Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Course Length

Part time:

1 year online

Contact Hours

Part time:

6 months on-campus


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Standard (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):




Online Campus

Delivery Mode



Course Overview

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

This qualification (or the skillsets derived from units of competency within it) is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.

The online study option is most suited to individuals who are self-motivated to complete study, research and assessments and may not be able to attend campus.

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.

For 2022 enrolments, this course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme and the Government's Jobtrainer Initiative for eligible students.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course prepares students to work as a Trainer and Assessor in the VET sector, an RTO, or a workplace training environment. It is also suitable for people who are experienced trainers and assessors but need to upgrade to be able to deliver and assess after April 1, 2019.

Further Study

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

Course Dates & Times

Online Campus

Online - Starts on 25/07/2022 - Self Directed / 2022

Online - Starts on 29/08/2022 - Self Directed / 2022

Online - Starts on 26/09/2022 - Self Directed / 2022

Online - Starts on 24/10/2022 - Self Directed / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $2,567.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $513.00

3. Full Fee: $3,757.00

Course Materials: $221.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) – contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, 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.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

Entry Requirements

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:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Those entering this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency (from within the last 5 years) in their proposed teaching and assessing area with at least 3 years of experience. 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.
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have intermediate computer skills to be able to work independently on computer-based activities. This is for such things as locating information and research topics ( e.g. find a copy of a regulation using Google) and in using the main features and functions of digital tools (such as word processing programs, email and printers) to complete work tasks.
  • Have access to a workplace/training environment where course assessment tasks such as delivering training sessions and carrying out assessments of learners can occur

Technology requirements:

  • Access to a computer with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word & Teams, as well as reliable internet connection
  • Webcam for Microsoft Teams meetings
  • Headset
  • Video recording device (this can be a smartphone or webcam) to record assessment activities.
  • A second monitor is a great benefit when studying virtually but not a requirement

Course Study Units

Core Units
TAEASS401 - Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 - Assess competence
TAEASS403 - Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 - Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDEL401 - Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402 - Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEDES401 - Design and develop learning programs
TAEDES402 - Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
TAELLN411 - Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Elective Units
TAEDEL301 - Provide work skill instruction

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Classroom activities
  • Observation
  • Roleplays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Portfolios

Each assessment will be supplied with a due date.

As coursework will be based on the industry in which a student is qualified and experienced, it is strongly recommended to be currently working in that industry. If not currently working in the industry, it is strongly recommended that students have extensive industry workplace experience of at least 3 years within the last 5 years.

Course Co-ordinator

Annette Simkin
Campus: Shepparton

Suellen Loki
Campus: Wangaratta

Kate Kolarovich
Campus: Online

Attendance & Commitment

Due to its intensive nature, the course requires a high level of commitment. 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:

  • 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.

Study Options:

Both study options provide students:

  • with access to Block units, as 1 Block of Units are successfully completed the next Block will open via goLearn.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to engage thier trainer (for on-campus - outside of scheduled classes) in order to enhance their learning by using the opportunity to clarify assessment requirements, learning content and a general understanding of the course/units. The trainer will be available to the student for extra support across the duration of this course.

Particular to Self-Paced Online:

  • Study is at the students' own pace, to be completed within a maximum of 12 months.
  • Students are expected to meet with their trainer via Microsoft Teams at least once a month to meet their mutually agreed-upon deadlines.
  • Trainer support is available via email or Microsoft Teams as required.
  • Students are not required to attend any workshops or face-to-face classes.
  • Live online sessions are available via a link to the classroom.
  • It is highly recommended that learners enrolling into the self-paced online option have a mentor with current Training and assessment experience to support their learnings.
  • Students are required to source their own learners and film themselves delivering training and assessments to these learners. S
  • Access to a workplace within the industry will be required, as well as a manager or similar in order to complete some assessment tasks.
  • It is expected that students commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week to complete learning/assessment activities and self-directed learning.

Particular to On-Campus:

  • Students are required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes; consisting of 27 workshops (17 theory and practice sessions and 10 direct observation assessment sessions) scheduled from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break
  • Students are provided with the flexibility to attend the sessions face to face in the classroom or live via an online link to the classroom.
  • Some course work will be undertaken during class time and some as self-paced work outside of class time.
  • If unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes Students will be required to contact their trainer and catch up before the next class.
  • Undertake a minimum of 10 hours per week of self-directed learning, researching, studying and completing the required exercises and assessments.
  • If assessment days are missed, students will be required to source their own learners and film themselves delivering training and assessments to these learners.
  • Students will also need access to a workplace within their industry, as well as a manager or similar in order to complete some assessment tasks.

Some commonly asked questions:

  1. I have a TAA40104 TAE qualification can I attend an upgrade class?
    No, you would need to attend the full TAE40116. There are significant changes in the sector that are only reflected in the TAE40116.
  2. I have a Teaching (Primary or Secondary) qualification, do I have to complete this course?
  3. I have a BSZ qualification in workplace training, can I upgrade to the TAE40116?
    The BSZ qualification is no longer recognised in the sector due to the significant changes in the sector. You would be required to complete the full TAE40116.
  4. I already have a Tertiary degree in my vocational area, do I need to to do all the TAE40116?
    Unless you have a tertiary qualification in vocation education and training, there will be a number of units that are specific to the VET sector that you will need to undertake. Your Trainer and Assessor will discuss this on an individual basis.

Educational Support Services

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services


Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

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

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.