This TAE50116 is the latest version of the Diploma of Vocational Education & Training which is now the minimum qualification required to train and assess others in Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40116) and is perfect for those who want to continue their professional development to stand tall as leaders and educators.
About the Program
Confidence. Skills. Knowledge. Authority.
The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training – or its predecessor, TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training – are now the minimum qualification you must hold in order to train and assess others in the TAE40110 or TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.
But, more than that, holding this latest version will give you the confidence to stand tall as an educator and leader in Australia’s VET sector. Holding this latest Dip VET will distinguish you as a professional who is personally committed to their chosen career.
- The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training is the logical next step for those who have already completed the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and want to continue their professional development to become better leaders and educators.
- This course focuses on further developing your existing facilitation and assessment skills and teaching practices with the aim of helping you achieve enhanced learning outcomes for your students.
- The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training is most suited to people already delivering training and assessment services usually within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
- Experienced practitioners delivering training and assessment services usually within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
- Individuals who may have a role in leading other trainers and assessors and in providing mentoring and advice to new trainers or assessors.
- Individuals who may be designing approaches to learning and assessment strategies across a significant area within an RTO.
TAERES501 – Apply research to training & assessment practice is increasingly being sought after because doing it will show Studies in Applied Research that are linked to the Boyer framework of scholarship. This is particularly relevant to Victorian TAFE Trainers/Assessors, whose Staff Teaching Agreement states that for either an AQF Level 5 or Level 6 teaching qualification to be approved for the purposes of determining salary, it must include (among other things):
- Studies in Applied Research (linked to the Boyer framework of scholarship).
This unit can be included as part of your TAE Diploma or as a standalone unit. More information is available from here: https://fortresslearning.com.au/courses/taeres501/
We offer the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training through a blended pathway of RPL and Coursework Assessment. Experience tells us that students seeking this qualification possess a range of relevant experience and qualifications.
Because no two people are the same, making you jump through the same hoops as everyone else just doesn’t make sense.
That’s why our process begins with a conversation.
We allow 12 months from your Start Date to complete the program, although experience tells us that experienced professionals usually take 3-6 months to complete a program of blended RPL/Coursework Assessment.
Those without substantial prior experience in delivery and assessment will likely require longer to fulfill all course requirements.
Since we are in a transition between the TAE10 and TAE16 Training Packages, Fortress Learning you will initially commence our TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training program, and then after September 30, we will automatically transition you into the TAE50116 Dip VET with credit for all that you have done.
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.
We have an upfront and deferred payment option.
Upfront: The full fee for the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training program is $2100, however we require only an upfront payment of $1500, with a balance of $600 payable in 60 days or when you are ready to graduate (whichever is earlier).
Payment Plan: Ten monthly payments of $240 each. This is a total of $2400.
This option requires the use of our PayWay Direct Debit facility, and your enrolment will commence following receipt of the first payment.
Single Unit Studies: For students seeking less than the full qualification, individual units are available at a fee of $300 each.
Extensions are available for a fee of $200 per month, or $500 for 6 months.
You may select your preferred payment option on the Enrolment Form.
These full qualification fees include up to 2 units via credit transfer. If you are able to gain more than 2 units via credit transfer, then units 3 onwards are rebated at $150 per unit. In the case of upfront payment, the rebated amount is deducted from the second payment. In the case of payment plan, the rebated amount is deducted from the final payments.
If your program requires the textbook, Professional Training & Assessment, then you may need to purchase this. This will be determined once the Personal Learning Plan process has been completed.
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.
Would you like some more information?
If you would like to receive all the relevant information in one go, complete the following form.
Also, because experience tells us that most people don’t actually know what the Diploma units will involve, we’ll give you a printable checklist that will show what you are likely to be “in for”.
The RPL-Only Option (only for the Highly Experienced and Competent)
This is an entirely RPL option for the TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training that is developed especially for people who possess extensive relevant experience and are comfortable with their competence.
This RPL-only option is the logical program for those who require the TAE50111/50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training and who possess sufficient experience and knowledge to attain the entire 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.
The RPL-Only TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training is most suited to people with experience related to all facets of the Diploma’s units of competency:
- delivering training to groups and reflecting on your own delivery
- conducting assessment of students in accredited programs
- leading others in assessment processes
- developing assessment tools
- conducting moderation and validation activities
- designing learning programs for individual units, skill sets and/or qualifications.
- addressing LLN issues
People gaining full RPL for the TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training will likely have been operating at least within the middle management level, such as Head Teachers, Training Managers, etc. They will be highly organised and self-motivated professionals who understand how Rules of Evidence are applied to determine competence, and are sufficiently committed to engage fully in a rigourous assessment of their knowledge and skills.
People who are not certain that they are competent 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 RPL-Only TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training is not likely to be a suitable program for you.
People who are unable to fully engage with a rigorous assessment of their skills and knowledge, in line with the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence, are unlikely to find satisfaction within this program.
Is this for me?
The first step in answering this question is to complete the RPL-Only TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training Checklist.
Complete the following form and we will send the RPL-Only TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training Checklist, and from there you will be able to satisfy yourself that you can provide the required evidence.
In the event that you do not demonstrate competency, you will be able to complete those units through targetted gap training. This will incur a fee of $200 per unit, for a maximum of $800.
Can you give me an example of how that works?
Trevor was pretty sure he could gain the whole course by RPL. He submitted his portfolio, and it was found that there were gaps in 6 units. He resubmitted his second round of evidence, and there were gaps in one unit.
