TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

National Code: TAE40116
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Government funding: Yes Smart and Skilled for eligible South Coast students, currently government funding is not available in Western Sydney.
Essential service:  During COVID-19, NTM is an essential service and we are still operating and enrolling students

National Training Masters (NTM) offers the benchmark qualification for training and assessment (TAE). From the 1 July 2019, all trainers and/or assessors working for a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE must, under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 have EITHER TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, OR TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment PLUS TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools. NTM is now offering the transition options for TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for existing TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment holders, visit our TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools page for more information. If you hold a diploma or higher in Adult Education you may already meet the requirements for the new standards, contact your employer for verification.

Award-winning TAE40116!

In 2019 NTM was awarded the TAE40116 VET Trainer of the year award, by the Australian Council of Deas of Education Vocational Group (ACDEVEG). NTM’s approach to the TAE40116 is innovative, interactive and relevant to both those in workplace training and trainers and assessors in Registered Training Organisations (RTO). NTM is Australia’s specialist in delivering the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in a face-to-face training environment, at either our training centres in Kiama, Western Sydney or in the workplace.

Course Description

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET), and workplace training sector.

By undertaking this qualification you will learn how to plan, organise and deliver training, including planning, conducting and reviewing assessment.

What kind of careers and work could I do?

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector and workplace training. To explore the types of careers, job prospects, pathways, skills & knowledge and work environment visit the website JobOutlook for more information. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:TAE40110 training and assessment certificate CIV kiama and richmond

  • workplace trainer
  • workplace assessor
  • Verification of Competency (VoC) trainers and assessors
  • registered training organisation (RTO) trainer
  • RTO assessor
  • training adviser or training needs analyst
  • vocational education training (VET) teacher
  • TAFE teacher/trainer/assessor
  • Learning and Development (L&D) content developer and trainer
  • Human Resource Business partner, training and development

What are the entry requirements?

This course is NOT an entry-level qualification and is NOT suitable for early school leavers.

At NTM the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is via advanced entry, you need to have at least a Certificate III (trade ticket or equivalent) or higher qualification (CIV, Diploma or university degree) in your vocational area and at least three years experience in the vocational area you wish to teach in. You will need at least 12 months of workplace training experience to be eligible for advanced entry. Read our comprehensive article on Everything You Need to Know About TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is offered in part-time day mode only, we do not recommend undertaking the course through correspondence or online. As the Certificate IV Training and Assessment course requires students to conduct three group training sessions it is almost impossible to complete the qualification online. At NTM the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is only available in face-to-face delivery mode, with an actual teacher and other students. Some other providers require students who undertake TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment online to find their own placement to complete the three group deliveries and find at least eight participants. Undertaking the course with NTM will ensure you have access to a teacher, and most importantly will be able to complete your three group deliveries with other students at an accredited training provider.  At NTM the vocational placement requirements of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is built into the training schedule.

The advanced version of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is run 1 day per week over 18 weeks which is one semester.  Classes normally run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with flexible start and finishing times for those with caring responsibilities. Classes are face-to-face delivery. NTM is also taking expressions of interest for the general entry version of this course 1 day per week for 36 weeks. For “upgrading” or transitioning from the previous TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment visit our upgrade page for workshop dates.

You will need a moderate level of computing skills to undertake the advanced version of the course. The course uses electronic versions of Microsoft Word documents and internet research as part of training and assessment. Your teacher will provide support in using Microsoft products during your course.

Disclaimer: Classes are scheduled to change due to demand. You are only guaranteed a place once you have returned a completed application pack, been interviewed and paid the deposit for your course. Once classes are full you may be offered alternate days or terms for your course.

2021 Training and Assessment Schedule and Locations

Kiama | Term 2 | April 2021 | Part-time Day | Face to Face

Mode: Face to face in a training environment with a real teacher and other students 
Room: 1.01, please note this training room is on the first floor
PatternAdvanced Entry 1 day per week
Training: 20 sessions
Time: 9am – 4pm
First Training Session: Thursday 22 April 2021
Holidays: no classes from 26 June to 11 July 2021 during school holidays
Return: Thursday 15 July 2021
Last Training Session: Thursday16 September 2021
vailability: Enrolments OPEN, ENROL NOW! 9 places available
Duration: 6 months

Western Sydney | Term 3 | July 2021 | Part-time Day | Face to Face 

Day: TBA
Mode: Face to face in a training environment with a real teacher and other students
CampusWestern Sydney | Minchinbury
Room: 1.01
PatternAdvanced Entry 1 day per week
Training: 20 sessions
Time: 9am – 4pm
Availability: Expression of Interest
Duration: 6 months


Where can I study, what locations are available?

We have two state of the art training facilities located in NSW. Our headquarters is situated on the beautiful South Coast of NSW and the Western Sydney Training Centre in the heart of Western Sydney:

Illawarra – Kiama:  The Old Bank, Level 1, 18 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533

Western Sydney Training Centre; The M Centre, Suite 51, 40 Sterling Road Minchinbury NSW 2770

How is the course delivered?

