3 Block Zoom Cert IV TAE Program


Fiona 8.6.20 - Cert IV TAE Review



NRT logoThe TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment that we designed specifically for motivated people seeking a way forward during COVID, and combining the advantages of a face to face environment with the flexibility of online delivery.  It includes 3 blocks over 3 months.

Zoom 2 U - The Face to Face Cert IV Alternative

Let’s face it, there is not a whole lot of certainty at the moment.  For one, the need for social distancing has made it challenging to complete your TAE.

Zoom 2 U is Fortress Learning’s way of providing the benefits of face to face delivery in a socially responsible way.  Instead of attending a classroom, classes will be brought to you via Zoom.   And, just like with our face to face program, this will be complemented by high levels of service (prove it) and ongoing access to the dedicated TAE Resource Space.

We will not be using this as an excuse to cram as many virtual bums on virtual seats as possible, but will continue to limit class numbers to ensure you receive a high level of individual attention.

The following programs are available via Zoom 2 U:

Program

No. Days

Fee ($)

Enrolment Period (months)

Subsidy for COVID-19
Aware of current financial difficulties facing many people, we will subsidise the following fees by 10% for June enrolments.

Full Course

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40116)

10

2650

6

Skill Sets

Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00015)

5

2000

6

Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set (TAESS00014)

2

800

3

Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00011)

4

1500

6

TAE Upgrades

Upgrade A
(gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

1

600

1

Upgrade B
(TAEASS502 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

3

800

3

Upgrade C
(TAELLN411 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

2

800

3

Upgrade D
(TAEASS502, TAELLN411 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

4

1000

3

Single Units

TAEASS502

2

600

3

TAELLN411

1

350

3

We have structured the Zoom 2 U program specifically to ensure maximum flexibility, and from that, maximum confidence for you.

The cornerstone of the program is 10 days of delivery, structured across either:

Three Blocks:

Block 1:  4 days, covering Assess (TAEASS401-402-403-501)

Block 2:  4 days, approximately a month after Block 1, covering Design (TAEDES401-402), LLN & Deliver (TAELLN411, TAEDEL401-402, BSBCMM401)

Block 3:  2 days, for assessment (predominantly of the group-based delivery) part, approximately a month after Block 2.

One Block:

  • 10 consecutive business days.  If you are interested in this program, run by our Melbourne Face to Face Trainer, Brian Uren, check out the details on THIS PAGE.

 

The main points

  • Most practical training sessions and group assessments are completed in class. However, depending on enrolment numbers, you may be required to deliver group and individual training outside of the face-to-face workshops.
  • There are assessment tasks that will need to be completed after the face to face delivery of the course.  These could include things like designing learning programs, developing assessment tools and demonstrating your knowledge. For this, you will have access to all course materials and resources via our online Dashboard and TAE Resource Space, as well as support from your trainer, for the duration of your enrolment.
  • You are free to submit tasks as soon as they are completed.
  • The course design provides you with the ability to work around your current commitments to complete your course.

Assessment is one of the big reasons people choose to do their TAE in a face to face way.  After all, having a handy group of classmates to deliver your training sessions to can be easier than having to find your own group of 8.

Zoom 2 U will cater for this, and you will be able to do those group delivery and other assessment tasks using Zoom.  This will be a great relief to many people who find accessing people increasingly difficult at the moment.

Not all assessment, however, will be completed during the sessions, with a number of project and short question style tasks to be conducted by you outside of the Zoom 2 U sessions.

Start & Finish Times:

Blocks 1 & 2:  8.30am – 4pm, AEST

Block 3:  8.30am – 5.30pm.  Note:  additional time is allocated to Block 3 to ensure sufficient time for assessment of group delivery.

When is it on?

3 Block Zoom 2 U

Block 1
(4 days: Days 1-4)

Block 2
(4 days: Days 5-8)

Block 3
(2 days: Days 9-10)

Course 3

FULL

July 27-30

Aug 17-20

Sept 15-16

Course 4

Aug 10-13

Sept 7-10

Sept 15-16

Course 5

Sept 21-24

Oct 19-22

Nov 10-11

Course 6

Nov 23-26

Nov 2-5

Nov 10-11

Relevant Days from the above for Other TAE Programs

TAESS00015

Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set

Days 2, 3, 4, 7, 8

TAESS00014

Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set

Days 7, 8

TAESS00011

Assessor Skill Set

Days 1, 2, 3, 4

Upgrade A

Gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403

Day 4

Upgrade B

TAEASS502 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403.

