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There are many benefits in becoming a qualified vocational trainer and assessor. You could start your own business, become a contract trainer and/or assessor, manage the learning and development programs in your workplace or be qualified to work in a public or private registered Training Organisation (RTO).

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Training and assessment Courses

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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)

The TAE40116 is the minimum qualification required to work as a trainer/assessor in a structured training environment such as TAFE or a Private RTO. It is also suitable for individuals who provide on-the-fob instruction in a workplace environment, (i.e. delivering one-on-one training to apprentices or coaching and mentoring other staff). Successful participants will also be qualified ot conduct workplace assessments and skill audits.

Course Structure

This course includes 10 units as follows:

Core Units
  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Elective unit
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
Learning Clusters

The course is structures into four learning clusters:

  • Cluster 1 – Learing Design (includes the LLN unit)
  • Cluster 2 – Learing Delivery
  • Cluster 3 – Assessment
Entry Requirements

To enrol in the course participants 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; and
  • have access to one, or a range of, workplaces or practice environments that will provide the opportunity to practice their training and assessment skills in a real workplace, and complete the tasks with real vocational learners.
  • Documentary evidence of the above is required

Please click here for the Assessment Requirements for each unit of competence in the course.

Career pathways
  • RTO Trainer and Assessor

  • Lead Trainer and Assessor

  • Workplace assessor

  • Workplace Facilitator

  • Industry mentor and/or coach

  • vocational Lecturer

Cert IV in Training and Assessment - Upgrade Course

The upgrade course is specifically designed for applicants who hold the TAE40110 (now superseded) and wish to upgrade to the new TAE40116. The new rules state that ‘On or after 1 July 2019, training and assessment must only be delivered by persons with the updated assessment credential requirements’.
Go to Department Education and Training website for more details.

The TAE40110 and the TAE40116 are not equivalent. There are two new Core Units and two Non-equivalent units in the new course (all other units in the TAE40110 and the TAE40116 are deemed to be equivalent).

Some participants may already have completed some core or non-equivalent units and therefore the cost of upgrading to the new qualification is dependent upon the units to be completed. The costs for this upgrade are per unit price (see unit costs below).

On successful completion of the TAE40116 Upgrade Course you will be awarded the latest TAE40116 Qualification.

Pre-requisite requirements for the upgrade course
  • A certified copy of your original TAE40110 Certificate, including a transcript of units completed
  • You must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area.(Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.)
  • You must have maintained professional development since the award of your TAE40110 e.g. ongoing employment, attendance at conferences or seminars, research, newsletters, etc.
  • You must have access to a former employer or supervisor who can attest to your professional experience as a trainer and assessor.

Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116)

This qualification reflects the roles of experienced practitioners delivering training and assessment services within the vocation education (VET) sector. This may include roles as leading trainers and assessors, mentors or training/assessment managers.

This course includes 10 units of competency as follows:
Core Units
TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDEL502 Provide advanced facilitation practice
TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies
TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
Elective Units
TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources
TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Learning Clusters

The course is structured into four learning clusters:

  • Cluster 1 – Learning development and design
  • Cluster 2 – Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)
  • Cluster 3 – Maintain currency and deliver training
  • Cluster 4 – Assessment

 

Entry Requirements
  • Whilst there are no formal prerequisite units required to study this course, it is strongly recommended that learners hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) PLUS vocational experience OR extensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles in an RTO or similar organisation that focuses on competency-based training and assessment.
  • To enrol in this course, participants must have access to one, or a range of, workplaces or practice environments that will provide the opportunity to practice their training and assessment skills in a real workplace, and complete the tasks with real vocational learners.

Please click here for the Assessment Requirements for each unit of competence in this course.

Career Outcomes
  • are responsible for leading other trainers and assessors and training managers who are responsible for leading other trainers and assessors
  • are involved in providing mentoring and advice to other trainers and assessors
  • are responsible for designing approaches for leaning and assessment strategies across an RTO

Diploma of Training Design and Development(TAE50216)

This course reflects the role of training designers and developers and are responsible for analysing training needs and designing programs to meet those needs. They may also have a role in mentoring and advising other trainers and assessors and promoting innovative practices and providing examples of industry best practice in training and assessment.

Units of competence

There are ten units in this course:
Core Units
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies
TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources
TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program
TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis
Elective Units
TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice
TAEDEL502 Provide advanced facilitation practice
TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Learning Clusters

The course is structured into four learning clusters:

  • Cluster 1 – Learning development and design
  • Cluster 2 – Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)
  • Cluster 3 – Maintain currency and deliver training
  • Cluster 4 – Assessment

 

Entry Requirements
  • Whilst there are no formal prerequisite units required to study this course, it is strongly recommended that learners hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment PLUS vocational experience ORextensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles in an RTO or similar organisation that focuses on competency-based training and assessment.
  • To enrol in this course, participants must have access to one, or a range of, workplaces or practice environments that will provide the opportunity to practice their training and assessment skills in a real workplace, and complete the tasks with real vocational learners.

