Upgrading from TAE40110 to TAE40116 with Fortress Learning: What does it look like?


TAE40116 Upgrade

The new TAE40116 Cert IV in TAE is not entirely the same as the older TAE40110 Cert 4 TAE. While not everyone will be jumping to upgrade, people who are wanting to distinguish themselves as training professionals are telling us that they are keen to do so.

Yes, 8 of the 10 units are equivalent, but don’t be fooled into thinking that a TAE40116 Upgrade can just be a matter of showing your old certificate and showing a resume or job description.

Knowing what is involved first requires knowledge of what has changed.  Here, we will go through the differences between TAE40116 and TAE40110, and what it means for your Upgrade with Fortress Learning.

Difference 1. Industry currency required for TAE40110

What is the gap?

Unlike the Cert IV TAE40110, the TAE40116 requires that you demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience.

What do we need?

Documentation to demonstrate your current vocational competency , this may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

What does it need to show?

Details of how you have gained skills and knowledge in Vocational Education through your completion of VET Qualifications or work that you do in a specific industry relevant to Vocational Education.

What could you submit?

Documentation can include such items as:

  • Copies of Qualifications you have completed in the past such as Cert I, II, II, IV or Diplomas (this will be the easiest for most people)
  • Position Descriptions
  • Resumes
  • Letter of Employment
  • Employment Contracts
  • Pay slips.

Difference 2. TAEASS401 Performance Evidence is different in TAE40116

What is the gap?

For TAEASS401 and as part of TAEASS502 you are required to plan, organise, document and develop 5 x Assessment Tools against 5 different Units of Competency.

Of these, 3 Assessment Tools must be for a Training and Assessment Pathway; 2 Assessment Tools must be for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway

What do we need?

Five assessment tools that you have planned, organised, documented and developed.

What does it need to show?

Each Assessment Tool should include:

  • Background, purpose and context information
  • Unpacking of the Units of Competency being used to demonstrate understanding of evidence requirements and methods
  • A documented Assessment Plan
  • The development of Assessment Instruments along with the modification and the contextualisation of these Instruments
  • Mapping documents for each of the Assessment Instruments
  • Clear instructions to both candidates and assessors
  • Trial, and consequent review of the Assessment Instruments
  • A report and reflection on the entire process.

What could you submit?

Documentation that shows all of the above.  Not everyone will have every component, and so we will provide templates to assist in filling in any gaps you might have.

Depending on what you did as part of your TAE40110 Cert IV, or Diploma of VET/TDD you may be able to include some of that.

Difference 3. TAEASS403 Performance Evidence is different in TAE40116

What is the gap?

For TAEASS403, you are required to plan, participate and contribute in 3 assessment validations.

What do we need?

Evidence that you have planned and prepared for each of the 3 assessment validations.

What does it need to show?

Each Validation should include documented evidence of:

  • Planning and preparing for the validation meeting, including purpose and context of the validation
  • The resources required for each of the validations
  • Validating each Assessment Tool against the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence
  • Checking that context and conditions of assessment include clear instructions for the assessor and candidate/s, and relate directly to the assessment conditions of the relevant Unit of Competency
  • Checking that tasks to be administered to the candidate/s include clear and concise instructions and an outline of evidence requirements
  • Checking that assessment decision-making rules and benchmarks are clear and enable consistent outcomes
  • Checking that recording mechanisms are clear and allow for sufficient information to be recorded
  • Reviewing and using assessment maps to assist in determining validity of Assessment Instruments
  • Contributing to the validation findings and suggesting recommendations for improvement
  • The findings and recommendations as per organisational policy and procedure
  • An overall report on the validation process and your contribution and participation in it.

What could you submit?

Documentation that shows all of the above.

Not everyone will have every component, and so we will provide templates to assist in filling in any gaps you might have.

Depending on what you did as part of your TAE40110 Cert IV, or Diploma of VET/TDD you may be able to include some of that.

Difference 4. TAEASS401-403 Knowledge Evidence

What is the gap?

The Knowledge Evidence in the non-equivalent units is not identical to the Required Knowledge of the superseded units.

What do we need?

Evidence that you possess the Knowledge that is specified in the new units.

What could you submit?

We provide a series of Short Answer Questions to assess the Knowledge Evidence.

Difference 5.  New core units in TAE40116

What is the gap?

There are two new Core units in TAE40116 that were electives in TAE40110:

TAELLN411 – Address adult, language, literacy & numeracy skills
TAEASS502 – Design & develop assessment tools

What do we need?

Evidence that you are competent in both of these units.

What could you submit?

You are able to pursue one or both of these units through Recognition or Coursework assessment pathways. If you are seeking TAEASS502 via Recognition, that can be completed at the same time as addressing the gaps for TAEASS401 and TAEASS403.

Putting it all Together:  What are the Options for your TAE40116 TAE Cert IV Upgrade?

Not everyone is the same.

The units you completed as part of your TAE40110 will not be the same as the next person.  Likewise, the experience you have had since completing your initial Cert IV TAE will also be different.

For that reason, we offer 4 different ways to upgrade from TAE40110 Cert 4 TAE to the TAE40116 Cert IV TAE.

 

TAE40116 Upgrade Options

Make it happen.

To learn more about Fortress Learning’s TAE40116 Upgrade program, CLICK HERE.