Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Share your expertise with the world as a VET trainer. With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you will be qualified to deliver the absolute latest in training and assessment services in the vocational education and training sector.

Learn from the best in the industry. Our trainers are VET industry professionals with broad experience across language, literacy and numeracy, compliance and quality assurance, and instructional design.

Over 8 months, you will maximise your employability by developing a diverse skill set that includes:

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

We offer the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment across five campuses. Life can be unpredictable. As your lifestyle and commitments shift, you can change campuses according to your preferences.


All assessments reflect real workplace tasks to ensure job readiness. You will complete written assignments, observe practical demonstrations and practice tasks through simulated scenarios.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one support from your trainer while getting feedback from your peers in workshops.

Where possible, students will use their workplace as the basis of all assessments. Where a workplace is not available, students will work in a simulated training and assessment environment. Students can do so by using Melbourne Polytechnic facilities to carry out simulated classes with peers in order to complete assessments.

Upon completion of the course, you will have a professional portfolio to present at job interviews.

Employment Outcomes

This qualification enables individuals to deliver training and assessment across the VET sector. Employment opportunities include:

  • Trainer and Assessor within TAFEs and RTOs
  • Placement Officer or Coordinator
  • Placement Assessor
  • VCAL Trainer and Assessor
  • Course Developer
  • Work Placement

As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will have complete access to all of our student services including SLAM Student Union, language, literacy and numeracy support, disability support, Studiosity, Koori services and CEAV careers counselling.

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Part-time: 29 weeks

In addition to the workshops, students are to spend at least an additional 12 hours a week on learning and assessment tasks

Class Schedule:
Day classes 10:00am - 5:00pm:

  • Prahran Tuesday and some Saturdays
  • Collingwood Wednesday and some Saturdays
  • Preston Thursday and some Saturdays
  • Epping Thursday and some Saturdays
  • Greensborough Friday and some Saturdays
Evening classes 6:00pm - 9:00pm:
  • Preston Monday and Wednesdays with some Saturdays
  • Prahran Monday and Wednesdays with some Saturdays
In addition to the workshops, students are to spend at least an additional 16 hours a week on learning and assessment tasks *Classes run across differing days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended (consisting of workshops, online, self-paced study)



Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Written assignments, observations, folio and reflection journals


Students are to bring a USB to all classes. Students are also required to have access to video recording to video record presentations and upload them to Moodle for assessment. All other materials will be supplied.

Entrance Requirements

An Australian recognised vocational qualification. It is highly recommended that students have a 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
  • high level of commitment (approximately 16 hours per week in addition to workshops)

Pathways to further study

  • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training, Design and Development

Career Pathways

  • Trainer and Assessor within TAFEs and RTOs
  • Placement Officer or Coordinator
  • Placement Assessor
  • VCAL Trainer and Assessor
  • Course Developer

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • June
  • August

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
CHCLLN001 Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs 45
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes 40
TAEASS402 Assess competence 25
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation 35
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools 40
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning 30
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 25
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs 50
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs 25
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 30

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.