Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
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 covered 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.
To complete this course a total of ten units must be successfully completed. This is made up of seven (7) core units and three (3) elective 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.
TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the assessment process.
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct individual and group instruction and demonstrate work skills, using existing learning resources in a safe and comfortable learning environment. The unit covers the skills and knowledge required to determine the success of both the training provided and one's own personal training performance. It emphasises the training as being driven by the work process and context.
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.
TAELLN401A 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.
All courses have twelve months duration from the time of commencement. The course is self-paced so you can study at a time that suits you. It is recommended that you aim to submit one unit per month to ensure you complete your course on time. If you do not complete your course within this timeframe your enrolment will be cancelled without an approved deferral or course extension.
This course is offered by distance training and assessment. The resources are available on USB or by downloading the training and assessment content online. Once you enrol you can choose the resource that suits you most. (USB or online). The USB contains the Learner Guides and Learner Workbooks for each unit. Online based resources require unique login details to access the online content which is a summary of the Learner Guide and downloadable Learner Guides and Learner Workbooks.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however you must have access to groups of learners, or groups of people (a group is 4 or more people) who can simulate learners to complete the practical components. There are 5 delivery demonstrations required which must be recorded and sent in on USB or CD. Third party reports may be accepted for some of the demonstrations if you are currently working within a training environment.
You must have a good understanding of the English language as course material is only available in English. You must be able to read, write and interpret documents as you may be required to complete assessment tasks such as short/long answer questions and write more complex documents such as essays.
You are required to have intermediate computer skills and be able to communicate using email and attachments, and create documents, spreadsheets or presentations. You must have the ability to research using the internet.
Each unit comprises of a learner workbook containing assessment tasks and major activity which must be completed in full before being submitted for marking.
Assessments for qualifications are competency based, meaning you are assessed against the unit of competency (unit) requirements. You have three submissions to demonstrate competency, otherwise you will need to re-enrol in the unit and pay a unit re-enrolment fee (please see fee schedule contained in the Student Handbook).
- A desktop computer or laptop
- One of the following operating systems on the computer or laptop;
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 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 www.speedtest.net to perform a speed test of their internet connection
- Current version of a web browser, that is Internet Explorer OR Chrome OR Mozilla Firefox
- An email account – this can be created for free through yahoo, hotmail and gmail
- Adobe Reader or Adobe Pro XI 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
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessing your current knowledge and skills that may have been acquired from informal training such as work history or formal training such as classroom based training.
First Choice Training provides a self-assessment guide that will indicate whether you have enough evidence to be a successful RPL candidate. RPL cannot be guaranteed as it is assessed on an individual basis, dependent on experience and qualifications. Should RPL not be granted, you will need to complete the work required to gain competency in the unit or course.
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