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: