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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Free TAFE Code: TAE40116

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9 months full time / available part time

Next Intake

February, April, July, October

Next Intake

February, April

Share your expertise with the world

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector educated around 3.4 million students in 2017. This is an industry where qualified teachers can make an incalculable difference to people’s lives, imparting essential industry knowledge and preparing generations of students, apprentices and trainees for practical careers in vocational industries. If you’re a professional in a VET sector and are interested in guiding, mentoring and assisting future professionals in their education journey, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 will prepare you for a rewarding career in VET training and assessment.

Learn how to train from the best

Melbourne Polytechnic Training and Assessment students have the unique opportunity to learn VET standards at a VET institution that has been operating for over 100 years. Our trainers are VET industry professionals with experience across language, literacy and numeracy, compliance and quality assurance and instructional design. They will equip you with the skills you’ll need on the job including developing learning programs, preparing/delivering training sessions, supporting students to maximise learning and assessing students to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved. Assessments reflect real workplace tasks, and you will receive one-on-one support from your trainer while getting feedback from your peers in workshops (virtual classroom).

Graduate with your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 and be ready to teach

Upon completion of our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116, you will have the essential skills to teach and assess VET programs and a professional portfolio to present at job interviews. Employment opportunities include work as a trainer and assessor within TAFEs and RTOs, a placement officer, coordinator or assessor, a VCE assessor, a course developer or a work placement coordinator.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 take me?

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

Get the info booklet

Everything you need to know about the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116

Course Details

Delivery methods

Blended learning – this involves a combination of virtual (zoom) and on campus (face to face) delivery. Details will be in the pre course information booklet – located bottom of this page.

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus / Virtual classroom

A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms.

Class Schedule

February intake 2023:

Blended day classes:

  • Preston: Monday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Preston: Tuesday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Epping: Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Online evening classes:

  • Preston (E-Campus): Monday and Wednesday, 6.00PM – 9.30PM

April intake 2023:

Blended day classes:

  • Preston: Thursday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Preston: Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Epping: Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Online evening classes:

  • Preston (E-Campus): Tuesday and Thursday, 6.00PM – 9.30PM

In addition to the Virtual/On-Campus workshops, students are to spend at least an additional 15 hours a week on learning and assessment tasks.

Assessment Methods

Written assignments, observations, folio and reflection journals

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBCMM411 Make presentations Elective 30
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes Core 40
TAEASS402 Asess Competence Core 25
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation Core 35
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools Core 40
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning Core 30
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace Core 25
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs Core 50
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to a meet client needs Core 25
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills Core 30

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $500 $2500 $3850
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $675 $2750 $4100
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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.


All students are required to have an Australian recognised vocational qualification or statement of attainment for at least one unit.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payments Plans here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure

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Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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