Days 1, 2, 4

Upgrade C

TAELLN411 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403.

Days 4, 6.

Upgrade D

TAEASS502, TAELLN411 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403.

Days 1, 2, 4, 6.

TAEASS502

Single Unit

Days 1, 2.

TAELLN411

Single Unit

Day 6

You can expect a high level of support both during and following the face to face component.  This will be detailed on Day 1, and will include:

  1. helpful response times for things like emails, phone calls and assessment of your submissions
  2. clear and thoughtful answers to your questions
  3. random contact from us to see how you are going
  4. continued support through direct contact with your Trainer, where you can seek assistance and ask questions as required.

You will also have direct access to support through:

  • our Facebook Discussion Group
  • online chat
  • email and phone support
  • the option to attend further Zoom 2 U components (subject to availability of places in those courses)
  • A desktop or laptop
  • a video camera, either built in to your device or a separate webcam
  • a microphone, either built in to your device or in the webcam
  • a broadband internet connection

More information about Zoom and how to use it is available from here:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

We know from experience that we cannot be all things to all people.

What we do know is that we work best with people who:

  • Want a training provider who walks the walk, has runs on the board in the VET sector, and is not driven just by short term profits
  • Are horrified by the prospect of being delayed for weeks or months each time they submit an assessment, send an email or make a call to ask a simple question
  • Want to reflect on their own knowledge and skills, and make improvements to both
  • Are open to being assessed fully, and in accordance with the requirements of the qualification in which they are enrolled
  • Appreciate a training provider who can balance a rigorous program with dedicated support
  • Value the windows of opportunity that open for them
  • Are polite and courteous, and who choose to overcome challenges with grace and communication rather than with rude words and a big stick
  • Have a sense of humour and an appreciation for others
  • Strive to be true professionals in their chosen field
  • Want to know that their qualification is more than just a piece of paper.

The central focus of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is the learner and the learning process. You will learn how to:

  • Create a meaningful learning environment which includes the application of inclusive work practices, responsiveness to diversity, developing a culture that supports learning, ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment, developing and maintaining knowledge of the Vocational Education and Training system, maintaining currency.
  • Design learning processes and learning products that enable the learner to learn.
  • Manage, guide, facilitate and monitor the learning process and provide meaningful learning experiences, including to those with language, literacy and numeracy support needs.
  • Measure progress in learning and judging whether competence has been demonstrated.

Unlike previous Certificate IV in Training & Assessment qualifications, the latest TAE40116 requires people entering the program to 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.

How do I do that?

For most people, it will simply be a matter of providing a copy of some other qualification, skill set, or statement of attainment.  If you do not possess another qualification, then we would require you to provide a CV that shows your broad industry knowledge and experience, combined with a Position Description and Third Party Report from someone who can attest to your experience.

We allocate 6 months for the Zoom 2 U program.

How long it takes will very much reflect your own commitment, enthusiasm and allocation of time.

The Zoom 2 U or face to face component is just one part of the program, which is combined with further learning and assessment tasks to be undertaken.

We know that not all people need the same thing, and that is why our face to face programs do vary from location to location.  This reflects our knowledge the people attending programs in different places often bring different kinds of experience and needs.  This translates into slightly different programs being developed to reflect that.

 

How long is it meant to take?

The Australian Qualifications Framework publishes what they believe is a good indication of how long different courses should take.  These are called the Volume of Learning Indicators, and they suggest that a Certificate 4 level qualification should take 600-1200 hours.

What does that mean per week?

If you enrol in a 12 month program,  then using the above you could expect to take 10-45 hours a week.  Obviously, for a 6 month program, it would be more.

Does it really take that long?

Experience tells us that people entering our programs are not blank slates.  They bring a range of knowledge and experience, and that includes the ability and desire to learn.  Even for those who are not seeking any Recognition of Prior Learning, the above graph shows that the time it takes is closer to the lower end of the range.

While it differs for different people, we find that successful students usually dedicate a night or two a week to their studies, and then a Saturday or Sunday every 2-3 weeks.

It will be possible to extend or defer, but because this program is specifically developed for the COVID-19 period, if we have ceased offering this program then you may need to move into the online program.  For this reason, we recommend completing at least the Blocks prior to deferring.

The Student Handbook includes more details about deferring/extending.

