Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set

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We are no longer offering enrolments into the TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set as it has been superseded by and is equivalent to the TAESS00021 Facilitation Skill Set. Enrolments into the TAESS00021 Facilitation Skill Set will be available shortly.

TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set is the minimum qualification required for those seeking to work as trainers at Registered Training Organisations, TAFEs and private training organisations to deliver nationally-recognised training. Plenty Training offers this Nationally Recognised Skill Set delivered via online learning and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Those students who successfully complete this course can use it as credit towards the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. The course allows individuals to deliver training under the general supervision of a trainer.  Get in the classroom sooner rather than later!

For more information please visit our dedicated course page or call 1800 786 651.

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Delivery Modes iClass+ Distance+ Recognition of Prior Learning
Location Online
Duration Up to Six months
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The TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set is a minimum qualification required for those seeking to work as trainers at Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), TAFEs and private training organisations to deliver nationally-recognised training. This skill set is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge for people training under supervision in the VET sector, who work mainly in classroom situations.

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

Interactive online classes

Two-days of practical and interactive online iClasses+, one day of online training (total three days), plus comprehensive ongoing interactive and self-paced online training and support

Online, self-paced course

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

Assessment-only (RPL)

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

The course is based on the following units from (and also provide credit towards) the  TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment:

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

The Standards for RTOs 2015 clauses 1.17 & 1.18 allow those who possess this TAESS00015 – Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set to deliver training under the general supervision of a trainer. However, you must also have vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed (e.g., if you are delivering a hairdressing unit you must have suitable hairdressing competencies); and have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided. This skill set does not allow you to determine formal assessment outcomes. (Refer to the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set.)

The TAESS00015 – Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set supersedes and is equivalent to TAESS00003 – Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set.

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Price & Delivery

Interactive iClass+ course
Interactive online

Two-days of interactive online training, one-day online workshop (total three-days), plus comprehensive ongoing self-paced online training and support:


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

The iClass+ course program consists of:

  • Two-days of interactive online iClasses+ covering units TAEASS401 and TAEASS403
  • Trainer-led interactive online iClass+ covering unit TAEASS402 (one-day)
  • Recorded online webinar covering unit TAEDEL301
  • Completion of many practical assessment activities^ in the interactive online environments
  • Pre-class activities covering some course theory and class preparation
  • Recorded lessons covering course unit theory available 24/7
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • Weekly trainer-led study support sessions
  • Out-of-class assessment activities
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • Independent learning and assessment activities
  • Access to live orientation webinar

The iClass+ course option offers students comprehensive trainer support via an interactive online learning platform (Adobe Connect).

^ 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.

Distance+ course
Online, self-paced

Recorded lessons and self-paced learning:


Our Distance+ course offers students the opportunity to complete their studies at their own pace with 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
  • Interactive online TAEASS402 Assess Competence* workshop
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • FREE weekly study support sessions
  • Independent learning and self-paced assessment activities
  • Access to live online orientation webinar

Our Distance+ course is self-paced excluding the one-day TAEASS402 workshop. It is important to note that you will be required to interact with others
throughout your course, it is training and assessment after all!

* For no additional charge, you have the option to conduct and report on the assessment of five different assessment candidates under the supervision of one of our assessors via a one-day online workshop. This enables you to meet the requirements for task two of the TAEASS402 unit. Availability is limited to provide the best student experience.

Recognition of
Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway:


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a suitable pathway if you can provide evidence that you have all of the skills, knowledge and experience in the units for this skill set.

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.

All RPL candidates must be deemed eligible to undertake RPL prior to enrolling.

Click here to view the evidence you will be required to submit. Click here to download and complete our RPL Eligibility kit.


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 in-house training at your premises in Australia or even internationally on dates 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 shortly.


Discover the assessment requirements for each of the units included in the TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set. The resources provided to students will vary depending on their selected pathway. Find out how your selected pathway compares:

  • Organise instruction and demonstration
  • Conduct instruction and demonstration
  • Check training performance
  • Review personal training performance

  • Determine assessment approach
  • Prepare the assessment plan
  • Develop assessment instruments

  • Prepare for assessment
  • Gather quality evidence
  • Support the candidate
  • Make the assessment decision
  • Record and report the assessment decision
  • Review the assessment process

  • Prepare for validation
  • Contribute to validation process
  • Contribute to validation outcomes

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 TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set the Volume of Learning is between 300 – 900 hours. This means a typical student will complete this course over six months with a minimum of 12 hours a week for the 26 weeks. Students completing this course via the Distance+ pathway and who need to organise others to participate in activities with them may require more than the minimum hours per week when completing this course.


Distance+ course:  There are some logistical issues relating to assessment which you must be able to address when undertaking the Distance+ pathway:

  • 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,


    • 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.

2. Digital prerequisites – all students:  You must have access to a computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed) and a reliable Internet connection to access your learning documentation. You will also require access to a video recording device (such as a webcam or smart phone) to record yourself undertaking certain assessment activities. You must be comfortable using technology to locate information and research topics – for example to find a copy of a regulation using Google –  and in using the main features and functions of digital tools (such as word processing programs, email and printers) to complete work tasks. You must also have 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.

3. LLN prerequisites – all students:  All students must possess the following language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) abilities:

A. Learning ability: You must be comfortable using your experience to reflect on ways that variables impact outcomes, and identify future improvements.  You must be self-directing, able to manage your own learning, and be able to plan and balance multiple requirements and meet deadlines.

B. English reading ability: You must be comfortable reading and interpreting a range of documentation relevant to the subject – this includes organisational policies and procedures and assessment instructions.

C. English writing ability:  You will be required to draft and develop various documents using appropriate format and language for the context and the audience. You must be comfortable writing documents such as formal documents, including instructions, information updates and completing report templates.

D. English speaking ability: You will be required to participate in verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate tone and syntax to provide relevant information.  You must be able to use active listening and questioning to elicit views and opinions of others.