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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122)


If you have experience in workplace training and assessment, on the job mentoring, teaching or facilitating learning and enjoy the creative side of your work, then this is the qualification for you.


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This qualification reflects the roles of entry-level vocational education and training (VET) teachers, trainers and assessors who are delivering training services to vocational learners and assessment services to candidates.

The roles may be undertaken by those working in registered training organisations (RTOs), enterprises, community organisations, schools and other VET provision contexts.

The volume of learning of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is typically six months to two years.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations
This qualification meets the minimum education requirement for trainers and assessors operating without supervision under applicable VET legislation, frameworks and/or standards. The qualification is a successor to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Entry Requirements
Those entering this qualification must be able to demonstrate vocational competence in their proposed training and assessing area. Vocational competence is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Course Details

Total number of units = 12
6 core units  plus
6 elective units , of which:

  • at least 3 must be from Group A
  • of the remaining elective units:
    • all may be from the elective units listed below
    • up to 2 may be from any currently endorsed Certificate III or above training package qualification or accredited course, provided that no more than 1 is selected from a Certificate III.

Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome for entry-level VET teachers, trainers and assessors.

Core units

TAEASS412 Assess competence

TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training

TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs

TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training

TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector


Elective units

Group A Training and assessment

TAEASS404 Assess competence in an online environment

TAEASS512 Design and develop assessment tools

TAEASS514 Develop and implement plans for recognition of prior learning

TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL405 Plan, organise and facilitate online learning

TAEDEL412 Facilitate workplace-based learning

TAEDEL413 Facilitate distance-based training

TAEDEL414 Mentor in the workplace

TAEDEL415 Complete a practicum in a vocational education and training environment

TAEDEL416 Facilitate learning for young vocational learners

TAETAS411 Maintain training and assessment information

Group B Learner support

TAELLN421 Integrate core skills support into training and assessment

TAELLN422 Use foundation skills resources, strategies and advice

TAELLN423 Integrate employability skills support into training and assessment

TAEXDB411 Plan and implement individual support plans for learners with disability

TAEXDB511 Develop and implement training and assessment strategies for learners with disability

Group C General

BSBAUD411 Participate in quality audits

BSBAUD412 Work within compliance frameworks

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

Online and/or Blended Delivery


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – TAE40116 (Release 2.0).

Training Package

TAE Business Services Training Package (Release 3.0-3.2).

GEM Online Campus 

The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery

Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment

Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,200 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 12-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 12 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities and assessments.


Assistance might be available for this qualification: gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Student Loan:

GEM College now partners with Study Loans as a great way for you to finance your course. Follow this link to Study Loans page to find out more and apply: https://studyloans.com.au/gem-college-information-page/

Your tuition fee includes:

• Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
• Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
• Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
• All essential reference materials.
• Additional Reference materials may be requested to further enhance your learning. These might attract an additional charge.

Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

Fees can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order. Note: GEM College may not accept upfront payments in excess of $1,500 from individuals, prior to a pre-enrolment discussion with a course advisor.

A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship on the GEM website.

Course Fees: $4,250


Entry Requirements/Pathways
Those entering this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their 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.

In addition candidates considering this qualification will also need:

• Communication skills at a requisite level to complete the course
• Computer skills such as:

– Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing;
– Familiar with web browser software;
– Able to send/receive e-mail, including e-mail with attachments; and
– Proficient in navigating the Internet.

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this course, you could consider enrolling for the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or the Diploma of Training Design and Development. Graduates might also consider higher qualifications in the Training Package area of their vocational competence. For instance, you could consider enrolling for qualifications such as the Diploma of Business or the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Student selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to:

• Ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path;
• Explore possibilities for RPL and/or credit transfer (as applicable);
• Identify special needs and determine reasonable adjustment (if applicable/required);
• Establish delivery mode(s) that match the requirements of the student;
• Inform important policies/processes (e.g. – student selection/admissions, privacy, payment/refunds, grievance/complaints processes, etc).

Gaining University Entrance
A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit. Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.

A Graduate Certificate/Diploma from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.