Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Become a vocational education and training (VET) expert delivering training and assessment services in the VET sector with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This qualification is great preparation if you're engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program


Competency and knowledge

Gain valuable skills and knowledge to deliver effective training sessions as a component of a structured VET program, including:

  • developing learning programs
  • preparing and delivering training sessions
  • supporting students to maximise learning
  • evaluating and assessing students to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved

Achievement of this qualification (or an equivalent) 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).

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 the qualification, include:

  • enterprise trainer
  • enterprise assessor
  • registered training organisation (RTO) trainer
  • RTO assessor
  • training adviser or training needs analyst
  • vocational education teachers

To meet the demands of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) it is highly recommended that you have the following:

Effective and highly developed:

  • command of written and spoken English
  • communication, documentation and research skills
  • computer access and skills for web use, word processing, presentation software and email

A high level of commitment:

  • Due to the intensive nature of this course, you should expect to commit additional time outside of classes to fulfil reading, research and assessment requirements.

A workplace or simulated workplace, consisting of:

  • at least 8 participants to partake in simulated assessment tasks
  • appropriate training facilities to conduct training in
  • TAE40110 qualified assessor OR video recording and DVD burning aparatus provisions

Course Dates

  • Prahran (Day only): Friday
    12 August 2016 – 09 December 2016
    10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Preston (Evening): Tuesday AND Thursday
    16 August 2016 to 01 December 2016
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Preston (Day): Wednesday
    17 August 2016 to 30 November 2016
    10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Online: Wednesday
    17 August 2016 to 30 November 2016

Please Note: there will be no classes between 19-30 September 2016 (term break), or for the week commencing 31 October 2016 (Melbourne Cup week).

Extra Note: Students wishing to study at Preston will partially complete the qualification in 2016 and the remainder by February 2017.

Already involved in Training and Assessment?

Flexible delivery will suit you if you’re already involved in training and assessment or have access to a workplace that enables you to apply the skills and knowledge covered in the course.

Skills Recognition

Skills recognition is the overarching term given to the recognition of skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal training gained by the applicant. It acknowledges previous learning and current competence from a participant’s relevant life, work experience, formal education and/or professional development.

Skills Recognition should be considered applied and granted prior to commencement of a course so as unnecessary training does not occur. Please discuss this with a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.


In order to complete assessments, you are required to resource a workplace or develop a simulated workplace prior to commencing the course.

We will use a variety of assessment tools, including:

  • workshops
  • self-paced resources
  • workplace practice
  • interviews

VET FEE-HELP is now available to eligible students

Payment Options

  • Option 1
  • Pay fees in full before commencement of course
  • Option 2 – Victorian Training Guarantee funded place
  • VET FEE-HELP allows you to have all or part of your VET tuition fees paid by the Commonwealth Government in the form of a loan, regardless of whether you are eligible or not for a government funded place. Eligibility criteria applies
  • Option 3 – Not Eligible for Victorian Training Guarantee funded place
  • If you are ineligible for VET FEE-HELP you may choose to pay your 2016 fees using the Instalment Payment Plan. Melbourne Polytechnic has an Instalment Payment Plan enabling you to pay fees through an agreed instalment plan over four payments

For further information on Melbourne Polytechnic’s Instalment Payment Plan, please go to: Payment Plan.

Payment Methods

Payment methods at Melbourne Polytechnic are by cash, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard and cheque. Note: we do not accept American Express.

Enrolment Requirements

When enrolling, you are required to provide proof of citizenship/residency and age. Examples of acceptable documentation is as follows:

  • Australian passport
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Passport showing permanent residence
  • Medicare card and Driver’s licence

If you are applying for a concession (applicable to courses only) we will need to be able to sight the appropriate concession card. For further clarification on this, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic ECA, as outlined above.

For more information regarding the Victorian Training Guarantee funded place, please click here.


For further information on the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students






03 9269 8400


Full-time: Classroom-based - choose from day or evening classes Online: Self-paced

Part-time: 6 months
classroom-based - choose from day or evening classes.
Online: self-paced . 6 months. See above for latest course dates and session times.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Flexible, Classroom


Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Written assignments, observations, folio and reflection journals


We will supply all materials. You will require a computer with internet access, study and research materials

Entrance Requirements

This course has no prerequisites, however please see information listed above for recommendation to meet demands of course.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET) or the Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Career Pathways

Develop your teaching and training career in the VET sector or use your VET skills to advance your career in an industry of your choice.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes 20
TAEASS402B Assess competence 15
TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation 20
TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning 30
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 25
TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs 50
TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs 25
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.