TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a highly sought after qualification as it replaces the superseded TAE40110 qualification. It is intended for a variety of professionals in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector as well as workplace trainers and assessors who:

  • Train individuals and groups
  • Assess the competency of learners
  • Develop training programs to meet the needs of learners
  • Create assessment tools
  • Contextualise learning and assessment materials
  • Conduct assessment validation

This course is suitable for:

Those with a vocational background who wish to become trainers and/or assessors within their field of experience. Ideal for those seeking a career change.
Those already working in the training/assessing field but who need formal training and/or a qualification

Is this course right for you?

This course has been developed to provide skills and knowledge to:

  • Work with and use national training packages
  • Design and develop learning programs
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Plan and conduct assessment
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

MSA Training and Professional Development adheres to the Code of ethics for ACPET members

RTO Number: 21526



Thursdays October 22nd


Saturdays November 7th


Fridays November 20th


Mondays February 1st


Mondays February 1st


Tuesdays February 16th


Saturdays February 27th


Wednesdays March 17th


Thursdays April 1st

Course Fees

These fees are inclusive of all learning materials and assessments.

Course fees must be made prior to course commencement.  Up to $1000 will be taken as a deposit for upfront payments, with the balance to be paid via a payment plan or Request for Invoice/purchase order (eg. If your employer is paying).

All enrolments are subject to our Refund/Transfer Policy, please click here for the relevant details.

Non-Funded - Full fee$3,600.00
Non-Funded - Concession$3,400.00
Funded - Full fee$1,455.30
Funded - Concession$291.06

Course syllabus

Units of competency in TAE40116

TAE40116 Upgrade

How to upgrade your TAE40110

Group training

Train your staff with MSATPD

Support Sessions

Support sessions for current students

Learning online

Find out how your class will be held

How to enrol

Steps to enrol into this course

Click here for Payment Plans 2020

To view the 2020 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here all course fees include manuals throughout the course.

To find out if you are eligible for funding please complete our self assessment flowchart: Government Funding Eligibility Flowchart

Set up your own payment plan with Openpay.

You will need to already have skills and vocational experience in the field in which you wish to teach. Eg. To teach ‘business’ courses you will need a Business qualification along with several years of relevant experience working in business. To teach ‘hairdressing’ you will need a qualification in hairdressing as well as several years of relevant experience working as a hairdresser. If you do not already have skills and experience in a vocational area then your enrolment in this course will not be accepted.

Students will require a sound understanding of how to navigate computers along with software (Word, PowerPoint), opening and closing documents, saving documents, formatting documents, typing and using the internet for searching and emails. Students who are not confident using computers are welcome to enrol in one of the short computer courses provided by Monash Training and Professional Development.

Students are required to fill out a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment during the enrolment process. For those with difficulty filling out the LLN form Monash Training and Professional Development offers a beginners’ ESL and individual ESL classes. During enrolment students will also undergo a pre-training review which will help make sure this course is right for you and identify any additional support you may need.

To enrol into this course, please download the enrolment forms below. Once completed please email to msa-monashtraining@monash.edu. You will then be contacted by the office in regards to completing the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Please note, the LLN assessment is a requirement for ALL students who wish to undertake this qualification. For more information click here. 

Enrolment Form Full – TAE40116

Please ensure you sign the enrolment form with your actual signature – find out how to sign a PDF here.

Student Information Handbook 

Please do not print the enrolment forms. You can use Adobe PDF viewer/reader to edit the forms and return via email.

You can download this software for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/


Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom.


Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom.

Credit Transfer is a process used to recognise qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO or TAFE.  If you have successfully completed any of the units in the course in which you are enrolling, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer.  Where credit transfer is granted you will be considered to have already successfully completed the unit(s), and will not have to participate in training or assessment activities for that unit(s).  In determining where credit transfer may be granted, MSA Training and Professional Development must be confident of the currency of the applicant’s knowledge.  In fields where practice/technology is changing rapidly, credit transfer may not be granted where knowledge of unit(s) has dated.


MSA Training and Professional Development will recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any RTO.

To apply for a credit transfer, please complete the Application for credit transfer form and email it to msa-monashtraining@monash.edu

RPL is an assessment process that gives an individual (you) an opportunity to gain formal recognition—i.e. a qualification or statement of attainment— for knowledge and skills you have attained through informal learning, work and life experiences. If you think you may be able to gain RPL for any of the units for this qualification, please speak to us to request and RPL Information Handout.

Please click here to see available support services at MSA Training and Professional Development

After achieving this qualification, depending on interests and skills/knowledge/experience, students may undertake higher level qualifications within the TAE training package such as the TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development or the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training. You may also apply to Monash University for entry into a Bachelor of Education.

Natarsha Krug

Experienced Senior Trainer/Assessor with an expertise in teaching literacy and numeracy. Also experienced in delivering Certificate IV qualifications in Leadership and Management, Business, Retail, Business Administration, Training and Assessment and Certificate I,II, III in GEA as well as teaching English.

A demonstrated history of assisting students to continue a lifelong learning journey and achieve their goals. Passionate in coaching adults in a professional context, international students and assisting adults with low literacy and numeracy skills, minority community groups and disengaged youth. Skilled in classroom facilitation, workplace training, traineeships, not for profit organisations, coaching, case management, curriculum design, working autonomously and within a team.


Sherry Hayward

Sherry is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 18 years of experience in the VET industry. Sherry teaches Cert IV and Diploma in Leadership and Management, as well as Cert IV in Training and Assessment, using industry experience to provide an innovative education to her students.


Matthew Doig

Using skills gained from extensive experience as a Human Resource Development Professional with over twenty years’ experience, Matthew teaches Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Matthew is a strong communicator with excellent leadership skills and he has an ability to pass these skills to his students who benefit from his organised training method.


Kerry Couchman

Kerry started her career as a Nurse and had 17 years of Nursing experience before transitioning into teaching first aid with St John Ambulance where she became a training area manager. For the past 11 years she has been teaching the Certificate IV in Training and assessment and the Certificate IV and Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Kerry holds the TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She also holds the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) The diploma of WHS (BSB51312) and Advance Diploma of WHS (BSB60615) and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree of Adult and Vocational Education.

As a mature age student undertaking the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, I looked at a number of course providers to see which I thought would give me the best experience as I studied. From my first call to Monash Training and Professional Development to the completion of my course I was extremely impressed by the administrative staff and especially my trainer/assessor.
Our group had 3 face to face meetings before COVID-19 meant we had our remaining course by ZOOM. It was also a first for our trainer, Jeni Miles. As a group, with Jeni, we worked together to make sure the technology was an aid rather than a hindrance. This unexpected learning experience for all of us was a ground-breaking opportunity which we all appreciated.
The variety of backgrounds of my fellow students, the course content and our learning experiences made this an outstanding learning course which I am very pleased to recommend to people considering undertaking this program.

David. Z

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment