TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a highly sought after qualification as it replaces the superseded TAE40110 qualification. It is intended for a variety of professionals in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector as well as workplace trainers and assessors who:

  • Train individuals and groups
  • Assess the competency of learners
  • Develop training programs to meet the needs of learners
  • Create assessment tools
  • Contextualise learning and assessment materials
  • Conduct assessment validation

This course is suitable for:

Those with a vocational background who wish to become trainers and/or assessors within their field of experience. Ideal for those seeking a career change.
Those already working in the training/assessing field but who need formal training and/or a qualification

Is this course right for you?

This course has been developed to provide skills and knowledge to:

  • Work with and use national training packages
  • Design and develop learning programs
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Plan and conduct assessment
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Technology requirements

Please ensure you have a laptop with Microsoft Word/equivalent for campus-based classes, and a computer with Microsoft Word/equivalent, sufficient internet connection, camera and mic for zoom classes before enrolling into this qualification.

RTO Number: 21526

Course Structure & Duration

Our course is one day per week for 18 weeks and we have a variety of weekday and Saturday timetables from which to choose. We also offer evening classes and these run 2 nights per week for 18 weeks. Choose from our Clayton campus, Peninsula campus, or online in real-time via Zoom.

Timetable Options. Each blue box represents a different intake. Choose the one that suits you best – click each box to see the full timetable.


Tuesdays 1st June


Mondays 7th June


Thursdays 10th June


Saturdays 26th June


Thursdays 1st July


Saturdays 10th July


Mondays 26th July


Saturdays 7th August


Wednesdays 11th August


Saturdays 28th August


Tue & Thur 2nd September


Fridays 10 September

Course Fees

These fees are inclusive of all learning materials and assessments.

Course fees must be made prior to course commencement.  Up to $600 will be taken as a deposit for upfront payments, with the balance to be paid via a payment plan or Request for Invoice/purchase order (eg. if your employer is paying).

All enrolments are subject to our Refund/Transfer Policy, please click here for the relevant details.

Non-Funded - Full fee $3,600.00
Non-Funded - Concession Concession$3,400.00
Funded - Full fee $1,455.30
Funded - Concession Concession$291.06

Course syllabus

Units of competency in TAE40116

Group training

Train your staff with MSATPD

Support Sessions

Support sessions for current students

Learning online

Find out how your class will be held

How to enrol

Steps to enrol into this course

Laptop with Microsoft Word/equivalent for campus-based classes, and a computer with Microsoft Word/equivalent, sufficient internet connection, camera and mic for zoom classes

Click here for Payment Plans 2021

A DebitSuccess Establishment Fee of $12.00 will be collected along with your first payment.
A Payment Dishonour Fee of $14.95 will be charged for each dishonoured payment.

To view the 2021 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here.

To find out if you are eligible for Skills First funding please complete our self assessment flowchart: Government Funding Eligibility Flowchart

JobTrainer funding is also available for this course. If you are 17-24 years, or an unemployed jobseeker of any age, you may be eligible for JobTrainer funding, regardless of your prior qualifications. Please note we have only very limited places under the JobTrainer funding program for 2021.

MSA Training and Professional Development has partnered with OpenPay.

Using OpenPay, we are able to offer an easy payment plan, in either weekly, or fortnightly repayments, to suit your budget, and lifestyle, whilst at the same time improving your independence and freedom. All of this without the financial stress of an outright purchase. Easy Payment Terms of 1 Month – 24 Months are available, to approved purchasers. Please note, this service is offered by OpenPay, which is not connected to MSA Training and Professional Development.

If you would like to obtain further information on our payment plans, please contact us on 9905 3180 or go to www.openpay.com.au/how/

If you are between the ages of 45-70, and currently living in VIC, NSW or ACT and an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, you may be eligible for funding from VERTO.

If eligible, VERTO may pay half of your course fees, up to $2,200.

To find out more, check your eligibility or start your funding process, please visit the VERTO website here. 

You will need to already have skills and vocational experience in the field in which you wish to teach. Eg. To teach ‘business’ courses you will need a Business qualification along with several years of relevant experience working in business. To teach ‘hairdressing’ you will need a qualification in hairdressing as well as several years of relevant experience working as a hairdresser. If you do not already have skills and experience in a vocational area then your enrolment in this course will not be accepted.

