Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

National Code: TAE40116
TAFE SA Code: TP00954


This sought after qualification is suitable for those who would like to deliver and assess competency based training within a workplace context, whether that is within a registered training organisation, industry or community organisation.

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment can be studied in one of two ways:

• Our blended program offers you a combination of live virtual classes, on campus classes paired with self-directed online study
• Our online program offers you a combination of facilitated online study combined with optional live virtual classes

These flexible delivery options ensure you are provided with supportive and accessible learning opportunities which open up the possibility of study regardless of your location.

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15 months 

Part Time

University / VET Lecturer

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • Any Certificate III or higher
  • current competence in a vocational industry area which you will need to verify at counselling before enrolment
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 15 month course
Fee Free

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and will include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. This qualification is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program. Achievement of this qualification by trainers is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)
    This course covers planning assessment activities, assessing competence, designing and developing assessment tools, group-based learning, learning programs, training packages and accredited courses. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 1 elective unit.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 30
    Assess competence 25
    Design and develop assessment tools 40
    Design and develop learning programs 50
    Participant in assessment validation 35
    Plan assessment activities and processes 40
    Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning 30
    Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 25
    Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs 25


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to assessment 10
    Make a presentation 30
    Provide work skill instruction 40
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