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Posted on July 21, 2015 by adminCertificate IV in Training and Assessment Questions

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

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When was the training package endorsed?

It was endorsed on the 12th May 2010.  This training package is currently under review and is awaiting endorsement (July 2015). 


Why was the TAE10 training package introduced?

The Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 (previously NVR or AQTF depending on your State) is strongly dedicated to a policy of continuous improvement.

This means that, in order to maintain excellence, training standards must be reviewed on a regular basis, and the contents altered and improved to meet new challenges in the workplace.  There is no doubt that the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will continue to be revised and adjusted to help maintain the highest possible standards.

One of the more recent improvements to the TAE Training Package will make it compulsory for assessors of the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to hold the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.


What does “endorsed” mean?

Endorsed is the term used when a training package has been “approved”. When a new Training Package is endorsed, it supersedes the previous one.


What do the codes refer to?

The code TAE10 refers to the whole training package.


What does the “10” mean?

The “10” refers to the year 2010, the year of endorsement.


What is the difference between TAA04 the TAE10?

There is very little difference between the TAA04 version of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

According to IBSA: “these qualifications are equivalent in broad content and outcomes”.

The TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has superseded all Courses in Training and Assessment.


What has changed?

Quite simply the TAE10 training package has replaced the previous training package (TAA04) governing all aspects of vocational training.

Fundamental differences between the two qualifications.

The previous TAA40104 course qualification included:

  • 12 Core Units of Competency, which include a range of training units, assessment units, and Environment units.
  • 2 Elective Units to be chosen from four different streams which focus on either Training and Delivery, Assessment, Environment, LLN, or Training Advisory Services.
  • a Vocational Education and Training context.

The new qualification has:

  • 7 Core Units of Competency, which include a range of training and assessment units.
  • 3 Elective Units to be chosen from a wider variety of streams.

Removal of a lot of repetition within units in Cert IV Tae Units.

  • Removal of the Environment field, where the outcomes of those units have been embedded within other Core Units from the qualification.
  • Amalgamation of some units that are more commonly completed together (e.g. Facilitating Individual Learning almost always occurs in a Workplace context, so these two units have been combined into a single unit).

You can also view information on these qualifications by visiting training.gov.au.


Why are there less units?

A lot of repetition has been removed, and the content has been reorganised a little.

Three TAA04 units were deleted, and their content was included within other units in the package. So, it LOOKS less, but it is really the same material reorganised!


How does my TAA40104 qualification map towards the new qualification?

There is direct mapping for the core and common elective units to TAE. Find out more about our TAE Upgrade.


If I completed units in TAA04, do I get any credits for that with TAE10?

Yes; if the units directly map across. Some do, and some don’t. Please discuss your options with our friendly staff.

If you have already completed some of the TAA04 units, then the credits will depend on what units you completed.


Are previous Certificate IV in Training and Assessment certificates still valid?

So what happens to all the previously qualified trainers and their student’s qualifications? Are all the previous certificates they issued no longer valid?

All previous nationally recognised qualifications remain valid qualifications. However, if you are delivering nationally recognised courses you should have upgraded to the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment before the 1st of July 2013.

Safecity offers a streamlined and ethical online TAA to TAE upgrade and a dedicated TAE40110 upgrade website. You can start your upgrade process with us by simply E-mailing us a copy of your TAA40104 certificate and a list of of the elective units you completed for a free review.


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Will I be restricted in delivering training if I don’t have the most recent qualification?

From the 1st of July 2013, you must hold the TAE40110 in order to deliver nationally recognised courses.


How do I keep my skills current? Is simply teaching enough?


Simply teaching and / or assessing is not enough to maintain current skills and knowledge.

To keep your skills current, you will need to:

  • attend ongoing professional development

AND also

  • keep abreast of any changes happening in the industry.
  • You need to continue to educate yourself about current standards, procedures and competencies regarding the VET Sector.


I only train individuals.  Can I use this training for my TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course?

Yes, and No. We will need to see you training individuals, but we also need to see you training groups (2 or more people) for the unit TAEDEL401 Plan, Organise and Deliver Group Based Learning.


What if I don’t have a group of students?

You can recruit family, friends, or work colleagues to play the role of “learner”.


Is your course qualification accredited in the same way as the Certificate IV Training Assessment TAFE?

Safecity Open Learning Network is a registered training organisation National Registration Code #1367 and so is TAFE.  Our certificates are nationally recognised.


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Qiestions

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment certificates issued by TAFE,  other Registered Training Organisations, Universities and Technical Colleges are all issued under the same VET jurisdiction.  All these organisations are also Registered Training Organisations under the VET System.


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Who is ASQA?

ASQA stands for Australian Skills Quality Authority.

They are the federal body that governs the VET System in most states of Australia.

The unification of the VET system is a positive and refreshing approach.  

At present not all states are administered by ASQA.  

To find out who administers your training activities please contact your State Training Authority or visit training.gov.au.


Where can I get more information about this Training Package?

You can find a list of all the State Training Authorities at www.training.gov.au.


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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Questions Updated 29 July 2015

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