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TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Course Overview

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a qualification which is highly valued by many employers and organisations. By obtaining this qualification you will develop the competencies necessary to perform the duties of a workplace and vocational trainer and assessor.

You will have been trained in the core skills required for designing and developing suitable training programs for individuals and group-based learners and for organising and conducting the assessment process.

First Choice Training has developed training and assessment strategies that are extremely relevant to our student’s needs and overall requirements. Further, our training strategies, our philosophy and our approach to education are constantly and consistently being self-evaluated and reviewed.

Obtaining your Certificate IV in Training & Assessment from First Choice Training represents a great opportunity for anyone wishing to further enhance their career opportunities.

Course units

TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and organise the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system. It also includes the development of simple assessment instruments.

TAEASS402B Assess competence

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess the competence of a candidate.

TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in an assessment validation process.

TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and deliver training for individuals within a group.

TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and facilitate learning for individuals in a workplace.

TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs to meet an identified need for a group of learners. The unit addresses the skills and knowledge needed to identify the parameters of a learning program, determine the design, outline the content and review its effectiveness.

TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use training packages and accredited courses as tools to support industry, organisation and individual competency development needs.

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.

TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop assessment tools, including tools used in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise the core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) demands of training and assessment, and to tailor training and assessment to suit individual skill levels, including accessing relevant support resources.

Delivery mode

This course is offered as distance-based training and assessment where students are able to access the learning materials via the online learning system. No classroom training or attendance is required.

Students are also offered the option of receiving the learning materials on a USB device via post. If this is your preferred option, you must select the USB option on the Enrolment Form.

Who should complete this course?

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. First Choice Training identifies two distinct target groups for this qualification.

Target Group 1

The first target group for this qualification is current vocational education and training practitioners who are seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge to obtain a formal qualification. This group of candidates will normally consist of:

  • Trainer and / or assessor working for a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Trainer and / or assessor contracted to one or more RTOs
  • An enterprise trainer
  • An enterprise assessor
  • Training adviser or training needs analyst
  • Vocational education teacher

Target Group 2

The second target group for this qualification is people new to the vocational education and training sector. This group of candidates will normally consist of:

  • People looking for a career change
  • People who need this qualification for employment purposes
  • People seeking a formal qualification
  • People with some training and / or assessing experience seeking a formal qualification
  • People taking on a training and / or assessing role within their organisation and seeking a formal qualification

If you do not identify yourself with one of the target groups, please call the office on 1300 800 390 and one of our training consultants will discuss this further with you so that an informed decision can be made.

Duration and Amount of Training

Each enrolled student has up to 6 months to complete their training course.

Course requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, prospective students must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or currently hold a suitable Study Visa.New Zealand citizens can complete this course but will need to provide an Australian address for certificate issuance. Additionally if a New Zealand citizen comes to Australia they will need to provide a USI.

Before commencing the course each student must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool. This LLN evaluation will assist First Choice Training in identifying each learner’s needs and appropriate support to be offered by First Choice Training.

This LLN Indicator Tool must be returned to the Training Department within 10 business days to so that it can be assessed by a trainer. Please note that First Choice Training has up to 10 business days to finalise your LLN Indicator Tool from the date of receipt. First Choice Training offers a range of reasonable adjustment options and support services if a learning need is identified through the LLN Indicator Tool.

Assessment overview

Each unit comprises of assessment tasks such as written questions, case studies and practical assessments which must be completed in full before being submitted for marking. Assessments for qualifications are competency based, which means students are assessed against the unit of competency (unit) requirements

Assessment marking system:

  • Satisfactory (S) result: the student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register
  • Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) result: the student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘not yet satisfactory’ outcome, he or she will receive written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are. The student will then be required to rectify these gaps and re-submit their assessment for marking.

Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.

Students have three (3) attempts to demonstrate competency, otherwise a unit re-enrolment fee applies (please see fee schedule contained in the Student Handbook).

Resource requirements

Each student must have access to specific resources in order to complete the course. Prospective students must have access to the following resources:

  • A desktop computer or laptop
  • One of the following operating systems on the computer or laptop:
    • Windows 7, 8 or higher
    • MAC operating system (Apple Mac computers may need additional software to recognise the functionality settings of the learning materials)
  • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. Prospective students can go to to perform a speed test of their internet connection
  • Current version of a web browser, for example: Chrome OR Mozilla Firefox
  • An email account – this can be created through yahoo, hotmail and gmail
  • The latest version of Adobe Reader and Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Office (version 2007 or later) that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Video camera or recording device such as webcam (smart phones such as iPhones cannot be used)
  • A room or environment that is conducive for the delivery of the practical component of the course (that is, large enough to accommodate a group of four people)
  • Access to a group of at least four (4) people to partake in the practical components of this course
  • Printer and scanner

If a prospective student has limited internet access, First Choice Training can either post a USB of the learning materials or mail the printed version of the learning materials to the student. The student must pay the applicable fee for the printed version as there are printing and postage costs involved (see Fee Schedule).

