Overview

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 qualification focuses on real world contexts. It is a practical program with projects and assignments you can integrate into your existing role or organisation. Undergoing the program gives you skills and tools you can use immediately and encourages you to think differently. Additionally, the qualification fully aligns to future trends in leadership capabilities.

Note: This is not the Free TAFE program

This version of the course is not part of the Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. This is the Fast track/Accelerated version of the course delivered Live Online and has monthly intakes.

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

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training
Midyear applications are now open.

Ready to apply for a midyear start? Go to the application portal. Still exploring your options at Swinburne? Meet us at Open Day.

Skills you’ll learn

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

Learning outcomes

  • use training packages and accredited courses effectively
  • present training and communicate concepts in a way that engages the participants
  • plan, organise, and facilitate industry training
  • develop high-quality training programs and conduct assessments
  • participate in assessment validation
  • address adult language, literacy, and numeracy skills, and manage participants in the classroom

Your career opportunities

  • Trainer in the Vocational Education and Training sector

Location options

  • Online

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

Admissions

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.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

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:

  • live-online workshops followed with assessments due 6 weeks later
  • personalised assessor guidance sessions for assessment support
  • a required textbook to be purchased at additional cost.
4
Clusters
=
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
Work effectively in the VET sector
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
TAEPDD401
Design and develop plans for vocational training
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
TAEDES412
Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
TAEDES411
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Facilitate vocational training
Core unit, 45.0 credit points
TAEDEL411
Plan, organise and facilitate online learning
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
TAEDEL405
Use foundation skills resources, strategies and advice
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
TAELLN422
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Facilitate workplace-based learning
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
TAEDEL412
Provide work skill instruction
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
TAEDEL311
Mentor in the workplace
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
TAEDEL414
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Assess competence
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
TAEASS412
Participate in assessment validation
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
TAEASS413
Assess competence in an online environment
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
TAEASS404

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.

Assessment

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)

$5,940

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

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 2024 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. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). 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.

Course code
TAE40122
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Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and spoken with one of our Course Advisors to understand your eligibility, what are you waiting for? Apply online! 

Start dates

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

Start dates
Location
Start dates
July intake
Location
Online
Start dates
01-July-2024
August intake
Location
Online
Start dates
05-August-2024
September intake
Location
Online
Start dates
02-September-2024
October intake
Location
Online
Start dates
30-September-2024
October intake
Location
Online
Start dates
14-October-2024
Start dates
Location
Last date to apply
Start dates
July intake
Location
Online
Last date to apply
26-June-2024
Start dates
01-July-2024
August intake
Location
Online
Last date to apply
31-July-2024
Start dates
05-August-2024
September intake
Location
Online
Last date to apply
28-August-2024
Start dates
02-September-2024
October intake
Location
Online
Last date to apply
25-September-2024
Start dates
30-September-2024
October intake
Location
Online
Last date to apply
09-October-2024
Start dates
14-October-2024

Course timetables

2024 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Download this schedule planner as part of your registration.
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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