Upgrade from TAE40110 to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Course Overview
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
undertake additional
independent research
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 This course has been designed to bridge the gaps between the requirements of your superseded TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.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
    • Mentor/Coach
  • Delivery Mode
  • iLearn eCollege utilises online training, self-paced study, and distance-based assessing. Features of our delivery mode include:

    • Webinars,
    • 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:


    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.


    Vocational Competency

    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.

  • Structure
  • 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.

  • Duration
  • 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:

    1. Self-paced study hours
    2. Assessment hours
    3. 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:

    1. Quality – The work is of the standard required for entry into the industry.
    2. Productivity – The work is performed within a timeframe appropriate for entry to the industry.
    3. 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
  • Learner 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.


    Technology requirements

    You will need to ensure you have access to the following technological resources:

    1. Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. Go to to perform a speed test on your internet connection
    2. An email account – Can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
    3. Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
    4. Compatible operating systems – Windows 8 and higher, or MAC,
    5. Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
    6. Latest version of Adobe Reader,
    7. Video recording device that produces clear footage and audio,
    8. Desktop computer or laptop,
    9. Printer and scanner,
    10. Phone.
  • 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
    Visual impairment  
    • Enlarge the font size of learning materials
    Literacy issues  
    • Allow students to be orally assessed
    • Allow students to be assessed in person at the office of iLearn eCollege by an assessor
    Learning difficulties  
    • Webinars
    • Online discussion forums

    iLearn eCollege has a dedicated Administration Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students. Contact may be made by email at or by telephone (07) 5689 5070 during business hours.

    During your enrolment period, your trainer is available to support you, either via email at 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
  • Course Fee

    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 Methods

    Payment for the course can be made by:

    • MasterCard and Visa Card
    • PayPal
    • 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
  • Miscellaneous
  • Consumer rights

    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.

Jane Meldrum

Good Morning Nicole

I received notification that I had successfully completed my course yesterday and I would like to thank you very much for ensuring I was supported by the iLearn team and Daniel Neale for his prompt response, support and guidance.

Adriana Slattery

Hi Nicholas,

Thank you so much for marking so quickly! I have actually found ilearn quite easy to study with. Your understanding for my situation had been incredibly helpful. Hopefully this certificate is issued promptly as well and I can start working!

Thanks again,

Shane O’Bryan

Hi Tonya,

I just had to pull over the car and send you this email.

HHHOOOOORRRRAAAYYY!!!!! I am yelling this out the window! Thanks for your help and a BIG thanks for sticking with me Tonya I so appreciate it. Great to hear this awesome news with everything going on at the moment you don't know how much this means to me. Now I can continue Training something I love doing. Looking forward to getting the Certificate.



Hi Nicole,

Thank you to the admin team and the trainers for all your help through the learning process. It has been a stimulating experience where I have learnt to appreciate what I didn't know!

The priority you have given me in the final stages means I have a good chance of securing employment very soon.

Thank you again!!!


Starting this course was definitely daunting at first, I've never been a real academic person and this has been the first qualification above a certificate 2 that I have ever completed.

With the support from the trainers and the online web portal, I found the course to be a breeze in the end.

Sometimes I did find it a little difficult to figure out what the assessments were asking you to do, however, a quick search in the online discussion board or a phone call that was usually answered straight away or returned within a few short hours, I was able to complete the entire TAE0116 much quicker than first anticipated. I highly recommend iLearn to anyone that needs to complete the full course or even complete the upgrade. The customer service and support was fantastic and I felt as if I was treated with high regard as a student.


Hi Therese

Thank you so much for assessing my work and for assisting me in my learning journey. You have made my study a pleasure and during my phone interview, I felt really at ease with your friendly yet professional manner.

I have no hesitation in recommending iLearn as a preferred RTO.

I am so happy to have completed my upgrade and thank you once again.

Kindest regards


I am so thankful to all the trainers, especially Nicholas for getting me through this. I was about to give up all my efforts but you only supported me and guided me.


Thanks Daniel.

The industry needs people who lead by example as trainers. These human skills are far more important than any other teaching tools we learn (content). You clearly have them in spades.


Hi Carrie

Thanks so much to you and especially Daniel for everything that he did in helping me through this.


Hello all,

Finally I got my certificate today...

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone iLearn eCollege, who have supported me to achieve this..especially, Daniel Neale for patiently answering all my emails regarding the questions. That was really helpful for me.

A special thanks to Nicholas Walsh for assessing most of my projects so quickly, and giving me appropriate feedback..

Thank you once again everyone...


Hi Daniel

Thank you very much for the result. I am happy that I have completed and get the certificate now.

