Hunter & Central Coast Face to Face Cert IV TAE

Face to Face Cert IV TAE in Cairns and Townsville

NRT logoOur Hunter & Central Coast program is for people seeking the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment in a unique and thoughtfully integrated program that enables you to become a capable and engaging trainer and assessor.

Please note: In accordance with social distancing measures, these face-to-face workshops may be conducted via a live online classroom, such as Zoom.

About the Program

Fortress Learning’s Face to Face Hunter & Central Coast Cert IV TAE program is based on the knowledge that people many people wish to engage in a robust and rigorous program that provides you with a hands-on, interactive and supportive approach to your learning.  These people are not afraid of a bit of hard work, and understand that finding a balance between both group and individual work suits the way they like to learn.

For that reason, this program integrates all the required skills and knowledge from the TAE40116 qualification into an enjoyable hands-on delivery that enables you to constantly interact with your trainers and assessors throughout the course and help you to achieve tour goals sooner.

If you are seeking just the TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer & Assessor Skill Set, an Upgrade or single units, then you can attend just for some days.  We’ll tell you more about that below.

Our course will suit people who:

  • Currently train and assess in the workplace and who need to formalise their skills
  • People in the workplace who would like to become Trainers and Assessors in their workplace or in a Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  • Existing Trainers and Assessors in RTOs
  • Or simply those wishing to educate themselves further in Adult Education

Not after the full qualification? Perhaps you want to upgrade your existing qualification, or just study a Skill Set?

We’ve got you covered for those options too.

Please see below the various programs we offer, in addition to the full Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

  • Upgrade your TAE40110
  • Study single units such as TAELLN411 or TAEASS502
  • Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set
  • Assessor Skill Set
  • Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set
  • Custom programs to suit your requirements

Talk to us regarding your individual requirements. If you are upgrading your TAE40110, don’t forget to provide a certified copy of your qualification certificate, including the units studied.

The table below shows what is required to complete each of these programs, including the fee.


No. Days

Fee ($)

Enrolment Period (months)

Skill Sets

Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00015)




Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set (TAESS00014)




Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00011)




TAE Upgrades

Upgrade A
(gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)




Upgrade B
(TAEASS502 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)




Upgrade C
(TAELLN411 plus gaps for TAEASS401 & TAEASS403)




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




Single Units













When are they on?

Please inquire about dates using the Inquiry Form below.

Please note: In accordance with recommended social distancing measures, these face-to-face workshops may be conducted via a live online classroom, such as Zoom.

Fortress Learning’s Face to Face Cert IV TAE program in the Hunter and Central Coast region is scheduled to commence on the following 2020 dates, subject to numbers:

Hunter Valley and Central Coast


Full Course (10 days)

The full program involves 10 days face to face held on a Tuesday for 10 weeks (which may be consecutive or staggered).

November 2020- February 2021

Week One: 24 November 2020
Week Two: 1 December 2020
Week Three: 8 December 2020
Week Four: 15 December 2020
Week Five: 22 December 2020


Week Six: 12 January 2021
Week Seven: 19 January 2021


Week Eight: 2 February 2021
Week Nine: 9 February 2021
Week Ten: 16 February 2021

February 2021-April 2021

Week One: 23 February 2021
Week Two: 2 March 2021
Week Three: 9 March 2021
Week Four: 16 March 2021
Week Five: 23 March 2021
Week Six: 30 March 2021
Week Seven: 6 April 2021
Week Eight: 13 April 2021
Week Nine: 20 April 2021
Week Ten: 27 April 2021


Full TAE Course

The entire duration of enrolment is:  12 months

This includes two components:

The face to face component:  10 days

The online/distance component:  the remainder of the enrolment period

How does it work?

The face-to-face portion of the course will take 10 days in total.  This provides the foundation learning for the program, and also includes a considerable amount of the practical assessment components, especially those that require access to other people

Following the face-to-face component, your learning will continue and you will have further assessment tasks to complete.  The pace at which you complete these is up to you, although experience tells us that many people will require 6 months, but we do allow up to 12 months so you can fully immerse yourself in the program, and better juggle the program with other components of your life.

Other TAE Courses

Durations of each of the Skill Sets, Upgrade and Single Unit programs are listed in the Other TAE Courses tab, HERE.

What will affect how long my TAE Cert IV will take?

Experience tells us that the following factors will affect the time it takes to complete this course:

  • Experience – if you have experience in training/assessing, then you will likely not need as long as people without experience
  • 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
  • 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 fewer demands.

All assessments are based on real life workplace scenarios, meaning that there is no requirement for assessments to be completed in a particular workplace. Ultimately, you will have 12 months from the beginning of your course to complete and submit your assessment tasks.

Newcastle TAE Cert IV

Christine Chittenden has been working in the education sector for 30 years and in the VET sector for 15 years working in many RTO departments from administration, student support, trainer, assessor, compliance and operations manager
She has completed both TAE Diplomas as well as Leadership and Management, Business and Auditing Diplomas.
Christine is committed to compliance and continuous improvement as well as life long learning. She has a passion for education for everyone no matter what their circumstance and feels that helping people to become great trainer/assessors is always the goal.
She is a dedicated and enthusiastic individual, proficient in and passionate about great training.

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 face to face components (subject to availability of places in those courses)
  • Our time efficient delivery provides you with a blended face to face delivery of 10 days, which may be consecutive or staggered across a number of weeks depending on your chosen program.  The final day of each course is a Study Day dedicated to those who would like more time to review or ask for assistance and support from their Trainer.
  • Study Days are open to all students of this program during their 12 month enrolment period.
  • 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 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 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.


Start and Finish Times:

We will commence at 9am and finish at about 5pm.  We’ll break for morning and afternoon tea, and also for lunch.

The Venue:

To be advised

What do I need to bring to class?

Yourself of course, but you will also need to bring to class your Laptop, photo ID, pens and paper for taking notes. You will be provided with soft copy resources at the beginning of the course and a series of hard copy handouts throughout.

What do I need to wear?

As you will spend a lot of time sitting in class, you will need to wear something that is comfortable but suitable for a professional classroom environment.

Full TAE Course

The fee for the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is $2900.  This is payable as follows:

  • $1500 on enrolment, and prior to course commencement
  • $1000 after 90 days
  • the balance after a further 90 days, or on exit if you are ready to graduate earlier

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

Over 45? You might be eligible for 50% funding.

If you are over 45, you might have half of your course fees paid by the government’s Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW) program. More information on this page.

Other TAE Courses

Fees for each of the Skill Sets, Upgrade and Single Unit programs are listed in the Other TAE Courses tab, HERE.

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 Cluster (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.

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.

More Information

For further information about this program, you are welcome to use the following form to ask a question.  Alternatively, you can give us a call on 1300 141 994 and we’ll connect you with your Trainer.

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