Recognition of Prior Learning

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessing your current knowledge, skills and experiences that may have been acquired through informal training such as work history or formal training. RPL applications will be reviewed after you have enrolled and paid for the course. An RPL Kit can be obtained by requesting a free information pack (to the right) or through the Student Services Department by email after enrolment .

Evidence Gathering

Documented evidence to support your RPL claims is imperative and collecting as much evidence as possible will allow First Choice Training to assess your competency in your chosen qualification and/or units of competency. You need to ensure that all areas are covered and supply supporting evidence to build a portfolio of your skills and experience.

Without documented evidence, your RPL application will not be successful, so it is important to link your evidence to the outcomes of the units you have selected. Remember that collecting your evidence can take time; however we require this evidence to ensure that we can establish your competencies in the relevant areas.

Currency of your documents

When we assess your RPL application, it is important to show currency. This meaning your evidence should preferably be from the last two (2) years and in most cases should not go back more than five (5) years. Training and qualifications go back to ten (10) years (but no further than this) to demonstrate your knowledge of vocational education and training.

Authenticity and validity of your documents

It is vital that all evidence you supply is authentic and valid. This simply means it must be what you say it is and be verifiable as such. Work samples must be a product of your own work output either wholly or collaboratively. Ensure any evidence supplied that includes other people’s work product or other sources, is appropriately referenced to prevent any issues regarding plagiarism. For more information on plagiarism, refer to the Student Handbook.

Verified Documents

When providing certificates and transcripts to support your RPL claims, it is part of our compliance requirements that these are certified by a Justice of the Peace, to ensure these are reliable and accurate. This will also allow us to apply direct credits where previously completed units of competency are applicable to your RPL application and have exactly the same unit code and title. Please note that a credit transfer is recognition of your formal training completed through another registered training organisation (RTO). Credit transfers are considered as part of the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

First Choice Training also recognises Statements of Attainment and Record of Results issued by other registered training organisations (RTOs). Candidates must submit a JP certified copy of their certificate and transcripts.

Learning Resources

All enrolled students have access to the following learning resources;

  • Learner Workbooks (contains the assessment tools)
  • Learner Guides (contains content about each unit of competency)

Educational and Support Services

Upon receiving the completed LLN Indicator Tool from the student, we will assess the responses and determine if support services and reasonable adjustments are required.

Reasonable adjustment options are available to accommodate students who have a learning need, disability or impairment. Any reasonable adjustments that are made to the training materials and/or assessments will be recorded in the student’s training plan and file.

Please see below the support services offered by First Choice Training.

Student Need Method of support offered by First Choice Training
Language barriers
  • Explaining concepts in clear terms over the telephone
Visual impairment
  • Enlarge the font size of learning materials
Literacy issues
  • Allowing students to be orally assessed by Skype
  • Allowing students to be assessed in person at the office of First Choice Training by an assessor

Prospective students who require additional support services to those offered by First Choice Training, will need to verify that these support options are available before enrolment by calling the office on 1300 800 390.

Please note that the support services offered above form part of the reasonable adjustments options offered by First Choice Training. If a student needs access to the support services listed above, no additional fees apply.

Trainer Support

Each enrolled student will have access to trainer support. Trainers can be contacted by telephone and email during business hours. There is no additional cost to chat with a trainer. All of our trainers are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through this learning experience.

Student Services Department

First Choice Training has a dedicated Student Services Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students (e.g. how to log into the online learning system).

Changes to agreed training services

First Choice Training will notify current students by email of any changes to the agreed services including third party arrangements and change in ownership. This information will be communicated to current students within 2 business days of confirmation that the agreed services have been applied.

Fee Information

The course fee is inclusive of the following items;

  • The learning resources
  • Trainer and assessor support by phone and email
  • Up to 6 months to complete the course
  • Support services (see educational and support services)
  • Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates)

Payment Methods

Payment for the course can be made by;

  • MasterCard and Visa Card (on the website)
  • PayPal (on the website)
  • Telephone payment for credit card payments
  • Amex (3% surcharge)
  • Purchase Order
  • Bank deposit – see details below

    Account Name: Auswright Training Pty Ltd

    Bank: St. George Bank

    BSB: 114-879

    Account Number: 491900424

Once a student has submitted the Enrolment Form, payment for the course must be made immediately.

Payment options

Retail Course Fee: $990.00

Option 1 - Course fees paid in full at the time of enrolment.

  • $199.00 per student - upfront payment in full, which is inclusive of discount.



First Choice Training does not offer VET-FEE HELP.

Consumer Rights

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