Could you teach others what you do?
Could you teach others what you do?
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The Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is the qualification you need to teach in the Vocational Education sector

Course code: TAE40116 
Warrnambool campus
Duration: Day class: 6 months. Night class: 12 months
Start date: February 2021
Delivery: Classes will be delivered through a blended approach through a combination of remote delivery using Webex Training Centre and face-to-face classes.

This is an essential training qualification for trainers and assessors and is a requirement of the Australian Quality Training Framework Essential Standards for Registration.
The course includes formal training in a structured training environment, on-the-job instruction, conducting of workplace assessments, one-to-one training of apprentices, as well as the coaching and mentoring of staff.

Learn more about this course and apply for 2021

Great career & employment opportunities

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector. Participants will gain the skills required to design, develop, deliver and assess training programs.

With this nationally recognised qualification, people may work as vocational training teachers, training officers, enterprise trainers, facilitators or assessors, industry assessors, training advisors or training needs analysts in Registered Training Organisations or other industry organisations.

Strong employment opportunities

The Government forecasts indicate that up to 25,000 job openings for vocational education teachers are expected over the next five years.

Higher income

Weekly earnings are reported as well above the national average at $1,524 (full-time, before tax).

A qualification in need

Government surveys of employers of vocational education teachers found that the vast majority of employers sought applicants with a Certificate IV in Training and


This course is available via direct entry, meaning people must apply directly to South West TAFE by speaking to the Course Coordinator.

Entry requirements for this course include:

  • at least two years’ experience in the workplace or access to a practical training environment
  • effective writing skills relative to a business environment
  • ability to plan and organise, read, research, interpret, analyse and synthesise information
  • access to a computer with a reliable internet connection
  • knowledge of how to use computer technology to research and develop learning and assessment resources
  • working knowledge of basic computer programs such as Word, internet and email.

Formal entry requirements for this course include:

  • completion of the Centre’s pre-enrolment and eligibility process
  • attendance at an information session or participation in an interview with the Course Coordinator
  • completion of the Centre’s training needs survey and Registration of Interest forms.