Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Code TAE40116
Locations Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac

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Study Mode Part-time, On Campus
Length Day class: 6 months
Evening class: 12 months
Commencement February, June
Timetable Day class: 1 day per week plus an optional weekly daytime workshop
Night class: 1 evening a week plus an optional weekly daytime workshop

Some classes may be delivered via Smart Classroom depending on student numbers. This means the teacher may not always be physically present and may teach via video conferencing.
Course Overview

Interested in teaching others your skills?

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will qualify you to deliver training and assessment in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It is also suitable for those delivering training and assessing competence in the workplace.

What will I Learn?

You will learn the skills and knowledge to:

  • Plan, develop and conduct training and assessment activities and processes
  • Participate in assessment validation, contributing to continuous improvement of assessment practice
  • Plan, organise and deliver learning in the workplace and group-based learning
  • Locate, interpret training packages and accredited courses to design and develop learning programs
  • Identify and implement strategies to address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Mode of delivery

Warrnambool: classroom
Portland, Hamilton and Colac: Smart Classroom

In 2019 the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment classes at Hamilton, Portland and Colac will be delivered via Smart Classroom.
For Hamilton students, it will be a day class, and at Portland and Colac, it will be a night class.

The Smart Classroom delivery mode allows you to attend and actively participate in classes, interact with other students and the teacher through video conference, build your understanding of how digital technologies can be used in training and education, while at the same time reducing the need for travel – especially at night. Although it is not quite the same as having a teacher in the class with you, the teacher will be available to answer any questions live and in real-time. Teachers are also able to assist students outside of class times via phone and email.

Additional support for this course will also be provided via regular optional daytime workshops at the Warrnambool Campus throughout the course. A teacher will be available to work in person with students, and participants from Hamilton, Portland and Colac are welcome to attend.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

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

  • enterprise trainer
  • enterprise assessor
  • registered training organisation (RTO) trainer
  • RTO assessor
  • training adviser or training needs analyst
  • vocational education teacher.


This qualification provides a pathway to further qualifications including:

  • TAE50116 – Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • TAE50216 – Diploma of Training Design and Development
  • TAE80316 – Graduate Certificate of Digital Education
  • TAE80113 - Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice
  • TAE80213- Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

To apply for this course you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your 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. You must have recent (within the last 2 years) employment or volunteer experience in their vocational field. You must also have an established level of digital literacy which will be assessed as part of the application process.

South West TAFE requires you to hold a current, recognised and formal vocational qualification in the area in which they are seeking to train.

Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 10 units: 9 core and 1 elective.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes 40 $0.00
TAEASS402 Assess competence 25 $0.00
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation 35 $0.00
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools 40 $0.00
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning 30 $0.00
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 25 $0.00
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs 50 $0.00
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs 25 $0.00
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 30 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 30 $29.00

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suits your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Course fees by student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,255.00
Concession rate $455.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $4,195.00
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Additional course fees Indicative Course Fee
Course consumable/materials (approximate) $120.00
Consumables/Materials Fees

You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The maximum consumables/materials fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay.

Final costs will be determined at enrolment and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees. 

Which fee applies to me?

Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
Check your eligibility

Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.

Concession rate
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligible for the concession rate. 
Find out more about concession rates

Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate. 


How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.