Please click here for the Assessment Requirements for each unit of this course.

Career Opportunities
  • are involved in the design and development of training programs and resources and/or
  • are responsible for evaluating the success of training and/or
  • have a role in providing guidance and advice to trainers and assessors in promoting innovative practices.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)

The TAE40116 is the minimum qualification required to work as a trainer/assessor in a structured training environment such as TAFE or a Private RTO. It is also suitable for individuals who provide on-the-fob instruction in a workplace environment, (i.e. delivering one-on-one training to apprentices or coaching and mentoring other staff). Successful participants will also be qualified ot conduct workplace assessments and skill audits.

Course Structure

This course includes 10 units as follows:

Core Units
  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Elective unit
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
Learning Clusters

The course is structures into four learning clusters:

  • Cluster 1 – Learing Design (includes the LLN unit)
  • Cluster 2 – Learing Delivery
  • Cluster 3 – Assessment
Entry Requirements

To enrol in the course participants 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; and
  • have access to one, or a range of, workplaces or practice environments that will provide the opportunity to practice their training and assessment skills in a real workplace, and complete the tasks with real vocational learners.
  • Documentary evidence of the above is required

Please click here for the Assessment Requirements for each unit of competence in the course.

Career pathways
  • RTO Trainer and Assessor

  • Lead Trainer and Assessor

  • Workplace assessor

  • Workplace Facilitator

  • Industry mentor and/or coach

  • vocational Lecturer

Cert IV in Training and Assessment - Upgrade Course

Cert IV in Training and Assessment - Upgrade Course

The upgrade course is specifically designed for applicants who hold the TAE40110 (now superseded) and wish to upgrade to the new TAE40116. The new rules state that ‘On or after 1 July 2019, training and assessment must only be delivered by persons with the updated assessment credential requirements’.
Go to Department Education and Training website for more details.

The TAE40110 and the TAE40116 are not equivalent. There are two new Core Units and two Non-equivalent units in the new course (all other units in the TAE40110 and the TAE40116 are deemed to be equivalent).

Some participants may already have completed some core or non-equivalent units and therefore the cost of upgrading to the new qualification is dependent upon the units to be completed. The costs for this upgrade are per unit price (see unit costs below).

On successful completion of the TAE40116 Upgrade Course you will be awarded the latest TAE40116 Qualification.

Pre-requisite requirements for the upgrade course
  • A certified copy of your original TAE40110 Certificate, including a transcript of units completed
  • You must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area.(Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.)
  • You must have maintained professional development since the award of your TAE40110 e.g. ongoing employment, attendance at conferences or seminars, research, newsletters, etc.
  • You must have access to a former employer or supervisor who can attest to your professional experience as a trainer and assessor.
Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116)

Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116)

This qualification reflects the roles of experienced practitioners delivering training and assessment services within the vocation education (VET) sector. This may include roles as leading trainers and assessors, mentors or training/assessment managers.

This course includes 10 units of competency as follows:
Core Units
TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDEL502 Provide advanced facilitation practice
TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies
TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
Elective Units
TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources
TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Learning Clusters

The course is structured into four learning clusters:

  • Cluster 1 – Learning development and design
  • Cluster 2 – Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)
  • Cluster 3 – Maintain currency and deliver training
  • Cluster 4 – Assessment

 

Entry Requirements
  • Whilst there are no formal prerequisite units required to study this course, it is strongly recommended that learners hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) PLUS vocational experience OR extensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles in an RTO or similar organisation that focuses on competency-based training and assessment.
  • To enrol in this course, participants must have access to one, or a range of, workplaces or practice environments that will provide the opportunity to practice their training and assessment skills in a real workplace, and complete the tasks with real vocational learners.

Please click here for the Assessment Requirements for each unit of competence in this course.

Career Outcomes
  • are responsible for leading other trainers and assessors and training managers who are responsible for leading other trainers and assessors
  • are involved in providing mentoring and advice to other trainers and assessors
  • are responsible for designing approaches for leaning and assessment strategies across an RTO
Diploma of Training Design and Development(TAE50216)

Diploma of Training Design and Development(TAE50216)

This course reflects the role of training designers and developers and are responsible for analysing training needs and designing programs to meet those needs. They may also have a role in mentoring and advising other trainers and assessors and promoting innovative practices and providing examples of industry best practice in training and assessment.

