Become a workplace trainer through studying the accredited Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Develop expertise that helps employees gain new skills. You’ll learn to design, deliver and assess accredited and non-accredited courses under the standard for Registered Training Organisations. 

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training
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Skills you’ll learn

  • Teach/facilitate training
  • Assessment marking
  • Learning program development
  • Plan & deliver training programs

Learning outcomes

  • Design the structure and content of the learning program to meet learning needs
  • Be able to select the appropriate training package or accredited course where necessary
  • Determine the language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of the course or training program, and determine the LLN skills of the participant group
  • Select and use appropriate resources and strategies to address LLN skills gaps
  • Prepare and deliver a training presentation while actively engaging the learners, across a range of learning styles
  • Develop rapport with learners and adapt your teaching style ‘on the fly’ to maximise engagement in a positive, distraction-free learning environment

Your career opportunities

  • Trainer in the Vocational Education and Training sector

Location options

Why Swinburne?

Delivered by facilitators who are industry experts

Participant course training manual

Live Online delivery allows you to do the course from anywhere

Access to our team of Customer Development Advisors

Live Online Delivery

Our Live Online delivery

Our Live Online delivery is a dynamic, engaging and interactive way to learn remotely. It’s just like face-to-face but with the added benefits of digital technology. Your facilitator will present in real-time, and you will be able to participate in group discussions and collaborate on exercises and group activities using our interactive platforms.


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.

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

Participants are to complete ten units of competency delivered across four clusters. The clusters must be completed in the order shown below.

This course includes:

  • e-Learning modules, live-online workshops followed with assessments due 6 weeks later
  • a virtual skills training workshop to enhance online presentation training skills
  • personalised assessor guidance sessions for assessment support.
Certificate IV
Course outline
Download this document as a quick outline of the course that can be printed and presented to your employer.

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Design and develop learning programs
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
Elective units
Make presentations
Elective unit, 30.0 credit points
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Plan assessment activities and processes
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
Assess competence
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
Participate in assessment validation
Core unit, 35.0 credit points
Design and develop assessment tools
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Core unit, 30.0 credit points

Course delivery

Live Online

Live online delivery is just like face-to-face but with the added benefits of digital technology. Your facilitator will present in real time, and you will be able to participate in group discussions and collaborate on exercises and group activities using our interactive platforms.


Students will be given six weeks to complete their assessment(s) and submit assessments online via Swinburne’s e-Learning system, Canvas.

Assessor Guidance Session

Each unit of the program embeds a personalised guidance session tailored to the learner’s needs. This key checkpoint in the blended framework provides the opportunity to clarify understanding, ask questions, and ensures learners are on track for successful course completion.

Workplace delivery

This course (or units from it) can be tailored to industry delivery within the workplace for groups of eight or more students. Students may enrol in the course at any stage during the year. Students have the chance to select from a range of dates for elective units to determine the duration of their course.

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)


Yearly fee* ($AUD)


2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)


Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2023 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Employer sponsored training

Many organisations are more than willing to help employees build on their skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities. In some circumstances, employers may be able to assist you in your professional development by sponsoring all or part of your fees.

Register your interest

To register your interest and request an application form you can submit our online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can call us on 1800 633 560, or email us at edge@swinburne.edu.au with the relevant information.

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Start dates

The dates shown indicate when the Design cluster commences. Please see timetables further down for more information on all cluster dates. 

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Course timetables

2023 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
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  • “The facilitator was very approachable, knowledgeable and skilled! Great guidance and support during workshop to explain and answer assessments. Love the ice breaker at the beginning and reflection part at the end. Time management was on point to ensure all parts of the unit are covered and discussed.”

    Jake , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment