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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – TAE40116

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the recognised qualification to become a Trainer working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, including in Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and workplace training environments.

Updating your qualifications

Qualification requirements for Trainers are updated from time to time. If you're already a qualified Trainer, get in touch with us to find out whether your qualification is up-to-date and whether you need to complete additional units. We offer a number of options for completing new units so that everyone can meet compliance regulations.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work as a Trainer and Assessor in the VET sector, an RTO, or a workplace training environment.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

General Public, Ongoing intakes all year /2019

Saputo Dairy Employees, Wednesdat 1st July, 9am to 4.30pm/2019

BEGA Cheese Employees, Starts Monday 22nd July, 9am - 4.30pm / 2019

GV Health Employees, Starts Thursday 5th Sept, 9am - 4.30pm / 2019

ASHE Emp Only, Training & Assessor: Start 28th Aug, 1 day a week 9am-4.30pm/2019

Shepparton - William Orr

Upgrade program On Campus - Start 03/06 - Wednesday's 9am to 4.30pm - Sem 1/2020

On Campus - Start 04/02 - Tuesday's 9am to 4.30pm - Sem 1/2020

On Campus - Start 24/05 - Monday's 9am to 4.30pm - Sem 1/2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

General Public, Ongoing intakes all year /2019

CFA Employees, Starts Thursday 11th August, 9am - 4pm / 2019

Upgrade program On Campus - Start 02/03 - Monday's 9am to 4.30pm - Sem 1/2020

On Campus - Start 22/04 - Wednesday's 9am to 4.30pm - Sem 1/2020

Upgrade program On Campus - Start 06/08 - Thursday's 9am to 4.30pm - Sem 2/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • 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.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Have intermediate computer skills to be able to work independently on computer-based activities
  • Have reliable access to the internet
  • Have access to a workplace/training environment where course assessment tasks such as delivering training sessions and carrying out assessment of learners can occur
Core Units
Plan assessment activities and processes
Assess competence
Participate in assessment validation
Design and develop assessment tools
Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
Design and develop learning programs
Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Elective Units
Make a presentation
Contribute to assessment
Provide work skill instruction

Assessment methods may include:

  • Class room activities
  • Observation
  • Role plays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Portfolios

Annette Simkin
Campus: Shepparton

Suellen Loki
Campus: Wangaratta

Due to its intensive nature, the course requires a high level of commitment. Outside of the classroom, additional hours of study are required to complete online study requirements, reading, research and assessment requirements including preparation for training and assessing.

Students will be required to:

  • Read and interpret training packages
  • Develop and document learning programs and assessment tools
  • Present information
  • Facilitate in a number of contexts using a range of skills
  • Prepare various records and documents. E.g. Practical placement

The course facilitator is required to observe assessment activities either in person, or by other means such as video recordings, photos, essays and/or agreed third party observation methods.

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes and undertake a minimum of 3 hours per week of self-directed learning, researching, studying and completing the required exercises and assessments. If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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