Assessor Skill Set

Establish yourself as a qualified assessor within the national VET sector

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Our TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set course is the minimum qualification required for assessors within the VET Sector. Plenty Training delivers this popular Skill Set via Distance+ learning, optional workshops, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and customised corporate training.

If you are a qualified Secondary School teacher this Skill Set could be your key to delivering training and assessment within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. As a result of amendments to the Standards for RTOs 2015 which came into effect on 1 March 2024, Secondary School teachers are no longer required to attain a full Certificate IV in Training & Assessment to teach and assess VET.

This skill set provides credit towards the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

Delivery Modes Distance+ Online workshop Recognition of Prior Learning
Location Online
Duration Up to Six months
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Welcome to Plenty Training. We work with everyday people who have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are ready to share their gift with the world with the TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set.

We leave our graduates feeling empowered by and proud of their achievements as they begin their journey into the world of TAE. The TAESS00019 is a life-changing qualification available via a range of pathways to suit your needs and we are excited to share our passion and years of experience of working with the TAE with you.

The TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set (supersedes TAESS00011) is the minimum qualification required for assessors within Australia’s national Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. It is suitable for those seeking to work as assessors at Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), TAFEs and private training organisations. This skill set is designed to provide VET practitioners with the assessor competencies to meet Standards for RTOs requirements.

Secondary School Teacher’s
Amendments to the Standards for RTOs 2015, effective from 1 March 2024, now advise that Secondary School teacher’s with the relevant qualifications may now attain only the TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set or TAESS00024 VET Delivered to School Students Teacher Enhancement Skill Set to be eligible to train and assess within the VET Sector.

As of 1 March 2024 trainers and assessors must hold:

  • TAE40116 / TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor or
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus the following units:
    • TAELLN411 (or its successor) or TAELLN401A and
    • TAEASS502 (or its successor) or TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B or
  • a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education. Or
  • a credential issued by a higher education provider (as defined by section 16-1 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003) which would enable the individual to satisfy the academic requirements for registration as a secondary school teacher in accordance with the registration requirements in at least one State or Territory, and one of the following credentials or the successor to one of the following credentials:
    • TAESS00011 / TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set
    • TAESS00024 VET Delivered to School Students Teacher Enhancement Skill Set

Why choose Plenty

We provide a high-quality environment where people learn the skills they need, where we can qualify their expertise and they can ultimately achieve their goals.

Flexible delivery options

Online, self-paced course

Self-paced learning and assessment with recorded webinars available online 24/7

Online Workshop

Five-day online intensive workshop under the guidance of an expert trainer

Assessment-only (RPL)

Assessment-only process that recognises your current skills and knowledge without the need for additional training

Streamlined training options for Secondary School teachers

For Secondary School teachers holding credentials from higher education providers meeting the registration requisites in any State or Territory, the path to TAE certification just got smoother.

As of 1 March 2024, significant amendments have been made to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 (RTOs), promising transformative opportunities for both seasoned Secondary School educators.

If you meet the criteria for qualified Secondary School teachers, a simple attainment of a Skill Set (TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set or TAESS00024 VET Delivered to School Students Teacher Enhancement Skill Set) results in you becoming eligible to train and assess in the VET sector!

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Price & Delivery

Distance course
Online, self-paced

Recorded webinars and self-paced learning:


Assessor Skill Set Distance+ course

Our Distance+ course offers students the opportunity to complete their studies at their own pace. Our distance course offers students access to a wealth of recorded resources to help them complete their studies.

The Distance+ course consists of:

  • Recorded lessons covering all course unit theory available 24/7
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • One-day live and interactive online iClass+ workshop covering unit TAEASS413
  • FREE weekly trainer-led study support sessions
  • Independent learning and assessment activities
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • Access to live orientation webinar

^ Availability in our new interactive online TAEASS413 workshops is limited to provide the best student experience. Students must have access to a computer with audio and webcam (or smartphone) functionality to attend this workshop. View the schedule for our TAEASS413 workshop. This unit should be completed towards the end of the course so there is plenty of time to enrol now and book into this workshop later.

iClass+ Workshop

Five-day intensive online workshop

$520* (in addition to course fee)

Students undertaking the TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set can benefit from customising their course with an optional intensive five-day Assessor Skill Set workshop offering students the incredible opportunity to complete all practical assessment tasks and many short answer questions in an online classroom environment.

This five-day workshop is available exclusively for TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set students and offers an environment where they can fast-progress through their studies in a fast-paced online classroom.

This workshop is available for $520* and all five-days must be attended in full to ensure the successful completion of all practical elements and short answer questions.

To ensure students get the most of our optional workshop there are pre-class activities that must be completed prior to attending (around 8 – 12 hours).

Click here to view our Assessor Skill Set workshop schedule.

Students who attend the five-day workshop are not required to attend the one-day TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation workshop as it is included within the workshop days.

*This optional workshop cannot be taken independently of the TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set Course and therefore the additional $520 is to be paid in addition to the $1,290 standard course fee.


Recognition of
Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway:


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a suitable pathway if you can provide evidence that you have all the skills, knowledge and experience for this unit. You must check your eligibility for this pathway prior to enrolment.

Do you think you may be eligible to undertake this unit via RPL? Review the TAESS00019 online eligibility kit prior to enrolment in this unit.

RPL is an assessment only process that is designed for those who possess substantial existing skills and knowledge in a specific industry. It allows people to demonstrate their competence in these skills without first having to be trained. Our RPL kit is based on a combination of evidence submission and a competency interview conducted via phone.

