Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40122

VOCATIONAL

Gain the skills required to deliver and assess training in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Student type:
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Next intake:
February, April, July, September
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

Are you looking to become a qualified trainer and assessor in vocational education?

This new, nationally recognised qualification enables you to actively work towards the Certificate IV TAE and to deliver training and contribute to assessment under supervision.

You will be able to deliver and assess training in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. You will be able to work within industry to deliver workplace training and assessment for a TAFE, private Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or within a secondary school delivering a vocational program (VDSS).

Upon completion of our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40122, you will become fully qualified  to train and assess  in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. You will be able to work within industry to deliver workplace training and assessment for a TAFE, private Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or within a secondary school delivering a vocational program (VDSS).

Why study training and assessment at RMIT?

Expert educators

Learn from highly experienced and qualified trainers who model best practice in training skills.

Industry-focused study

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

Fully accredited

A recognised teaching and assessment credential in the National Standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Accelerate your learning

Do you bring a high level of industry expertise and already have an education degree, or a VE teaching job lined up?

You could opt for the Fast-Track Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (C4436FST) and become fully qualified as a vocational trainer and assessor in 6 months.

Students intending to work under supervision while completing their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122) can complete their qualification in either 6 or 12 months.

Please note:

Our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is designed with the TAESS00028 skill set embedded as the first learning cluster. Students who already hold the Work Skill Instructor Skill Set are able to deliver training under supervision.

Students who already hold an education degree are able to deliver training in any VET context under supervision. Those who also complete the Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00019) are able to train and assess in any VET context without supervision.

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

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

Learning and teaching

The learning experience of this certificate is organised into five clusters, allowing you to focus intensively on each topic before moving onto the next cluster.

These clusters include:

  • Introduction to VET and Work Skill Instruction 
  • Introduction to foundation skills (LLN)
  • Delivery of learning programs
  • Assessment of learning programs
  • E-Learning (Design and Assessment) for learning programs.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, delivered over 12 months, offers two learning delivery options. Students can opt for face-to-face or online delivery, both of which require scheduled contact hours with your tutor and classmates in addition to self-paced learning.

The Fast-Track Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, delivered over 6 months, involves a combination of intensive face-to-face teaching workshops and online assessment support sessions.

Learning activities activities in both the 6 or 12 month course options include discussions, quizzes, peer presentations, small group work, online research tasks, simulations and 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.

Assessment methods

Ongoing assessment throughout this certificate includes written assessments in the form of knowledge questions, case studies, presentations, peer reviews and validation. All assessments are geared towards the theoretical and practical learnings you need to become a qualified VE trainer and assessor.

Learning at RMIT

The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.

Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.

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.

The typical contact hours (class time) for each learning cluster are:

  • Introduction to VET and work skill instruction – 28 hours
  • Introduction to foundation skills (LLN) – 28 hours
  • Delivery cluster – 70 hours
  • Assessment cluster – 77 hours
  • E-learning cluster – 49 hours.

6-month Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Enrolment into the 6-month fast-track certificate requires attendance to intensive face-to-face workshops and weekly online support and assessment sessions.  

12-month Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

You may choose to enrol in the 12-month Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as follows:

  • face-to-face delivery, which requires one full day of on-campus attendance per week in addition to self-paced online learning

OR

  • online delivery, which requires live online participation for two classes per week (generally after work hours), in addition to ongoing self-paced learning.

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

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 12 units of competency – six are core and compulsory units and there are six prescribed electives.

The units are organised into 5 clusters:

  • Introduction to VET and work skill instruction
  • Introduction to foundation skills (LLN)
  • Delivery cluster
  • Assessment cluster 
  • E-Learning cluster

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: C4436
National curriculum code: TAE40122

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
City Campus
1 year full-time
C4436
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full-time
Plan code
C4436
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
City Campus
6 months
C4436FST
Location
City Campus
Duration
6 months
Plan code
C4436FST
CRICOS

Note: International student visa holders can only study 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 certificate 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 and assessor within TAFEs and RTOs.
  • placement officer or coordinator
  • workplace mentor/coach
  • workplace trainer/facilitator
  • instructional designer (course/resource development)
  • VET Delivered in Secondary Schools (VDSS) trainer and assessor.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a recognised teaching and assessment credential in the National Standards for Registered Training Organisations.

At RMIT, we ensure that the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 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.

To gain entry to this program you must demonstrate vocational competency in the area/industry that you wish to teach and assess. 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 do not need to have prior experience in training and assessment.

Supporting documents may include:

  • Statement of Attainment or transcript of results showing successful completion of previous vocational education studies Certificate II or above.

OR

  • A letter of support from an employer outlining experience and/or requirements to provide training.

OR

  • Sufficient work experience in  your intended teaching and assessing area as demonstrated by a detailed CV.

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

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

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

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

You must have successfully completed a qualification recognised by RMIT as equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with a minimum average of 65% (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.

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 course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 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) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

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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.

When you successfully complete this certificate, you may be eligible to apply for further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.

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.

Tuition 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.

2024 Intakes

  • 2024 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$1,000* per annum
  • 2024 government subsidised place: AU$5,000* per annum
  • 2024 full-fee place: AU$7,500* 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

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$351 maximum fee for 2024.
  • 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 2024 is $351.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your course, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from course to course.

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.

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 2024 is $351.

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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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.