Course Duration: 6 months
|Type of Training||No. of Hours|
|Self-paced study hours||30 to 70|
|Assessment hours||26.5 to 44.5|
|TOTAL:||56.5 to 114.5|
|You may be required to
throughout your course
|Hours will vary
depending on prior
Note: The required hours will also vary depending on what type of upgrade is needed.
Keep current by updating your training credentials and enrol into the upgrade version of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This course has been designed to bridge the gaps between the requirements of your superseded TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. It will provide you with the latest skills and knowledge that training and assessing has to offer, such as improvements to assessment tool design and strengthening quality control.
Completing the upgrade option can be used towards meeting new trainer and assessor credential requirements coming into effect on 1 April 2019.
- Who should do this course?
Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:
- Vocational Education Teacher
- Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Trainer and Assessor
- Corporate/Enterprise Trainer
- Workplace Assessor
- Training Adviser/Training Needs Analyst
- TAFE Teacher
- Delivery Mode
iLearn eCollege utilises online training, self-paced study, and distance-based assessing. Features of our delivery mode include:
- Assessments submitted via email or DropBox,
- Self-paced study – no class room timetables.
- Entry Requirements
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a 10-character string unique to you which is needed anytime you undertake nationally recognised training, such as applying into this program. Click here to create a USI: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool
This will be given to you once you have applied for the course. The LLN Indicator Tool is used for us to determine whether you require any additional support with your course and how to enhance your student experience.
Student Liaison Officer Contact
One of our Student Liaison Officer’s will contact you soon after you have made your enrolment application. We would like to discuss the course with you further, including information about the entry requirements, course structure, assessments, etc.
To demonstrate evidence of vocational competency, you will be required to complete a short questionnaire describing your vocational experience, qualifications you may have completed, and any professional development activities.
Check out the Information Pack for more details!
Certified copy of your TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification and record of results
By providing us with your TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment certificate and record of results, we can then credit transfer the appropriate units into the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This way, your training plan will be customised depending on which units you have previously completed.
This upgrade option comprises a maximum of 4 units of competency, as per the below learning pathway:
Topic Order Unit code and title Validation 1 TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation (gap) Planning Assessments 2 TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes (gap), and
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools (clustered unit)
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes (gap)
Language, literacy and numeracy 3 TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
By enrolling into the upgrade option, it is assumed that you have already completed, and can provide evidence of your TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification and record of results. As such, there will be assessments which you may or may not need to complete. Please see the Information Pack for more details about which units you may or may not be required to complete.
The course duration is 6 months to complete this qualification from the day your course commences, giving you time to fulfil all necessary training requirements (see below). We understand that life can sometimes get in the way of your studies, so to help keep you on track, we will provide you with a comprehensive Training Plan.
- Amount of Training
The amount of training required to complete this course comprises three items:
- Self-paced study hours
- Assessment hours
- Independent research
1. Self-paced study hours
Theory before practice! Self-paced study refers to the time required to read and understand the course content before tackling the formal assessments. We recommend allocating at least 10 hours per week to self-paced study throughout your course enrolment period. Please note that some modules will require more self-paced study due to the nominal hours and volume of learning required. For a comprehensive breakdown of the amount of self-paced study hours, please refer to the Information Pack.
2. Assessment hours
Assessment hours refers to the expected time you should allocate towards completing the assessment activities in each module, such as written questions, case studies, and projects. Every module is different, and some modules will take longer to complete than others. The overall time taken to complete these assessments will also depend on other factors, such as time commitment and familiarity with the course content. If you would like a breakdown of the estimated assessment hours, please refer to the Information Pack.
Every good trainer and assessor needs to demonstrate good oral communication and interpersonal skills, and the projects in your course are where you can showcase these skills! As such, each project will require the assistance of participants, who can be friends, family members, work colleagues, etc. Refer to the below table for more details.
