1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode:
Block - VET, Face to Face, Workplace
City King St
Start date:
4 January 2021
Study off-campus:
Available for Industry.
Contact VU Polytechnic for more information
Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.


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. You will learn to deliver training and assess competency in both the vocational education and training (VET) sector and the workplace.

During the course you will:

  • learn to design and plan learning programs
  • learn to plan assessment activities and develop assessment tools
  • develop skills for effective training in the workplace
  • learn to best facilitate learning and assessment for groups and individuals
  • develop skills to in adult language, literacy and numeracy
  • learn to utilise training packages to meet the needs of groups or individuals.

This qualification is recognised Australia wide and complies with the standards set out by the National Standards and Skills Council.

Upskill: from TAE40110 qualification to meet new revised standards for RTOs by completing the following unit(s):

  • TAELLN411 – address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (1 day delivery)
  • TAEASS502 – design and develop assessment tools (2 day delivery).

Upgrade: from the existing TAE40110 to the TAE40116 qualification through the completion of gap training and assessment (combined 1 day delivery).

Find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning & Recognition of Current Competency.

Day class option (6 months & 9 months)

  • Two day a week delivery: delivered in 3 clusters for a total of 22 days, spanning 6 months
  • One day a week delivery: delivered in 3 clusters for a total of 22 days, spanning 9 months

Evening class option (12 months)

  • Attend 1 evening per week for 44 evenings. Delivered across 12 months.

Contact us for an in-depth discussion of options at [email protected].

City King Campus 2 days a week

  • 20 October 2020
  • 2 February 2021
  • 9 March 2021
  • 11 May 2021
  • 15 June 2021
  • 3 August 2021
  • 14 September 2021

City King Campus 1 day a week

  • 2 November 2020
  • 19 February 2021
  • 17 June 2021
  • 30 August 2021

Werribee Campus 1 day a week

  • 15 February 2021
  • 19 April 2021
  • 26 June 2021
  • 30 August 2021

City King Campus evening class

  • 1 February 2021
  • 15 June 2021
  • 8 September 2021

Werribee Campus evening class

  • 1 February 2021
  • 26 April 2021
  • 16 August 2021

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Careers in training and assessment

Career opportunities after completion of this course include:

  • enterprise trainer and/or assessor 
  • registered training organisation (RTO) trainer RTO assessor
  • training adviser or training needs analyst
  • vocational education teacher.

Course structure

To be awarded TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a student must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of competency, comprising of:

  • nine (9) core units, and;
  • one (1) elective unit, of which:
  • the elective may be selected from the electives listed in the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification, or;
  • from any currently endorsed training package or accredited course at Certificate IV or above.

The elective unit chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

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

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Achievement of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment satisfies the qualification requirements for trainers and assessors, who deliver and assess nationally accredited training products as specified in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: VET

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • Full-fee paying place pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

All applicants are required to:

  • Complete Pre-Training review

  • Complete Literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs

  • Provide relevant vocational unit of competency or qualification if relevant

  • Provide resume or curriculum vitae

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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