TAE Skill Sets


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NRT logoThe TAE Skill Sets give you the necessary knowledge, skills and recognition for just the parts of the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment that you need.  A Skill Set can be enough as is, or a good start toward a training role and the full Certificate IV TAE.

About the Skill Sets

  • The Fortress Learning TAE Skill Sets comprise of combinations of Units of Competency from the TAE Training Package.
  • Completion of Skill Sets from nationally endorsed Training Packages provide formal recognition of competency without having completed a full qualification.
  • Each TAE Skill Set provides credit towards the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.
  • 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.
  • 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.

A Fortress Learning TAE Skill Set is valuable for:

  • Filling an identified skills gap without you needing to undertake a full qualification
  • Providing you with formal recognition of competency attained, without having completed a full qualification
  • Laying the foundation for further training in a TAE qualification
  • In some instances, may give you the certification needed to commence training and assessing (under supervision) in the workplace (this is dependant upon the requirements of the employer).

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.

Fortress Learning offers the following three TAE Skill Sets:

Units:  BSBCMM401 & TAEDEL301
Units: TAEASS401, TAEASS402, TAEASS403 & TAEDEL301
Units: TAEASS401, TAEASS402, TAEASS403 & TAEASS502

 

More information about each Skill Set is provided further down on this page.

No.  Unfortunately, the Skill Sets do not match up like that.  But, it can still be done.

If your goal is to ultimately work your way up to the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, then we would recommend you do the following:

Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set

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Assessor Skill Set

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add in the left over units related to:

Design: TAEDES401 & TAEDES402

Delivery: TAEDEL401, TAEDEL402 & TAELLN411

 

We won’t leave you in the dark.  We know that once you are underway, making you wait for weeks or months for an email or a phone call for your marking to be reviewed is not just going to lower your motivation and disrupt your learning, it is probably going to make you very frustrated and delay your progress.

Our students are very busy people with narrow windows of opportunity to study.  If you are like them, then when one of those windows opens, you’ll want to make the most of it and you’ll rely on us to help with that.  That’s why you can expect:

  • emails: response within 8 business hours
  • missed calls:  response within 4 business hours
  • marking your submissions:  feedback provided within 4 business days

Actually, these are what we call ‘external measures’.  Our ‘internal measures’ are even stricter (eg, 80% of marking is done within 2 business days…) and when we have trouble meeting our internal measures, we know it is time to slow new enrolments to make sure we maintain our promise to current students.  That’s because we are not driven by the pursuit of more students at the expense of lower standards.

There’s a few others, but these seem to be the main ones that keep our students motivated rather than waiting and wondering.

What avenues for support are there?

There are essentially five components to the Fortress Learning program:

  1.  your Dashboard – where all of your assessment materials will be uploaded and feedback recorded
  2.  your Resource Space – where all of the learning materials are provided
  3.  the Facebook Discussion Group – where students engage with each other and their Trainer/s
  4.  the Virtual Classroom – webinars that target the practical skills of designing, delivering and assessing training.
  5.  Online Chat – where you can seek assistance from directly within your Dashboard

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

TAE Skill Set fees

Please see the individual Skill Sets below for fees and course durations.

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.

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 full Certificate 4 level qualification should take 600-1200 hours.

What does that mean per week?

If you enrol in a Skill Set that includes 2 units over a 3 month period, then using the above you could expect to take 10 – 20 hours a week.  Obviously, for a Skill Set with 4 units, it would be twice that.

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.

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.

Enrollment Process Infographic

For more information about a particular Skill Set, please use the form below.

First name
Email
Phone (only if you’d like us to call)
Which Skill Set are you interested in/how can we help? 

TAESS00014 Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set

This Skill Set provides the necessary skills and knowledge for people training under supervision in the VET sector, who work mainly in classroom situations.

It is suited to individuals who train others within a workplace. The training may be accredited or non-accredited. The role may involve some coaching at individual or small group level.

This Skill Set will enable you to:

  • Deliver training sessions for delivery in a range of workplace and formal learning contexts.
  • This includes individual and group instruction, planning the presentation and reviewing the presentation.

This Skill Set comprises of the following Units of Competency.

BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation

TAEDEL301 – Provide work skill instruction

Information about each of these units is shown further down this page.

There are no entry requirements for this Skill Set.

However, if you are considering using this Skill Set as a pathway into the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your 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.

The Presenting Skill Set:

Enrolment Duration: 3 months

Course Fee: $500 upfront

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.

Enrollment Process Infographic

For more information about this Skill Set, please use the form below.

First name
Email
Phone (only if you’d like us to call)
Which Skill Set are you interested in/how can we help? 

TAESS00015 Enterprise Trainer & Assessor Skill Set

This Skill Set is designed for trainers and assessors who deliver non accredited training or work with other trainers in delivering nationally recognised training.

It is suited to enterprise trainers and assessors working in an enterprise registered training organisation (RTO) or in an enterprise that works together with an RTO in an auspicing arrangement.

This Skill Set will enable you to:

  • Develop training sessions for delivery in a range of workplace and formal learning contexts. This includes individual and group instruction, planning the presentation and reviewing the presentation.
  • Assess the competence of candidates using different assessment pathways.
  • Participate in the assessment validation process.
  • These competencies are completed in the context of a competency-based assessment system.

This Skill Set comprises of the following Units of Competency.

TAEASS401 – Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402 – Assess competence

TAEASS403 – Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL301 – Provide work skill instruction

Information about each of these units is shown further down this page.

There are no entry requirements for this Skill Set.

However, if you are considering using this Skill Set as a pathway into the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your 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.

The Enterprise Trainer & Assessor Skill Set:

Enrolment Duration: 6 months

Course Fee: $850 upfront, or

Payment Plan: $275 x 4 (first payment upon enrolment, and then monthly)

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.

Enrollment Process Infographic

For more information about this Skill Set, please use the form below.

First name
Email
Phone (only if you’d like us to call)
Which Skill Set are you interested in/how can we help? 

TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set

This Skill Set is designed to provide VET practitioners with the assessor competencies to meet Standards for RTOs requirements.

It is suited to individuals wishing to obtain the assessment competencies to assess according to system requirements.

This Skill Set 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 candidates using different assessment pathways.
  • Participate in the assessment validation process.
  • These competencies are completed in the context of a competency-based assessment system.

This Skill Set comprises of the following Units of Competency.

TAEASS401 – Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402 – Assess competence

TAEASS403 – Participate in assessment validation

TAEASS502 – Design & develop assessment tools

Information about each of these units is shown further down this page.

There are no entry requirements for this Skill Set.

However, if you are considering using this Skill Set as a pathway into the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your 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.

The Assessor Skill Set:

Enrolment Duration: 6 months

Course Fee: $850 upfront, or

Payment Plan: $275 x 4 (first payment upon enrolment, and then monthly)

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.

 

Enrollment Process Infographic

For more information about this Skill Set, please use the form below.

First name
Email
Phone (only if you’d like us to call)
Which Skill Set are you interested in/how can we help? 

The Units of Study

The following list shows all of the units that are included in all of the Skill Sets.

Remember: your Skill Set will only have 2 or 4 units, not all of them.

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
TAEDEL301Provide work skill instruction1. carry out a minimum of three training sessions, involving demonstrating and instructing particular work skills for different groups; with each session addressing:
- different learning objectives
- a range of techniques and effective communication skills appropriate to the audience.
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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