Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

NRT logoThe Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40116) suits those who are wanting to enter the training industry, or those who are responsible for delivering accredited training and assessing the skill levels of a trainee or apprentice within the workplace.

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Our Online Program

Note:  We are currently accepting enrolments in our TAE40116 program for students who wish to commence from December 1.  

  • The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment qualifies you to deliver nationally-accredited vocational training in TAFEs and private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) as well as in secondary schools with vocational programs.
  • This qualification is fast becoming the required standard for Human Resource Professionals, especially those working in learning and development roles.
  • The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment program helps you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience to plan, design, organise and deliver training and assessment across a variety of business contexts.

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is a valuable qualification for:

  • Those wanting to enter the Training Industry;
  • Workplace Trainers and Training Assessors;
  • Supervisors with apprentices or trainees;
  • Managers leading staff and teams;
  • Team Leaders in high OHS risk workforces;
  • Human Resource Professionals;
  • Vocational Education & Training and Secondary School teachers;
  • Consultants.

Please note: You must have access to a person who holds the TAE40110 or TAE40116 Cert IV in Training & Assessment, or a higher TAE qualification, who can observe you conducting practical tasks in a real or simulated workplace environment.

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.

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.

Timeframes will be published once the new program is developed.  The following is offered as general information:

How long will it take me?

Experience tells us that the following three factors affect the time it takes a student:

  1. Experience – if you have experience in training/assessing, then you will likely not need as long as people without experience
  2. Dedication – if you have a good reason to do the course, and can hold yourself accountable, then you will likely not need as long as people who are less committed
  3. Other commitments – if you have a busy life with many competing professional and personal demands, then you will likely need longer than those people with less demands.

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 to learn.  Even for those who are not seeking any Recognition of Prior Learning, 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.

 

No conversation about fees can be separated from conversation about service.  If you missed the following graphic from our Home Page then it shows the level of service we offer.

We think it is worth considering when thinking about fees.

Infographic showing Fortress Learning response times and student feedback on assessment tasks

Standard Program

The fees for the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment are:

  • for 12 months enrolment:  $2200, comprising $1500 upfront with the balance payable in 60 days
  • for 6 months enrolment:  $1750, comprising $1500 upfront with the balance payable in 60 days.

We also have a payment plan available for Standard Program of the TAE40116:

  • for 12 months enrolment:  $250 x 10 months for payment plan
  • for 6 months enrolment:  $320 x 6 months for payment plan.

If you are able to gain any units via credit transfer, then these are rebated at $150 per unit.

Where required, extensions are available.

In all cases:

  1. Initial payment is to be received within 7 days of enrolment.  Payment Plans are only available via the Westpac PayWay facility – we will provide details of that when you enrol.
  2. The period of enrolment commences on the first day of your nominated start month. For example, if you enrol August and indicate that you wish to start in September, then your time will start on the first of September.

You may select your preferred payment option on the Enrolment Form.

It’s one thing to think about taking the next step to secure your future. It is another to actually go and do it.

When you are ready to take control of the direction your life takes, then we invite you to join us.

Our enrolment process involves four steps, as shown below.

You can get your online enrolment started here.

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If you would like to receive all the relevant information in one go, complete the following form.

Also, because experience tells us that people like to know what they are in for, we’ll also show you how we assess the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment Units of Competency so that you have a good idea of what you are likely to be “in for”.

 

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The Transition Program

If you did did not quite finish your ‘old’ Cert IV TAE, then this program may be the most suitable option for you.

It allows you to credit transfer equivalent and applicable units from your TAE40110 and complete the remaining units through a combination of RPL and/or Coursework assessment.

There are two entry requirements:

  1.  Vocational currency

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.

2.  Completion of the majority of TAE40110

You will need to have completed not less than 7 units of competency from your TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment that can be credited toward the new TAE40116 Cert IV TAE.