Module Unit/s of competency Access to participants 1 TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation (gap) Project 1 – access to 1 participant EITHER 2 TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes (gap), and
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools (clustered unit)
Project 1 – access to 1 participant
Project 2 – access to 1 participant
OR 2 TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes (gap) Project 1 – access to 1 participant
Project 2 – access to 1 participant
3 TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills Project 1 – access to 1 real vocational learner*
*The term real vocational learner refers to an individual who is looking to undertake training for employment or future employment purposes. A person who has recently enrolled with an RTO but has not commenced the course would be a suitable participant. Alternatively, individuals who are looking to start a nationally recognised course, such as work colleagues or family members are also considered real vocational learners.
3. Independent research
To complete activities within your course you will be required to undertake additional independent research. This includes researching training and assessment websites, government websites, and published articles relating to the VET sector.
Volume of Learning
iLearn eCollege specialises in quality delivery for TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment and this course is the minimum requirement for all VET practitioners as per the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.
Completing this course requires research, independent study and some practical tasks for particular units. Assessment of many units of competency from the TAE Training and Education Training Package requires access to a ‘practice environment’ where candidates have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge with learners in real learning contexts. For many of the units and qualifications in the package this includes having access to a suitable practice environment where candidates have access to a learner cohort and time to develop their practice with learners. The practice environment should be as realistic as possible and should reflect the environment in which candidates will be practising in future. However, iLearn eCollege is able to provide candidates with access to a simulated workplace that gives the learner the opportunity to meet the following critical criteria:
- Quality – The work is of the standard required for entry into the industry.
- Productivity – The work is performed within a timeframe appropriate for entry to the industry.
- Safety – The work is performed in a manner that meets industry safety standards.
Assessment activities are realistic and reasonable in terms of scale. Assessment conducted under simulated conditions reflect those typically found in the workplace.
- Course Requirements
To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.
You will need to ensure you have access to the following technological resources:
- Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. Go to www.speedtest.net to perform a speed test on your internet connection
- An email account – Can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
- Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
- Compatible operating systems – Windows 8 and higher, or MAC,
- Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
- Latest version of Adobe Reader,
- Video recording device that produces clear footage and audio,
- Desktop computer or laptop,
- Printer and scanner,
- Learning Resources
Your learning resources will include:
- Learner Workbooks (assessments),
- Appendix Templates and Samples,
- Learner Manual (contains the course content),
- A knowledge bank full of resources such as industry fact sheets,
- Access to webinars and online discussion forums,
- Access to TrainingRTO – a simulated RTO designed by iLearn eCollege.
- Educational and Support Services
iLearn eCollege offers a range of educational and support services available to students who require additional assistance with their course. Examples of these services are listed below.
Learner need Method of support offered by iLearn eCollege Language barriers
- Explain concepts in clear terms over the telephone
- Enlarge the font size of learning materials
- Allow students to be orally assessed
- Allow students to be assessed in person at the office of iLearn eCollege by an assessor
- Online discussion forums
iLearn eCollege has a dedicated Administration Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students. Contact may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (07) 5689 5070 during business hours.
During your enrolment period, your trainer is available to support you, either via email at email@example.com or by telephone on (07) 5689 5070 during business hours. There is no additional cost to speak with a trainer, as trainer support is included in your course fee. Our trainers are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through your learning experience.
- Examples of Learning Materials
- Fee Information
Total course price is $499. Course is inclusive of the following items:
- Learning and assessment resources
- Trainer and assessor support by phone and email
- Up to 6 months to complete the course
- Additional support services (where applicable)
- Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates)
- RPL applications and credit transfers applications
Payment for the course can be made by:
- MasterCard and Visa Card
- Telephone payment for credit card payments
- Purchase Order
- Bank deposit – see details below
You may directly deposit your course fee into the account detailed below. Please ensure you reference your payment with your full name. Alternatively, if depositing cash, please reference your mobile telephone number:
- Account Name: QLD Training Association Pty Ltd t/as iLearn eCollege
- Bank: Commonwealth Bank
- BSB: 064-474
- Account Number: 1059 0593
Once a prospective student has enrolled and paid for a course offered by iLearn eCollege, each individual is entitled to exercise their right as a consumer in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
For more information about our Refund Policy, you can refer to the Student Handbook.