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TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

The latest qualification in training and assessment

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment course is delivered via online learning courses; face-to-face classes in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast; and via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This nationally recognised qualification allows you to become a qualified trainer and assessor, to deliver training in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, i.e., at a TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

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Cert IV TAE (TAE40116) Information


What can you achieve when you do a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment?

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course covers training design, training delivery and assessment activities – allowing you to:

• Deliver training and assessment in a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
• Deliver nationally-recognised training
• Provide on-the-job instruction in a workplace environment, such as one-to-one apprenticeship training
• Conduct workplace assessments and skill audits
• Work as an enterprise trainer
• Coach and mentor staff
• Become a confident presenter and facilitator of learning.


Plenty Training TAE Cert IV TAE40116 Success Story

We leave people feeling empowered by, and proud of their achievement.

 


Cert IV TAE40116 for Older Workers

The Australian Government, through its Skills and Training Incentive, is providing up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund training to help mature age Australians update their skills and remain in the workforce longer. If you are looking to re-enter the workforce, change careers and get started in the VET or RTO sector, Certificate 4 is a great course to consider. Find out if the fantastic Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program is suitable for you.


Cert IV TAE40116 via Mid-Career Checkpoint program

The Mid-Career Checkpoint program is an Australian Government initiative to assist people who have spent time out of the workforce undertaking caring responsibilities (or individuals currently employed in designated industries) and are now looking to return to paid employment.

The program also supports carers who have recently returned to paid employment and would like to advance or change their career.

If training to upskill or re-skill is recommended by a provider, up to $3,000 is available to support enrolment in accredited training.

Find out if the Mid-Career Checkpoint program is suitable for you.


The advantages of undertaking your Cert IV TAE40116 with Plenty Training:

Plenty Training provides the guidance and support of experienced, qualified trainers. We have 11 years of industry expertise in providing TAE courses. With our Intensive+ course, students are provided access to all the necessary support and resources. We provide everything.

Be careful when comparing TAE40116 providers! Unlike some of our competitors, if you attend a face-to-face class or iClass+ course with us we do not require you to:

  • undertake a vocational placement,
  • have access to a workplace coach or qualified assessor,
  • be employed by an RTO or have access to an RTO’s internal systems,
  • have access to eight adult learners to whom you deliver presentations (twice!),
  • have access to currently enrolled students to assess their language and literacy abilities, or
  • have access to students with language or literacy difficulties to whom you must use support strategies.

When comparing providers, consider these seven questions to ask a prospective TAE40116 training provider when you are shopping around.

Cert IV Training and Assessment Intensive+ Class

Our Intensive+ class offers students the incredible opportunity to complete all practical assessment tasks^ under the guidance of a qualified trainer.

The 12-day face-to-face component of the training is delivered via three clusters:

  • Design – delivered over two consecutive days
  • Delivery – delivered over five consecutive days
  • Assessment – delivered over five consecutive days.

These sessions will cover all practical assessment activities included within the TAE40116 course. Pre-class activities covering unit theory lessons and pre-class preparation are required for each cluster.

The Intensive+ class program consists of:

  • 12 days of face-to-face training delivered via three clusters (design, delivery and assessment) in scheduled locations
  • Three days of trainer-led interactive online sessions covering units TAEASS402 (one-day) and TAELLN411 (two-days) delivered via Adobe Connect
  • Completion of all practical assessment activities^ in the face-to-face or interactive online environments
  • Pre-class activities covering some course theory and class preparation (approximately eight hours per cluster)
  • Recorded lessons covering course unit theory available 24/7
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • Weekly trainer-led Q&A support sessions
  • Live online orientation webinar
  • Out-of-class assessment activities
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • Independent learning and assessment activities

^A practical assessment activity is defined as an assessment task where you must have access to other individuals, groups or a qualified trainer and assessor to meet the task requirements. For example short answer questions are not considered a practical activity.

RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for those who have all of the training and assessment skills and experience covered for this qualification and who wish to undertake an assessment-only process. Review our RPL page for more information.

Cert IV Training and Assessment Interactive Online Class

Our iClass+ course offers students the incredible opportunity to complete all practical assessment tasks^ under the guidance of a qualified trainer in an online environment.

The 13-day interactive iClass+ component of the training is delivered via three clusters:

  • Design – delivered over three consecutive days
  • Delivery – delivered over five-days (two-days and three-days)
  • Assessment – delivered over five-days (two-days and three-days)

See our TAE schedule page for more information.