Not sure if you have the required experience and knowledge to enrol in this pathway? Call us on 1800 786 651 to discuss.

Corporate Training

Plenty Training specialises in conducting customised corporate training for businesses both large and small:

We are the preferred supplier to a number of large Australian corporations, and our feedback is excellent. We can deliver comprehensive face-to-face or interactive online classes to suit the schedules of your staff. Please contact us on 1800 786 651 to discuss your requirements or simply complete our corporate enquiry form and we will be in touch soon.


Discover the assessment requirements this unit. The resources provided to students will vary depending on their selected pathway. Find out how your selected pathway compares:

As part of this design unit students will gain critical skills allowing them to use nationally recognised training to meet vocational training needs. This is an essential skill when designing effective training.

Students will analyse two client’s training needs, prepare and document a training needs analysis, and have their analysis reviewed by a peer AND document their feedback. You are sure to be set up for design success with a start like this!

Please be aware of the below interaction requirements for Distance+ course students:

  • Access to a client to provide feedback (can be a friend, colleague or fellow student)
  • Feedback must be documented and submitted for assessment

As part of this unit students will gain valuable skills in how to plan, prepare for and conduct the competency-based assessment of candidates. The ability to assess the competence of candidates is invaluable in the process of passing on knowledge and expertise. As soon-to-be trainers and assessors being able to confirm students will understand the theory of what they have learnt and are capable of putting it into practice is an exciting way to start the assessment process.

Please be aware of the below interaction requirements for Distance+ course students:

  • Access to three different candidates to undertake assessments and provide feedback (can be friends, colleagues or fellow students)
  • The undertaking of assessments must be recorded and submitted for assessment

As part of this unit students will participate in assessment validation of assessment processes and tools, including before they are first used with candidates and after having been used with candidates.

Students will hold a planning meeting with their validation team which must be conducted live with a suitably qualified TAE Assessor to lead the validations. Students will also undertake the validation of three assessment tools with their validation team.

Please be aware of the below interaction requirements for Distance+ course students:

  • Attend a one-day online interactive iClass+ workshop covering the validation meeting for unit TAEASS413


  • Organise your own assessment candidates and undertake these assessment activities independently or in a workplace subject to the following:
    • You must have access to someone who will supervise you undertaking these assessment activities, and who possesses either:
      • The TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training; or
      • The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training; or
      • The TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development; or
      • The TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development; or
      • A higher-level qualification in adult education.

Duration: Students undertaking training have Six months from their enrolment date to complete their studies and submit all assessment workbooks for this course. RPL candidates have six months from their enrolment date to complete their RPL interview and submit all required evidence. (Students may extend the duration of their enrolment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply as detailed in our schedule of fees.) Students may complete and submit their assessment workbooks at any time during their enrolment.

Assessment turnaround: The turnaround time for assessment submissions received by Plenty Training is approximately 20 working days from the date it is received. The time frame can vary depending on the number of assessment submissions being received at any given time. Once a student has been deemed competent in all units they will be issued with their qualification within 30 calendar days.

Workload: This represents the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes. For students completing the TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set the Volume of Learning is between 150 – 450 hours. This means a typical student will complete this course over Six months with a minimum of six hours a week for the 26 weeks.


Enrolment into this course is as per the terms and conditions as listed in our Student Guide. Please ensure you review and agree to these terms and conditions prior to enrolment.

Refer to our information provided within the course workload and assessment section of this page to familiarise yourself with the volume of learning requirements of this course as well as the turnaround time for submitted assessments before enrolling.

All pathways: The following entry prerequisites apply to all students undertaking this course:

  • You must have:
    • An appropriate level of English language skill which is important to the likelihood of participant success
    • Access to a computer (with Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word and a web browser installed)
    • Access to the internet
    • Access to a video and audio recording device such as a smart phone or web cam
    • An understanding of how to use Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader, be able to download, scan and upload documents, and know how to access online materials.
  • To successfully complete this course you must be able to independently complete the following:
    • Able to use Word, open PDF’s, save, rename and move files around, download and upload files in online systems and be comfortable to learn new programs and technology
    • Search and read a range of information from the internet using sites such as training.gov.au
    • Have access to a computer or laptop (a phone or tablet is not sufficient) and are comfortable to use this without guidance
    • Write a range of different documents including learning programs, session plans, describing contents and ideas, outlining reasons and opinions and developing resources such as powerpoints, handouts, quizzes and observation checklists
    • Be creative and have problem solving abilities so you can adapt and find solutions

Distance+ course (recorded webinar plus self-paced learning):

Unit TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation requires you to undertake assessment validations under the guidance of a qualified trainer and assessor. You may either:

  • Attend an online interactive workshop provided by Plenty Training in which you may undertake these assessment activities (attendance at one of these regularly-scheduled workshops is included in your course fee); This workshop is delivered via the Adobe Connect platform.
    • Students who choose to attend the online TAEASS413 assessment workshop must also have access to a computer enabled with audio and webcam functionality,


  • Undertake these assessment activities independently or in a workplace, subject to the following:
    • You must have access to someone who possesses either (1) the TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or (2) the TAE50211/TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development or (3) a higher level qualification in adult education, and is willing to supervise you undertaking these assessment activities. This person must be able to provide a copy of their qualification, evidence that they have current industry skills directly relevant to assessments, have current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning, and have undertaken recent professional development in the fields of the knowledge and practice of competency based training and assessment.

RPL candidates:  You will be required to demonstrate that you have prior skills, knowledge and experience in the units for this qualification. You must first check your eligibility to enrol in RPL for this qualification. Please check your TAE40122 eligibility prior to enrolment.