Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus, Combination of Online and Campus based
30 weeks
Starting Date:
Traralgon (On campus): 13/02/2023
Traralgon: (Blended) 13/02/2023 and 28/04/2023
Warragul(On campus): 14/02/2023
Bairnsdale, Traralgon, Warragul
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Course Overview

This qualification is suitable preparation for those wishing to engage in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace, TAFE or adult education environment context, as a component of a structured VET program.

Learner profile includes:

  • adults transitioning from a non-training role/workplace to a role/organisation focused on training and assessment
  • adults returning to study who are seeking to enter the training and assessment workforce
  • adults seeking a career or pathway change in the field of training and assessment
  • adults seeking a qualification to support existing roles related to conducting training and assessment within the workplace
  • adults seeking employment with a Registered Training Organisation provider or other adult education provider.
Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.


Intake Times
Traralgon (On campus): 13/2/2023 Monday 9:00am–4:00pm
Warragul (On campus): 14/2/2023 Tuesday 9:00am–4:00pm
Traralgon (Blended): 28/4/2023 Friday 9:00am–4:00pm
12 workshops will be delivered face-to-face at the Traralgon Campus and 18 workshops will be delivered online.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Career Opportunities

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Enterprise trainer
  • Enterprise assessor
  • Registered Training Organization (RTO) trainer
  • RTO assessor
  • Vocational education teacher/assessor

Opportunities for Further Study

  • TAE50116 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (Not on offer at TAFE GIppsland)
  • TAE50216 Diploma in Training, Design and Development (Not on offer at TAFE GIppsland)
  • You gain 8 subject credit points plus guaranteed entry to Associate Degree of Vocational Education and Training with Federation University

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

Typically learners who undertake this program are wishing to enter the field of Training and Assessment in the vocational education and training sector.

Potential students are required to attend a pre-enrolment Information and Enrolment Session with the TAE teaching team and will undertake a Pre-Training Review and verification of qualifications and vocational currency.

  • The next round of pre-enrolment information and enrolment sessions are TBA

Those entering this program 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. Learners need to provide evidence that they hold one or more of the following:

  • vocational currency in at least one unit of competency within a qualification and/or a full qualification within the Australian Qualification Framework
  • vocational currency within a non-Australian Qualification Framework skills set and/or qualification.
  • learners are required to provide evidence of vocational competency.
  • expected forms of evidence include, but and not limited to:
    • an approved transcript (no greater than 5 years old) of a full or part AQF qualification and/or
    • evidence demonstrating that they hold relevant vocational competency in a nominated area.

At the conclusion of the interview with the learner, the outcome will either be that there is no further remedial action required, or the learner will be referred to the Institute’s Foundation Studies Department for a more depth review and possible support.

The Pre Training Review assessment tool has been designed to evaluate if the participant has:

  • ASCF level 3 learning skills
  • ASCF level 4 reading skills
  • ASCF level 3 writing skills
  • ASCF level 3 oral communication skills
  • ASCF level 2 numerical skills
  • Vocational currency in their proposed teaching area

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

The Standards for Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) 2015 as amended in 2017, nominates the following requirements:

From 1 July 2019 trainers and assessors must hold:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor or
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus the following units: TAELLN411 (or its successor) or
  • TAELLN401A, and
  • TAEASS502 (or its successor) or TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B or
  • A diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

From 1 July 2019 assessors must hold:

  • Assessors providing assessment only (i.e. does not deliver training) must hold: TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set or its successor or
  • TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set, plus one of the following:
  • TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools, or
  • TAEASS502A Design and Develop Assessment Tools, or
  • TAEASS502B Design and Develop Assessment Tools, or
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor, or
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus the following units: TAELLN411 (or its successor) or TAELLN401A
  • TAEASS502 (or its successor) or TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B or
  • A diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Unit CodeUnit Description
TAEASS401Plan Assessment Activities And Processes
TAEASS402Assess Competence
TAEASS403Participate In Assessment Validation
TAEASS502Design And Develop Assessment Tools
TAEDEL301Provide Work Skill Instruction
TAEDEL401Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402Plan, Organise And Facilitate Learning In The Workplace
TAEDES401Design And Develop Learning Programs
TAEDES402Use Training Packages And Accredited Courses To Meet Client Needs
TAELLN411Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


Observation, questions and projects