Just to let you know your feedback was always constructive and very beneficial. Every student must have appreciated your guidance as I am doing now. Thank you for making my study easy.


I would like to give some feedback on one of your assessors, Belinda.

My only interactions with Belinda have been either via email or over the phone however I have found her to be extremely diligent and helpful in her approach to her assessment and feedback.

Over the last 6 months, I have had 30 staff undertaking their TAE upgrade with iLearn. If not for the help and service offered by Belinda and your iLearn team, I doubt that many of them would have made it through.

Belinda has been patient and very responsive and I would like to highly commend Belinda especially for her service, duty of care and professionalism in helping my staff achieve their TAE upgrades.

I would definitely recommend you to others who are wanting to upgrade their TAE qualification.


I would like to thank I learn for the wonderful training that they offered me and the good help from trainers Daniel and Shirley. Throughout the whole course helping me get through the units it was a pleasure to learn with I learn and I will be recommending them to any other people wishing to do the cert 4 in training and assessment


I recently completed my TAE40116 and Shirley Chan has proven to be an amazing trainer. All my interactions with Shirley were pleasant and the advice Shirley gave was easy to understand. Shirley would always reply to emails in a very prompt manner, was always polite and nothing was ever too much hassle.

I greatly appreciate all the time and effort Shirley put in to ensuring I was well equipped with the knowledge required to complete the course.

Kind regards, Rachael.


The trainers are knowledgeable and helpful in answer queries regarding various aspects of the training content. Their instructions are very clear and their help plays an indispensable part in facilitating students to complete the online training.

~ Grace


When I embarked on the TAE40116 the maze of manuals and resources sent my brain into a spin.  I could not make head nor tail of how I was expected to proceed and I kept putting off my study.  By the time I contacted a trainer at iLearn I was in tears but knew I desperately needed help.  Shirley kindly pointed me in the right direction. No request was too small for her to help me with, and she was able to demonstrate by word and emails how to proceed with the assignments. She was able to SIMPLIFY the exercises for me and I was able to cut through. As she told me,  "Your tears will be gone. I am here to help you."  And she did and she has. Thank you Shirley, for your kind patience and genuine assistance. ~ Michele


It was a great relief to talk to Shirley as I was a bit stuck with a section of my course, and she was extremely helpful. She was very patient, which I appreciated as I had a lot of questions, and gave me some great guidance. After talking with her, things made a lot more sense and I feel more confident going on from here. Thanks Shirley! ~ Simon


From the very beginning of my course, I have found all the staff, from the admin team to the trainers in the background courteous and helpful. 

The trainers respond back in a timely manner are very knowledgeable and within reason, nothing is ever too much trouble highlighting Jhanelles assistance with an IT issue today, thank you.

Recently whilst I was working overseas I managed to get through to a trainer from Papa New Guinea right on 5 pm.  This was of enormous assistance as I had the a weekend layover  which allowed me to work on the course.  In this instance the trainer was Daniel, in fact, most of the assistance for me has come from Daniel, however, not to detract from the other trainers who have assisted me, all have been very helpful.

Daniel, in particular, was understanding of my age and therefore my exposure to late-life education and in particular an online course, which was much appreciated.

Thanks, First Choice! ~ Andrew Plant


I am presently enrolled in the upgrade of my TAE. I have been happy with the support I have received from ILearn to date. My enquiries of the administration and the trainers has been responded to in a timely and helpful way. I also found the Training Plan, which outlined the units of competency which I needed to complete, based on my previous qualification was easy to follow. Also the support materials, ie the Learners Manual and online RTO has been relevant to the course work and accessible.  ~ Anna Johnston


I commenced my study with iLearn eCollege about 3 months ago in order to gain qualifications in TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. So far I have found: - The company is timely - The staff are friendly and offer good service - My trainer provides service above and beyond what her role requires - The course material is simple and straightforward - Very reasonably priced Thanks, iLearn! ~ Justine Salerno


I chose to do my Certificate IV Training and Assessment course through iLearn because they were offering a great deal at the time. I rang several RTO’s to discuss their offer, and found iLearn to be the most professional - they returned my call quickly, and the person I spoke with gave me all the information I needed. But still, you never know if you’ve made the right choice until you buy the product. I made the right decision. The assistance provided by the iLearn team has been outstanding. I’ve called the Trainers for their help and advice on quite a few occasions and they have always been friendly and really helpful. I actually look forward to calling them! They have even been able to make some adjustments for me given some special circumstances. ~ Graham Karp


iLearn eCollege was recommended to me by a colleague who had a positive experience with them. Having never completed online training before I wasn't sure what to expect but upon commencing felt sure I had made the right decision. The enrolment process was very quick and instructions on how to download materials were very straightforward. What I absolutely love about iLearn eCollege is how responsive and friendly their trainers are. Not only can you see questions asked by your "coursemates" in their online forum, together with trainers' responses, you can also contact the trainers via e-mail or even call them! So far I have contacted them at least 10 times and responses always came back within a few hours. This is particularly important when you get stuck with your assessment. Shirley, one of the trainers, has been extremely helpful and I can’t thank her and the entire team enough for such an amazing experience! I highly recommend iLearn eCollege. ~ Michael Mutnansky