Full TAE Course

The fee for the full Zoom 2 U TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is $2650.  This is payable as follows:

  • $1500 on enrolment, and prior to course commencement
  • $1150 after 90 days

Organisations paying for their staff are able to pay the full amount upfront.  If a Purchase Order is preferred, this can be arranged.

Are you between 45 and 70 years?

If so, you may be eligible for fee support through the federal government’s Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program.  More information about that is available from THIS PAGE.

What does it include?

This fee includes all materials that will be required during the program, including learning resources, assessment materials and support.

What about Credit Transfer?

We are able to award Credit Transfer where a unit you have completed previously is an equivalent version of the one included in this program.  However, because our program is delivered and assessed holistically, it is not likely that just 1-2 units would make much difference to what your program involves.  For this reason, the fee is not reduced unless you are able to obtain Credit Transfer for an entire Field of Study (ie, Design, Deliver or Assess).  If you are not sure, then the best thing is to have a chat with your Trainer about this – you are welcome to email us directly to get our thoughts on this before you enrol.

Other TAE Courses

Fees for each of the Skill Sets, Upgrade and Single Unit programs are available in the table below.

Program

No. Days

Fee ($)

Enrolment Period (months)

Subsidy for COVID-19
Aware of current financial difficulties facing many people, we will subsidise the following fees by 10% for June enrolments.

Full Course

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40116)

10

2650

6

Skill Sets

Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00015)

5

2000

6

Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set (TAESS00014)

2

800

3

Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00011)

4

1500

6

TAE Upgrades

Upgrade A
(gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

1

600

1

Upgrade B
(TAEASS502 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

3

800

3

Upgrade C
(TAELLN411 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

2

800

3

Upgrade D
(TAEASS502, TAELLN411 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)

4

1000

3

Single Units

TAEASS502

2

600

3

TAELLN411

1

350

3

Where demand continues, and we are able to abide by social distancing rules, we will continue to offer face to face programs.

For more information about if, how and when your preferred program will be delivered, visit the relevant page for your preferred location by using the links below:

New South Wales

Murray Valley and Riverina (Albury, Griffith, Leeton, Wagga) Face to Face TAE – MORE INFORMATION

Newcastle, Hunter Valley & Central Coast Face to Face TAE – MORE INFORMATION

Queensland

Cairns Face to Face TAE – MORE INFORMATION

Mackay & Townsville –  MORE INFORMATION

South Australia

Adelaide CBD Face to Face TAE  – MORE INFORMATION

Victoria

Melbourne CBD Face to Face TAE – MORE INFORMATION

Murray Valley and Riverina (Shepparton, Wodonga) Face to Face TAE – MORE INFORMATION

For further information about one of our face to face TAE programs, or to request a course at a particular time, you are welcome to use the following form to ask a question.

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How can we help?

We like our students to be successful.  For that reason, we invite you to follow these steps to begin:

  1.  Complete the Suitability-Self Assessment Checklist, because it is not in your interests – or ours – for people to enrol in programs of study that are in any way unsuitable for them.
  2. Once you are comfortable with the items on that Checklist, then you may complete the Enrolment Form.  When you are there, you will be able to choose your preferred start date.
  3. The enrolment form will direct you to our Booking Form where you may choose classroom dates which suit your schedule.
  4. Make your first payment, either online or phone with credit card, or via bank deposit.  If your course starts very soon, then paying by credit card over the phone is probably the best way to ensure that the payment is received in time for your place to be confirmed for your chosen course date.
  5. Get things started.   Once we have received your enrolment form and payment, we will confirm your place, verify your USI and get things moving along within 24 hours.

If at any time you are not certain of how to proceed or what is happening, then just let us know and we can work it through together.

The Units of Study

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment involves ten Units of Competency, of which there is one Elective unit.

The Fortress Learning Cert IV TAE integrates the 10 units into three Fields of Study that experience tells us produce well-rounded and capable practitioners.

The Fortress Learning TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is designed around three Fields of Study:

Field 1: Design – this will enable you to:

Develop competencies that will enable you to use training packages and accredited courses in the context of a range of organisational needs.

Learn how to conceptualise, design, develop and evaluate learning programs to meet the needs of identified learners.

Field 2: Deliver – this will enable you to:

Develop competencies that will allow you to deliver training in a range of workplace contexts. This includes individual and group instruction, planning the presentation and reviewing the presentation.

Develop skills that help you to better meet the needs of the growing number of Australians who lack the desired levels of literacy and numeracy.

