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Gain qualifications to advance your training career

Our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will furnish suitably qualified and experienced industry professionals with the skills needed to deliver vocational education training (VET) at an educational institution or in the workplace. In this entry-level course, you’ll learn how to design, develop, deliver and assess training programs. If your aim is to gain qualifications as a VET teacher, trainer, workplace assessor or training facilitator, the Certificate IV is the course for you.

Planned to meet the competency development and qualification needs of personnel working in a broad range of functions within vocational education and training, the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally recognised qualification.

This qualification replaces the previous TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Fields of competency are:

  • Designing and developing learning programs
  • Planning, organising and delivering training
  • Assessing in the workplace

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Gold Coast - Southport

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Blended: 9 months / Self-paced

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  • Full Fee $1,850

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07 5581 8300

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Naomi Boscoe

Back your abilities and lead from the front

The experience I have gained from completing my Certificate in Training and Assessment, has provided me with the skills, innovation and confidence to back my own abilities and lead by example. Prior to commencing the course, I knew I had the foundations of what it took to be a leader, but studying alongside like-minded people and learning from highly qualified teachers allowed me to refine my skills and broaden by future job prospects.

Naomi Boscoe
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

Gold Coast - Southport Self-paced Blended

Entry requirements

You are required to have:

  • intermediate computer skills as the program has an online component
  • a high level of literacy and numeracy
  • access to the internet and have a current email address
  • Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Adobe Reader and headphones or speakers on your computer.
  • After enrolment all applicants must complete a short quiz on Literacy and Numeracy levels using the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) prior to orientation dates or prior to the first day of class.


Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

All resources are available online.

  • Course fees cover all material costs associated with the course.
  • Students must have access to a computer and the internet.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet at home/work you may use those available at any of our campuses during their normal hours of operation.
  • Students will also need a USB memory stick.  It is also advisable to have a back-up copy of your assessment tasks.

Technical Specifications
Prospective students must have the following computer technical specifications before they can access the course materials and participate in the learning program:

  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Windows PC or Apple Mac - please note: portable devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets, slates) do not necessarily support all the features of Connect, our Learning Management System, and may not work properly for submitting assessments
  • Computer running a minimum of Windows 7 or Apple Macintosh OSX 10.8
  • Connect has been designed to function on these minimum browser versions: Google Chrome (latest) (highly recommended for students), Firefox (latest), Safari (latest), Internet Explorer 10 - older versions of browsers may not correctly display information
  • ADSL or Cable Broadband is highly recommended
  • Audio playback enabled on your computer (many activities use audio interaction)
  • Students may require a headset with the capacity to listen and talk back (USB connection headsets are known to give superior sound quality)

To be able to have full access to the materials available to you on Connect, you are required to have the following software and plugins installed on your computer:

  • Adobe Flash Player
    To complete this course, you are required to have the Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer. Certain presentations and activities are delivered in Flash format that requires this player (plugin). You can download the Adobe Flash Player from
  • Adobe Reader
    To be able to view particular readings and also access the study guides within this course you are required to have the Adobe Reader plugin/program installed on your computer. You can download the Adobe Reader from
  • Microsoft Word
    To read and complete assessments you are required to have Microsoft Word installed on your computer.


The duration of the course is 9 months and all assessment items must be submitted, marked and resulted in that time.

Study plan:
You will receive a recommended study plan showing the suggested hours spent on each unit of study.  It is expected students will spend approximately 8-10 hours per week doing study or assignment work to successfully complete this course.

A key part of the assessment process is the requirement to plan, develop and deliver three training sessions of 40 to 60 minutes each. One of the training sessions must be based on an accredited course or unit of competency.

Students will be required to have access to video recording equipment to enable recording of these presentations.

Students without access to a suitable workplace training environment are encouraged to find alternate practice environments to complete their presentations. Talk to your facilitator about possible opportunities for practice.

Other forms of assessment include:

  • using supplied templates to design and develop learning programs
  • plan and develop assessment activities eg. role plays, questionnaires, quizzes
  • participate in validation
  • recording and reporting findings

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is available for those students who can provide sufficient current evidence of their participation in the field of Vocational Education or industry training. To successfully complete the RPL process, you will be required to provide detailed evidence including, but not limited to, the following;

  • A current CV, including your current position, demonstrating you have been practising as a trainer/assessor in the VET or industry sector within the past 2 years
  • Job description showing your role as a VET or industry trainer/assessor
  • Third party reports from your employer verifying your currency in the training industry
  • Documentation showing ongoing professional development in training and assessing
  • Details of any previous training or teaching qualifications you may currently hold.

Please discuss any application for RPL with your TAE Program Facilitator.


BSBCMM401A Make a presentation Core
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction Elective
TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning Core
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace Core
TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs Core
TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs Core
TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills Elective
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes Core
TAEASS402B Assess competence Core
TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

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If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


This qualification is the minimum requirement needed for trainers to work within the Vocational Education and Training sector, for example: Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and TAFE's.

Career options may include:

  • Training Officer
  • Training and Development professional
  • Facilitator
  • Workplace Assessor
  • Vocational Education Teacher
  • Industry Trade Trainer

Job prospects

  • Training and Development Professional
  • Vocational Education Teacher
  • Workplace Assessor

Naomi Boscoe

Back your abilities and lead from the front

The experience I have gained from completing my Certificate in Training and Assessment, has provided me with the skills, innovation and confidence to back my own abilities and lead by example. Prior to commencing the course, I knew I had the foundations of what it took to be a leader, but studying alongside like-minded people and learning from highly qualified teachers allowed me to refine my skills and broaden by future job prospects.

Naomi Boscoe
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 21 April 2017

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