Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Full Qualification:
$4100 or  ($420 Per Unit)

Eligible funded students $597.90* T&C apply.


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Course Overview:

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the industry standard qualification for those who deliver and assess training. This qualification will provide participants with the skills, knowledge and passion to deliver interesting and informative training sessions to groups and individuals, navigate the Australian training system and undertake competency-based assessments against any benchmark or standard.
The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment reflects the role of individuals who are engaged delivering training and assessment services in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) or other sectors. This qualification (or the skills sets derived from units of competency within it) is also suitable for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program. Students may have existing qualifications and technical skills in any given vocation or profession, yet require skills or recognition in training and assessment functions.

Entry Requirements:

To enrol into this qualification, participants 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'.

It is beneficial for participants to have access to a workplace however if this is not possible, The Pivot Institute is able to provide you with a realistic simulated environment to complete the assessment.  Strong literacy and numeracy skills are required. Participants must also have access to a computer with a reliable and stable internet connection for online/virtual classroom delivery. Workplace projects conducted in a training and assessment environment will be the basis for the assessment tasks.

 Broad Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the Australian Training System and identify the major players in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
  • Learn the language of VET, defining key terms.
  • Unpack training packages and accredited courses to identify suitable training opportunities that meet client needs.
  • Design and develop learning programs that provide a clear pathway to knowledge and skill development.
  • Use the Australian Core Skills Framework to identify the core LLN skills that an individual holds as well as those required for training specifications and the workplace.
  • Design and develop individual and group session plans which incorporate adult learning theory.
  • Incorporate LLN support into individual and group session plans.
  • Prepare for the delivery of quality sessions.
  • Deliver interesting, interactive and targeted training to suit the target group and the training specifications.
  • Design and develop assessment tools which meet the rules of evidence and principles of assessment.
  • Plan for assessment.
  • Assess competency against the relevant units of competency.
  • Participate in assessment validation resulting in continuous improvement of assessment practices.

Course Structure:

The TAE40116 is delivered in three clusters:

The Learning Design Cluster provides the skills and knowledge required to identify the content of a learning program, how to design a program for a target audience and how to review it.

This cluster also covers the skills and knowledge of how to use training packages to support industry, organisational and individual competency development needs.

  • 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
The Train the Trainer Cluster provides the skills and knowledge to effectively deliver training to groups and individuals in the workplace.

This includes the development of training materials and resources and ensures competence in planning, organising and delivering informative and practical training sessions.

  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction
The Workplace Assessor Cluster focuses on developing assessment plans, organising the assessment process, and conducting the assessment.

This includes the development of robust assessment tools and the participation in assessment validation sessions.

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


Modes of Delivery:

  • Facilitated Virtual Delivery  - Here at The Pivot Institute, we are leaders in the field with our own Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). Virtual face-to-face participants will be set up on our leading online learning platform; the Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). This platform provides students with the content, resources and assessment documentation necessary to complete the course. Participants will attend virtual classrooms with industry leading facilitators. Participants can start the course anytime and will be required to book in and attend sessions via Zoom. Printed workbooks, assessment documentation and all resources are provided and posted to students.
  • Supported Distance Learning - you will be provided with a hard copy pack including your Learner's Guide, assessment materials and all relevant supporting material.   In addition access will be provided to the Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). This platform holds all the learning material, assessment requirements, resources, needed to complete the qualification.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – if you are currently in training and assessing and already hold the underpinning knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competency, then RPL may be an option. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses your non-formal and formal learning to determine how your current skills and knowledge match the competency outcomes for partial or full completion of a Qualification. RPL must be based on evidence which can be matched against relevant units. This evidence will depend upon the unit and some evidence will go across a number of units. Your Assessor must be satisfied that you have addressed all the requirements of the relevant unit before they can mark you as competent in that unit.   RPL assessment at The Pivot Institute allows you to evidence your skills and knowledge through the completion of an RPL kit.

If you are uncertain of the best pathway for yourself or your team, The Pivot Institute will gladly help to identify the most suitable pathway that best suits your requirements.  Often it can be a combination of methods.  Call us today to discuss your best pathway.


For each cluster of units, you will be provided with a Candidate Assignment Booklet.  In each booklet there are a series of tasks relevant to each cluster.  We work to ensure that the tasks are clear and that you have the right support and resources to undertake your assessment.   This qualification requires that a number of activities are undertaken to prove competency so please consider these requirements prior to committing to the program.   Your assessment will be comprised of a number of tasks which will include some of the following; the development of a learning program, delivery of training sessions, planning for the assessment process, development of assessment instruments and the completion of written questioning and other practical tasks.

You will need to complete all tasks in order to be assessed for competency. During the assessment process your assessor will:

  • Answer any questions or concerns you may have about the assessment process or tasks
  • Assess your competency as required by the unit of competency, by making judgments about the evidence presented in line with the rules of evidence: validity, authenticity, currency and sufficiency
  • Give you feedback on the outcomes of the assessment process
  • Provide your results, either competent or not yet competent
  • advise you on the outcomes of the assessment including the appeals process you can follow if you disagree with the assessment decision.

Volume of Work:

The average time it takes to complete varies significantly depending on the skills and knowledge you already hold relevant to training and assessment. If, for example, you are attending the facilitated classes and completed the relevant activities you would still need to allow the following suggested time* to complete the Qualification.

12 hours a week  - 6 months

6 hours a week - 12 months

The listed volume of learning for this qualification is between 6-24 months. For an accurate estimate of how long we think it will take you to complete the Qualification, please contact The Pivot Institute for an obligation free discussion with a Trainer/Assessor.

Experience in the VET sector in training and assessment can greatly lower the amount of time required to successfully complete the Qualification.

Course Calendar:

These programs are run in our beautiful RiverView training room in Adelaide Terrace Perth.   There are three clusters of workshops which can be attended in any order.   Some participants choose to enrol in a combination of methods perhaps attending one block and completing the others via supported/distance learning.  We can develop an individual RoadMap for you through the Qualification.  Contact us today to discuss your options.

Learning Design Dates:

  • 13-17 January 2020
  • 20-24 April 2020
  • 20-24 July 2020
  • 19-23 October 2020
  • 11-15 January 2021
  • 12-16 April 2021
  • 12-16 July 2021
  • 11-15 October 2021

Train the Trainer Dates:

  • 10-14 February 2020
  • 11-15 May 2020
  • 10-14 August 2020
  • 9-13 November 2020
  • 8-12 February 2021
  • 10-14 May 2021
  • 16-20 August 2021
  • 15-19 November 2021

Workplace Assessor Dates:

  • 9-13 March 2020
  • 8-12 June 2020
  • 7-11 September 2020
  • 7-11 December 2020
  • 15-19 March 2021
  • 14-18 June 2021
  • 13-17 September 2021
  • 6-10 December 2021

We also run customised programs in house (subject to minimum numbers).  Contact us today for an obligation free proposal.

  • The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Apply today...…….click below for the application form and email to enquiries@pivot.edu.au.  Be sure to answer all the questions in the application kit.  You can type directly into the document.


 We would love to hear from you.  You can:

  • Email: enquiries@pivot.edu.au
  • Call us: (08) 9221 1803 OR 1300 354 309
  • Make an appointment to visit: Our administration offices (201 Adelaide Terrace Perth WA 6000 -  access via Burt Way behind the cafe)
  • Sent a query through our website: www.pivot.edu.au

*The student fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Upfront or payment plans available. Regular price $4,100.

Eligibility for subsidised training

You are eligible for a subsidised training place if you have left school, your primary place of residence is in Western Australia and you are:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826;
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or
  • a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.