Identify the particular needs of a learner, the demands of some training, and devise strategies to enable the learner to bridge the gap between the two.

Field 3: Assess – this will enable you to:

Develop competencies that will enable you to contribute to the assessment process, plan and organise assessment activities and processes including Recognition of Prior Learning.

Assess the competence of a candidate.

Participate in the assessment validation process.

These competencies are completed in the context of a competency-based assessment system.

CodeTitleSummary of Requirements
TAEASS401Plan assessment activities and processes
1. plan and organise the assessment process on a minimum of five occasions
2. collect evidence that demonstrates:
- documented assessment plans
- having covered a range of assessment events
- catering for a number of candidates
- different competency standards or accredited curricula
- an RPL assessment
- contextualisation of competency standards and the selected assessment tools, where required
- incorporation of reasonable adjustment strategies
- development of simple Assessment Instruments for use in the process
- organisational arrangements.
TAEASS402Assess competence1. assess competence of a number of candidates within the Vocational Education and Training context against different Units of Competency or accredited curricula, following the relevant assessment plan
2. assess at least one candidate for RPL
3. consider reasonable adjustment and the reasons for decisions in at least one assessment
4. cover an entire Unit of Competency and show:
- the application of different assessment methods and tools involving a range of assessment activities and events
- two-way communication and feedback
- how judgement was exercised in making the assessment decision
- how and when assessment outcomes were recorded and reported
- assessment records and reports completed in accordance with assessment system and organisational, legal and ethical requirements
- how the assessment process was reviewed.
TAEASS403Participate in assessment validation1. actively participate in a minimum of three validation sessions or meetings which, in combination, address the Critical Aspects of Validation using different validation approaches and activities
2. clearly explain purposes of validation and the legal and ethical responsibilities of assessors
3. collate documentation relating to validation process in a logical manner
4. demonstrate communication and liaison with relevant people
5. provide feedback and interpret documentation in validation sessions
6. record contribution to validation findings.
TAEASS502Design & develop assessment tools1. design three assessment tools that address the requirements of 3 units of competency
2. review these tools to ensure that they meet the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence
TAEDEL401Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning1. facilitate group-based learning by preparing and delivering a series of training sessions, including:
- at least two consecutive sessions, of a duration commensurate with a substantive training session (e.g. 40-60 minutes), that follow one of the learning program designs
- at least one session delivered to a different learner group, with evidence of how the characteristics and needs of this group were addressed
2. identify and respond to diversity and individual needs
3. access and use documented resources and support personnel to guide inclusive practices.
TAEDEL402Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace1. prepare and facilitate work-based learning
2. provide evidence of a minimum of two examples of developing work-based learning pathways, that include:
- identifying needs for learning
- analysing work practices, work environment and work activities
- organising and allocating work in a way that reflects learning needs and provides effective learning opportunities through work processes
3. provide a minimum of two examples of a learning facilitation relationship being conducted:
- with different individuals
- demonstrating communication skills and flexibility
- demonstrating one or more of the processes or techniques identified.
TAEDES401Design and develop learning programs1. design, develop and review learning programs within the VET context
2. prepare and develop a minimum of two learning programs:
- that contain differentiated learning program designs to reflect particular needs, contexts and timelines
- at least one of which must be based on competency standards or accredited courses and must cover at least one entire Unit of Competency or accredited course module.
TAEDES402Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs1. analyse a Training Package and or accredited course to examine its component parts, identify relevant Units of Competency or modules, and contextualise those to meet a specific client need
2. demonstrate a minimum of two examples of analysing training specifications, including at least one Training Package; the other may be another Training Package or an accredited course that meets a specific client need.
TAELLN411Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills1. use tools to identify the LLN skill requirements (reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy) of the training specification and/or assessment process relevant to vocational delivery
2. use various sources to gather information on the current LLN skills of a learner group
3. identify available sources of support to address at least two of the identified LLN skill needs of the learner group
4. customise and use at least two learning resources to address LLN requirements
5. select, use and review at least two instructional strategies that directly address the identified LLN needs of the learner group
6. use advice from specialist LLN practitioners to inform practice
7. select, use and review at least two assessment strategies that cater for the identified LLN needs of the learner group
8. determine areas for improvement of own practice.
BSBCMM401Make a presentationpresentation 1. preparation, delivery and evaluation of the effectiveness of at least two presentations related to the candidate’s occupation or area of interest
2. knowledge of the principles of effective communication.
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