Trevor paid $200 to complete the remainder of that unit through some targeted coursework.
We ordinarily invite prospective students to have a conversation prior to enrolling. That allows us to identify a likely ‘fit’ between what we offer and what you are seeking.
However, if you wish to explore the suitability of the RPL-Only TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training program, then we invite you to:
Step 1. check out the RPL-Only TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training Checklist, and satisfy yourself that you can provide the required evidence.
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 you will obtain all that you need to guide the collection and organisation of your evidence portfolio
Step 5. you submit that portfolio
Step 6. we revise and provide advice on any gaps.
Step 7. you have 2 more attempts at filling any gaps, with the option to complete further gap training as required
Step 8. you graduate.
The total fee for the RPL-Only TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training is $1775.
However, we require an upfront payment of only $1500, with the balance payable in 60 days or upon graduation (whichever comes earlier).
This covers the review of 3 submissions of evidence, and the issue of the very latest TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.
Should gap training be required following those 3 submissions, this will incur a fee of $150 per unit, for a maximum of $600. You are provided an additional 6 months to complete this.
The enrolment has a duration of 6 months. Experience tells us that experienced professionals usually take 4-6 weeks to compile and submit their portfolio.
Since we are in a transition period, we allow until September 30 of this year for our RPL-Only TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training program. If you have completed prior to then, you will graduate with both TAE50111 and TAE50116 Diplomas (provided you include TAELLN501 or its equivalent). If you have not completed by September 30, we will automatically transition you into the latest TAE50116 and you can continue with that program for the remainder of your enrolment period.
The Units of Study
The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training includes 10 Units of Competency, which are made up of:
6 Core units, plus
4 Elective units
At least 2 Elective units must be selected from the Elective Units tab located on the left.
The remaining 2 Elective units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
We will work out the best combination of units as part of the Personal Learning Plan process once you have started, and can change the combination of units through the course to reflect changes in your circumstance.
Some points to remember:
- There are no prerequisite requirements for individual Units of Competency.
- Where a unit is chosen from another currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course, it must be from a qualification or course at Diploma level or above.
- Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
- All units are available via RPL. Some units are not available by Coursework Assessment – these are noted as “RPL Only” in the Elective Units tab located on the left.
|Code||Title||Summary of Requirements|
|TAEASS501||Provide advanced assessment practice||Assess at least 20 individual candidates from a total of at least 50 units of competency from training packages or accredited courses|
Lead assessment processes with and for at least 3 assessors
|TAEASS502||Design and develop assessment tools||Develop three assessment tools to assess at least three units of competency |
Ensure your tools reflect the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence
|TAEDEL502||Provide advanced facilitation practice||Conduct a minimum of 100 hours of group facilitation|
|TAEDES501||Design and develop learning strategies||Develop two learning programs and explain how they reflect the needs of your client and the training package.|
Review a learning strategy that you or someone else has implemented to make sure that it is improved
|TAELLN501||Support the development of adult language literacy and numeracy skills||Use tools to identify the LLN skill requirements of the training specification and/or assessment process relevant to vocational delivery|
Use various sources to gather information on the current LLN skills of a group of learners, and list at least 5 learners whose LLN levels you have determined using tools based on the ACSF
Select, apply and review the effectiveness of language, literacy and numeracy support strategies relevant to each 5 learners’ context
Determine areas for improvement of own practice
Demonstrate your own continued learning in the topic, and support for other trainers/assessors in relation to LLN practice
|TAEPDD501||Maintain and enhance professional practice||Reviewing with your peers the feedback received from at least 10 hours of training that you have conducted|
Reviewing with your peers the assessment of 10 candidates
Maintain your professional currency in your chosen field
|Code||Title||Summary of Requirements|
|TAEASS503||Lead assessment validation processes||Provide support to other assessors, including modelling good assessment and validation practice|
Contribute positively to the work of assessors and others involved in carrying out assessments and validation
Initiate, organise and facilitate assessment validation on at least three occasions
Use outcomes of validation and appeals to improve assessment practice.
|Facilitate e-learning||Develop an e-learning program|
Describe at least two e-learning activities that you have organized and facilitated, and explain how each catered for the needs of client and learner.
|TAEDES502||Design and develop learning resources||Research, design and develop two print resources to meet client needs|
Explain how your resources reflect learner and industry needs
|Design and develop e-learning resources||Research, design and develop e-learning resources to meet client needs?|
Explain how your resources reflect learner and industry needs
|TAEDES505||Evaluate a training program||Evaluate a training program against workforce performance needs and capability requirements|
Produce an evaluation report that addresses all phases of the evaluation process including recommendations on areas for improvement
Critically review the evaluation process and approaches taken and propose changes to improve the process.
|TAELLN411||Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills||Address core LLN issues in training and assessment practice on at least two different occasions|
Cater for the LLN needs of a particular student
Use the ACSF to determine the level of a student and training demand
|TAERES501||Apply research to training & assessment practice||Find something in your RTO about training/assessment you think could be better understood|
Plan and then conduct some research to help to improve that understanding
Report on and review everything you did
|TAETAS501||Undertake organisational training needs analysis||Conduct at least two organisational training needs analyses, outlining the processes you followed, the outcomes and recommendations.|
Note: The Qualification Packaging Rules also allow for the import of Diploma or higher units:
- for a Single TAE Diploma, you can import 2 of them
We will factor this in when we develop your Personal Learning Plan