Certificate IV In Training And Assessment

Course Code: TAE40116
Study Area:
Training and Assessment

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

Achieving the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is required by the Australian Quality Training Framework Essential Standards for Registration, which typically means you must have this qualification or its equivalent if you are after a job as a trainer or assessor with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or a TAFE. Any skills you learn during the course are appropriate to be able to deliver any workplace competency centered training & assessment or as a part of a VET program.

Possible jobs available include the following:
• Enterprise trainer or assessor
• Registered trainer for a training organisation (RTO)
• RTO assessor
• Training adviser or analyst for training needs
• Vocational education trainer (VET)
• Development and learning officer
• Officer for human resources specializing in trainers

  • Pre-training review
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment or evidence of completion of year 12, or Certificate IV or higher studies.

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.

Course overview

Face to Face

Campus: Bendigo City

Start date: 10th October 2022

End date: 7th August 2023

Days: Mondays 

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Duration:10 months 


Campus: Bendigo City & Virtual Classroom

Start date: 18th July 2022

End date: 15th May 2023

Days: Monday & Tuesday evenings

Time: 6.00pm -9.30pm

Duration:10 months 


Campus: Virtual

Start date: Any time

End date: 6-12months after commencement

Days: Thursdays

Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Duration: 6 months 


If you have a passion for teaching others in an educational or corporate environment the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will give you the skills and knowledge to turn your passion into a career.

Gain insights and knowledge into:

  • Reading and interpreting qualification rules from national training packages
  • Unpacking units of competency from national training packages
  • Developing learning programs based on those units of competencies
  • Developing an understanding of language, literacy and numeracy skills for adults
  • Planning, developing and delivering training sessions to both individuals and groups
  • Planning, developing and validating assessment tools for units of competencies
  • Assessing a candidates ability to demonstrate competency against a unit of competency

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.

This is the qualification required by trainers and assessors to train and assess nationally recognised qualifications in the vocational education and training (VET) sector which includes TAFE or private registered training organisations (RTOs). It represents a great option if you are currently employed in a role that involves training others, are looking for a career change or seeking to move into training and assessment or wish to upgrade your training and assessment qualifications.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Bendigo TAFE’s Vaccination Policy.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Pre-training interview and Language, literacy & numeracy assessment

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Project work
  • Training facilitation
  • Written assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Observation of performance

Learning options
  • Blended (Virtual / Face to Face)
  • Face to Face
  • Online

Key study areas

The key study areas are Design - we look at the process of unpacking units of competency to determine the training need, then select units of competency based on the clients needs for training. The next area is Language, Literacy and Numeracy - we investigate the process of determining LLN levels of learners and adjust our materials and learning to suit. This is followed by Delivery - we explore the strategies of how we can deliver to groups and one on one training in the workplace. Finally, its Assessment - exploring the development, trialing and reviewing of those assessment tools as required to determine competence against the unit of competency.

Further study opportunities
  • After completion of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40116) qualification, students willing to further their studies, can move onto the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116) qualification.


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,348.80
Concession - average total course fee*$469.76
Full fee - average total course fee*$3,902.95
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 29/06/2022 1:01 PM