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Professional Trainer

If you complete the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you will gain a range of skills in developing and designing training programs. You will also plan and undertake delivery, and organise and run assessment processes. The course suits tradespeople and professionals, and any others who are responsible for the developing and assessing of skills of employees in their workplace.

Who should complete this qualification?

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If you currently are involved in on-the-job assessing and training or are training learners to learn specific skills the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment offers the perfect vocational education opportunity for you. You will be involved in exploring flexible practices, techniques, and approaches to training & assessment in the professional arena. This qualification is focused on developing training capabilities for people in the vocational education and training (VET) area and general workers who are involved in delivering training and assessment programs in the workplace.

Potential career outcomes

Possible career pathways for those who successfully complete the qualification include jobs as a training developer, facilitator, trainer and assessor, or learning & development Officer/Manager. Common roles are in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, at a Registered Training Organisations (RTO) or in employee development roles in a number of different industries.

The approximate duration of the course is 12 months and the course delivery can take place online. 

Virtual learning offers the same benefits as classroom workshops as you work with peers, ask questions with quick answers from the course facilitators, and can stimulate deeper discussions. Other important benefits of online study include time efficiency and the opportunity to enrol from any location.

In order to be successful and achieve this qualification, students are required to take part in the following.

  1. Online courses with virtual assessment and delivery workshops comprise 1 x 2.5-hour virtual classrooms each month with a Trainer and Assessor throughout the 12-months. Students must participate in 6 x 7.5 hour long virtual classroom assessment sessions.
  2. Complete structured self-initiated learning & assessment tasks both online and in a workplace, with online engaging pre-recorded assessment videos and tutorials and several guided learning & assessment workshops. These involve approximately 10 to 12 hours weekly for the average participant throughout 12-months.
  3. Complete assessments focused on workplace situations and students take part in most assessments in their own specific workplace, either through live streaming with an assessor, by providing video recordings, or participating in assessment workshops where you are assessed by an assessor.
  4. Each student can access a trainer & assessor for 1 hour and 30 minutes fortnightly. The time is used for both learning and assessment depending on the individual student’s needs and comprises 3 hours each month for 12 months.

The entry requirements are as follows:

  • aged 18 years or more;
  • a minimum education level of year 10 or Cert III;
  • work experience;
  • technologically literate;
  • English proficiency.

Other requirements to enrol in the TAE40116 for trainers and assessors

  • Anyone enrolling in this program must have developed language skills, be literate and numerate in the (LLN) skills needed for their role.
  • Must be technologically literate which means being able to access a computer with uninterrupted internet access and have available applications for word processing, video recording and spreadsheet applications like Excel.
  • Must be in a job or have easy access to a workplace plus have a minimum of 2 years work experience in the selected field in the past five years
  • Before enrolling students must take part in an interview with a course advisor which will include  reviewing the applicants current knowledge and skills so as to ensure the candidate is suitable to participate in an online self-paced program; 
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is recognising the knowledge and skills gained through earlier work and study and any other life experiences. This can be used to award competency for any of the Units of Competency covered in the qualification.