Education is a very important aspect of my upbringing and I was very happy to find an affordable ASQA approved course with flexible assessment requirements and ongoing trainer support. iLearn eCollege provided me with a flexible learning opportunity to complete my qualification and meet my own work deadlines anywhere at any time. The assessors guidance was easily accessed and expectations were very clear. The trainers motivated me to complete the assessments and I received constructive feedback on my assessment submissions. I was even more so impressed with the online learning platform where students collaborated ideas for the assessment questions as most of the questions that I needed help with were discussed between students within this learning platform. iLearn eCollege has given me the opportunity to excel at a career that I am interested in. I would definitely recommend it to individuals seeking to get their qualification with a training provider who provides guidance, constructive feedback, and ongoing support. ~ Melanie Mansfield


The flexibility of the iLearn eCollege TAE40116 has been invaluable to me, especially as I work full time in a busy private practice. The materials and resources have been of a very good quality and easily understood - but what has been the highlight of the course for me has been the support. Any questions or queries have been addressed and answered in a timely and cheerful way. Can highly recommend. ~ Emma


The training up to date has been excellent and has provided me with the training and skills that are required for my current employment. ~ Neil


As a current student at iLearn eCollege, I would highly recommend their TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have personally dealt with Daniel and Shirley and they are fantastic, easy to deal with and extremely helpful - especially when explaining difficult questions where I needed additional advice. Thanks to iLearn eCollege, I have bettered myself as an educator. Thank you guys, great materials! ~ Aaron Lemphers


Undertaking my TAE qualification with the iLearn College team proved to be rewarding on multiple levels. Personally, I have grown through the rich learning experience, I am empowered having achieved my goals within the agreed timeframe. Professionally I have benefited by achieving the current TAE qualification and secured my future via an exciting new career in Training and Assessment. Huge thanks to the iLean eCollege team who were always available when I reached out. They provided a timely, professional and knowledgeable support structure that has provided the framework for me to move to the next level. ~ Tony W


I recently enrolled into the TAE40116 and I was able to easily enrol online with no fuss. The staff have been super helpful and my trainer has been very supportive. They were great in assisting me with getting all of my enrolment information together. It's been a great experience and I look forward to completing my course. ~ Sonia Hosie


I recently started my TAE40116 with iLearn and I have been really impressed. I went with them mainly based on the advice provided to me by their student information people before I started with them. I spent over an hour talking to them and I came away clearly knowing what was required from me to complete this course. I had spoken with other providers and I was quite frankly given a whole lot of jumbled up information. I was really confused! So a big thank you to the team at iLearn! So far, so good! ~ Marshall McCarthy


Our recent experience with iLearn eCollege was extremely positive. Staff were professional, responsive and flexible in their approach.  Support provided to staff was excellent. Resources and practices were current, structured and thorough. We are confident about the quality and the standard of the qualifications our staff have gained and would use iLearn again for the training of staff. ~ Deborah Walker, CEO - Blue Dog Training


As the National L&D Manager of a medium-sized company with some 40+ consultants requiring a Cert IV upgrade program that would not be too intrusive on their private lives, I have found iLearn eCollege to be a great choice. The process is still in its early stages but through the initial contact with the company, to identifying their learning requirements and getting the ball rolling; I have found iLearn to be accommodating, professional and very patient. Their prices are competitive and I am confident that as the courses progress iLearn will provide the level of support and guidance to my staff that their marketing material has indicated can be expected. ~ Terry


I have been an online student at iLearn eCollege for a year and from what I have experienced, I can tell you it is a great school. The trainers are very reasonable and fair. I found the TAE interesting, challenging, and I learned a lot by following their programme. Assessments were corrected quickly, with lots of positive feedback from the tutors. It has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me and assessors and trainers have helped me to understand where my strengths and weaker aspects lie, and on which areas of my answering questions I need to pay attention to. The course exceeded my expectations significantly and Thank you for making this course so enjoyable. Thank you iLearn eCollege. ~ Kristina Vrtanski