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Certificate IV In Training And Assessment (TAA40104)

0 Comments   Posted: 22/11/14   by Luke Imbong


    Like many Australians, you may already be working in a training capacity, or perhaps you are considering a career as a trainer?  The wonderful thing about working as a trainer in Australia is that you are able to back up your working experience in whatever industry that you are in with vocational qualifications such as the Cert IV in TAA, potentially opening up many new career opporuntunties that were perhaps previously unavailable before being qualified.

    In my own training organisation, Inspire Education ( the primary reasons people cite  for wanting to do their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA) are:

    1. A new role has become available that requires them to have their Cert IV in TAA
    2. Their employer requires that that attend and/or complete a TAA course for their present role, or for a new role that they will be undertaking
    3. A desire to teach at an Australian TAFE (The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is ESSENTIAL for this)
    4. They wish to change from their current role to work as a trainer
    5. They want start their own registerd training organisation (RTO)

    The primary source of the knowledge and skills (and in many cases a requirement of the job) is of course the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment  (TAA40104).  This is Australia’s leading, nationally accredited and recognised ’train the trainer’ qualification and is actually a requirement if any trainer wishes to train within an RTO or TAFE environment.

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    For your convenience, I have also included the course outline and basic information below in case you were thinking of undertaking the course yourself:

    What is the Cert IV in TAA all About?

    The Cert IV in Training and Assessment the latest Australian Train the Trainer qualification.  It is already considered a valuable qualification to many employers and organisations, and absolutely essential if you wish to become a teacher at an Australian TAFE.  This qualification will enable you to develop the competencies required to perform the role of a skilled trainer, facilitator, and assessor in the workplace, as well as in a Vocational Education and Training (VET) environment.

    What Will you Learn?
    The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA) training course replaces the previous Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment qualification, and is now the standard in becoming a qualified trainer in Australia.  Training and Assessment will teach you to develop and train groups and individuals, as well as how to develop assessment tools and procedures within a workplace or VET environment. It will enable you to pass systematically and professionally pass on the valuable skills and knowledge you have acquired across your lifetime to others.

    Course Outline & Structure
    Provided you gain your Cert IV in TAA through a reputable training organisation, a TAA course will provide you first-class training as a means to gaining your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. It is a full Nationally Accredited and Nationally recognised training course designed to meet the needs of trainers, students/trainees, businesses and industry.

    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104) Course Units
    The TAA40104 Cert IV in Training and Assessment comprises 14 course units, including 12 core units plus 2 elective units. It is a nationally recognised qualification for anyone who is operating in a training
    and/or assessing capacity within their organisation, or anyone wishing to become a lecturer at an Australian TAFE.  Inspire’s TAA courses is comprised of the following:

    Core Units include (12 total):
    TAADES401B—Use Training Packages to meet client needs.
    TAADES402B—Design and develop learning programs.
    TAAENV401B—Work effectively in vocational education and training.
    TAAENV402B—Foster and promote an inclusive learning culture.
    TAAENV403B—Ensure a healthy and safe learning environment.
    TAAASS401C—Plan and organise assessment
    TAAASS402C—Assess competence
    TAAASS403B—Develop assessment tools
    TAAASS404B—Participate in assessment validation
    TAADEL401B—Plan and organise group-based delivery
    TAADEL403B—Facilitate individual learning
    TAADEL404B—Facilitate work-based learning

    (complete 2 of 2):
    TAADEL301C—Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills
    TAADEL402B—Facilitate group based learning

    Prerequisites - Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAA)
    There are no formal prerequisites to the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, however it does require that you have sound language and literacy skills.  To support your studies your training organisation should provide you with with qualified trainers, all learning materials, flexible delivery options, and telephone and email support.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification.  During the enrolment process a potential Learner may discuss any prior evidence they will need to put together to apply for RPL.

    Training Schedule
    The Cert IV in TAA is usually offered as either a blended-delivery course or through distance-learning( or online).  The blended-delivery could be  comprised of anything from a 2 – 10 day face-to-face workshop + home study, while distance/online typically takes place 100% at home.

    So What Now?  Would you really would like to do this course?
    If you have a passion for training, visit Inspire’s Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course page and enquire to receive the latest pricing and course info.  My company Inspire aims to provide you first-class training and support as you engage your goal of becoming a nationally accredited trainer.

    Call us on 1800 506 506, or go here t

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