Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40122

The gold standard and essential qualification for aspiring vocational education and training (VET) instructors, trainers, and assessors tasked with delivering or assessing nationally recognised training programs.

AITT has been training the trainers of Australia for over twenty years.


The total cost of this qualification is $2,900 for supported self-paced online learning (Australian Residents).

Government subsidised training is available for South Australian residents only. Eligibility Criteria applies.

Please read all items below in the course information below.

To enrol, please fill in the contact form below the Course Information. A member of our team will be in touch within 24 hours.


Course Information

Course Description

This qualification is designed for entry-level educators, trainers, and assessors who are passionate about imparting knowledge and skills to vocational learners. Beyond teaching, this qualification also prepares you for conducting thorough and effective assessments for candidates. It's an ideal starting point for professionals eager to make a significant impact in the world of vocational education.

Reasons to attain a Cert IV TAE

Work as a trainer in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO): Being part of a Registered Training Organisation, you have the unique opportunity to elevate your professional skills and contribute more effectively to your organisation. This may be through the delivery of training and assessment, or you may work in a supporting administrative role.

Comply with Legal requirements: You may be legally required to hold the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as part of your job role as a trainer, assessor or to verify competencies.

New job opportunities: The demand is surging nationally for skilled and industry experienced trainers and assessors. If you are considering setting aside your tools or seeking a career shift, this might be your ideal opportunity.

Career Development / Progression: For those seeking to embrace greater responsibilities within their organisation or transition to a training-centric role, this qualification is pivotal. It equips you with the essential skills to foster competency-based development, all grounded in the Australian nationally recognised framework.

Professional Development: Should you need to engage in training for maintaining proficiency, or to enhance your own value and that of your organization, this qualification stands out as a robust tool. It effectively strengthens your professional growth and fulfills development requirements.

Pursue Your Passion in Training and Assessment: If you're drawn to the dynamic field of training and assessment, embarking on this journey to become a qualified trainer and assessor is a perfect fit for you. You mmay not be delivering nationally recognised training immediately but it is something you may do in the future.

Expand Your Teaching Horizons in Vocational Education: As a teacher involved in Vocational Education & Training pathways, this is your chance to broaden your expertise and make a lasting impact in vocational education. For those required to train and/or assess in nationally recognised units of competency, this is an invaluable opportunity to sharpen your skills and gain specialised expertise in your field.

Cultivate a Deeper Understanding of Adult Learning: If you're passionate about adult learning, this pathway allows you to delve deeper into understanding and facilitating the learning process for adults.

VET in Schools or Current Teachers and Educators: If you are qualified to teach at Secondary Schools (or higher) in Australia, you must hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to participate in the delivery or assessment of Nationally Recognised qualifications. Our program has been designed to cater for the unique requirements of established educators.

Advancing in VET Leadership Roles: Are you targeting senior management positions within training organisations, or seeking to lead learning teams in your current organisation? Embarking on this journey starts with the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This essential first step enriches your grasp of the fundamentals of nationally recognized training, setting a firm foundation for your progression to a Diploma or Graduate Diploma in adult VET education.

How this course is delivered

This qualification is offered via Supported Blended Online Learning. This is a flexible pathway that entails:

Tailored Balance: You have the freedom to choose the mix of self-paced learning and supported online learning that suits your needs.

Weekly Live Workshops: We offer weekly live workshops to enhance your learning experience. Attendance is highly encouraged.

Comprehensive Learning Resources: You'll have access to written course materials and learner guides, providing you with a rich source of information and guidance.

Videos: You can benefit from video content that complements your learning materials.

Trainer Bookings: We offer unlimited trainer support. Consult with your trainer at a time convenient for you using our booking system. Our trainers are also available on weekends and after business hours.

Practical Assessments: Practical assessments (such as delivery of training sessions) may be conducted in a simulated environment, at your workplace, or at one of our campuses.

If you're interested in fully face-to-face training, please get in touch. We regularly conduct intensive workshops for private organisations. There may be opportunities for private students to participate in these sessions.

Student Support

Students will have the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and attitude in an online classroom workshop environment before undertaking assessment in a training and assessment context (also online). 

Structured workshops and study/tutorial sessions are available to provide further support to students as required. 

All students will have the support of a trainer who can also mentor students throughout their qualification. The trainer will support the student throughout the learning process and ensure that students have received the appropriate amount of training in each skill and knowledge area and can practice and apply the skills and knowledge requirements of each unit of competency. Each trainer will have the necessary qualifications required of assessors of this qualification. 

Each student will have the opportunity to fully acquire and absorb the required knowledge, and develop skills over time prior to being assessed. To effectively attain the required knowledge and skills of each unit of competency, each student may be required to participate in class workshops, conduct their own research and complete review activities. 

