Got a talent for teaching? Develop your training skills and take that first step

*No longer accepting enrolments for this course*

Do you train people - or want to train people? Do you want to be the one assessing others, instead of the one who’s constantly under exam? Maybe you’re good at judging others weaknesses and strengths? If you answered yes then our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment can help you achieve your goals.

You'll benefit from some experience in training or assessing people, although it's not mandatory to do this course. The motivation to learn new skills to build your career is more relevant!


  • National Code


  • Course duration

    Complete your course within 6 to 12 months

  • Nationally recognised

    Registered Training Organisation
    [RTO 40766]

  • Prerequisites


  • Delivery Mode


Our students find jobs in all areas of industry. Career opportunities that exist relating to this course include:

  • Enterprise Trainer
  • Enterprise Assessor
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Trainer
  • RTO Assessor
  • Vocational Education Teacher


  • Cert IV TAE - Module 1

  • TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Cert IV TAE - Module 2

  • TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Cert IV TAE - Module 3

  • TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment
  • TAEASS402B Assess competence
  • TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Cert IV TAE - Module 4

  • TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment may make you eligible for credit towards a university-level course that you’re interested in. If you’re thinking about studying a degree online, we recommend getting in touch with a Student Advisor at Open Universities by calling 13 OPEN (13 67 36).

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for most of our online courses, it's a good idea to check what core skills will be helpful for this course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Assessment [LL&N]

To study our courses, you'll need:

  • Writing and typing skills to complete assessments, fill in forms and create documents
  • English language skills to read the online learning content, policies, procedures and business documents, as well as emails
  • Computer skills to use the online classroom, conduct online research, as well as receive and respond to emails

To provide greater confidence surrounding your ability to successfully complete this qualification, Open Training will provide you access to an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to make sure this qualification is suitable.

Computer requirements

Before you start your online study, you'll need access to your learning material, do your research, prepare and submit your assessment tasks and interact with your trainers and other students. To do that, you'll need:

  • A decent computer with high-speed internet access, a sound card, microphone and speakers.
  • An up-to-date operating system, such as Microsoft Vista or later or Mac Os X or later.
  • The latest version of any of these web browsers: Firefox [most compatible], Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office or similar [eg. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice]
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • File compression/zip software
  • Access to email

Some courses have recommended textbooks that complement the online study material, but purchasing these texts is not compulsory.

Planning your study time

Our courses are designed to be completed within 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly you want to gain your qualification. Here are some suggested timeframes:

Finish fast

Course duration: 6 months
Weekly hours: 15-20

Perfect life/work balance

Course duration: 12 months
Weekly hours: 7-10

Your online classroom

Study whenever you want in our innovative online classroom and help centre. Take a quick tour below.

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