Training Services Australia

Cert IV Training and Assessment Upgrade to TAE40116

upgrade for training and assessment

Who should do this upgrade training?

The transition course from TAE40110 to TAE40116 is designed for current holders of the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. (If you are wishing to undertake the full course, please visit our Cert IV in Training and Assessment page).

Am I required to upgrade to TAE40116?

Trainers and Assessors who deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training for an RTO or in a partnership arrangement with an RTO are required to upgrade their qualifications by July 1st 2019.  Further details are contained in the media release from ASQA here

Trainers and Assessors who do not deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training are not governed by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, in which case it is up to you or the organisation you work for, to decide whether it is appropriate to upgrade your qualification.

What if I hold a Diploma qualification from the Training Package or higher level qualification in adult education?

The upgrade requirement applies only to trainers and assessors holding the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, who deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training. RTOs can continue to allow trainers and assessors holding Diploma qualifications from the TAE Training Package or higher level qualifications in adult education, to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.

Course Content

Training Services Australia’s TAE40116 Upgrade course addresses the following nationally recognised units of competency

Address Adult LLN Skills

TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

TAE Assessor Upgrade

TAEASS401 – Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS403 – Participate in assessment validation

TAEASS502 – Design and develop assessment tools


$975 if you already have the LLN Unit

$1275 if you don’t have the LLN Unit.

Course Dates

Public course dates are listed below. Please click on the date to enrol. Tailored courses can be arranged at a time and date suitable to your organisation.

Address Adult LLN Skills TAE Assessor Upgrade
$300 (1 Days) $975 (3 Days)
Dec 11 - Dec 13, 2023


TSA’s public workshops are convened at our centrally located training centre in Mt Lawley, just four kilometres north of the Perth CBD. We also deliver tailored in-house courses throughout Australia, as well as overseas if needed.

Course pre-requisites

Those entering this program must already hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and be able to demonstrate vocational competency (broad industry knowledge and experience) in the area in which they wish to train and assess others.

Conditions of enrolment

Those enrolling in this program must be able to meet the following conditions of enrolment:

  • Access to a workplace in which they can deliver training and conduct assessment activities with vocational learners
  • Access to an environment in which they can develop and trial assessment plans and tools for nationally recognised units of competency
  • Access to a computer, printer and the internet

For further information about the above enrolment conditions, please contact a TSA Training Advisor.

Assessment requirements

Both modules of TSA’s Assessment Upgrade course include post-course assessment tasks which you will need to complete and submit to TSA for assessment.
The timeframe for completing the assessment tasks is approximately 3 – 4 months per module. Extensions of up to 3 months a provided where a formal request is received, and additional extensions may be allowed in exceptional circumstances.

More information

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. For further information, we invite you to email us here or call us on 08 9422 6444.