Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

National Code: TAE40122
TAFE SA Code: TP01422


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 TAE40122 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

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Course Admission Requirements

  • Any Certificate III or higher and
  • 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.

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Entry Recommendations
This course is recommended for those wanting to deliver and assess competency based training in a workplace context.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course can be studied either as blended delivery as live virtual classes, on-campus classes and self directed online study or online with facilitated online study and optional virtual classes.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will need access to a workplace or simulated workplace environment to complete practical assessment tasks. Access to a computer and the internet is needed. This qualification is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, this means that to be a trainer in a Registered Training Organisation you will need this qualification.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 15 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

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 may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

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

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    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 (TAE40122)
    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 6 core units and 6 elective units.

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • 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
    Assess competence 50
    Design and develop plans for vocational training 60
    Facilitate vocational training 45
    Participate in assessment validation 50
    Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs 25
    Work effectively in the VET sector 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess competence in an online environment 40
    Create electronic presentations 20
    Facilitate workplace-based learning 25
    Make a presentation 30
    Plan, organise and facilitate online learning 40
    Provide work skill instruction 40
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