TAE40110 -

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Develop the skills and knowledge required to perform the role of a trainer, facilitator or assessor in the workplace and in Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

This course is suitable for professionals, tradespeople and others who are training or are required to train in the workplace.

During the course you will:

  • learn to plan and design learning programs
  • learn to best facilitate learning and assessment for groups and individuals
  • develop skills for effective training in the workplace
  • gain an understanding of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) is recognised Australia wide and is the qualification that complies with the standards set out by the National Standards and Skills Council.

If you have enquiries about this course you can contact dianne.mahoney@vu.edu.au or the Student Contact Centre on  +61 3 9919 6100.

Course essentials


  • workplace trainer and/or assessor
  • RTO trainer and/or assessor

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally recognised training and assessment qualification, which replaces the previous TAA40104 Training Package for Assessment and Training. The new TAE10 Training Package is designed to meet the current and future competency development and qualification needs of new and existing personnel working across a broad range of work functions and activities within Vocational Education and Training (VET).
This qualification is offered to:
• People seeking to undertake training and assessment
• Individuals undertaking professional development or staff development
• Individuals seeking to extend or enhance and compliment their existing qualifications
• Registered Training Organisations and staff intending to deliver and or assess Training Package qualifications to internal or external clients.

Units and electives

For students to be eligible to for the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, students must complete seven (7) core units plus three (3) elective units.

At least two (2) elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below. One (1) elective may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level. Where a unit is chosen from another currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course, it must be from a qualification or course at Certificate III level or above, and must contribute towards the vocational outcome of the program.

Core Units:


Industry Electives:

Units applicable for RPL Only:

Admission information

  • Mature: A combination of relevant vocational industry experience/qualifications and educational experience/qualifications
  • Other: Direct Entry A combination of relevant vocational industry experience/qualifications and educational experience/qualifications

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 11 March 2015.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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