Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Course Length

Part time:

1 year


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Standard (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):




Online Campus

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Delivery Mode



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.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you 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, you might like to undertake further study in the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.

Course Dates & Times

Online Campus

Online - Open from 19/07/2021 - Online self paced/directed / 2021

Online - Open from 17/01/2022 - Self paced / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On campus - Starts on 28/03/2022 - Monday - 9am - 4.30pm /2022

On campus - Starts on 15/02/2022 - Tuesday - 9am - 4.30pm / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $2,445.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $486.00

3. Full Fee: $3,573.00

Course Materials: $204.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2021 and may change without notice.

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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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:

  • 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

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
BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation
TAEDEL301 - Provide work skill instruction

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Annette Simkin
Campus: Shepparton

Suellen Loki
Campus: Wangaratta

Attendance & Commitment

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

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.

For students studying through blended delivery, it is a requirement 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 unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.

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.

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.