What is the Certificate IV in training and assessment (TAE40110)?
Just to clear up some terminology around the Cert IV TAE:
The Certificate IV in training and assessment is known by a number of different terms in the vocational training industry:
1. Cert IV TAE or TAE40110
2. TAE40116 is the recently endorsed new version of TAE40110. Many RTOs are currently working to get this new qualification on their scope. As at 3/4/17 there are only 6 RTOs who have TAE40116 on their scope.
3. Cert 4 training and assessment
These terms all refer to exactly the same qualification so don’t be confused!
The Cert IV TAE is a nationally recognised qualification for people who wish to be trainers and/or assessors in the workplace. Most employers who advertise for trainers now insist on the Certificate IV in training and assessment as the minimum qualification.
The TAE40110 course consists of 10 units of competency and, depending on where you do the course, can be completed within 2-6 months, with typically 7-10 days face-to-face training.
The Cert IV TAE course covers all facets of training and assessment in the workplace including units such as ‘Design and develop learning programs’ ‘Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning’ and ‘Plan assessment activities and processes’.
What the Certificate IV in training and assessment can do for you
TAE40110 opens the door to the world of vocational training. You can teach in your area of expertise at TAFE, work for a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or set up your own training business. TAE40110 can also help you change roles within your company and continue to use your experience and knowledge training others. The Cert IV qualification gives you greater flexibility in your working life and allows you to remain an active member of the workforce for much longer than you or your employer may have envisaged.
What further study options are available after the Certificate IV in training and assessment?
Once you have a few years of training and assessing experience under you belt you may consider building on your expertise by undertaking further study at the Diploma or advanced Diploma level. There are many qualifications available which can lead you into training management roles, perhaps working in your own RTO or supervising other trainers and assessors at a TAFE college.
TAE40110 is not for everyone. It takes a certain type of individual to become a good trainer. You should have a passion for your area of expertise and a flair for communicating ideas and concepts to others. You need to be patient, resilient and above all, have a true desire to help people fulfil their potential. Above all, the Certificate IV in training and assessment might be the gateway to a future you have only dreamt about.