Do I need to upgrade to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment before 1 April 2019?

March 21, 2019

A number of questions trainers and assessors are at the moment asking if they need to upgrade to the latest TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment on or before 31 March 2019.

 

You might find this article helpful if you also have questions regarding this matter.

 

Q1: What are the legislative and regulatory requirements around TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment?

 

The requirements state that on or after the 1 April 2019, trainers and assessors must meet the following requirements:

 

Clause 1.14 (From Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015)

 

If they are training and assessing, they must hold one of the following credentials:

 

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Or

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and one of the following:

  1. TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or its successor or

  2. TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 

and one of the following:

  1. TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor or

  2. TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools or

  3. TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.

Or

 

A Diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

 

Clause 1.15 (From Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015)

 

Where a person conducts assessments only, the RTO must ensure that, they hold one of the following credentials:

  • TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set or its successor 

Or

  • TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set,

and one of the following:

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor or

  • TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools or

  • TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.

Or

 

The requirements specified in Clause 1.14 above.

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Q2: Is the TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification equivalent to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or do I have to upgrade?


Answer: 


The TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification is not equivalent to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  


It is however possible to upgrade to the TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment via a combination of recognition/equivalence and gap training from a registered training organisation. 
 

You will be required to complete gap training for: 

  • TAEASS401 - Plan assessment activities and processes that supersedes

  • TAEASS401B - Plan assessment activities and processes and in assessment validation from TAE40110. TAEASS403 - Participate in assessment validation that supersedes TAEASS403B - Participate

Both of these units are deemed not equivalent to the superseded units. 
 

You will also be required to complete two new units of competency: 

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment (new core unit) 

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (new core unit)

 

Q3: I have TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification so do I still need to upgrade to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Before you upgrade your qualification from TAE40110, look at the transcript and find out if you have completed any of the following units: 

  • TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment

  • TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment

 

Also, find out if your transcript has either of the following LLN units:

  • TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

 

If, and only if, you have these units on your transcript then you have met the requirements of   Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 and you do not need to upgrade/update to the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 


Q4: What is the process of upgrading your qualification from TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment? 
 

Answer: If you are upgrading your qualification from TAE40110, look at the transcript and find out if you have completed any of the following units: 

  • TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment

  • TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment

 

Also, find out if your transcript has either of the following LLN units:

  • TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

 

Wherever you identify any gaps, you must fill them through gap-training or recognition of prior learning or through both. 


Speak with an RTO wherever you have any questions regarding upgrading your qualification from TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Q5: What options do RTOs provide to upgrade to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment? 


Answer: The options advertised by the RTOs are the following and you may select the one that will meet the TAE40116 update requirements. 


Option A: Full upgrade from TAE40110 to TAE40116
 

Completion of two full units and gap assessment on two non-equivalent units.

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment (new core unit)

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (new core unit)

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes (non-equivalent core unit)

  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation (non-equivalent core unit)

 

Option B: Update TAE40110 with new required units
 

Completion of two full units.
 

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment (new core unit)

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (new core unit)

Note: this does not provide you with TAE40116 – you will need your TAE40110 certification along with the statements of attainment from the above units. You can take your TAE40110 and Statements of Attainment to an RTO down the track to undertake gap assessment to upgrade your full qualification to the TAE40116.


Option C: Completion of individual units
 

If you already hold one of the below units (or the other units listed earlier in this article) then you would only need to complete the