These sessions will cover all practical assessment activities included within the TAE40116 course. Pre-class activities covering unit theory lessons and pre-class preparation are required for each cluster.

Online enrolments are not available for this pathway. Please call the office on 1800 786 651 to book your seat.

The iClass+ course consists of:
  • 13 days of interactive online iClasses+ delivered via three clusters (design, delivery and assessment)
  • Three days of trainer-led interactive online sessions covering units TAEASS402 (one-day) and TAELLN411 (two days) via Adobe Connect
  • Completion of all practical assessment activities^ in interactive online environments
  • Pre-class activities covering some course theory and class preparation (approximately eight hours per cluster)
  • Recorded lessons covering course unit theory available 24/7
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • Weekly trainer-led Q&A support sessions
  • Live online orientation webinar
  • Out-of-class assessment activities
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • Independent learning and assessment activities
^A practical assessment activity is defined as an assessment task where you must have access to other individuals, groups or a qualified trainer and assessor to meet the task requirements. For example, short answer questions are not considered a practical activity.

Cert IV Training and Assessment 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 webinars covering all course unit theory (available 24/7)
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • Interactive online TAEASS402 Assess Competence workshop^
  • Optional delivery workshop (additional fees apply; subject to availability)
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • FREE weekly Q&A assessment support sessions
  • Live online orientation webinar
  • Independent learning and self-paced assessment activities

^ Availability in our new interactive online TAEASS402 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 TAEASS402 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.


Optional face-to-face workshops

Our optional face-to-face workshops are a fantastic option for Distance+ course students looking to take advantage of the flexibility online study has to offer and also pick and choose where they want extra support. It’s not all or nothing at Plenty!

So how does it work?

Delivered via three clusters, students can choose to attend one-to-three clusters throughout their enrolment period. Within these sessions, students will cover all the practical assessment tasks for each of the units included in the cluster.

Workshops available include:

  • Design cluster covering units TAEDES401 and TAEDES402 (two days)
  • Delivery cluster covering units TAEDEL401, TAEDEL402 and BSBCMM401 (five days)
  • Assessment cluster covering units TAEASS401, TAEASS403 and TAEASS502 (five-days)

Find out more comprehensive information about our optional face-to-face workshops.

We are the preferred supplier to a number of large Australian corporations, and our feedback is excellent. We can deliver comprehensive classes that 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.

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^A practical assessment activity is defined as an assessment task where you must have access to other individuals, groups or a qualified trainer and assessor to meet the task requirements. For example short answer questions are not considered a practical activity.

TAE40116 FAQ’s

Do you have any questions about the new TAE40116 qualification, our course options or our assessment processes? If so, you can check out the answers to some of our TAE40116 Frequently Asked Questions.

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for be sure to make the most of our live-chat platform below or give us a call on 1800 786 651.


As part of this unit students will analyse client needs, interpreting training packages and qualification requirements and recommending suitable qualifications and training to meet those requirements.

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

  • Access to one individual to hold a meeting (can be a friend, colleague, or fellow student)
  • Meeting must be recorded and submitted for assessment

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathway will complete their meeting in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

As part of this unit students will design, develop and review two different learning programs to meet the identified needs for groups of learners.

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

  • Access to one individual to hold a meeting (can be a friend, colleague, or fellow student)
  • Meeting must be recorded and submitted for assessment
  • Gather feedback from a stakeholder and complete a feedback form

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathway will complete their meeting and feedback form in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

As part of this unit students need to understand and use the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) to identify and assist with LLN challenges. Students will analyse the LLN requirements and levels for training specifications, the levels of real vocational learners, adapt and contextualise resources to suit the LLN levels of your learners and deliver the training to those real vocational learners.

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

  • Access to two real vocational learners
  • Presentations must be recorded and submitted for assessment
  • These presentations can be delivered as part of TAEDEL401

OR

  • Attend an optional presentation workshop (fees apply)

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathway will complete their presentation in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

Note: A ‘real vocational learner’ is defined as a learner undertaking training required for their employment and directly related to the specific skills needed for that employment or enrolled with an RTO.

As part of this unit students will design and deliver workplace coaching skills to two learners in an on-the-job situation (note the on-the-job can be simulated).

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

  • Access to two different individuals (can be friends, colleagues, or fellow students)
  • Sessions must be recorded and submitted for assessment

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathway will complete their coaching sessions in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

As part of this unit students will put their new skills into action and are required to plan, organise, deliver and review three training sessions to groups of at least eight people. This is their time to shine!

