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.


General Information on the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

This qualification reflects the role of individuals delivering training and assessment services in vocational education and training (VET), focusing on skills and knowledge that underpin planning training and assessment within the VET sector.

Note: course does not focus on presentation skills, managing classroom behavior or teaching practice but rather the planning and development required for teaching and assessing in the VET sector.

Mode of Delivery

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will be delivered through a blended delivery model. The course will be primarily online with a series of workshops to support learning. The workshops are designed to practice and discuss underpinning skills and knowledge as well as to clarify assessment requirements.

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:

  • in addition to the workshops, you will be required to spend a further 16 hours per week in study

A workplace or simulated workplace, consisting of:

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Download the RPL Kit to give you an indication of evidence required.

Once you have decided to apply, you may contact Jasmina Dezelic on 03 9269 1438, or send her an email for an appointment to assess your eligibility.

Please note you will have only one opportunity to have your evidence looked at before submitting, so do ensure you have collected as much information as possible prior to making contact.

From 23 January 2017, appointment for RPL can only be made between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Monday or Wednesday.


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

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


For further information or help with your application for our 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


Part-time: 6 months

The Course will be completed in 15 weeks (including 3 Saturdays) with an additional 2 weeks provided to complete and submit all assessments.

Class Schedule:

Day classes

  • Preston: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Evening classes
  • Preston: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
*Classes run across differing days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor, or the teaching department

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Workshops, Classroom



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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Written assignments, observations, folio and reflection journals


We take pride in supporting a sustainable learning environment. For this reason all your resources will be embedded online and available on our e-learning platform. You will be required to bring:
  • a USB storage device to all classes
  • have access to a computer and the internet outside of class
  • Note: you can use the library and its services at any of our campuses

Entrance Requirements

  • you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area
  • you will need to provide a copy of unit/s and or qualification/s that you hold, during enrolment

Pathways to further study

After achieving this qualification, you may choose to undertake our TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

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

  • February
  • July

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
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 30
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes 20
TAEASS402B Assess competence 15
TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation 20
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 40
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

Related Downloads

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.