certificate iv training assessment

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

certificate iv training assessment

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Achievement of this qualification or an equivalent by trainers and assessors is a requirement of the Australian Quality Training Framework.

This qualification, or the skill sets derived from units of competency within it, is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.

It is expected that the program would be of less duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer.
Click here for: “RPL & Credit Transfer Procedure”

Job Roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.
Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Enterprise trainer
  • Enterprise assessor
  • Registered training organisation (RTO) trainer
  • RTO assessor
  • Training adviser or training needs analyst
  • Vocational education teacher.

Course Structure

To achieve this qualification the student must have demonstrated competency against 10 units of competency.
Core units= 7 Elective units= 3

Code Units of Competency Core / Elective
TAEASS401B Plan Assessment Activities and Processes Core
TAEASS402B Assess Competence Core
TAEASS403B Participate in Assessment validation Core
TAEASS301B Contribute to Assessment Elective
TAEDEL301A Provide Work Skill Instruction Elective
TAEDEL401A Plan Organise and Deliver Group Based Learning Core
TAEDEL402A Plan Organise and Facilitate Learning in the Workplace Core
TAEDES401A Design and Develop Learning Programs Core
TAEDES402A Use Training Packages & Accredited Courses to Meet Client Needs Core
BSBCMM401A Make a Presentation Elective

Qualification delivery sequence and program design

Flexible pathways through a series of modules

  • Students may choose to complete one or both of the skills sets and enter at exit at Module 1 Trainer and Presenter and Module 4 Workplace Assessor
  • Students may complete the whole qualification

Statements of Attainment

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of the qualification, for example completion of one of the Skill Sets and the Statement will list completed units of competency.

Assessment only pathway – Recognition of prior learning
Students with prior learning and industry skills can apply for recognition of prior learning.
They can move straight to the assessment tasks in all units or present a portfolio of evidence.
Students are interviewed prior to acceptance into the RPL process. There is a number of Recognition Kits for different students.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this course.

We recommend the following minimum requirements:
English Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements:
Hope Institute recognises that LLN (Language/Literacy/Numeracy) is important component of the course offered; the importance of these requirements will increase the learning capability of person and are in line with the necessary requirements for workplace performance.

  • We offer the course to people over 18 years of age as we expect people to be adults with some work and life experience.
  • The course requires a good level of literacy–speaking, reading and comprehension and writing. This includes effective English language, communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to write a range of documentation. These skills are necessary for a trainer and assessor and indicated in the TAE10 Training Package Assessment guidelines.

Technology Requirements

  • As a professional trainer students need good computer skills and ability to use the Internet. The course requires them to use a computer and we supply assessments and projects on a USB or CD to complete on the computer.
  • Internet access and email for the distance learning mode
  • Students enrolling in the distance-learning course must have adequate access to a computer, the Internet and an email address to participate in this mode.
  • PowerPoint presentation software for the module Make a presentation.
  • Students will communicate with the trainer by email, Skype or phone. They will send completed work typed up by email attachment or upload to a student portal. So, they do need technology support to make the course as smooth as possible.

A workplace or organisation where distance students complete the practicals and assessments
Students in the blended/ distance mode require access to a training related workplace to undertake a number of assessment tasks and access to different learners: individuals and groups, on a number of occasions. Distance students are required to videotape the sessions in the final project.
A suitable workplace may be :

  • a registered training organisation (RTO) where the student is currently working;
  • an enterprise where she/he conduct training, or
  • an organisation that regularly conducts staff training.

This is organised by the student, discussed with the Trainer and supported by the Trainer. Hope Institute assessment booklets and the final projects have detailed information for the student and the third party at a workplace /organisation on what to do and what is required and requested. See the following sections on assessment strategy.


12 months enrolment
We will advise students enrolling in the TAE40110 by blended delivery that they have 12 months to complete the learning and assessment for the complete TAE Qualification. Extensions of time are available and will be offered through our student support processes. But the course is not open-ended. Hope Institute will encourage students to complete.


Qualification pathways

After achieving TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, candidates may undertake TAA50104 Diploma of Training and Assessment or may choose to undertake TAE70110 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice.


This course is available via distance learning delivery method only. For any inquiries related to the course please call 02 9687 6777 or visit Head Office at:
Hope Institute, Suite 3 & 4, 48 Macquarie St, Parramatta, NSW 2150