPL or a study pathway. Our resources are all available to support an independent study approach no classroom is required.

Pricing

A standard upgrade starts from $225 and increases up to $835 based on the delivery method for the additional two units.  To calculate your individual cost you need to:

Include the base upgrade cost of $225

PLUS

If you do not already hold TAELLN411 (or an earlier version), add $155 for an RPL pathway or $310 for a delivery pathway

PLUS

If you do not already hold TAEASS502 (or an earlier version), add $155 for an RPL pathway or $310 for a delivery pathway

Duration

If you already have the two additional units, the upgrade can be completed in a matter of hours assuming you are able to provide the evidence.  We ask that you have all of the requirements completed within three months of enrolment.

 

If you do not already have the additional two units, allow an extra month for RPL or an extra 8 weeks for each unit if undertaking via study.

 

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