The TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the qualification required if subject matter experts wish to work in a training and assessment role in an RTO. It also applies to people for whom training is a large part of their job, or their full job function within a structured assessment and training system. These people have considerable responsibility for training program development and delivery, as well as assessment of training participants or employees. The content of the units deals with the VET context, so a working knowledge of the VET system is helpful but not necessary.

This outline provides information on this blended delivery model that requires attending training for 12 or 14 days as well as complete the online learning activities.

DURATION & COMMITMENT – Blended Delivery Model:

The delivery of this certificate is conducted in an intensive blended delivery model format. This model consists of a combination of face to face workshops and on-line learning. The on-line learning and assessment enables students to come to workshops fully prepared to make the most of the face to face experience with lecturers and peers. It also allows them to complete some assessment activities in their own time. This reduces the amount of time spent in face to face workshops.

Face to face contact: 12 days delivered as outlined in the section ‘Intake and Training Dates and Location’ in this document. Some assessments are completed in class and some need to be completed in your own time. The program includes an option of attending two days of facilitated support related to assessment tasks for the Delivery and Facilitation Cluster. This is particularly useful for those who are not facilitating training in their current work role.

On-line learning: This is an essential part of the course. The amount of time spent undertaking the on- line structured learning activities and assessments will vary, depending on your individual circumstances and prior knowledge and experience. We recommend that you allocate 15 hours per week to complete structured online activities and evidence gathering for assessments.

The face-to- face component of this course is clustered into six parts:

Learning Design                                  3 days

Assessment                                         4 days

Language, Literacy and Numeracy   1 day

Workplace Learning                           1 day

Delivery and Facilitation (Part A)      3 days

Delivery and Facilitation (Part B)      optional 2 days face to face

Total = 12 days (14 days if the Facilitation Part B option is selected).


For all training and assessment pathways (RPL, training and assessment or a combination of both), participants require the following broad skills before undertaking the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The context for possible application of the acquired skills of the qualification has been provided below.

Literacy and language skills

You are required to source, sort, categorize, interpret and analyse information, write reports, use templates to create documents, explain key points, understand and use specialised vocabulary, use correct referencing procedures and conduct learning and assessment in English.

Planning skill

You need to identify requirements for learning and assessment activities to be able to: organise training sessions; plan for and carry out assessments and manage your time appropriately to submit your assessments by the due dates.

Research skills

You are required to identify and use appropriate resources to develop learning and assessment strategies and complete assessments.

Technological skills

In the 21st century training environment, all trainers must be able to use a range of technology applications and resources. You are be required to use a computer to create and format documents, create resources for  learning programs and conduct internet searches to complete assessments. A working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is required to participate in this course. Furthermore, as part of the course is offered online, you will need to be able to use multiple applications.

Vocational skills and background

This course is designed for trainers/assessors or prospective trainers/assessors who have a strong vocational background, broadly defined as holding a vocational qualification or vocational experience. This is a requirement to practice within the Australian Vocation, Education and Training VET Sector. Please consider the currency of your skills, knowledge and expertise that you will be passing on to others after you become a qualified trainer.


As part of the assessment components, you will complete some tasks during your training sessions and some in your own time. Detailed information and due dates for these assessments will be provided to you during the training sessions. Time to complete assessments will vary depending on your background knowledge and experience in training, your technology skills, your ability to grasp new concepts and your current work role.  The Delivery and Facilitation Cluster will require an additional time commitment as the assessments require you to prepare for and facilitate group and workplace learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is offered to anyone who is working or has worked in the VET Sector and is able to demonstrate their current skills and knowledge in some or all units of this qualification.

Facilitation – Part B, optional*

Some participants may not be able to meet the assessment conditions in their current workplace. In this case, the Centre for Training Excellence (CTE) will organise other students enrolled in the course as a peer group for training and assessment activities. These optional two days are offered as an opportunity to complete the final individual group delivery and facilitation tasks at CTE to meet the assessment requirements.

If you opt to be part of this assessment process it is expected that you will be available on both days. The focus for this approach is to observe your ability to facilitate consecutive training sessions to a group of learners.


The total cost of the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course is $1615.50 as at 03/05/2017. The course cost is broken down as follows:

Cluster Course Cost
Learning Design $352.88
Assessment $526.38
Language, Literacy and Numeracy $176.44
Workplace Learning $152.04
Delivery and Facilitation Part A + B $407.76
Total $1615.50


These prices are for Australian Residents. If you are not an Australian Resident, please contact us via 9427 1555 or to discuss the fee structure.

If you are a holder of a valid concession or health care card, you may be eligible for reduced course fees. The concession cost of the whole course is $694.80.

Please contact us via 9427 1555 or to discuss the fee structure.


Please click on the link of the unit codes to access the full unit of competency.

Learning Design – (3 days):

TAEDES401A – Design and develop learning programs

TAEDES402A – Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector. You will learn the language and terminology of the sector and get an understanding of the frameworks, key bodies, agencies and standards that govern VET in Australia. You will also gain the skills to interpret and use Australian training packages and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) to design training that meets clients’ needs. You will also use the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) to determine Language, Literary and Numeracy (LLN) skills imbedded in training specifications.

Assessment – (4 days)

TAEASS401B – Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B – Assess competence

TAEASS403B – Participate in assessment validation

TAEASS502B – Design and develop assessment tools (elective)

This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to plan, design and conduct competency based assessment in accordance with the standards, regulations and frameworks that apply to the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector. You will also learn how to reasonably adjust assessments to meet candidates’ LLN skills.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy – (1 day)

TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (elective)

This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to recognise the core LLN skills and demands of training and assessment, and to tailor training and assessment to suit individual skill levels, including accessing relevant support resources

Facilitation Part A – (3 days) plus optional Part B (2 days)

TAEDEL301A – Provide work skill instruction (elective)

TAEDEL401A – Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to plan, design and facilitate engaging sessions in adult learning environments to learners with a range of Language, Literary and Numeracy (LLN) skills.

Workplace Learning

TAEDEL402A – Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to plan, organize and facilitate on the job training to learners with a range of Language, Literary and Numeracy (LLN) skills.


The Centre for Training Excellence typically runs the course out of our Northbridge and Joondalup campuses.

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Phone: 08 9427 1555

The Centre for Training Excellence is a division of North Metropolitan TAFE.
RTO Code: 52786