Entry into the Fortress Learning TAE40116 Transition program requires that you will be able to provide a Statement of Attainment to show that you have completed not less than 7 units. Of those 7 units, not more than one can be from the following list:

TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

If you are unable to provide this evidence, you will not be eligible for the program.  You are encouraged to enrol in the Standard Program, where you will be able to gain credit transfer – and a reduced fee – for the equivalent units you have already completed, and RPL for the parts of the non-equivalent units that you have completed.

 

People completing this program will likely have had their previous Cert IV TAE studies interrupted for some reason.

This could be due to unforseen personal or professional events, including changes in circumstances.

Field A – Design

  • Design and develop a competency based learning program.
  • Design and develop a learning program, that may or may not be based on an accredited Unit of Competency.

Field B – Deliver

  • Plan, deliver and review a training session of at least 20 minutes.
  • Plan, organise, deliver and review 2 consecutive training sessions, each of which must be 40-60 minutes in length.
  • On two occasions, plan, organise, and facilitate workplace learning for an individual. One occasion is to include a learning program of multiple sessions over at least 2 days, with the second occasion being at least a single session of 60 minutes, or two sessions of at least 30 minutes’ duration.
  • Using the ACSF, identify the LLN requirements of a learner and of some training, and then develop strategies to address any gaps between the two.

Field C – Assess

  • Plan and conduct assessment on 5 occasions, including both RPL and Training & Assessment Pathways
  • Develop 3 assessment tools for three separate Units
  • Participate in three assessment validation meetings.

People who are not able to demonstrate their vocational currency, nor provide evidence of having completed at least 7 units from their TAE40110 Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment should not enrol in this program.

The Transition program is specifically for people who have completed at least 7 units. If you have done less than 7 units, the Transition program is not suitable for you.

What can I do?

If you have completed less than 7 units from the TAE40110, we recommend you enrol in the standard TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment program. Then, we will reduce your course fee by a certain amount for each unit that you are able to attain through credit transfer.

Can you give me an example of how that works?

Elaine had completed 5 of the TAE40110 units before her daughter became sick and she was not able to complete her course.  She received a Statement of Attainment showing those 5 units.

Elaine enrolled in the Fortress Learning TAE40116 program.  She received a discount for each of the units that she gained via credit transfer, and complete the remainder of the program to graduate with the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

If you wish to explore the suitability of the Transition TAE40116 program, then we invite you to:

Step 1. check out the Entry Requirements and other tabs above, and satisfy yourself that you meet the entry requirements.

Step 2. enrol online, which you can do by CLICKING HERE

Step 3.  arrange payment of your fees

Step 4.  we will provide you with access to your online Dashboard, from where we will commence the Personal Learning Plan process for you.  This will provide clear advice on evidence and coursework to provide.

Step 5. you submit that material

Step 6. we provide advice on any areas requiring attention

Step 8. once you have fulfilled course requirements, you graduate.

The Transition TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is a single upfront payment of $700.

 

We allow 3 months for our Transition TAE40116 program.

Where required, paid extensions are available.

The Mostly RPL Program

This is a mostly RPL option for the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment that is developed especially for people who possess extensive relevant experience and are comfortable with their competence.

This Mostly-RPL option is the logical program for those who require the Cert IV TAE and who possess sufficient experience and knowledge to attain most or all of the program via Recognition and with little support.

This course enables the competent practitioner to have their skills recognised, without needing to pay an additional fee that presumes a level of support that is not needed.

There are two entry requirements:

  1.  Vocational currency

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.

2.  Eligibility for RPL for most of the course

You will need to be able to attain most of the course via RPL.

More information about this is provided under the tab “Why mostly?”

Not everyone who needs to do this Certificate IV is a blank slate. Experience tells us that there are still some people out there who have sufficient experience to be able to gain Recognition for most of the course.  Experience also tells us that there are very few people are are able to gain Recognition for the entire course.

That’s why we offer a “Mostly-RPL” option.

In this course, you don’t have to be able to get RPL for the whole thing, but most of it

How much is ‘mostly’?

