Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40116
DurationPart-time 9 months
Next intakeFebruary, July
Do you need to train people or extend your expertise in workplace training?
This course is essential for people who wish to develop their skills in the design, delivery and assessment of vocation-based training. It also qualifies you to deliver nationally-accredited vocational training in TAFEs, private and enterprise-based registered training organisations as well as in secondary schools with vocational programs.
RMIT is a world-class provider of training. This course is led by highly skilled industry and education specialists with local and international experience in providing instruction.
The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) has national recognition as the entry-level qualification for those wanting to teach and assess in vocational education and training. Teachers and trainers in TAFEs and other registered training organisations must have this qualification, which is becoming increasingly called for in job descriptions for areas such as human resources or team leader roles, where staff development forms part of the role.
The learning takes place in a blended model of both face-to-face workshops and online learning and is organized into four modules:
- Design of learning programs
- Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy needs
- Delivery of learning
- Workplace based assessment
The program delivery and assessment takes place over 35 weeks. After each module is delivered you have 6 weeks to complete workplace-based assessment projects.
The face-to-face component includes 15 full day workshops.
The online component includes activities before and after each workshop. You can engage in a weekly on line webinar or view the recording if you cannot attend.
Learning activities include discussions, quizzes, peer presentations, small group work, online research tasks, simulations, creating work place documents.
You’ll engage in workplace-based assessment projects relating to the design, delivery and assessment of training.
This course is led by highly experienced and qualified trainers who model best practice in training skills. You will have the opportunity to practise your skills in a supportive class room- based environment, as well as applying them in workplace-based assessment projects.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
To complete this certificate course, there are 16 full-day on-campus workshops divided amongst four clusters over 35 weeks, with a six-week break between each cluster to complete the assessment projects. Half way through this assessment period, there is a non-compulsory half-day support tutorial.
The typical spacing of workshop clusters includes:
Designing learning: full day once per week for three weeks, followed by six weeks to complete and submit assessment tasks.
Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy: full day once per week for two weeks, followed by six weeks to complete and submit assessment tasks.
Delivering Training: full day once per week for four weeks, followed by six weeks to complete and submit assessment tasks.
Assessment: full day on campus for seven weeks, followed by six weeks to complete and submit assessment tasks.
Before each workshop, there are online activities to help students prepare, as well as post-workshop online activities, including a webinar, to check on learning progress.
The out-of-class workload averages six hours per week.
There are 10 units of competency – 9 are core and compulsory units and there is 1 prescribed elective
The units are organized into 4 modules:
- Design– this includes working with training packages and accredited courses and the design and development of learning programs.
- Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs – this includes developing an awareness of learner needs and the use of the Australian Core Skills Framework for describing LLN skills.
- Delivery of learning – this includes presentation skills, delivery of training to groups and in the workplace.
- Workplace based assessment – this includes planning assessment activities and processes, assessing competency, designing and developing assessment tools and participating in assessment validation process.
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Program code: C4377
National curriculum code: TAE40116
Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
Graduates of this program are employed by a range of organisations including private RTOs, government departments, schools, community organisations and large vocational education institutes.
Possible job titles include:
- enterprise trainer
- enterprise assessor
- registered training organisation (RTO) trainer
- RTO assessor
- vocational education teacher
- VET in VCE or VCAL secondary school teacher.
The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) has national recognition as the entry-level qualification for those wanting to work in vocational education and training. Teachers and trainers in TAFEs and other registered training organisations must have this qualification, which is being increasingly specified in job descriptions in areas like human resources or team leadership, where staff development is part of the role.
The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, TAE40116 is a recognised teaching and assessment credential in the National Standards for Registered Training Organisations.
At RMIT, we ensure that the Certifcate IV in Training and Assessment TAAE40116 program is responsive to current industry needs through our Program Advisory Committee which represents a broad cross section of representatives from the training and education industry. This committee advises on training and assessment and ensures that the program produces graduates who have the skills needed in the field. The program team members are also members of the Victorian Practitioners Network (VPN) which consists of training providers, trainers and assessors of the Training and Assessment Training Package as well as industry stakeholders who meet regularly to discuss current policy and practice in the field.
You must have:
- sufficient language and literacy skills to write a range of documentation, good communication and interpersonal skills, and a working knowledge of basic computer programs,
- access to a workplace or simulated workplace in which to conduct training and assessment projects.
This program is suitable for people who have some experience in delivering training. This can be in a range of formal and informal contexts.
Please note, the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment provides you with the skills and knowledge to train and assess in the national Vocational Education and Training System but it does not provide you with an area of vocational expertise in which to train and assess. Those entering the program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area.
Applicants are required 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. Evidence may be a certified copy of your qualification or evidence of your industry knowledge and experience described in a personal statement or may include supporting documentation such as a letter of support for your application from your employer.
- Provide a CV
- Provide a personal statement (minimum half a page) that outlines your reasons for wanting to do the program and your training experience.
The Program Coordinator may arrange a phone or face to face interview with you to discuss your application if necessary.
Arrangements for students not currently working in a training and assessment environment
Usually students in this program are working in some form of a training and assessment role. If you will not be working in, or have access to, a training and assessment environment for conducting assessment projectsduring your enrolment in the program please contact the Program Coordinator to discuss possible options.
Arrangements for supervision
When you undertake the unit TAEASS402 Assess Competence in the program you will be required to conduct assessments under the supervision of a person who has the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or meets the assessor requirements as per the Standards for RTOs 2015. If you do not have access to a qualified assessor to supervise your assessments, you should contact the Program Coordinator.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$800* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$4,000* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$4,250* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.