In early April 2016 a new Training and Assessment training package was released by training governing body ASQA. TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has been superseded by TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which will now be the industry standard Training and Assessment program.
But what does this mean for those who hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is your qualification still current?
Yes, it most certainly is, although there are 2 additional units you will need to complete by April 2019 if you don’t already hold these. So there is no need to upgrade to the TAE40116, but in addition to the TAE40110to continue to meet the requirements to be qualified trainer and assessor for VET accredited training 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 both of these units as electives or as part of ongoing professional development. Our program has included the LLN unit since 2014 and the required assessment unit since Aug 2016.
How do you know which units were in your program?
You will have received a statement of results or academic transcript that lists the units of competency completed as part of your TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. If you don’t have them, contact the RTO that issued your certificate. If you completed the training with Workplace Dimensions the units will be listed on the reverse side of your certificate.
I don’t have those two units I need – what do I do?
If you do not currently hold the relevant units, you will need to complete them before 1 April 2019 to meet the new requirements.
Workplace Dimensions currently offers a 1-day program in the TAELLN411 Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills.
In this interactive one-day program you’ll gain a greater ability to support students throughout their learning journey by introducing you to the core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) demands of training and assessment. You’ll also learn to tailor training and assessment to suit individual skill levels, including accessing relevant support resources.
We created this program to provide you with this unit while providing you with a forum to ask questions about wider VET/TAE/Training. This environment will give you a forum to work with peers and experts in the training domain and as a trainer and assessor in the VET sector, undertaking this unit contributes to your ongoing professional development which is a requirement under the standards for RTO’s.