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Extension of implementation date for new trainer and assessor credential requirements to 1 July 2019

Updated credential requirements for trainers and assessors set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 were due to take effect on 1 April 2019, bringing the requirements in line with 2016 changes to the Training and Education Training Package.

Recent feedback from the vocational education and training (VET) sector showed that trainers and assessors at some RTOs may not have met the new requirements by 1 April 2019, due to the increased number of trainers and assessors accessing gap training. This resulted in some RTOs being unable to keep up with demand to assess and issue relevant documentation by that date.

In response to this feedback, Skills Ministers agreed to delay the introduction of these requirements to 1 July 2019, so that trainers and assessors can continue to train while undertaking gap training for a further three months. The Standards for RTOs have been amended accordingly. Please note that no further extensions to the new credential requirements will be made.

The Training and Education (TAE) Training Package was updated in April 2016. The core units of competency (units) of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment were updated to include the 'Design and develop assessment tools' and 'Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills'. The core units of the Assessor Skill Set were updated to include the 'Design and develop assessment tools' unit of competency.

To ensure the VET workforce has appropriate skills in designing and developing assessment tools and identifying and evaluating LLN requirements, Skills Ministers agreed to update the training and assessment credential requirements in line with the changes to the TAE Training Package. Trainers and assessors may use this training to contribute towards meeting professional development requirements outlined in the Standards for RTOs.

Those individuals who hold a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education may not need to undertake any further gap training to meet the requirements.  RTOs and their trainers and assessors are responsible to confirm contemporary proficiency and relevant industry skills and experience

Information on the current trainer and assessor credential requirements is available from the VET regulators at:

Further information

Further information about new trainer and assessor credential requirements that apply from 1 July 2019, is available at Frequently Asked Questions, which clarify these requirements, specifically relating to individuals working under the supervision of a trainer. Additional queries may be directed to the department by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


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TAE40116 Training Package Info 

Updated trainer and assessor credential requirements

Extract from www.training.gov.au home page 5/10/2017

The Training and Education Training Package was updated in April 2016. The core units of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment were updated to include the ‘Design and develop assessment tools’ and ‘Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills’ units of competency. The core units of the Assessor Skill Set were updated to include the ‘Design and develop assessment tools’ unit of competency.

To ensure the VET workforce has appropriate skills in designing and developing assessment tools and identifying and evaluating LLN requirements, Skills Ministers agreed to update the training and assessment credential requirements in line with the changes to the TAE Training Package. The changes are outlined in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Skills Ministers agreed that trainers and assessors who do not hold the relevant units will have until 1 April 2019 to meet the new credential requirements. Trainers and assessors may use this training to contribute towards meeting professional development requirements outlined in the Standards for RTOs 2015.

Further information is available on the Australian Government Department of Education and Training’s website at https://www.education.gov.au/trainer-and-assessor-credential-requirements

 

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Trainer and assessor credential requirements

Extract from Australian Government Department of Education and Training website 5/10/2107

Well-qualified trainers and assessors are pivotal to the success of Australia’s VET system
Updates to trainer and assessor credential requirements

The Training and Education (TAE) Training Package was updated in April 2016. The core units of competency (units) of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment were updated to include the ‘Design and develop assessment tools’ and ‘Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills’. The core units of the Assessor Skill Set were updated to include the ‘Design and develop assessment tools’ unit of competency.

To ensure the VET workforce has appropriate skills in designing and developing assessment tools and identifying and evaluating LLN requirements, Skills Ministers agreed to update the training and assessment credential requirements in line with the changes to the TAE Training Package. The changes are outlined in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Skills Ministers agreed that trainers and assessors who do not hold the relevant units will have until 1 April 2019 to meet the new credential requirements. Trainers and assessors may use this training to contribute towards meeting professional development requirements outlined in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Frequently asked questions

Q: I am currently studying the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?

A: As the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment already contains the relevant two units as core units, no additional study will be required.

Q: I am currently studying the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?

A: As the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set already contains the relevant unit as a core unit, no additional study will be required.

Q: I currently hold, or am working towards completing, the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?

A: In addition to holding the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you will need to hold:

    Either one of the following:
       TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
       TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

    Plus one of the following:
       TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
       TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools
       TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.

Some trainers and assessors who hold the TAE40110 may have completed one or more of the relevant units as electives or as part of ongoing professional development. If you do not currently hold the relevant units, you will need to complete them before 1 April 2019 to meet the new requirements.

Q: I currently hold, or am working towards completing, the TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?

A: In addition to holding the TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set, you will need to hold one of the following:

       TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
       TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools
       TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.

Some assessors who hold the TAESS00001 may have completed the relevant unit as an elective or as part of ongoing professional development. If you do not currently hold the relevant unit, you will need to complete it before 1 April 2019 to meet the new requirements.

Q: What evidence do I need to provide to show that I have completed the relevant units?

A: For all questions regarding evidence requirements, please contact your VET regulator:

       Australian Skills Quality Authority
       Western Australia Training Accreditation Council
       Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority

Q: Can trainers and assessors use recognition of prior learning (RPL) to complete the relevant units and meet the new credential requirements?

A: Under the Standards for RTOs, RTOs are required to determine the amount of training they provide to each learner with regard to the learner’s existing skills, knowledge and experience. Trainers and assessors may be eligible for RPL for some or all of the relevant units, depending on their existing skills, knowledge and experience.

Q: I currently hold a Diploma qualification from the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package or the TAE Training and Education Training Package. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?

