Units of Competency

These units of competency have been developed in consultation with industry experts along with our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to your role.

Core unit overview

  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs – define the parameters of the learning program, develop content and design structure of the program within the VET policy framework
  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs – select appropriate training package or course, analyse and interpret the qualifications framework, competency and accredited modules, and assessment information, contextualise for client applications
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning – interpret learning environment and delivery requirements, prepare session plans and resources, facilitate training sessions, and support and monitor learning
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills – analyse LLN requirements and select and use resources and strategies to address requirements, use specialist LLN support, evaluate effectiveness of assessment strategies and learning support
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace – establish effective learning environment, develop and implement work-based learning pathway, establish, develop, maintain, close, and evaluate a learning-facilitation relationship
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools – determine focus of assessment tool, design, develop, and trial the tool, and review its effectiveness
  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes – determine assessment approach and prepare plan, identify modification and contextualisation requirements, and development assessment instruments
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence – prepare for the assessment with quality evidence to support the candidate, make, record, and report on assessment decision, and review process
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation – prepare for and participate in validation of assessment tools, and contribute to validation outcomes

Pre-selected elective unit overview

  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation – prepare and deliver a presentation, and review its effectiveness

Study Options

To offer maximum flexibility for individuals and organisations, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is available with the following study options:

Online with Virtual Delivery and Assessment Workshops — 6 x 7.5-hour virtual classroom assessment sessions

This course is delivered online with virtual assessment workshops where facilitators and students can engage and interact with one another, examine assessment tasks, and work in groups together. Sessions are hosted on Zoom, providing a live, synchronous setting with a facilitator and a support co-host.

Virtual learning provides all the benefits of classroom workshops — working with peers, asking questions with immediate answers from facilitators, and stimulating deeper discussions — with the flexibility of online learning. The key benefits of virtual study include being time efficient, the ability to participate from any location, and the capability to be recorded for later review.

Additional study and assessment takes place outside the six days of virtual workshops. Studying online has never been easier or more convenient than through AIM’s virtual campus, MyAIM. You can take each step of your qualification at your own pace, connect with others in online forums, and receive both academic and non-academic support from AIM Trainers, Assessors, and the Student Support team.

In order to successfully achieve this qualification, students are expected to participate in:

Online with Virtual Delivery and Assessment Workshops:

• One x 2.5-hour virtual classroom per month with an AIM Trainer and Assessor over the 12-month period. Students are also required to participate in 6 x 7.5-hour virtual classroom assessment sessions.

• Completing structured self-directed learning and assessment tasks online and in the workplace, with engaging online pre-recorded assessment tutorials and videos and a series of guided learning and assessment workshops. This involves approximately 10-12 hours per week for the average learner over the 12-month period.

• Assessments are based on workplace scenarios and students conduct the majority of the assessments in their own workplace, either live streaming with the AIM assessor, providing video recordings, or attending Assessment Workshops for assessor observation.

• Each student will have access to a trainer and assessor for 1.5 hours per fortnight. This time is used for learning and/or assessment based on individual student needs, comprising 3 hours per month x 12 months.

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Additional Information

Completing the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment opens doors to a world of further study with AIM. You may be able to use units of competency completed in this course as credit towards other AIM Vocational Qualifications. You could also consider pursuing higher education through AIM Business School.

For more information, speak to one of our Senior Training Advisors on 1300 658 337.

Entry requirements - TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has specific entry requirements. 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.

AIM has additional entry requirements for this qualification;

  • An education level of year 10 (or equivalent) or Certificate III or above
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area
  • An individual undertaking this program requires well developed language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the context of their role. Students may be required to complete the online LLN test based on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), if they do not meet entry requirements.
  • Technologically literate (ability to use and access to computer with continuous internet access. + word processing applications). Learners must also have access to appropriate technology to allow them to complete the qualification – this includes a computer with a reliable internet connection and browsing ability, video recording equipment (e.g. a smart phone), word processing applications such as word and spreadsheet applications such as excel.
  • Must be working OR have access to a workplace and have 2 years minimum work experience in their chosen industry in the last 5 years

Prior to enrolment, all prospective students are required to participate in an interview with one of the Course Advisors. This interview includes reviewing the learners’ existing skills and knowledge, ensuring that they are suitable candidates participate in the online self-paced online program and identifying any possible obstacles or barriers, as well as getting to know the students and may also include the completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment tool. The outcome of the LLN test report with the completed interview will be forwarded to the Manager to assess their suitability and capacity to undertake the course. The interview may be in person or via the phone/Skype.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Recognition of skills and knowledge gained through previous studies, work, and life experiences may be used to award competency for Units of Competency within this qualification. Read more on Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer or call 1300 658 337.

How to Enrol - Find out how to enrol and about our Student Entry Procedure.

Payment Options - Call 1300 658 337 to learn more about the following payment options and tuition fees.

  1. Pay upfront for the full cost of your qualification in one easy payment.
  2. Defer all or part of your tuition fees with flexible payment options through AIM’s finance partner, zipMoney.
  3. Funding options may be available in your state, please contact us for more information.