TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

National Code: TAE40122
Course Name: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Fees: Fee for service
Government funding | Job trainer
: No Smart and Skilled funding available. Job Trainer funding may be available for eligible students,
Training package update: NTM is now offering the latest version of the TAE (Training and Assessment) Training Package, the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

National Training Masters (NTM) offers the benchmark qualification for training and assessment (TAE).

Award-winning Certificate IV in Training and Assessment!

In 2019 NTM was awarded the VET Trainer of the year award, by the Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Group (ACDEVEG). NTM’s approach to the TAE40122 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 TAE40122 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.

What is the TAE40122 qualification?

The TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification reflects the roles of entry-level vocational education and training (VET) teachers, trainers and assessors who are delivering training services to vocational learners and assessment services to candidates. The roles may be undertaken by those working in registered training organisations (RTOs), enterprises, community organisations, schools and other VET provision contexts.

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

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:

• 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 for TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment?

The TAE40122 course is not an entry-level qualification and is not suitable for early school leavers.

At NTM, the TAE40122 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.

The TAE40122 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 TAE40122 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 TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment online to find their own placement to complete the five group deliveries. 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 TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is built into the training schedule.

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The advanced version of the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is run 1 day per week over 20 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.

You will need capable 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, accepted the offer letter and paid the deposit for your course. Once classes are full, we can add you to our EOI list for the next term available.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is a face to face course and not provided as an online correspondence course. Read our article here on why we DON’T recommend TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment online, or in 5 days of training! 

2024 TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Schedule and Locations

Kiama | Term 1 2024  | Part-time Day | Face to Face | Tuesday

Day: Tuesday
Mode: Face to face in a training environment with a real teacher and other students
Campus: Kiama – South Coast
Room: 1.01, please note this training room is on the first floor
Pattern: Advanced Entry 1 day per week
Training: 20 Sessions
Time: 9am – 4pm
First Training Session: 30 January 2024
Holidays: No classes over the April School Holidays
Last Training Session: 2 July 2024
Availability: CLOSED 
Duration: 6 months

Western Sydney | Term 1 2024 | Part-time Day | Face to Face | Wednesday

Day: Wednesday
Mode: Face to face in a training environment with a real teacher and other students
Campus: Minchinbury – Western Sydney
Pattern: Advanced Entry 1 day per week
Training: 20 Sessions
Time: 9am – 4pm
First Training Session: 31 January 2024
Holidays: No classes over the April School Holidays
Last Training Session: 3 July 2024
Availability: CLOSED
Duration: 6 months

We will be Opening our Term 2 2024 TAE40122 CIV classes for both locations in early March. If you would like us to send you the information when it becomes available please email [email protected]


Where can I study , what locations are available?

We have two 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:

IllawarraKiama: Level 1, 47 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533 – this campus is located in Regional NSW

Western Sydney – Minchinbury; The M Centre, Suite 51, 40 Sterling Road Minchinbury NSW 2770, this campus is located in the Greater Sydney area.

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, all your group deliveries are included in TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, meaning you will not have to find a vocational placement.

What are the units I am required to complete?

You need to complete 12 units for this qualification, six core and six elective units of competency.
All course material is included in the price, including electronic resources, a textbook and folder with all the training and assessment resources. You will have to a student Microsoft Account as an NTM that will give you access to Teams and our Learning Management System for training and assessment.

Coretae, training, workplace

TAEASS412 Assess competence
TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation
TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training
TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs
TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training
TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector

TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction
TAEDEL412 Facilitate workplace-based learning
TAEDEL414 Mentor in the workplace
TAELLN421 Integrate core skills support into training and assessment
TAELLN422 Use foundation skills resources, strategies and advice
TAELLN423 Integrate employability skills support into training and assessment

How much is the course?

The course cost is $2,450.00 (this is over 50% off the full course price, $5,070, which is the full non-subsidised cost). 

If you are over 40 and are eligible for federal funding check with Skills Checkpoint for criteria.

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 or direct deposit. We do not accept cash or cheques.

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.

What are the pathways to further study and university?

After successfully completing the TAE40122 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 TAE50122 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, or
  2. Entry into TAE80113 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice, or
  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.

How long with the TAE401122 take?

Workplace training TAEThe amount of training or volume of learning, allocated for the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification is based on the prior experience of each student. Those students with a lot of relevant prior experience may be able to complete the qualification in a shorter time frame. However, those 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 TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators for a Certificate IV qualification.

The volume of learning for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is typically six months to two years.

What are the licensing and regulatory requirements of the TAE40122 course?

Achievement of this qualification by trainers and assessors is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. This qualification meets the minimum education requirement for trainers and assessors operating without supervision under applicable VET legislation, frameworks and/or standards. The qualification is a successor to 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.

What learning platform does NTM use?

Our Learning Management System (LMS) is Microsoft Teams. As a student at NTM, you will have your own FREE Microsoft 365 account, giving you access to all popular products, including Teams, Word, and PowerPoint. For the duration of your course, we will provide you with an educational Microsoft account, giving FREE access to the Office 365 product family. As you will have your own account, this will save you on purchasing the Office 365 suite or a subscription. If you already have your own subscription to Office 365 or are planning on purchasing Office, remember you will get all the Office products for FREE when you enrol.

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 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.

Do I need a 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.

1. Download and complete the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment application pack here: TAE40122-Application-Pack -Term-1 2024_v3.0

2. Please email your application pack to [email protected] – If you have any questions or would like to speak to a consultant, please call: 1300 653 501

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.

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