The TAE Training Package that came out in April 2016 had a few changes. Understanding those changes is key to understanding how best to upgrade your TAE Diplomas, and when to do it. This article will introduce what has not changed, what has changed and what it all means. It will finish with some reasons why other people are upgrading, and some questions you may wish to ask yourself.
All of the units stay equivalent, even though there have been a few changes to some of them (see below).
The new TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design & Development is equivalent to the earlier TAE50211 Dip TDD. The Packaging Rules remain the same, and because all of the units are equivalent, there are no changes to this qualification. Like Fortress Learning, all RTOs with the TAE50211 on Scope were automatically given the TAE50216.
The new TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training had a minor change to its Core units. Whereas the earlier TAE50111 Dip VET had TAELLN411 as the Core LLN unit, the newer TAE50216 has the TAELLN501 as the Core. TAELLN411 is now an elective.
While the units have remained equivalent, there are some substantial changes to some of the units that are worth knowing about.
TAELLN501, now a core unit, no longer requires you to show that you have supported 10 learners. The new unit requires only 5 learners. However, this reduction is offset by the inclusion of an entirely new Element that requires you can show that you have not only been continuing to improve your own LLN practice but that you have been able to support other trainers and assessors to do the same. For people who work largely independently, this addition may be problematic.
TAEASS502 still requires you to show three assessment tools from three separate Units of Competency, but it no longer requires that these tools be from 3 separate AQF levels. This will make this unit much easier for many people to attain.
How do I know which Upgrade suits my circumstances?
The following diagram will help you work out which Upgrade Option is best for you. Options 1, 2 and 3 are for a single Diploma. Options 4 and 5 are for the Dual Diploma.
When asked why they are choosing to upgrade, they tell us:
We get this question a lot. It really depends on what matters to you. There will be lots of people with vested interests trying to convince you to do this or to do that.
There’s a lot of noise out there, and we think it is important for people to make informed decisions to ensure that they make good choices for themselves. Our advice is to ask yourself some questions and be guided by your own answers:
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