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TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Quality training and assessment skills are fundamental to many organisations!

The TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is designed to help training professionals develop and enhance their skills and ability to confidently and accurately train both groups and individuals in a variety of organisational settings, including public and private sectors.

Here’s what you’ll learn;

Welcome to the world of Education and Training!

  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs to meet an identified need for a group of learners. The unit addresses the skills and knowledge needed to identify the parameters of a learning program, determine its design, outline the content, and review its effectiveness. It applies to trainers or facilitators who work under limited supervision to design, or develop, learning programs that are discrete, and provide a planned learning approach that relates to specific learning and training needs, or part of the learning design for a qualification.

  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use training packages and accredited courses as tools to support industry, organisation and individual competency development needs.
It applies to individuals who are working in or with training and/or assessment organisations as an entry-level trainer, teacher, facilitator or assessor using a pre-defined training product, such as a training package or accredited course.

How to design and plan assessment activities, processes, and tools to meet student needs.

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

This unit describes the skills and knowledge a vocational trainer or assessor requires to identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of training and the work environment, and to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group. The unit applies to individuals who teach, train, assess and develop resources. Competence in this unit does not indicate that a person is a qualified specialist adult language, literacy or numeracy practitioner.

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system.
It applies to individuals with assessment planning responsibilities. In planning activities and processes, individuals are required to identify the components of assessment tools, analyse and interpret assessment tools, and develop assessment instruments (also known as assessment tasks) and assessment plans.

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. It applies to experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services.

How to assess and validate student competence correctly.

  • TAEASS402 Assess competence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an assessment plan and gather quality evidence to assess the competence of a candidate using compliant assessment tools.
It applies to teachers, trainers and assessors in enterprises and registered training organisations (RTOs) and those providing assessment advisory services.

  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in an assessment validation process. It applies to assessors and workplace supervisors with assessment validation responsibilities participating in, but not necessarily leading, the process.

How to deliver training so your students actually WANT to learn more!

  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and deliver training for individuals within a group.
It applies to a person working as an entry-level trainer, teacher or facilitator structuring a learning program developed by others in, or with, a training and assessment organisation.

  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and facilitate learning for individuals in a workplace, using real work activities as the basis for learning. It applies to a person working as an entry-level trainer, teacher or facilitator or an employee, team leader or workplace supervisor responsible for guiding learning through work.

  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.
This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.

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Potential career outcomes

Upon successful completion of the qualification, career pathways may include, but are not limited to:

  • RTO Trainer/Assessor
  • Enterprise Trainer/Assessor
  • Training Adviser
  • Training Needs Analyst

Units of Competency

Students complete 10 units.

Delivery Locations

This course is only available at Novaskill Central Coast, Newcastle and Northern Rivers.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course. However, entry into this course is reserved for those who can demonstrate ‘vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area’ (Training Package guidelines). Prospective students will be asked to provide evidence of industry competency which may include resumes, position descriptions, certified qualifications or testamurs. It is expected that each learner will link their potential as a trainer to their industry experience.

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.


Students are able to study full time, part time or with an employer as a traineeship for a maximum of 24 months.


The price for this qualification is based upon specific eligibility requirements and concessions may be available to some students. For more information, please visit Fee Information or contact us for a quote. Payment options vary.


There are no specific pre-requisites for this course. Students may be required to undertake an initial pre-enrolment assessment to determine their suitability for this level of study.

Work Placement

This qualification does not require mandatory work placement however, access to a workplace will provide a real life, on-the-job experience and the opportunity to practice what you learn. It is suggested that 30 hours of work simulation/experience be undertaken.

Student Support

Friendly support, advice and assistance is provided by our teaching staff and Student Services Division to all students.


Graduates may choose to further their study through enrolment in TAE50116 Diploma in Vocational Education and Training or TAE50216 Diploma in Training Design and Development. *Novaskill may not offer these qualifications.

Awarded by

HGT Australia Ltd. trading as Novaskill RTO Code: 6996.

Successful completion of this course will lead to a nationally recognised qualification in Australia.

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NSW Students: Courses for eligible students and trainees in New South Wales are subsidised by the NSW Government. For consumer protection information please visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-students
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QLD Students: Courses for eligible students and trainees in Queensland are funded by Queensland Government. For more information, please visit https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded