Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Name Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Course Code TAE40116
Study Mode Part Time/Full Time
Course Length 6-12 Months
Nominal Hours 340

Qualification 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.

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a highly sought after qualification as it replaces the superseded TAE40110 qualification.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

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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.

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.

Qualification Duration & Delivery Modes

The qualification duration is approximately 340 hours which includes face to face delivery and approximately 4-5 hours per week for study and completion of assessment tasks, and the course is one day per week for 14 weeks.


Candidates will be provided with:

  • Training and Assessment schedule
  • Training folder and course notes
  • USB of resources and assessment templates
  • Activity information
  • Access to up to date Computers, including Internet access for research
  • Additional handouts
  • Student support
  • Qualified and experienced trainers and assessors


Assessment may include methods such as observation, written assessment tasks, work and class related projects and presentations.

Full details are provided at the commencement of training.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Participants may be able to access Recognition of Prior Learning for informal and on-job learning or life experience. Recognition of Prior Learning may result in credit toward the program.
Refer to SGAE’s Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.

Credit Transfer

Statements of Attainment and qualifications issued by any other Registered Training Organisation will be recognised based on the currency of the learner. Refer to SGAE’s Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.

Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways may be accessible to candidates who successfully complete this qualification:

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

Further Study Pathways

After successful completion of this qualification, students may undertake TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development or higher studies.

Packaging Rules

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

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 OR
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation


Concession Tuition Fee
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required)
$238 ($0.70 per nom. hour)
Government Subsidised Tuition Fee
(If eligible for funding)
$1,020 ($3.10 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

Concession Fee — Students that are eligible for a Government Subsidised Fee structure using acceptable Concession Card

Subsidised Fee – Students that are eligible for a Government Subsidised Fee structure (no HCC & no Cert IV or higher)

Standard Fee –  Students who are not eligible for either of the above forms of  concession.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Pre-training Review

Conducted for all prospective candidates to determine if:

  • The candidate has the appropriate foundation skills requirements to enter this qualification, and
  • The candidate holds vocational competency and currency in the proposed area which they intend to train and assess.

The review provides essential information about the learner, their industry and current workplace roles. This information allows SGAE to individualise training for the learner and contextualise for the industry ensuring appropriate delivery for success supported by diverse learner resources to give relevance to the unit/s within this qualification.

Enrolments, Fees & Refunds

All enrolments must be confirmed by payment of fees. Payment plans may also be available. Cancellation fees may apply. Please refer to our Fees & Refund Policy.

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