Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Code TAE40122
Locations Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac

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Study Mode Part-time, Online, Workshops
Length 6 -12 months depending on the chosen intake. Total duration includes breaks.
Commencement September 2024, November 2024
Timetable Virtual classes are offered day or night, some intakes also include monthly weekend virtual workshops. Days and times vary depending on the intake. On campus, face-to-face workshops and/or classes may be available.

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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

September 2024 intake:

  • 10-month course including breaks (total 31 weeks of classes)
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings via virtual classroom (5.30pm – 9pm), and one Saturday a month via virtual classroom (Saturday 9am – 4.30pm)
  • Course starting 9 September 2024, and finishing 23 July 2025

November 2024 intake:

  • 9-month course including breaks (total 26 weeks of classes)
  • Monday evenings via virtual classroom (5.30pm – 9pm) and Fridays on campus in Warrnambool (9am – 4.30pm)
  • Course starting 1 November 2024, and finishing 18 July 2025

Please note:

  • Breaks may include Victorian school holidays, cluster breaks, public holidays, etc.
  • Student engagement workshops may be offered once every three months on a Saturday at the Warrnambool campus. These are not compulsory as part of the course.
  • Face-to-face classes may be offered for learning and extra support, this is at the discretion of the teacher for the particular intake.
  • Course duration, start and end dates may vary due to student numbers and teacher availability.

*Virtual classroom - a live online teaching and learning environment where teachers and students can present course materials, engage, interact, and work in groups together.

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:

  • TAE50122 – Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • 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 be considered for this course, you must demonstrate your work experience and existing qualifications in your proposed teaching and assessing area.

This will be achieved through two steps:

  1. Complete a vocational questionnaire: you will complete a questionnaire and interview with a member of our South West TAFE Professional Education Team. This step will help us understand your relevant skills and experience.
  2. Provide supporting documents: you will need to supply a copy of your resume and any transcripts (Statements of Results or Certificates) you have for your relevant vocational qualifications. Alternatively, you can submit a copy of your USI Transcript from usi.gov.au. This will provide supporting evidence of your vocational experience.

You must also have an established level of digital literacy which will be assessed as part of the application process and access to the appropriate digital requirements of the course, including a laptop computer and stable internet connection.

Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 12 units: 6 core and 6 elective.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
TAEASS412 Assess competence 50 $0.00
TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation 50 $0.00
TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training 45 $0.00
TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs 25 $0.00
TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training 60 $0.00
TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector 40 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBCMM411 Make presentations 30 $0.00
TAEASS404 Assess competence in an online environment 40 $0.00
TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction 40 $0.00
TAEDEL405 Plan, organise and facilitate online learning 40 $0.00
TAEDEL412 Facilitate workplace-based learning 25 $0.00
TAELLN422 Use foundation skills resources, strategies and advice 30 $0.00

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 suit 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

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements.  Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :

  1. Tuition fees - charged as an hourly rate that varies from course to course. A large portion of the tuition is subsidised by the Victorian Government for eligible students.
  2. Resource and/or materials costs - covers the cost of materials and other incidentals. This fee will vary according to the course being undertaken.
  3. Booklist items - such as textbooks, equipment and stationery recommended for your course

Tuition fees

There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances). 

  1. Government Subsidised Fee - you could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate under the Skills First funding 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.
    Find out more about subsidised training

  2. Government Subsidised Concession Fee - 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. Note, the concession rate is not applicable to Diploma level courses.
    Find out more about concession rates

  3. If the course is a Free TAFE course or part of the Free TAFE Pathways Program - Eligible students will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). Any resource or material costs, or booklist items for this course are listed in the table below.
    Find out more about Free TAFE
    Find out more about Free TAFE Pathways Programs

  4. Full fee - 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.


The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.

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Course fees by student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,495.00
Concession rate $500.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $4,665.00
This is a Free TAFE course

Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.

Find out more about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.

Resource and/or materials costs

Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.

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Additional course fees Indicative Course Fee
Course consumable/materials (approximate) $85.00
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
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. Literacy and Numeracy Assessment - we will assess whether you need to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and email it to you if required.
    If you are not required to undertake this assessment, you will skip to step 3.
  3. Chat to our team - your teacher or course specialist will contact you to discuss the course in more detail and ensure the right units of study are selected for you.
  4. Enrol – you will be sent an email to accept your offer for the course. By accepting, you will be directed to verify your details and submit your enrolment for processing.
  5. Pay - once we’ve completed your enrolment, we will send you an invoice to arrange payment of your course fees.

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

Careers and Course Advice

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

Our Careers Coaches at the 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.

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.