The old TAE40110 has now been superseded and replaced with the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which is now in effect.  Here are the key changes that may impact your RTO.

Update to the packaging rules

There are now a total of 9 core units of competency and 1 elective unit of competency.

Of the 9 core units of competency two new units have been added –

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy AND
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools (see attached)

At this stage it is not a requirement for trainers and assessors who hold the TAE40110 to upgrade their qualification (by completing these new units), however the Australian Industry and Skills Committee has recommended to the COAG Industry and Skills Council that this requirement be considered for the future. 

The purpose of the update is to ensure that VET practitioners have a greater understanding of foundation skills and can more effectively assess the necessary skills and knowledge required in industry. 

For more details please refer to the AISC communique released 1st April 2016

How does this impact my RTO?

At this stage there is nothing you need to immediately action however you may like to check which of your training and assessment staff hold the above units or equivalent (TAEASS502B and/or TAELLN401A), just so that you know where you stand in preparation for any potential changes.

You may want to keep an eye out on the AISC news hub – or watch this space!

Entry Requirements

There are now entry requirements for those wishing to enrol into this qualification (see below):

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.

How does this impact my RTO? Nothing to do here, however it may effect trainers and assessors you may wish to work with, so just something to be aware of.  You may like to circulate this to the manager on your team who recruits trainers and assessors.

Has anything else changed?

There have also been other elements deleted and others added from the last release of TAE40110 to the new release of TAE40116.

Click here for a full analysis of the differences between the two qualifications.