Training Services Australia

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)


certificate iv training and assessmentWhy choose us?

At TSA, we have been delivering training and assessment qualifications for more than 20 years. Over this time we have continually refined our approach to ensure that we are the benchmark provider of this qualification in Australia. Completing our Cert IV TAE qualification ensures learners are equipped to implement the highest quality training and assessment in the workplace.

If you are looking for a qualification for yourself or your staff from a training provider with a reputation for quality and integrity, please contact our friendly and professional training advisors.

Who should do this training?

The TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment qualification is pitched at those who design and deliver training, and design and conduct assessments within the formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia, using nationally recognised Training Packages. Successful completion of the TAE40116 will equip participants 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 individuals and groups
  • Develop and implement work-based learning pathways
  • Plan, organise and conduct assessments against nationally recognised units of competency, including development of assessment instruments

In most cases, those 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 whose job role encompasses 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 Training Services Australia for advice in this regard.

How long does the course go for?

The TAE40116 Cert 4 in Training and Assessment course runs for a total duration of 15 days in Perth (or at your workplace),  spread over the five separate modules plus two additional support days.  There is no set timeframe for attending the modules. However, most students are comfortable undertaking the program between 6 – 12 months. In addition to attending the face-to-face training, participants of the course will need to allow time to work on the post-course activities.

What is the cost?

The total cost of attending all four modules of the TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment is $4,100 per person.  However, payment is made on a module-by-module basis.  You only pay for the modules you attend.
This price is for public workshops in our Perth training centre. Special rates can be negotiated with clients for group-based programs delivered exclusively for their personnel.

Where are the training locations?

The TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment is delivered via public workshops in Perth at our training centre. We can also offer in-house client specific on- site training overseas, throughout regional Australia as well as all capital cities including Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

When is the course available?

Public course dates are listed below. Please click on the date to enrol. In-house private training can be arranged at a time and date suitable to your business.

Intro to Vet Design and Deliver Plan Org and Facilitate W/Based Learning Workplace Assessment Address Adult LLN Skills
$600 (2 Days) $1300 (5 Days) $600 (2 Days) $1300 (5 Days) $300 (1 Days)
Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2017
Dec 4 - Dec 5, 2017
Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2017 Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2017 Oct 16 - Oct 16, 2017

Are there any course pre-requisites?

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary to participate in this program. However, students are expected to possess vocational competence in a specific industry / subject / technical area in which they wish to train and assess. Additionally, a relatively high level of reading and writing ability is required along with basic computer skills (internet research and word processing).


The TAE40116 is the current qualification having superseded the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment on 5 April 2016.  Training Services Australia is permitted to train, assess and issue qualifications for the TAE40116.

What are the 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 and applied it in the workplace.

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

Note: As part of the process of checking students’ understanding during the training, and in an attempt to balance the assessment workload, TSA provides students with opportunities to generate some evidence for assessment during the face-to-face training.

Assessment methods

Students are required to complete a set of 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 simulated 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

Assessment timeframes

The timeframe for completing the assessment for Module 1 is 2 months. The timeframe for completing the assessments for the other modules is 4 months per module. That is, students have 2 months after attending the training for Module 1 to submit the assessment for Module 1; 4 months after attending the training for Module 2 to submit the assessment for Module 2, and so on.

Students are encouraged to prioritise completion of their assessments ahead of attending further training, and should space their attendance at each module so that assessments do not build up.

Extensions to assessment timeframes

Training Services Australia recognises work and family pressures can make it challenging for some students to complete their assessments within the designated completion timeframes. Consequently, we provide extensions of up to 3 months where a formal request is received. Additional extensions are sometimes allowed in exceptional circumstances.

TSA does not generally grant extensions of more than 6 months from the original due date of the assessment. Students whose assessments are more than 6 months overdue and who still wish to complete their course may be required to re-attend the course or obtain one-on-one coaching to refresh their knowledge of the course content. Additional fees apply in these situations.

What units are in each module?

To obtain the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment students must complete 10 units made up of:

  • 9 core units
  • 1 elective unit from the list provided or elsewhere

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Units selected for delivery

To obtain the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment students must complete 10 units made up of:

  • 9 core units
  • 1 elective unit from the list provided or elsewhere

Units selected for delivery

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


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


TAEDES401 – Design & develop learning programs (Core unit)
TAEDEL401 – Plan, organise & deliver group-based learning (Core unit)
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation (Elective unit)


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


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


TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Is there any more information?

Yes! Click here for more detailed course information including Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements, arrangements for special needs, RPL and other general advice. Please also review our learner agreement prior to enrolment which contains important information about your rights and obligations as well as support services. Additionally you can email us here or call us on 08 9422 6444