A: The updates only apply to trainers and assessors who use the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the Assessor Skill Set to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.

The Standards for RTOs will continue to allow trainers and assessors who hold Diploma qualifications from the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package or the TAE Training and Education Training Package to use those to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.

Q: I currently hold a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?

The updates only apply to trainers and assessors who use the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the Assessor Skill Set to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.

The Standards for RTOs will continue to allow trainers and assessors who hold diploma or higher level qualifications in adult education to use those to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.

Q: I currently hold an Enterprise Trainer skill set from the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package or the TAE Training and Education Training Package. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?

A: As the updates only affect trainers and assessors who hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the Assessor Skill Set, no further action is required.

Q: Will RTOs or employers be required to pay for trainers and assessors to undertake gap training to meet the new requirements?

A: RTOs and employers aren’t required to pay for trainers and assessors to undertake gap training. This is a matter for individual organisations to determine.

Q: Where can I find an RTO that delivers the relevant units?

A: You may search for RTOs that deliver the relevant units on the Australian Government’s My Skills website at www.myskills.gov.au

Further information

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TAE40116 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Release 1)

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Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release) Current 06/Apr/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Inclusion of TAEASS502 and TAELLN411 in core units. Qualification structure has been changed to 9 core units and 1 elective unit, previously 7 core units and 3 elective units.  05/Apr/2016


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBAUD402 - Participate in a quality audit Participate in a quality audit  Elective
BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation Make a presentation  Elective
BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals Develop teams and individuals  Elective
BSBMKG413 - Promote products and services Promote products and services  Elective
BSBREL402 - Build client relationships and business networks Build client relationships and business networks  Elective
BSBRES401 - Analyse and present research information Analyse and present research information  Elective
TAEASS301 - Contribute to assessment Contribute to assessment  Elective
TAEASS401 - Plan assessment activities and processes Plan assessment activities and processes  Core
TAEASS402 - Assess competence Assess competence  Core
TAEASS403 - Participate in assessment validation Participate in assessment validation  Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier  242211  Vocational Education Teacher 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier  0701  Teacher Education 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier  511  Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector  N/A  Training 
Taxonomy - Occupation  N/A  Trainer,Enterprise Trainer and Assessor,Learning Product Developer,Assessor (Training),Enterprise Trainer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier  242211  Vocational Education Teacher  09/Aug/2016  
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier  0701  Teacher Education  09/Aug/2016  
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier  511  Certificate IV  06/Apr/2016  
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This qualification first released with TAE Training and Education Training Package Version 2.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

This qualification (or the skill sets derived from units of competency within it) is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.

The volume of learning of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is typically is typically six months to two years.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Achievement of this qualification by trainers is a requirement of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Entry Requirements

Those entering this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their 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.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 10 

9 core units  plus

1 elective unit 

The elective unit may be:

  • from the elective list below
  • from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV or above.

The elective unit chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core Units 

TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402 Assess competence

TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs

TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Elective Units 

TAEASS301 Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL403 Coordinate and facilitate distance-based learning

TAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplace

TAEDEL501 Facilitate e-learning

TAELLN412 Access resources and support to address foundation skills

TAELLN413 Integrate foundation skills into vocational training delivery

TAETAS401 Maintain training and assessment information

BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality audit

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

BSBMKG413 Promote products and services

BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Inclusion of TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 into core.

Now 9 core and 1 elective, previously 7 core and 3 electives.

No equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=35337905-785d-4f93-8777-e9991ad4c6c3

 
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Trainer and assessor credential requirements

 

 

 

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Well-qualified trainers and assessors are pivotal to the success of Australia’s VET system. 

 

Extension of implementation date for new trainer and assessor credential requirements to 1 July 2019

Updated credential requirements for trainers and assessors set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 were due to take effect on 1 April 2019, bringing the requirements in line with 2016 changes to the Training and Education Training Package.

Recent feedback from the vocational education and training (VET) sector showed that trainers and assessors at some RTOs may not have met the new requirements by 1 April 2019, due to the increased number of trainers and assessors accessing gap training. This resulted in some RTOs being unable to keep up with demand to assess and issue relevant documentation by that date.

In response to this feedback, Skills Ministers agreed to delay the introduction of these requirements to 1 July 2019, so that trainers and assessors can continue to train while undertaking gap training for a further three months. The Standards for RTOs have been amended accordingly. Please note that no further extensions to the new credential requirements will be made.

The Training and Education (TAE) Training Package was updated in April 2016. The core units of competency (units) of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment were updated to include the 'Design and develop assessment tools' and 'Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills'. The core units of the Assessor Skill Set were updated to include the 'Design and develop assessment tools' unit of competency.

To ensure the VET workforce has appropriate skills in designing and developing assessment tools and identifying and evaluating LLN requirements, Skills Ministers agreed to update the training and assessment credential requirements in line with the changes to the TAE Training Package. Trainers and assessors may use this training to contribute towards meeting professional development requirements outlined in the Standards for RTOs.

Those individuals who hold a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education may not need to undertake any further gap training to meet the requirements.  RTOs and their trainers and assessors are responsible to confirm contemporary proficiency and relevant industry skills and experience

Information on the current trainer and assessor credential requirements is available from the VET regulators at:

Further information

Further information about new trainer and assessor credential requirements that apply from 1 July 2019, is available at Frequently Asked Questions, which clarify these requirements, specifically relating to individuals working under the supervision of a trainer. Additional queries may be directed to the department by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it