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

  • Access to eight individuals for three presentations – one x 20 minute and two x 40 minutes (same eight individuals twice for the 40 minute presentations)
  • Presentations must be recorded and submitted for assessment
  • Two real vocational learners are required to be audience members if addressing the TAELLN411 presentation requirements

OR 

  • Attend an optional presentation workshop (fees apply)

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathway will complete their presentation in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

As part of this unit you will show off your new skill of influencing and informing people by designing and presenting two presentations to audiences of at least two people.

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

  • Access to at least two individuals (can be friends, colleagues, or fellow students)
  • Presentations must be recorded and submitted for assessment
  • These presentations can be delivered as part of the TAEDEL401 unit

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathways will deliver presentations in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

This unit involves you planning five separate assessment events against five different units of competency. For each event you are required to determine and make suitable adjustments to the strategies and tools to meet the needs. You will also trial and review your five plans and instruments.

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

  • Access to two or more individuals to hold a meeting (can be friends, colleagues, or fellow students)
  • Meeting must be recorded and submitted for assessment

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathways will complete their meeting in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

As part of this unit you are required to participate in three validation sessions.  In each session you will review assessment tools to ensure they meet the requirements of the training specification and requirements for assessment tools.

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

  • Access to two or more individuals to hold a meeting (can be friends, colleagues, or fellow students)
  • Meeting must be recorded and submitted for assessment
  • Access to two of more individuals to participate in validation sessions

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathways will complete their meeting and validation sessions in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

As part of this unit students will design and develop three assessment tools, each tool must cover an entire unit of competency.  Once you have developed your tools you will validate and trial these tools, making any required adjustments.

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

  • Access to one or more individuals to hold a meeting (can be friends, colleagues or fellow students)
  • Meeting must be recorded and submitted for assessment

Students enrolled in the Intensive+ Class or iClass+ course pathway will complete their meeting in class time and are not required to submit a recording.

As part of this unit students are required to conduct five live assessments with difference candidates under the supervision of a qualified TAE assessor and make assessment decisions.

Please be aware of the below interaction requirements for all TAE40116 students:

  • Attend a regularly scheduled one-day interactive online TAEASS402 Assess Competence workshop (included in course fee for all pathways) – Recommended

OR

  • Undertake these assessment activities independently or in a workplace (see prerequisites for more information)

Duration: Students undertaking training have 12 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. These figures represent a combination of all formal training delivered in this course (however students are not obligated to avail themselves of all offered training and resources), and the anticipated self-study and assessment workload for a student who has no knowledge or skills in any of the content of the delivered units.

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Intensive+ workshops – it’s easy to get started

  1. The Intensive+ Class is delivered via three clusters (design, delivery and assessment). These workshops must be attended in this order. The course dates shown below comprise only the DESIGN cluster,  being the first two days of the total 15 days of training. Attendance can be undertaken consecutively (i.e., as a three-week block) or split into three sessions attended at different times (recommended).
  2. See the full TAE40116 course dates class schedule for the Delivery and Assessment clusters. Enrolment in these clusters will occur AFTER initial enrolment in the Design cluster. Choose from the suitable Design cluster course dates below, and click ENROL to complete your enrolment online, or call us on 1800 786 651 to speak to one of our friendly staff.
  3. Remember, you do NOT complete the full course in just 15 days. The 15-day workshop is only one component of the overall course which also consists of virtual classes and online learning, out-of-class assessment activities, and completion of your assessment workbooks.

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

Refer to our information above 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 be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area. This means you need to have experience in the field in which you are going to train and assess, e.g., hairdressing, fitness, finance, etc. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.
  • 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.

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

Unit TAEASS402 Assess competence requires you to undertake assessments under the supervision of a qualified trainer / 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 TAEASS402 Assess Competence assessment workshop must also have access to a computer enabled with audio and webcam functionality,

OR

  • 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.
    • You must have access to at least five real candidates within the vocational education and training (VET) context who are willing for you to undertake assessments of them.
  • Unit TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning requires you to deliver two consecutive training sessions of at least 40 minutes duration to a learner group of at least eight individuals; plus another presentation to a group of at least eight individuals.  You may either:
    • Organise the three sessions and the eight participants yourself; or
    • Attend a two-day face-to-face (available in most capital cities), OR three-day interactive online delivery session provided for this purpose, for which an additional $580 fee is applicable.

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 TAE40116 eligibility prior to enrolment.