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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Jobtrainer Code: TAE40116

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Epping, Greensborough, Prahran, Preston


9 months full time

Next Intake

February, April, July, September

Next Intake

February, April, July, September

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 (virtual classroom).

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
  • Placement Coordinator
  • Placement Officer
  • VCAL Assessor
  • VCAL Trainer
  • Course Developer


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

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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.

  • Blended learning
  • Face-to-face

Class Schedule

April intake

Preston: Thursday 10am - 5pm
Prahran: Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Epping: Friday 10am - 5pm

Evening classes
Preston: Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm - 9pm

July intake
Epping: Monday 10am - 5pm
Prahran: Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Preston: Monday and Wednesday 6pm - 9pm

In addition to the virtual 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
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
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
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools Core 40
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
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
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
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 predefined training product, such as a training package or accredited course. Core 25

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $460 $460 $2300 $3550
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $710 $635 $2550 $3800
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

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.

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 19 November 2020. 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.


Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

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

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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

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

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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.

Scholarships on offer

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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

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