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Training and Assessment

Certificate IV Of

Code: TAE40116



Preston, Epping, Greensborough, Prahran, Collingwood


full time / 27 weeks part time


full time / 27 weeks part time

Next Intake

April, September, Midyear

Next Intake

February, July

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 will prepare you for a rewarding career in VET training and assessment.

Learn 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.

Graduate ready to teach

Upon completion of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, 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 VCAL trainer and assessor, a course developer or a work placement coordinator.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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


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

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

February Intake:

  • Preston Day - Tuesday
  • Prahran Day - Thursday
  • Epping Day - Thursday
  • Greensborough Day - Friday
  • Preston Evening - Monday and Wednesday
  • Prahran Evening - Monday and Wednesday

In addition to the workshops, students are to spend at least an additional 16 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.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
TAEDEL402 This unit describes skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and facilitate learning for individuals in a workplace, using real work activities as the basis for learning. It applies to a person working as an entry-level trainer, teacher or facilitator or an employee, team leader or workplace supervisor responsible for guiding learning through work. Core 25
TAEASS401 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system. It applies to individuals with assessment planning responsibilities. In planning activities and processes, individuals are required to identify the components of assessment tools, analyse and interpret assessment tools, and develop assessment instruments (also known as assessment tasks) and assessment plans. Core 40
TAEDES402 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use training packages and accredited courses as tools to support industry, organisation and individual competency development needs. It applies to individuals who are working in or with training and/or assessment organisations as an entry-level trainer, teacher, facilitator or assessor using a pre-defined training product, such as a training package or accredited course. Core 25
TAEDES401 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs to meet an identified need for a group of learners. The unit addresses the skills and knowledge needed to identify the parameters of a learning program, determine its design, outline the content, and review its effectiveness. It applies to trainers or facilitators who work under limited supervision to design, or develop, learning programs that are discrete, and provide a planned learning approach that relates to specific learning and training needs, or part of the learning design for a qualification. Core 50
TAEASS402 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an assessment plan, and gather quality evidence to assess the competence of a candidate using compliant assessment tools. It applies to teachers, trainers and assessors in enterprises and registered training organisations (RTOs) and those providing assessment advisory services. Core 25
TAEASS403 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in an assessment validation process. It applies to assessors and workplace supervisors with assessment validation responsibilities participating in, but not necessarily leading, the process. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Core 35
TAEDEL401 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and deliver training for individuals within a group. It applies to a person working as an entry-level trainer, teacher or facilitator structuring a learning program developed by others in, or with, a training and assessment organisation. Core 30
TAEASS502 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. It applies to experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services. Core 40

Fees & Costs

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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 2019. 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.

Tuition Fees
$2200.00 - $3400.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.


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. 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 of our Skills and Job Centres, 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 TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure