Training Services Australia

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – TAE40116

certificate iv training and assessmentQualification Overview

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is aimed at those who are required to design and deliver training and assessment services within the formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia, using nationally recognised Training Packages.

Successful completion of the TAE40116 will equip participants with the skills to:

  • Analyse nationally recognised Training Packages and units of competency
  • Design and develop learning programs for nationally recognised units of competency
  • Plan, prepare and deliver training sessions to groups
  • Develop and implement work-based learning pathways for individuals
  • Plan, organise and conduct assessments against nationally recognised units of competency, including development of assessment tools

Most people undertaking the TAE40116 qualification will conduct training and assessment as a substantial proportion of their job role (or will be aspiring to such a role). Those performing only a limited amount of training and assessment may find that they do not require the entire qualification, but could benefit from completing one or more units. Please contact us for advice in this regard.

Please note: This course is for new participants. If you already hold the TAE40110 and are looking to update your qualification, you need to visit our TAE40116 upgrade page.

Course Duration

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is self-paced, comprising of 5 discrete modules of varying duration (outlined below), totalling 15 days of face-to-face training, plus 2 support days.  Including work-based assignments , the course is typically completed over a 6 – 18 month timeframe.


The total fee to attend our public course is $4,100 per person. This includes assessment and the issuing of certification. Payment is made on a ‘per module’ basis as you attend each module. Daily rates can be negotiated with clients for group-based programs delivered exclusively for their personnel.

Course Dates

Public course dates are listed below. Please click on the date you would like to participate in to enrol. Tailored in-house workshops can also be arranged at a time and date suitable to your organisation.

Intro to VET Design and Deliver Training Plan Org and Facilitate W/Based Learning TAE Assessor Skill Set Address Adult LLN Skills
$600 (2 Days) $1300 (5 Days + 1 support day) $600 (2 Days) $1300 (5 Days + 1 support day) $300 (1 Day)
Dec 18 - Dec 19, 2023 Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2023
Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2024
Dec 20 - Dec 21, 2023
Apr 8 - Apr 9, 2024
Feb 5 - Feb 9, 2024


Our centrally located Mt Lawley training centre is where we hold our public courses, however, delivery of tailored in-house courses for organisations can be arranged across Australia and overseas.

Why choose Training Services Australia?

Training Services Australia (TSA), a WA based Registered Training Organisation (RTO) has been delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualifications for more than 23 years. Over this time we have continually refined our approach to ensure we remain the national benchmark provider of the qualification. Completing the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE qualification with TSA ensures learners are eminently equipped to design and deliver the highest quality training and assessment in the workplace.

Course Content

The TAE40116 comprises 10 units of competency, which includes 9 core units and 1 elective unit. For a detailed description of the ‘packaging rules’, please click here

Training Services Australia has selected the following units for delivery as part of its Public Program.

Introduction to Vocational Education and Training (VET)

TAEDES402 – Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs (Core unit)

Design and Deliver Training

TAEDES401 – Design and develop learning programs (Core unit)
TAEDEL401 – Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning (Core unit)
BSBCMM411 – Make presentations (Elective unit)

Plan, Organise and Facilitate Workplace Learning

TAEDEL402 – Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace (Core unit)

TAE Assessor Skill Set

TAEASS401 – Plan assessment activities and processes (Core unit)
TAEASS402 – Assess competence (Core unit)
TAEASS403 – Participate in assessment validation (Core unit)
TAEASS502 – Design and develop assessment tools (Core unit)

Address adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills

TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (Core unit)

Course prerequisites

Those entering this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency (broad industry knowledge and experience) in the area in which they wish to train and assess.  In addition, a reasonably high level of reading and writing ability is required to complete the qualification, and those wishing to enrol must complete a literacy skills check.

Is this the latest version?

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has recently been superseded by but is equivalent to, TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Currently, the TAE40116 remains the minimum requirement for VET Trainers and Assessors working at RTOs, along with its successor, the TAE40122 version.

Assessment requirements

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a competency-based qualification. This means that in order to attain the qualification, students need to do more than just attend the training. They also need to provide evidence that they have understood the training, acquired the skills and knowledge and applied them effectively in the workplace.

This requirement means that it’s not possible to complete all of the assessment requirements during the face-to-face phase of the training.

Assessment methods

Students are required to complete a set of structured assessment tasks for each module they undertake. Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks is required before a credential can be awarded. Examples of the evidence typically requested from students as part of their assessment tasks include:

  • Answers to questions demonstrating students’ knowledge and application of the required knowledge
  • Completion of case studies
  • Direct observation of students delivering training and conducting assessments
  • Review of training and assessment documentation developed by students on-course and in the workplace
  • Completion of workplace-based tasks / projects which require students to apply the relevant competencies in the workplace
  • Third party observation of students delivering training and conducting assessments

Additional information

Click here for more detailed information about this qualification. Please also review our learner agreement prior to enrolment which contains important information about your rights and obligations as well as support services on offer. For further information, we invite you to contact us here or call us on (08) 9422 6444.