TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

NRT-Logo-WebWhy do your TAE Course in Melbourne with Phillips?

Because our program gets results!  Imagine yourself inspiring others with the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through your own industry. This course equips you with the skills to engage your audience and communicate key concepts. Well-structured and enjoyable training and clear, practical assessments ensures you achieve results in a realistic time-frame.

With a focus on practical training skills, our program covers:

  • How adults learn and the implications for your training
  • Maximising student participation and engagement
  • Learning styles and tailoring your delivery
  • Assessment methods and strategies
  • Use of resources, handouts, electronic presentations and other media

Through a combination of classroom-based, instructor-led learning, practical and written assessments, you will complete the 10 units of competency required to achieve the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This is the nationally recognised qualification that is essential to deliver and assess accredited qualifications in Australia.^

Who is this course for?

  • beginning trainers/assessors who need the skills and knowledge to train and assess in their industry or workplace
  • those who want to work for TAFE colleges, private registered training organisations (RTOs), government or non-government organisations (NGOs), enterprises or businesses
  • experienced practitioners for ongoing professional and career development
  • experienced trainers/assessors who need to gain the current accredited qualification

Facilitated Workshops:
You will acquire the skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, group-based learning sessions through the combination of facilitated workshops and student peer interaction. The classroom environment is a valuable and powerful component of your learning experience with this delivery option. Applied learning and assessment tasks are completed in class, while theory can be completed by you between classes, providing ample opportunity for you to absorb and apply your learning. These workshops are supplemented by email and telephone support when required. And if we hear of any training work that would suit you, we’ll pass on the tip!  Our courses start every second month and classes are offered as weekly evening classes over 16 weeks with up to 20 weeks of post-workshop support.

Training dates

We run these courses regularly, so you can choose when to start. For dates and times of upcoming workshop-based courses see Enrol Now.


While the duration for this course is 9 months, some individuals may be able to complete course requirements in a shorter timeframe with demonstration of relevant skills, knowledge and experience.

Fees and Funding

This course is available as Fee For Service only.

Practical assessments

Assessment tasks are practical and, where possible, oriented to your work context for relevance. They consist of a variety of tasks requiring the ability to research, analyse and present your responses in written and verbal formats, including class presentations, reports and practical demonstrations.  Feedback on completion of tasks is given as you progress through the course.

This approach enables you to complete this course efficiently and effectively.  If you are already working in a training and assessment role, you may find that you complete the assessment tasks even more quickly, potentially completing all course requirements by the final workshop.  We will allow you up to three months post program to submit your final assessments, with further extensions possible on application and if required.  We support you every step of the way!

Entry Requirements

As this course is a key qualification in Australia’s VET system, it has specific conditions that may affect your ability to benefit from undertaking this training.  The following information should be considered carefully before you decide to enrol.

General Entry Requirements

To gain maximum benefit from this course, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English, as well as have basic computer and internet skills and reliable access to equipment.  Please note you may also need to undertake some assessment of your current language, literacy and numeracy skills in order for us to determine your capacity to complete this course and whether you may benefit from further foundation skills support.

Vocational Competency Requirements

In planning to become a qualified trainer and assessor with this course, it is highly recommended that you have an existing vocational competency. This becomes the area in which you will deliver training and assess others.

Many people choose to become a trainer in order to pass on their knowledge and skills to others. Typically participants of this course will have extensive experience in their own industry or profession, often combined with an appropriate qualification.

It is important to note that organisations who employ qualified trainers will expect you to have this TAE qualification together with vocational competency in order to satisfy RTO registration and trainer/assessor employment requirements. Phillips Institute staff will check that you are able to meet this condition prior to finalising your enrolment. Call us and speak with the program manager if you are unsure about this requirement.

Pathway qualifications

On completion of this qualification, you can take your training career further with the Phillips Institute program TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or the TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development, or higher education courses in vocational education and training, learning and development.

What students say

“Everyone at Phillips has been nothing but supportive and enthusiastic. I’ve just done my TAE with them and – I couldn’t have had a better experience.  I think I made the choice of champions!!  Thanks Phillips.” – Jenny, 2014

“A great place to further your education, with helpful staff and facilitators. You’re learning new things, meeting new people, no stress, in a fun environment and relaxing atmosphere. Great work guys.” – Anthony, 2014

“I admired your zeal to help us learners to fulfil our dreams of moving forward, stepping up for learning and self-transformation!” – Christopher, 2013

“Great place to learn and develop” – Stan, 2014.

“Another interesting session last night. I am learning so much and I am really glad that I took on this course” – Steve. 2014

“Thanks again for all your support.  It has really made this experience a ton of fun, extremely interesting and very fulfilling” – Jennifer. 2013

Units of Competency

Unit Code Unit Title
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402B Assess competence
TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation
TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group based learning
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs
TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
BSBCMM401* Make a presentation
TAEDEL301A* Provide work skill instruction
TAELLN411* Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

* Elective units listed may be subject to change

Ready to get started?

Get ready for your future training career – Call us on 1300 558 837 or just click on the Enrol Now tab at the top right of this page when you’re ready to apply.

^Latest news – Course in Transition:

Our course is the nationally accredited qualification, required under the current standards by those wishing to train and assess nationally recognised, accredited courses in Australia.

Please note that this course has been updated by the national regulator.  Phillips Institute will make an application to add the updated version, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, in late 2017. However, it is our duty, as it is of all RTOs, to inform prospective students that there is no guarantee that we will be approved to deliver the updated version.

To allow for this situation, we may offer assessment tasks for elective units to align with the updated version while still satisfying the requirements for the TAE40110.  We now include the units TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and may offer TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools if requested, as these are now core units in the updated version of this course (TAE40116).

This means that should we be successful in our application, we will be able to recognise your TAE40110 completed with us and can transition you to the TAE40116 at no extra charge to you.

In the event that we are not successful in our application to deliver and assess the updated version, you may have enough evidence ready to submit to an approved RTO who may be able to offer you RPL at a reduced cost to you and with minimal need for any extra training or assessment.

Furthermore, the TAE40110 is still accepted under the current standards:  the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 which all NVR Registered Training Organisations are required to comply with when employing qualified trainers and assessors, explicitly name the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor as the minimum required qualification to meet compliance in the VET RTO system, so holders of the TAE40110 are still covered and there is no immediate need to upgrade.  See this News update from the National VET Regulator, ASQA.

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