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TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Free TAFE Training & Assessment

Next intake June 2024
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Duration Part-time: 12 Months
Full-time: 6 Months

Course description

This course will allow you to deliver training and assessment in the vocational education and training sector or deliver accredited training in the workplace.  

After completing the course, you will have gained knowledge on how to perform competency-based assessments, develop learning programs based on national training packages, deliver presentations, train groups and individuals in the workplace, and address learners' language, literacy, and numeracy skills.

Please note: This course qualifies you to teach for a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)  or in workplace. This course does not qualify you to teach in a University, or as a primary or secondary school as a teacher. 

Possible career outcomes

  • Industry trainer and/or assessor
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) trainer and assessor
  • Training advisor or training needs analyst

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2024 July
Open: 24 Mar 2024
Close: 21 May 2024 
Class DayStart: 16 Jul 2024
Tuesday Online Day 9 am to 1 pm
Part-time: 12 Months    
2024 June
Open: 1 Feb 2024
Close: 31 May 2024 
Class DayStart: 5 Jun 2024
Wednesday Online Via Zoom 9 am to 4 pm
Full-time: 6 Months  Apply  
2024 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 24 Mar 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class DayStart: 16 Jul 2024
Tuesday Day On Campus 9 am to 1 pm
Part-time: 12 Months  Apply  
2024 July
Open: 24 Mar 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class NightStart: 16 Jul 2024
Tuesday Online Night 5-9 pm
Part-time: 12 Months  Apply  


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

Additional attendance information

This program is offered as either:

  • a 12-month part-time program with day or evening classes offered face-to-face in a classroom or online via Zoom
  • a six-month intensive program delivered as a full day per week online via Zoom

Students are required to complete 10-20 hours per week of self-paced study and evaluation exercises outside of class (dependent on study mode).  This will also differ according to the student’s level of knowledge and experience.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • Applicants 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.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Assess competence TAEASS412 50
Design and develop plans for vocational training TAEDES412 60
Facilitate vocational training TAEDEL411 45
Participate in assessment validation TAEASS413 50
Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs TAEDES411 25
Work effectively in the VET sector TAEPDD401 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Assess competence in an online environment TAEASS404 40
Facilitate workplace-based learning TAEDEL412 25
Make presentations BSBCMM411 30
Plan organise and facilitate online learning TAEDEL405 40
Provide work skill instruction TAEDEL311 40
Use foundation skills resources strategies and advice TAELLN422 30


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Face-to-Face – On Campus
  • ​Online self-paced delivery

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $2.19 per hour 475 AUD $1,040.00 AUD $3,430.00
Standard Tuition AUD $10.95 per hour 475 AUD $5,201.00 AUD $3,430.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $18.50 per hour 475 AUD $8,788.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $540.00
Education Levy AUD $71.25


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 23/05/2024 12:01:00 PM