Training Services Australia

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – TAE40122

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 within the formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia, using nationally recognised Training Packages.

Successful completion of the TAE40122 will equip participants with the skills to:

  • Operate within the regulatory framework for Australia’s VET sector
  • Analyse nationally recognised Training Packages and units of competency
  • Design and develop training plans for nationally recognised units of competency
  • Plan, prepare and deliver training sessions to individuals and groups
  • Develop and implement work-based learning pathways for individuals
  • Plan and conduct assessments against nationally recognised units of competency
  • Identify and apply foundation skills resources, strategies and advice to vocational training and assessment

The TAE40122 qualification is appropriate for those who conduct training and assessment as a substantial proportion of their job role (or those who are 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 selected units, or TSA’s Course in Field-based Training and Assessment.  Please contact Training Services Australia for advice in this regard.

Course Duration

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is self-paced comprising 5 discrete modules of varying duration (outlined below), totalling 17 days of face-to-face training and 3 days of online training.  There is no set timeframe for attending the modules.  However, most students are comfortable undertaking the program over 6 – 18 months


The total fee to attend our public course is $5,700 per person. This includes assessment and the issuing of certification. Payment can be made on a ‘per module’ basis as you enrol on 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. To enrol please click on the date you would like to to attend. Tailored in-house workshops can also be arranged at a time and date suitable to your organisation.

Intro to Training Intro to VET and Foundation Skills Assessor Skill Set VET Delivery and Facilitation Online Learning and Assessment Skill Set
$1200 (4 Days) $900 (3 Days) $1350 (5 Days) $1350 (5 Days) $900 (3 Days)
Aug 26 - Aug 29, 2024
Nov 18 - Nov 21, 2024
Oct 1 - Oct 3, 2024
Dec 16 - Dec 18, 2024
Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2024
Oct 7 - Oct 11, 2024
Dec 2 - Dec 6, 2024
Sep 2 - Sep 6, 2024
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2024
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2024
Nov 25 - Nov 27, 2024


Public courses are conducted at our centrally located Mt Lawley training centre. Tailored in-house courses for organisations can be conducted throughout Australia and overseas.

Why Choose Training Services Australia?

Training Services Australia is a WA based Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  We have been delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for more than 25 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

To attain the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment students must successfully complete 12 units comprising 6 core units and 6 elective units.

Further details of the packaging rules can be found at:

Training Services Australia’s public course is comprised of the following units:

Intro to Training

BSBCMM411 – Make presentations (Elective Unit)
TAEDEL311 – Provide work skill instruction (Group A Elective)

Intro to VET and Foundation Skills

TAEPDD401 – Work effectively in the VET sector (Core Unit)
TAELLN422 – Use foundation skills resources, strategies and advice (Elective Unit)

Assessor Skill Set

TAEDES411 – Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs (Core Unit)
TAEASS412 – Assess competence (Core Unit)
TAEASS413 – Participate in assessment validation (Core Unit)

VET Delivery and Facilitation

TAEDES412 – Design and develop plans for vocational training (Core)
TAEDEL411 – Facilitate vocational training (Core)
TAEDEL412 – Facilitate workplace-based learning (Group A Elective)

Online Learning and Assessment Skill Set

TAEDEL405 – Plan, organise and facilitate online learning (Group A Elective)
TAEASS404 – Assess competence in an online environment (Group A Elective)

Course Prerequisites

Ideally, students should complete the modules in the order shown above. However, there is some flexibility subject to the following limitations.

As a minimum students must:

• attend Module 1 before attending Module 4
• attend Module 1 and Module 3 before attending Module 5

In addition, it is recommended that students:

• attend Module 2 before attending Module 3 and Module 4
• attend Module 4 before attending Module 5

Is this the latest version?

TAE40122 is the latest version of this qualification.

Assessment requirements

As the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a competency-based qualification, students are required to do more than just attend the training. They also need to provide evidence that they have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills and have competently applied these in their workplace.

This requirement means it is not possible to complete all of the assessment requirements in the classroom.

The study commitment for the TAE40122 is substantial.  The time needed will depend on factors such as the student’s previous experience of training and assessment, their previous experience of study, and their mastery of technology as well as how quickly they commence assessments after the have attended the requisite modules.  As a rough guide, students will likely need to invest the same amount of time completing their post-course workplace assessment as they spend on the classroom component of the course.

Assessment methods

Students are required to complete assessment tasks in their workplace for each module they undertake. Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks is required before a credential can be awarded.  Examples of the assessment methods typically associated with the assessment tasks include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Direct observation and video observation of students delivering training, giving presentations and conducting simulated assessments
  • Review of documentation developed by students (e.g., training plans, VET professional development plans, etc)
  • Review of documentation completed by students (e.g., assessment tools, foundation skill strategies, etc)

Some assessment tasks are based on case study scenarios while others require application of competency in the students’ workplace context.

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.