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The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a highly sought after qualification as it replaces the superseded TAE40110 qualification.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.
It is also suitable for 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

Enrol now

Please do not print the enrolment forms.

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.

MSA Training and Professional Development adheres to the Code of ethics for ACPET members

RTO Number: 21526

In line with Victoria’s Roadmap and Monash University requirements, all students who attend our campus will be required to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not enrol for an on-campus class unless you have been double vaccinated prior to the start of the course. You will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending the course.

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Saturdays 6th November


Mondays 8th November


Wednesdays 8th December


Saturdays 29 January


Tues & Thur 8 February


Tuesdays 15 February


Fridays 18 February


Thursdays 3 March


Tuesdays 5 April


Tues & Thur 26 April


Friday 25 March

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 $291.06
JobTrainer $291.06

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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.

This course consists of 10 units, 9 core and 1 elective* unit.

  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • BSBCMM411 Make presentations*
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy & numeracy skills
  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools


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 MSA 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.


Students who are unable to attend all sessions of their chosen timetable may need to make-up those sessions in other timetables to be able to successfully complete their qualification.

Group-work is required for this qualification and students will be assessed on their level of participation.

Students are required to attend a minimum of 85% of their classes. If you are unable to meet the minimum attendance, you may be required to take make-up sessions in a different timetable.

The Assessment Cluster, in the TAE timetable requires 100% attendance.


Assessments are to be submitted to your trainer within 4 weeks of the unit/cluster.


Please ensure you have a laptop with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, for campus-based classes.

A computer with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, sufficient internet connection, camera and mic for zoom classes, before enrolling into this qualification.

Learning online

Options available

  • Payment in full (Credit card over the phone, bank transfer, eftpos)
  • Payment by employer (invoice)
  • Payment plan, details below:

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Payment Plan

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.

Cash payments are currently not being accepted.

The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to create a JobTrainer Fund. This will provide additional funding to increase access to training for Victorians who have been most impacted by COVID – 19.

If you are aged between 17-24 or a job seeker you may be eligible to benefit from free or low fee training places in the below courses.

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

If you are a job seeker you must provide evidence of one of the below documents.

  •  A current and valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card
  • A separation certificate from your employer
  • A letter from their employer or company receiver stating that you have been made redundant or will be retrenched.

There is only a limited number of funded spots under the Job Trainer Initiative. Please contact us if you would like further information or if you would like to find out if you are eligible for the funding.

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

Skills Victoria

Government funding through Skills Victoria is available for eligible participants. Please go to the following link to assess your eligibility: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.


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. 

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/

How to enrol

To enrol into this course, please complete the enrolment forms below. 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.

Enrol now

Please do not print the enrolment forms.

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.

For more information click here.

Entry requirements 

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.

Credit Transfers (CT)

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

This qualification is available to be taught at your workplace for groups of 8 or more employees. Find out more here.

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