We consider “mostly” to be 2 out of the 3 fields of study:

Field A – Design (TAEDES401 & TAEDES402)

Field B – Deliver (BSBCMM401, TAEDEL401 & TAEDEL402, TAELLN411)

Field C – Assess (TAEASS401, TAEASS402, TAEASS403, TAEASS502)

If you can demonstrate competency in at least two out of the three fields above, then the “mostly-RPL” program is suitable for you.

People completing this program will likely have been operating as a trainer and/or assessor in the past couple of years, and preferably within an accredited training environment.  They will be highly organised and self-motivated professionals who understand how Rules of Evidence are applied to determine competence.

The Mostly-RPL is most suited to people with experience related to all facets of at least two of the three Fields of Study.

Before enrolling, we request you to confirm your suitability by completing the Mostly-RPL Cert IV TAE Checklist.

Is this for me?

The first step in answering this question is to complete the Mostly-RPL TAE Checklist.

Interested?

Complete the following form and we will send the Mostly-RPL TAE Checklist, and from there you will be able to satisfy yourself that you can provide the required evidence.

To receive the Mostly-RPL Cert IV TAE Checklist, please complete the following form:

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People who are not certain that they are competent in at least two of the three fields are advised to select the Standard program, above.  That program allows us to work with you to create a program that draws from RPL, RCC and coursework as required for you to meet course requirements.

If you have not gained a broad range of experience across all facets of training and assessment, and/or you are not terribly organised, then the Mostly RPL Cert IV TAE is not likely to be a suitable program for you.

In the event that you do not demonstrate competency across three fields of study via RPL, you will be able to complete those units through targeted gap training.  This will incur an additional fee ($500 at 1/12/18).

Can you give me an example of how that works?

Elaine was pretty sure she could gain the whole course by RPL, except the TAELLN411 unit. She submitted her portfolio and completed the TAELLN411 unit by Coursework. It was found that she did not have the relevant experience in all aspects of the Assessment Field.

Elaine paid the additional fee to complete the Assessment Field through some targeted coursework.

When that was completed, Elaine graduated with the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.  Alternatively, she may have chosen to exit with a Statement of Attainment showing the units that she had completed.

If you wish to explore the suitability of the Transition TAE40116 program, then we invite you to:

Step 1. check out the Entry Requirements and other tabs above, and satisfy yourself that you meet the entry requirements.

Step 2. enrol online, which you can do by CLICKING HERE

Step 3.  arrange payment of your fees

Step 4.  we will provide you with access to your online Dashboard, from where we will commence the Personal Learning Plan process for you.  This will provide clear advice on evidence and coursework to provide.

Step 5. you submit that material

Step 6. we provide advice on any areas requiring attention

Step 8. once you have fulfilled course requirements, you graduate.

The Mostly RPL TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is a single upfront payment of $1500.

 

We allow 3 months for our Mostly-RPL program.  Although, experience tells us that experienced professionals usually take 3-4 weeks to compile and submit their portfolio and then another couple of weeks to complete any Coursework.

Face to Face Program

Fortress Learning recommends a small number of partner organisations for the face to face delivery of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.  The programs that they deliver have been developed in conjunction with Fortress Learning, and the qualification that you will receive will be one issued by Fortress Learning.

Each partner has been vetted by us and we have in place strict measures to ensure that the programs are delivered to the standard required of a Fortress Learning credential.  We only enter into relationships with Partners who have substantial experience in the VET sector and each partnership is registered with ASQA.

Our partner organisations conduct face-to-face Cert IV TAE programs across Australia.

Their delivery schedules and contact details are shown on THIS PAGE.

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.

Each partner will advise you of any additional requirements as part of your pre-enrolment information.

Further information about where and when face to face programs are scheduled is available from THIS PAGE.

If you would like to express interest in face to face training in a different location, or to be stay informed of any new programs that are scheduled, please complete the following form.

For further information about our Face to Face programs and their delivery schedule, please complete the following form.

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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 skills. 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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