TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cluster 3)

About TAE40116

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is designed for people who want to work within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and the Australian Qualification Framework as trainers and assessors in their respective industry.

Eligibility for enrolment

To start this course you must have:

  • Subject expertise in the field in which you want to train and assess. This means you must have broad industry knowledge and experience including but not limited to holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.
  • Computer literacy and access to a computer and the internet for research, accessing documents and templates from portable media and using email for communication. If you believe there is a gap in your computer literacy especially in Microsoft applications, the Parramatta College has courses available at different levels to help you.*

To show evidence of your industry engagement, you will need to submit your current CV, a letter from your employer or a letter from one of your clients if you are self-employed. You can send these documents to admin@parramattacollege.com.au clearly stating the course you intend to enrol.

To gain the full qualification you will need to satisfactorily complete all the units listed below including all required assessments and other evidence requirements. Where a learner does not satisfactorily complete the full qualification, a statement of attainment will be issued for those units that have been fully completed to a satisfactory level. In other words, they are competent in those units.

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

Units of competency covered

This cluster focuses on planning, designing and developing assessment tools and validation of those assessments. This course covers the following units of competency from the Training and Education Training Package:

TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Delivery strategies

This course is focussed on dplanning, designing and developing assessment tools in vocational education and training and will allow students to gain real experience in the classroom, practice in small groups of up to 16 students, and undertake holistic assessments based on current work practices. It is expected that a full time study load will involve up to 20 hours a week of study. In class delivery includes:

Classroom delivery by experienced and industry skilled trainer
Simulated in class experience on a weekly basis
self-paced trainer led activities to reinforce, extend and reflect on what has been learnt in class

The course will be delivered in 7 days over, most preferably Sat and Sun combination.

Assessment strategies

A range of assessment methods are used to collect evidence from learners. These methods include:

Direct observation in a work environment by a Trainer/ Assessor of this course
Portfolio of evidence assessed by a Trainer/ Assessor of this course. This portfolio would include indirect evidence such as log books (witnessed by work practice supervisor); workbooks completed at the students' own time, ; and other evidence such as learner-produced
*Third-party reports from supervisors or other professional workers at an RTO as required;
*Critical Reflections of work undertaken in demonstrating skills;
*Role plays and workplace simulation exercises where demonstration of skills cannot be achieved within the workplace;
*Presentation of information in the workplace or in a simulated work environment;
*Written reports; and
*Knowledge based exercises which demonstrate key knowledge across subjects in the form of quizzes or short answer exercises.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Parramatta College recognises that some learners may have already delivered training as part of their job or as a trainer. If you believe you can provide sufficient evidence (according to the rules of evidence – see Standard 1.8 – 1.12 under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015) of your current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements of any of the units in this course, please consult with the Education Manager prior to enrolling to apply for recognition. The RPL application will be reviewed by a qualified trainer/assessor. Please note that applying for RPL may nor automatically result in issuing of the qualification or statement of attainment. No refund will be made In case of a partial qualification or if no certificate can be issued as a result of the RPL assessment.

People who have completed the full qualification may be able to work as a trainer and assessor in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or at a workplace. People wishing to train the TAE40116, will need to get a training and assessment qualification higher than the TAE40116 (See Item 5, schedule 1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015). In accordance with the requirements of Standard 1.13 under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, you will also need to have:

  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
  • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
  • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
  • a clear, evidenced and up to date Professional Development strategy

Please note RPL option isn’t available until further notice. If you wish to have a further conversation about this matter, please feel free to contact the VET program manager on 02 96872072.

Need more information?

Should you require further information, please contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116.
  • Plan assessment activities and processes (TAEASS401)
  • Assess competence (TAEASS402)
  • Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403)
  • Design and develop assessment tools (TAEASS502)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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