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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)

Course summary

Throughout this course, learn how to plan, design, conduct, assess and review training and assessment – these are all “must have” skills for any successful trainer. 

This course meets the minimum, mandatory qualification requirement for those who would like to train others in a specific industry or particular subject area within the Vocational Training sector. 

This course specifies the competencies required to deliver training and to conduct competency-based assessment.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
Study Area
  • - Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • - General Education and Training
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

Students must hold a vocational qualification and must have recent and relevant industry experience. Students must also have access to people in the workplace so that training and assessment sessions can be delivered for assessment purposes, this does not need to be a commercial workplace and can be any business or not for profit organisation where staff members require training to undertake specific tasks.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include an Enterprise Trainer, Enterprise Assessor, RTO Assessor, Training Adviser, Training Needs Analyst and Vocational Education Teacher.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Approximately 270 hours of study time will be involved. The training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

  • On-campus
  • Distance
Group A Design Cluster
TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs
TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
Group B Delivery Cluster
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
Group C Assessment Cluster
TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402B Assess competence
TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation
TAELLN411 Offering
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Study Sequence

Students to enrol into one cluster of units at a time. Students must enrol in all units listed under each cluster.

Design Cluster - TAEDES401A and TAEDES402A.

Delivery Cluster - TAEDEL301A, TAEDEL401A and TAEDEL402A.

Assessment Cluster - TAEASS301B, TAEASS401B, TAEASS402B and TAEASS403B.


Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
13 weeks to complete each cluster of units.

Ten (10) units must be successfully completed, seven (7) Core unit and three (3) Elective units. Units are delivered in three (3) clusters.


Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet and have sound computer skills.

Parts of the assessment in this course must be observed to meet the unit assessment requirements. Distance students need to organise their own observer, who must be a qualified assessor.

CQUniversity Mackay City

Enrolment will coincide with on-campus workshop dates.

Duration and dates
13 weeks to complete each cluster of units.

Ten (10) units must be successfully completed, seven (7) Core unit and three (3) Elective units. Units are delivered in three (3) clusters.


Each on-campus workshop covers one of the unit clusters. To successfully complete the course, all 3 clusters and the unit TAELLN411 must be completed. Where an on-campus workshop dates may have passed, students can choose to study a unit cluster by Distance Education instead.

Design Cluster
No workshops are scheduled for the Design cluster for Term 2 2017.

Delivery Cluster
Workshops will be held 23 - 25 May 2017.

Assessment Cluster
Workshops will be held 27 - 30 June 2017.

Workshops will be held 11 - 12 July 2017.

All classes will be held at Building 3, Room 1.08 from 8.30 am - 3.30 pm.

Related Courses

No related course found.

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested. An RPL Kit is available on request.

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