UPGRADE TAE40110 to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Face-to-Face)

Forsythes Training offers an upgrade program that will give trainers and other professionals involved in training and assessment the most up to date training qualification.


Area of Learning — UPGRADE TAE40110 to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Face-to-Face)

Ensure Your Qualification Is Up to Date

Our upgrade to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course is specifically designed for those qualified trainers and assessors who hold TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or a skill set from the superseded qualification.

For more information, read the recently announced ASQA requirements for Trainers and Assessors and the TAE40116 – ASQA Requirements

Course Overview

The new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment does not equate to the previous TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment however it is possible to upgrade via a combination of recognition of prior learning or direct credit transfer and gap training.

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has been designed to reflect the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification is the national minimum standard formally required by professionals involved in training and assessment. This course provides all the skills necessary to conduct training and assessment in a professional manner.

Volume of Learning

The volume of learning for the upgrade course TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is typically two (2) to six (6) months.

This can be fast tracked by completing workplace assessment sooner and submitting to your assessor for marking.

Course Schedule

Our TAE40110 Upgrade course is available at both our Newcastle and Sydney campuses. To view our full list of available course dates please click on the links below.

We also offer Student Support Days to provide one on one guidance.

Rather study online?

Check out our UPGRADE TAE40110 to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment page for online delivery options.

Course Structure

This course is organised into two sessions – three (3) days which will cover the three (3) assessment units and one (1) day for the Language, Literacy and Numeracy unit.

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Who should attend?

This upgrade course is for enterprise and RTO trainers and assessors wishing to obtain the current training and assessment competencies to assess according to national requirements.

These individuals are required to have the skills to plan, prepare, deliver, assess and improve vocational training. Individuals should be engaged in a training and education environment or have vocational skills at a level that supports training and education in the subject area in which they intend to teach.

The technical expertise achieved in this qualification may be utilised in, and is not limited to, the following job roles:

  • Enterprise trainer
  • Enterprise assessor
  • RTO trainer
  • RTO assessor

  • Training adviser or training needs analyst
  • Vocational education teacher
  • Employees who need to achieve this level in the workplace. These people may have experience but lack formal qualifications.

Entry Requirement

Those entering this program must be able to provide a copy of their TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment including the transcript which will need to be verified with the issuing RTO.

You will be required to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area.

Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

You will also be asked to complete a series of questions relating to your previous employment and training history.


After achieving TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, participants may undertake TAE50116 Diploma in Vocational Education and Training or TAE50216 Diploma in Training Design and Development.

Recognition of Prior Learning

For participants not wishing to attend classroom workshops, skills recognition through an assessment only pathway is available through a formal RPL application process where previous industry experience applies.

Recognition kit will need to be completed. Please click here to view the detailed information for RPL for the full qualification.

Course Resources

Participants are provided with a full set of participant guides and assessment booklets for use throughout the program with clear instructions on the assessments required.

Assessment tasks include:

  • Written questionnaires
  • Observations
  • Project work
  • Development of training and assessment materials
  • In class assessments, role plays and question and answer activities
  • Work based assessment and self-paced assessment activities

Student Support days

Part of the program contains sections of self-paced learning where participants are required to complete some assessments within their workplace/outside of classroom workshops.

This includes on-the-job learning, research and additional reading.

Participants are provided a full brief on the outcomes of the training and assessment and are provided an overview at the commencement of the program.

This is discussed in detail with participants and are they advised in induction to seek support from the trainer/assessor should the need arise throughout the program.

Student Information Handbook

Forsythes Training recommends that you access our Student Information Handbook.

The Student Information Handbook provides you with information about Forsythes Training and covers the following areas:

  • Student registration process including our refund policy and course cost information
  • Student Induction
  • Student records and information
  • The assessment process and policies
  • Rights, responsibilities and standards

  • Student Feedback
  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), Recognised Current Competency (RCC), Direct Credit Transfer (DCT)
  • Appeals Process
  • WHS Policies and Procedures
  • Forsythes Training Guarantee

Student Information Handbook

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Forsythes Training on 02 4708 9593 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

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