This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
This qualification (or the skill sets derived from units of competency within it) is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.
Students who are deemed competent for this qualification will receive TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This program is aimed at those seeking to become a workplace training officer or undertake work as a trainer/assessor in the VET sector. The 10 units of competency in this course are nationally recognised. There are 9 core units plus 1 elective to do to be awarded this qualification.
The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to train and assess in the VET system, but it does not provide them with an area of expertise in which to train or assess. For this reason, the requirement for entry into the qualification is that:
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.
To complete their studies, students will need to have access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under a supervisor. Distance education students will need to initiate contact with an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to complete workplace-based experience and solidify practical experience and skills relevant to the qualification. This is so the student gains access to real learners, VET practitioners and learning environments.
Typically, the volume of learning is 0.5 to 2 years (600 to 2400 hours). The course duration depends on how quickly a candidate can work through the learner guides and assessment workbooks and in turn demonstrate competence.
How the program is delivered
Black Diamond offers the qualification in two study modes:
Face to face mode
The face-to-face program depends on the cohort type as per the table below. The program may be delivered in an intensive block format or divided up into periods with time breaks in between. In addition tto these week, there is also time required for self-directed study, industry placement, self-assessments, third party reports and post assessment interviews.
|Cohort type||Face to face training and completion of workbooks|
|Advanced Cohort||6 weeks|