Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40116

VOCATIONAL

Learn to develop and deliver workplace and vocational training.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Part-time 9 months
Fees:

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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning

Overview

Do you need to train people or extend your expertise in workplace training?

This certificate 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.

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.

*This is a Free TAFE priority course. Check your eligibility.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Details

There are two blended learning delivery options available for this certificate.

You may opt for face-to-face delivery, which requires one full day of on-campus attendance per week in addition to self-paced online learning.

Alternatively, you may choose to undertake online delivery, which requires live online participation two evenings per week (generally after work hours), in addition to ongoing self-paced learning.

Please note that both options require scheduled contact hours with your tutor and classmates in addition to self-paced learning.

Your learning in this certificate is clustered, allowing you to focus intensively on each topic before moving onto the next cluster. Delivered in order, these clusters are:

  1. Design of learning programs
  2. Delivery of learning programs, plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
  3. Workplace assessment.

Learning activities include discussions, quizzes, peer presentations, small group work, online research tasks, simulations, creating workplace documents. These activities and the participant manual form a core component of the course and the relevant activities will need to be completed prior to the live session each week.

You’ll engage in workplace-based assessment projects relating to the design, delivery and assessment of training.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

This certificate 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 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 the following contact hours are as follows:

In addition to the online sessions there are tutorial and assessment support sessions run to complement the formal training sessions and online activities.

The typical spacing of workshop clusters includes:

Designing learning programs

Thirty-six (36) hours of class time.

Delivering training programs + LLN

Fifty-four (54) hours of class time.

Workplace assessment

Ninety (90) hours of class time

For each hour of class time, it is expected that students will spend an equal amount of time outside class time working on their assessment tasks, conducting independent research, reading and or any other supporting work that may be appropriate to the course being undertaken.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

There are 10 units of competency – 9 are core and compulsory units and there is 1 prescribed elective

The units are organized into 3 modules:

  • Design – this includes working with training packages and accredited subjects and the design and development of learning programs.
  • Delivery of learning + LLN – this includes presentation skills, delivery of training to groups in the workplace + LLN – this includes developing an awareness of learner needs and the use of the Australian Core Skills Framework for describing LLN skills.
  • Workplace assessment – this includes planning assessment activities and processes, assessing competency, designing and developing assessment tools and participating in the assessment validation process.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Program code: C4377
National curriculum code: TAE40116

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
City Campus
37 weeks (delivered over two semesters)
C4377
Location
City Campus
Duration
37 weeks (delivered over two semesters)
Plan code
C4377
CRICOS

*Please note: this program is 9 months part-time not 1 year full-time.

Career

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 (TAE40116) 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.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

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.

Applicants can demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area in a variety of ways. Supporting documents may include:

  • a Statement of Attainment or transcript of results for previous study
  • a detailed C.V. for work experience
  • a letter of support from an employer
  • a personal statement outlining the details of any related experience.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) (check calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

You may also be considered if you have work experience in this field.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
  • C1 Advanced: minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.

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 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Upper Intermediate Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

After completing the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you can apply for the Diploma in Vocational Education and Training or the Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Fees

Free TAFE for priority courses

The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.

Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.

If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.

The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE fee waiver.

2023 fees

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.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$950.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$4,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$5,000* per annum.

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • 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 Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

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 2023 is $326. 

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.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

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).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.