Equipment Required

Students attending online workshops must have:

A laptop computer with word processing software (Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Powerpoint) 

A functioning email address 

A webcam

Access to the internet 

AITT will provide:

A simulated classroom arrangement

Presentation aides and training resources

Access to the online learning system 

All support required to complete this qualification 

Units of Competency

There are twelve units of competency in total. 

1. TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs (25 nominal hours) 

2. TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector (35 nominal hours) 

3. TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training (55 nominal hours) 

4. TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training (40 nominal hours) 

5. TAEDEL412 Facilitate workplace-based learning (25 nominal hours) 

6. TAEDEL405 Plan, organise and facilitate online learning (35 nominal hours) 

7. TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction (40 nominal hours) 

8. TAEDEL413 Facilitate distance-based training (35 nominal hours)

9. BSBCMM411 Make presentations (30 nominal hours) 

10. TAEASS412 Assess competence (45 nominal hours) 

11. TAEASS404 Assess competence in an online environment (35 nominal hours) 

12. TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation (45 nominal hours) 

Total Nominal Hours* = 445

Nominal hours are the hours of training notionally required to achieve the outcomes of units of competency. Nominal hours are identified for nationally endorsed qualifications. Nominal hours may vary for a qualification depending on the selection of units of competency. The clustering of units of competencies and assessments may reduce the total number of nominal hours. 

Payment Options (Full-fee paying)

The total cost of this qualification is: $2,900 for Australian Residents. This course is offered by payment plan:

Option 1: 3 month payment plan: $500 deposit & 3 monthly payments of $800

Option 2: 6 month payment plan: $500 deposit & 6 monthly payments of $400

Option 3: 12 month payment plan: $500 deposit & 12 monthly payments of $200

No additional fees or charges apply.

No other fees and charges apply. Our course fees, terms and conditions can be found on our website at aitt.com.au. Custom payment plans are available. AITT will not accept more than $1,500 in a single payment. 

For business, commercial or International enquiries please contact us. 


Payment Options (SA Subsidised Training)

You may be eligible for Subsidised Training if you live in South Australia. Participant Eligibility Criteria applies. Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria.

If eligible for subsidised training, the fees payable are shown below:

Standard Subsidised Fee: $500

Concession Subsidised Fee: $100

No incidental expenses and costs will be incurred apart from the initial Standard or Concession fee. 

If you would like to apply for subsidised training, please contact us! 

Entry Requirements (General)

Vocational Competence

To enrol in this qualification you must be able to demonstrate vocational competence in your proposed training and assessing area. Vocational competence is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification in the area you wish to train and assess in.

Each student may be required to undertake an eligibility assessment process to determine their existing vocational competency. The eligibility assessment process will require students to supply copies of their resume along with verified copies of qualifications showing their vocational competencies as a trainer / assessor in their chosen industry. This will be followed by an interview with an AITT Trainer / Assessor (Ref: Training and Assessment Staff below) to determine the level of prior competency.

All students enrolling with AITT undertake a pre-enrolment and LLN assessment. If it is determined that assistance is required, AITT can offer advice of alternate learning pathways or refer students to other support, which may include an LLN specialist that will assist them to undertake the relevant qualification of study.

Residential Status

To enrol in this qualification, you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen. Failure to declare an accurate residential status during enrolment may result in your enrolment being revoked and no award being issued.

It is recommended that students:

Are 18 years or older

Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)

Have completed a secondary level Year 11 or undertaken equivalent training

Have basic computer skills

Students are also required to:

Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI);

Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature;

Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation; and

Undertake a competency assessment/RPL eligibility assessment before starting the course

Entry Requirements (Language, Literacy & Numeracy Skills)

Participants without a Certificate IV qualification or higher may need to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment is designed to identify any support you might need in key areas such as learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy, ensuring that tailored assistance is available to enhance your core skills.

Please note that all participants applying for government funded training may be required to sit an LLN assessment regardless of qualifications or experience held.

Pre-enrolment Assessment

To determine your eligibility to undertake the Cert IV TAE40122 please use the following assessment. 

Q1: Do you have an Australian Cert IV or higher Vocational Education qualification AND/OR a Recognised Higher Education Qualification?

YES – Congratulations, you are eligible to undertake the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

NO – Go to Q2

Q2: Do you have an Australian Cert III qualification?

YES – Sit the LLN test. If you are deemed proficient, you will be granted entry into the Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

NO – Go to Q3

Q3: Do you have an Australian Cert II qualification AND at least 3 years’ work experience?

YES – Sit the LLN test. If you are deemed proficient, you will be granted entry into the Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

NO – Go to Q4

Q4: Do you have an Australia Cert I qualification AND at least 5 years’ work experience?

YES – Sit the LLN test. If you are deemed proficient, you will be granted entry into the Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

NO – Unfortunately you are not eligible to enrol in our Cert IV TAE40122. We recommend you look at one of our Cert III courses.

Please note that you may be required to sit an LLN assessment regardless of your prior work history or qualifications if applying for subsidised training. 

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