Units of competence

There are ten units in this course:
Core Units
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies
TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources
TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program
TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis
Elective Units
TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice
TAEDEL502 Provide advanced facilitation practice
TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Learning Clusters

The course is structured into four learning clusters:

  • Cluster 1 – Learning development and design
  • Cluster 2 – Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)
  • Cluster 3 – Maintain currency and deliver training
  • Cluster 4 – Assessment

 

Entry Requirements
  • Whilst there are no formal prerequisite units required to study this course, it is strongly recommended that learners hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment PLUS vocational experience ORextensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles in an RTO or similar organisation that focuses on competency-based training and assessment.
  • To enrol in this course, participants must have access to one, or a range of, workplaces or practice environments that will provide the opportunity to practice their training and assessment skills in a real workplace, and complete the tasks with real vocational learners.

Please click here for the Assessment Requirements for each unit of this course.

Career Opportunities
  • are involved in the design and development of training programs and resources and/or
  • are responsible for evaluating the success of training and/or
  • have a role in providing guidance and advice to trainers and assessors in promoting innovative practices.

Course Costs

please select from elow for the information on each course.

Course Code Course Name Duration Cost
TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment 6 months - 1 year $2995
TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment - Upgrade Course See details for upgrade options
TAE50116 ** Diploma of Vocational Education and Training 1 year $3950
TAE50216 ** Diploma of Training Design and Development 1 year $3950
Dual Diplomas TAE50116 and TAE50216 Additional cost = $500 $4450

** VET Student Loans are available through the Australian Goverment for ALL Diploma courses (no GAP payment applies). Click Payment Information for more details.

Individual Units - Cost per unit

Unit Code Unit Name Cost
Cert IV Units All Cert IV units (except TAEASS502) $399
Diploma Units All Diploma units $450

Course Information

There are several payment options available including:

• VET Student Loan (Australian Government Loan scheme is available for Diploma courses only. No Gap payment applies) (Click link below for more details)
• Study Loan (Private loan scheme designed specifically for students enrolled in vocational education courses)
• Direct Debit/Credit Card Payments
• Cheque or cash payments

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• Complete the Enrolment Form (below) and submit to the College at info@bedford.edu.au or fax: (02) 8572 3261
• The Administration Department will assess your Enrolment and will notify you if any further documentation is required
• Once your Enrolment has been accepted, you will be issued with an invoice for the first payment(25% of the total course cost). The remainder of the fees (75%) will be due in three installments to be paid on the 1st day of each of the following 3 months
• On receipt of your first payment, you will be formally enrolled into the course
• Your trainer/mentor will provide you with access to the Online Classroom and advise you how to login
• Your learning journey will begin.

Enrolment Application Form
Please download and read the Participant Information carefully before completing and submitting the Enrolment Form: TAE COURSES – Enrolment Form
Flexible enrolment dates – you can start at any time. Download the Enrolment Form (above) and email/fax to the College. (Please telephone the College on 1300 174 174 should you need further information).

Please Note: You will be advised of the completion date of your course by the Admin Department on acceptance of your enrolment. The decision takes into account the prior experience of the candidate and the likely duration required to successfully complete the course based on the AQF volume of learning indicators for each qualification. It also takes into account the importance of ensuring the integrity of the qualification. Bedford College reserves the right to charge a fee for students who do not complete the course within the allocated timeframe. A charge of $200 per month applies.
Flexible/Online Learning
Bedford College uses the ‘Bedford College Online Classroom’ to host, coordinate, deliver and assess our TAE courses.

All of the learning content is available via this platform. Activities and assessment tasks are uploaded into the Online Classroom for marking on completion of each unit – and you are able to communicate and receive feedback from your trainer/assessor through this medium.

This flexible learning strategy provides learners with the opportunity to start at any time and utilise self-paced learning to determine the most convenient time to study (course completion must be within the constraints of the course duration as outlined above); and to work from their own office or home.

Learners will progress through the course in a structured manner and navigate the online learning resources including:

• Learner Guides (step-by-step instructions to guide and support you through the units of competence)
• Learner Workbooks (includes all activities and assessment tasks)
• PowerPoint presentations (work in conjunction with the Learner Guide and Workbook to highlight and reinforce relevant points)
• Additional learning activities and exercises (optional readings, etc. to supplement your learning)
• Videos, templates, website links, etc.

Learners will participate in a simulated workplace environment and/or video workshops during the course and will submit practical assessments via video to the trainer.

You will be provided with:
• Welcome letter and login details for the Online Classsroom
• Contact details of the trainer/assessor
• 48 hour turn-around time for all questions submitted online (excluding after hours, weekends or holidays)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to all Bedford applicants who can demonstrate that they already possess current skills and knowledge relevant to the qualification.

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