Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Achievement of this qualification or an equivalent by trainers and assessors is a requirement of the Australian Quality Training Framework Essential Standards for Registration (Standard 1 as outlined in Appendix 2 of the Users' Guide to the Essential Standards for Registration).

This qualification, or the skill sets derived from units of competency within it, is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

enterprise trainer

enterprise assessor

registered training organisation (RTO) trainer

RTO assessor

training adviser or training needs analyst

vocational education teacher.


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 10

7 core unitsplus

3 elective units

At least 2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below. One elective unit may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level. Where a unit is chosen from another currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course, it must be from a qualification or course at Certificate III level or above, and must contribute towards the vocational outcome of the program.

Core units

add topic TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation

add topic TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

add topic TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs

add topic TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

Elective units


add topic TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools

Delivery and facilitation

add topic TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL403A Coordinate and facilitate distance-based learning

add topic TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace

add topic TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning

Language, literacy and numeracy

add topic TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills OR TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Training advisory services

add topic TAETAS401A Maintain training and assessment information

Imported units

add topic BSBAUD402B Participate in a quality audit

add topic BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

add topic BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals

add topic BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

add topic BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information


    Qualification pathways

    Prerequisite requirements

    There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, candidates may undertake TAA50104 Diploma of Training and Assessment or may choose to undertake TAE70110 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Employability Skills


TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


interpreting client needs and writing to these

using a range of communication skills, such as listening, questioning, reading, interpreting and writing documents

writing hazard and incident reports

using effective facilitation and interpersonal skills, including verbal and non-verbal language that is sensitive to the needs and differences of others

mentoring, coaching and tutoring techniques


working with colleagues to compare, review, and evaluate assessment processes and outcomes

actively participating in assessment validation sessions

managing work relationships and seeking feedback from colleagues and clients on professional performance

developing and evaluating with others learning programs customised for individual or group needs


identifying hazards and assessing risks in the learning environment

using time-management skills in designing learning programs

calculating costs of programs and logistics of delivery, and accessing appropriate resources

generating a range of options to meet client needs

Initiative and enterprise

interpreting the learning environment and selecting delivery approaches which motivate and engage learners

monitoring and improving work practices to enhance inclusivity and learning

being creative to meet clients' training needs

applying design skills to develop innovative and flexible cost-effective programs

Planning and organising

researching, reading, analysing and interpreting workplace specifications

planning, prioritising and organising workflow

interpreting collected evidence and making judgements of competency

documenting action plans and hazard reports

working with clients in developing personal or group learning programs

organising the human, physical and material resources required for learning and assessment


working within policy and organisational frameworks

managing work and work relationships

adhering to ethical and legal responsibilities

taking personal responsibility in the planning, delivery and review of training

being a role model for inclusiveness and demonstrating professionalism

examining personal perceptions and attitudes


undertaking self-evaluation and reflection practices

researching information and accessing policies and frameworks to maintain currency of skills and knowledge

promoting a culture of learning in the workplace

seeking feedback from colleagues

facilitating individual, group-based and work-based learning


using technology to enhance outcomes, including online delivery and research using the internet

using student information management systems to record assessments

identifying and organising technology and equipment needs prior to training

using a range of software, including presentation packages