This course is run face-to-face in a real training environment, NOT via distance or correspondence. You will have an actual teacher and other students in a training or virtual classroom environment. Read our article on why the CIV TAE is NOT suitable for online and distance education, and why 94% of students do not complete their distance education courses. At NTM there is a combination of face-to-face training that is scheduled with additional assessments to complete at home or work. You will have 12 months to complete the course. At NTM you will have all your group deliveries included in TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, meaning you will not have to find a vocational placement. The new qualification is significantly different from the previous TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment, in that students must now undertake three group deliveries in an actual vocational training environment, this is impossible in online versions of the course.

What are the units I am required to complete?tae, training, workplace

You need to complete 10 units for this qualification, nine core and one elective unit of competency.
All course material is included in the price, including a USB, textbook and folder with all the training and assessment resources.

TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

How much is the course?

This course is available as a Smart and Skilled, NSW government-funded course for eligible South Coast and Virtual Classroom students*. The price for the course is $1850 and may change depending on your eligibility for a concession or exemption. At this stage, JobTrainer and Smart and Skilled funding are not available in Western Sydney. 

$0 * Exemption
$240 ^ Concession
$1,580 First qualification
$1,850 Second or further qualification
$4,750 Fee for service (non-subsidised cost)

Exemptions and Concessions

* Exemption: if you have a disability, chronic health, medical or psychological condition you may be eligible for an exemption, which means that the NSW Government will cover the full cost of the course. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders are entitled to an exemption from the course fee.
^  Concession: if you receive a Centrelink/Commonwealth means-tested payment you may be eligible for a concession. Concessions are not available at Diploma level qualifications under Smart and Skilled.

To determine if you are eligible for an exemption or concession to visit the course page and download the Smart and Skilled questionnaire.

One-to-one training and online mode are not available for the TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment.
* For eligible South Coast Students, depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through NTM for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

Payment plans are available at no cost, we do not use Ezy Pay or other interest and fee bearing payment plans.

You can pay via credit card, direct deposit or visit our Head Office, Level 1, 18 Manning Street, Kiama, 2533, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Workplace training TAE

How interactive and practical is the course?

At NTM this course is practical, interactive and with sufficient time to complete all your assessments. This course includes interesting readings and practical assessment work to be completed at home or at work. To assist you in becoming a workplace trainer, you will deliver a number of training sessions as part of the course, including one-to-one and group training. There will also be written assessments, projects and case studies related to work-based training and assessment activities.

Pathways to further study and university

After successfully completing the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, graduates have several pathways options. NTM does not offer all of the following pathways, contact our Career Development Practitioner for free career advice:

  1. Entry into TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and/or  TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development
  2. Entry into TAE80113 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice
  3. With vocational experience and qualifications, there are a number of advanced standing pathways into university programs such as the Bachelor of Adult Vocational Education and Training at Charles Sturt University (CSU) and other higher education providers

Volume of Learning

The amount of training allocated for the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification is based on the prior experience of each student. Those students who have a lot of relevant prior experience may have the ability to complete the qualification in a shorter time-frame. However, those who are new to training and assessment will often take a longer time-frame to complete the qualification. Students should expect a duration between six (for advanced entry) and twelve months (general entry) to meet the requirements of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators for a Certificate IV qualification.

Licensing and regulatory information

Achievement of this qualification by trainers and assessors is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. From the 1 July 2019, all trainers and assessors working in an RTO or TAFE will require the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

After completing the qualification, if you decide to continue working as a trainer/assessor, you may be interested in membership of a number of professional associations related to VET and workplace training. Velg Training is one example of an organisation that provides membership benefits to trainers and assessors.

I would like to discuss the course before I enrol

Please call our learning consultants on 1300 653 501 to discuss the course. At NTM we are committed to enhancing your learning potential by providing a range of services. If you would like to speak to a qualified Career Development Practitioner before enrolling or to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) about your previous qualifications or workplace training experience just contact our office.

To support your learning journey we have a range of support services available including Career Development, Counselling, Disability and Adult Basic Education services. As a student of NTM, these support services are available at no extra cost.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From the 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling in a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, you can get it quickly and at no cost, at www.usi.gov.au  A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

How do I enrol?

Enrolling is easy by following the steps below.TAE40116 Application Pack 2021

  1. Download the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment application pack for TERM 1 2021 here: TAE40116-Application Pack

  2. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a consultant, please call: 1300 653 501

  3. You may also visit our Head Office at Kiama, Level 1, 18 Manning Street, NSW 2533 to enrol in person

  4. Once you submit your TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment application our Training and Development Coordinator will call you to discuss enrolment options.

We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company. Our headquarters is in beautiful Kiama on the South Coast of NSW. When you call NTM you will speak to a real local person, not an overseas call centre. All our teachers are located in Australia with local qualifications, experience and training.