In 2018 we anticipate that the new TAE40116 CIV Training and Assessment will be widely available.
TAE40116 Training and Assessment and current TAE40110: Differences
Update: NTM has applied for the new TAE40116 CIV Training and Assessment with the national regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and is awaiting approval. Once NTM has further information we will inform prospective students and graduates.
The new TAE40116 is significantly different in four ways:
- A move from 7 core to 9 core units
- The unit TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills is now core
- A diploma level Assessment unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools is now core
- A new requirement that a “group” is now defined as being at least eight participants
How to prepare for TAE40116 CIV Training and Assessment – no need to wait
In the meantime, the current TAE40110 Training and Assessment is still the required course for certification as a workplace trainer, VET teacher/trainer and assessor. It may be advisable to double check with your provider if they are including the following two units in 2017:
- TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools and
- TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
It is vital to stress that at this time there is no imperative to “update” your TAE to the new TAE40116 CIV Training and Assessment, and as long as your provider has the two above units of competency you will remain current.
On the 7 July, 2017 the Minister announced that changes occurring with the new CIV TAE40116 will not affect existing CIV TAE40110 holders if they hold the units TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools and TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills. Read more from the Minister’s announcement on the regulator’s website. It is vital to stress that current CIV TAE40110 holders will only be affected by the two new core units and if they complete these units within the current CIV TAE40110 qualification or a statement of attainment, there is no need for existing holders to “upgrade” to the CIV TAE40116. It is anticipated that changes for the new two units will be transitioned over a long period of time, the implementation date being 1 April 2019.
TAE40110 Training and Assessment
The superseded Certificate IV TAE40110 Training and Assessment (TAE) was the most popular Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in Australia. Each year tens of thousands of learners undertook the CIV TAE. There are several reasons people enrol in the Cert IV TAE, including careers and opportunities in:
- Workplace training and/or assessing, in a business, organisation, government or community setting
- Vocational Education and Training teacher in TAFE, community VET or private Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
- Learning and Development (L&D) practitioner, delivering in-house training for an organisation
- Human Resource (HR) professionals and business partners wanting to add L&D to their role
- High School teachers delivering VET as part of the school curriculum (years 10, 11 and 12)
- Educator, trainer, instructional designer and those who work with Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- Entry qualification into the Diploma of TAE and for those wanting to be a VET practitioner or senior trainer
- Pathways into university, such as the Bachelor of VET at Charles Sturt University and other higher education providers
As of 1 January 2016, the national regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) under the standards for registration (SNR) requires anyone delivering Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) in the VET sector (TAFE, private RTO and community provider) to hold the CIV TAE40110 or the new CIV TAE40116 qualification when it becomes available.
Those entering TAE40116 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. 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. Consequently, at National Training Masters, entry into the CIV TAE will require ONE of the following:
- A minimum CIII/CIV trade qualification or equivalent (those with a trade ticket will meet this requirement); or
- CIV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in the vocational area they will be delivering training and assessment in; or
- A degree or higher in the vocational area they will be delivering training and assessment in; or
- At least 3 years equivalent full-time professional experience in the chosen vocational area (this may include paid or voluntary experience)
The CIV TAE is NOT suitable for early school leavers or those with little or no work/voluntary experience, this is an advanced entry qualification.
We have a highly qualified and experienced VET Practitioner for the CIV TAE with over 20 years experience in workplace training, TAFE and now the private sector.
To learn more about the history of TAE (2010 and 2016), including the origins within TAFE in the 1990s, the BSZ (1998) and TAA (2004) training packages read our blog here.
TAE40116 Training and Assessment
We at National Training Masters will be notifying students what options are available when the new TAE40116 CIV Training and Assessment is released. Read the new update from the Minister’s press release here 7 July 2017. Having applied for the new TAE40116, NTM will wait for the outcome of the application process with ASQA. As soon as we have more information we will update our website and notify prospective and existing students.