Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Name Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Course Code TAE40116
Course Length 6 or 12 month option available*
Nominal Hours 340
Date/s TBC
Timetable 6 month: Face to Face^ - Day & Time TBC
12 month: Flexible/Blended Learning

^Flexible/Blended Learning is available upon request/discussion.

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Course Description

Become a trainer/assessor by enrolling today. With small class sizes and face to face delivery with an experienced trainer, now is the time to study the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with SGAE.

Gain the skills and knowledge required to deliver training to adults, assess competency and design training programs and assessments. The course covers the statutory framework of vocational education, principles of adult learning, unpacking a training package and designing quality assessment that meets the needs of the learner.

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a highly sought after qualification as it replaces the superseded TAE40110 qualification. It is intended for a variety of professionals in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector as well as workplace trainers and assessors who:

  • Train individuals and groups
  • Assess the competency of learners
  • Develop training programs to meet the needs of learners
  • Create assessment tools
  • Contextualise learning and assessment materials
  • Conduct assessment validation

Achievement of this qualification is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 to be able to train and/or assess in the Vocational Education sector.

Updates also available – please enquire. 

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Enterprise trainer or assessor
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) trainer and/or assessor
  • Training advisor or training needs analyst
  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) trainer

Additional Entry Requirements

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 and sufficient current experience.

*if enrolling in the 6 month delivery, evidence that you are currently training or assessing in your current job role must be provided. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Find out more about our RPL policy here.

Further Study Pathways

After successful completion of this qualification, students may undertake:

  • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training;
  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development; or
  • other higher studies.

Types of Assessment

  • Observation
  • Written assessment tasks
  • Work and class related projects
  • Presentations

Due to its intensive nature, the course requires a high level of commitment. It is important to note, that the student will need to allow for significant study time every week and a majority of assessment outside their normal training sessions.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
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
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name
TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction


Concession Tuition Fee
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required)
$204 ($0.60 per nom. hour)
Government Subsidised Tuition Fee
(If eligible for funding)
$1,020 ($3.00 per nom. hour)
Government Contribution to Training $2,210 ($6.50 per hour)
Full Tuition Fee
(If not eligible for Govt. subsidy)
Materials Fee
(All participants to pay)
Administration Fee

Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Payment plans may also be available. Cancellation fees may apply. Please refer to our Fees & Refund Policy.

Pre-training Review

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for their individual needs, SGAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking them to undertake a self-assessment review prior to enrolment.

The review provides essential information about you and your background, which then allows SGAE to understand your current capabilities prior to training and make recommendations on course suitability, and identify additional support where required.

How to Apply

To apply, please call our Head Office on 1800 810 393.


For more information about this course, visit training.gov.au