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 TAE40116

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.  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 RPL or Coursework assessment pathways. You can complete these units as Standalone individual units with a Statement of Attainment issued for each one upon completion or
  • If you have not yet completed TAEASS502, this can be completed via RPL or Coursework and integrated with the assessment of the gaps for TAEASS401 and TAEASS403 (we’ll go into that more below).
  • If you have not yet completed TAELLN411, this can be completed as a standalone unit via Recognition or Coursework
Difference 3. TAEASS401 Performance Evidence is different in TAE40116

What is the gap?

For TAEASS401 you are required to show that you have planned assessment for 5 different Units of Competency ( 2 for RPL)
Some of the Knowledge Evidence has also changed so our Upgrade assessment tasks integrate some Knowledge Questions within the same instruments that will guide you through the Performance Evidence side of things.
What do we need?
We have integrated the assessment for TAEASS502 and TAEASS401, but in a way that lets you demonstrate competency without the need to repeat lots of information.
This means that you will need to complete 3 entire Assessment Tools for 3 units of competency of your choosing (or use existing documentation to provide evidence for RPL) and also show evidence of a further planning of assessment for 2 different units of competency (or use existing documentation to provide evidence for RPL).
What does it need to show?

For TAEASS502:

If you have already completed this unit, you can show evidence of that.

If you have not completed it, you are required to design and develop 3 x Assessment Tools against 3 different Units of Competency. Each Assessment Tool must assess the ENTIRE Unit of Competency.

 
Of these we recommend that:
  • 2 x Assessment Tools must be for a Training and Assessment Pathway
  • 1 x Assessment Tool must be for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway.
Each Assessment Tool should include:
  • Background, purpose and context information
  • Unpacking of the Units of Competency
  • A documented Assessment Plan
  • The development of Assessment Instruments, including contextualisation
  • 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.
For TAEASS401:
You are required to provide evidence of your  development of 2 Assessment Instruments and Plans that each assess a PART of a Unit of Competency:
  • Assessment  1 will assess someone through a Training and Assessment Pathway for part of a Unit of Competency
  • Assessment  2 will assess someone following a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway for part of a different Unit of Competency.
For each occasion, you will need to provide:
  • An assessment plan
  • A different endorsed or accredited Unit of Competency (or clusters of units of competency) for each of the 2 occasions
  • An Assessment Instrument for each occasion – you will need to develop one Instrument from scratch; for the other, you will need to modify an existing Assessment Instrument
  • Contextualisation of the Unit(s) of Competency and the Assessment Instruments, where required
  • Incorporation of reasonable adjustment strategies into your plan
  • Assessment mapping for the part of the unit chosen
  • Evidence of checking that the draft Assessment Instrument meets candidate and workplace needs
  • Evidence of following organisational arrangements.

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. TAEASS403 Performance Evidence is different in TAE40116

What is the gap?

For TAEASS403, you are required to show that you have planned and participated in 3 assessment validations.
Some of the Knowledge Evidence has also changed so our Upgrade assessment tasks integrate some Knowledge Questions within the same instruments that will guide you through the Performance Evidence side of things.
What do we need?

Evidence that you have planned and prepared for at least one further validation process dated after the issuance of your Cert IV TAE40110.

What does it need to show?

Each Validation should include documented evidence of:

  • Validation Cover Sheet
  • Validation Meeting Form
  • Pre – Assessment Validation Checklist or
  • Post – Assessment Validation Checklist
  • Observers Report or Third Party Report to supplement documentary evidence
  • Validation Findings Report
  • Report describing what you did

 

Difference 5. 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.  We have integrated these within the documents we use to collect Performance Evidence.

 

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.