Students will require a sound understanding of how to navigate computers along with software (Word, PowerPoint), opening and closing documents, saving documents, formatting documents, typing and using the internet for searching and emails. Students who are not confident using computers are welcome to enrol in one of the short computer courses provided by MSA Training and Professional Development.

Students are required to fill out a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment during the enrolment process. For those with difficulty filling out the LLN form Monash Training and Professional Development offers a beginners’ ESL and individual ESL classes. During enrolment students will also undergo a pre-training review which will help make sure this course is right for you and identify any additional support you may need.

To enrol into this course, please download the enrolment forms below. Once completed please email to msa-monashtraining@monash.edu. As part of the enrolment form you will complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Please note, the LLN assessment is a requirement for ALL students who wish to undertake this qualification. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information click here. 

TAE40116 Full Enrolment Form 2021

Please ensure you sign the enrolment form with your actual signature – find out how to sign a PDF here.

Student Information Handbook V37 September 2020

Please do not print the enrolment forms. You can use Adobe PDF viewer/reader to edit the forms and return via email.

You can download this software for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/


Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom or campus-based venue.


Credit Transfer is a process used to recognise qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO or TAFE.  If you have successfully completed any of the units in the course in which you are enrolling, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer.  Where credit transfer is granted you will be considered to have already successfully completed the unit(s), and will not have to participate in training or assessment activities for that unit(s).  In determining where credit transfer may be granted, MSA Training and Professional Development must be confident of the currency of the applicant’s knowledge.  In fields where practice/technology is changing rapidly, credit transfer may not be granted where knowledge of unit(s) has dated.


MSA Training and Professional Development will recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any RTO.

To apply for a credit transfer, please complete the Application for credit transfer form and email it to msa-monashtraining@monash.edu

RPL is an assessment process that gives an individual (you) an opportunity to gain formal recognition—i.e. a qualification or statement of attainment— for knowledge and skills you have attained through informal learning, work and life experiences. If you think you may be able to gain RPL for any of the units for this qualification, please speak to us to request and RPL Information Handout.

Please click here to see available support services at MSA Training and Professional Development

After achieving this qualification, depending on interests and skills/knowledge/experience, students may undertake higher level qualifications within the TAE training package such as the TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development or the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training. You may also apply to Monash University for entry into a Bachelor of Education.

Natarsha Krug

Experienced Senior Trainer/Assessor with an expertise in teaching literacy and numeracy. Also experienced in delivering Certificate IV qualifications in Leadership and Management, Business, Retail, Business Administration, Training and Assessment and Certificate I,II, III in GEA as well as teaching English.

A demonstrated history of assisting students to continue a lifelong learning journey and achieve their goals. Passionate in coaching adults in a professional context, international students and assisting adults with low literacy and numeracy skills, minority community groups and disengaged youth. Skilled in classroom facilitation, workplace training, traineeships, not for profit organisations, coaching, case management, curriculum design, working autonomously and within a team.


Sherry Hayward

Sherry is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 18 years of experience in the VET industry. Sherry teaches Cert IV and Diploma in Leadership and Management, as well as Cert IV in Training and Assessment, using industry experience to provide an innovative education to her students.


Matthew Doig

Using skills gained from extensive experience as a Human Resource Development Professional with over twenty years’ experience, Matthew teaches Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Matthew is a strong communicator with excellent leadership skills and he has an ability to pass these skills to his students who benefit from his organised training method.


Kerry Couchman

Kerry started her career as a Nurse and had 17 years of Nursing experience before transitioning into teaching first aid with St John Ambulance where she became a training area manager. For the past 11 years she has been teaching the Certificate IV in Training and assessment and the Certificate IV and Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Kerry holds the TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She also holds the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) The diploma of WHS (BSB51312) and Advance Diploma of WHS (BSB60615) and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree of Adult and Vocational Education.

As a mature age student undertaking the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, I looked at a number of course providers to see which I thought would give me the best experience as I studied. From my first call to Monash Training and Professional Development to the completion of my course I was extremely impressed by the administrative staff and especially my trainer/assessor.
Our group had 3 face to face meetings before COVID-19 meant we had our remaining course by ZOOM. It was also a first for our trainer, Jeni Miles. As a group, with Jeni, we worked together to make sure the technology was an aid rather than a hindrance. This unexpected learning experience for all of us was a ground-breaking opportunity which we all appreciated.
The variety of backgrounds of my fellow students, the course content and our learning experiences made this an outstanding learning course which I am very pleased to recommend to people considering undertaking this program.

David. Z

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment