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Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Developing assessment tools
  • Providing vocational training & education
  • Understanding the training sector

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Gain the necessary skills needed to teach and enhance professional practice through assessment in various settings.

Course Overview

Course Code:W754 (National ID: TAE40110) 
Careers:Training Officer, VET Lecturer 

1 semester (290hrs)

How:Part time 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 1

International study available:No 
Online study available:Some online delivery in Blended Learning Model 
Uni pathway available:Yes 

About the course

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Our Centre for Training Excellence (CTE) offers training and assessment courses to improve your ability to develop and deliver training programs and strengthen your assessment skills. The Certificate IV is designed for people for whom training forms a large part of their job or their sole job function is within a structured assessment and training system.

This Certificate IV will enable you to facilitate, maintain and enhance professional practice through competency-based assessment. You'll also design and develop effective learning programs and assessments for students.

For more details about the units covered within this course, the intake dates and costs please visit the Centre for Training Excellence web site.

Where this course can lead you

If you already work in a training and assessment environment then this course could help you improve promotion prospects. If you're looking to get into the training sector then this course is your foot in the door, with an increasing need for a skilled workforce the demand for trainers and lecturers is growing.

Your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment prepares you for roles such as:

  • Training Officer

  • VET Lecturer

Your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a great precursor to further study at Central. With a higher qualification you can improve earning potential and improve employment prospects.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's training and assessment qualifications provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Facilitate learning

  • Maintain and enhance professional development

  • Design and develop learning programs and resources to support delivery

  • Plan and organise assessment

  • Design and develop assessment tools

  • Assess competency in a vocational, training and education environment

Your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in training and assessment or for further study at Central.

Connected with industry

At Central we place an emphasis on quality training, that is why we ensure training and assessment professionals are our lecturers. So you’ll be gaining the best experience possible from the people who have done exactly what you want to do. We have also assessed the software and practices this industry uses and replicated it within Central so when you leave, you'll be working on familiar technology and with familiar processes.

Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.

University Pathways

Central’s University pathway arrangements means your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and an advanced standing in a University of Southern Queensland course.


University of Southern Queensland

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Special Education or Technical and Vocational Education), Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training
Recognition of Prior Learning: Up to 1 unspecified unit.

Find out more about distance education study at USQ.

Course Structure

Plan:W754 - CU1211 - PSC 
Description:Complete 10 units: 7 core and 3 elective units 

Available Groups


Description: Complete three (3) elective units. Below is an example

NumberNational IDTitle
D0631BSBCMM401AMake a presentation
D0797BSBLED401ADevelop teams and individuals
D0971BSBRES401AAnalyse and present research information
S7786TAEASS301BContribute to assessment
S7790TAEASS502BDesign and develop assessment tools
WA870TAEDEL301AProvide work skill instruction
WA875TAEDEL501AFacilitate e-learning
WA890TAELLN401AAddress adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below. Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.

NumberNational IDTitle
S7787TAEASS401BPlan assessment activities and processes
S7788TAEASS403BParticipate in assessment validation
S7805TAEASS402BAssess competence
WA871TAEDEL401APlan, organise and deliver group-based learning
WA872TAEDEL402APlan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
WA907TAEDES401ADesign and develop learning programs
WA908TAEDES402AUse training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

Getting into this course

Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate developed communication skills.

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.


The Application Process

This course is delivered by the Centre for Training Excellence. For more information on the course please contact or phone 9427 1555.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

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