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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Fortress Learning



The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the entry requirement to deliver nationally accredited vocational training in private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and TAFEs, as well as in secondary schools with vocational programs. This qualification is fast becoming the standard for those working in staff training and development roles in a variety of private enterprises, as well as for Human Resource professionals.

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course helps you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience to design, deliver and assess training.

This qualification is best suited to individuals delivering training and assessment within the vocational education and training sector.  It suits those wanting to enter the training industry, or those either delivering accredited training or responsible for the assessment of competence of an apprentice or trainee within a workplace.

The course contains ten units that are organised in three fields of study:  Design, Deliver and Assess. Our online delivery allows you complete flexibility.

How is the Zoom 3 Block course different to our other programs? 
  • Unlike our standard program, our Zoom program is not entirely self-paced but facilitated face-to-face via Zoom by our trainer Sue Hill.
  • The cornerstone of this program is 10 days of delivery, structured across three blocks (see more details below under “How is the course delivered?”)
  • Most practical training sessions and group assessments are completed in class. However, depending on enrolment numbers, you may be required to deliver group and individual training outside of the face-to-face workshops. If the class takes place with less than 8 participants, students may be asked to invite friends, family or colleagues to attend the delivery portion of the program to fulfil the practical requirements of the units.
  • There are assessment tasks that will need to be completed after the face-to-face delivery of the course.  These could include designing learning programs, developing assessment tools and demonstrating your knowledge. For this, you will have access to all course materials and resources via our online Learner Portal, as well as support from your trainer, for the 6-month duration of your enrolment.
  • This course will only run if a minimum number of students enrol.


Upcoming Classes

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost

NOTE: Times are displayed as Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane). The dates above indicate the first and last dates of the course; the 3 Blocks are structured as follows;

There is currently no 3 Block Zoom program scheduled.


NOTE: Block 3  is also offered as the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set only. If you would like to enrol in the Skillset only please use the appropriate enrolment button. For further details on the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set please check out the course detail page here.


Students are still able to enrol into the superseded TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which is currently in an extended teach-out transition period until 8 December 2024. This extended transition period means there is plenty of time to complete the TAE40116.



About the course

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Standard)
How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered face to face via Zoom, which means you can attend this course from anywhere in Australia from the comfort of your home or workplace. You will study with a group of like-minded people, and you have the support of your trainer Sue Hill.

The cornerstone of the program is 10 days of delivery, structured across three blocks:

 Block 1 – Design & Deliver
4 days covering Design (TAEDES401-402)LLN & Deliver (TAELLN411, TAEDEL401-402, BSBCMM401)

Block 2 – Practical Assessments
2 days, for assessment (predominantly of the group-based delivery) approximately 2 weeks after Block 1

Block 3 – Assess
4 days, covering Assess (TAEASS401-402-403-501) approximately 4 weeks after Block 2.

You will also have full access to our Learner Portal with lots of learning resources, and your trainer Sue Hill will be available for support during your six-month enrolment duration.

If you would prefer to undertake your course in a two week continued timeframe (with an additional 6-month enrolment to complete outstanding work) check out our other Zoom program delivered by our Trainer, Brian Uren; more details on this page.

What will I learn?

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment includes ten units of competency, of which there is one Elective Unit.  We have grouped the units into three Fields of Study: Design, Deliver and Assess.

If you intend to explore Recognition of Prior Learning from previous studies, this will not be the right course for you, as it is offered via full Coursework only.  Our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (RPL and CT) may be a better fit for you, so we suggest you take a look at this course first instead.

Units of Competency & Fields of Study


  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDES402 use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

This will enable you to use training packages and accredited courses in the context of organisational needs.

You will learn how to design, develop and evaluate learning programs to meet the needs of your learners.


  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • BSBCMM411 Make presentations

You will learn how to deliver training in a workplace. This includes individual and group instruction, planning the presentation and reviewing the presentation.

You will develop skills that help you better meet the needs of the growing number of Australians who lack the desired levels of literacy and numeracy.

You will be able to identify the particular needs of a learner, the demands of some training, and devise strategies to enable the learner to bridge the gap between the two.


  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competency
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

You will learn about the assessment process, plan and organise assessment activities and processes including Recognition of Prior Learning.

You will be able to assess the competence of a candidate and participate in the assessment validation process.

IT Requirements

As this program is delivered online, it is essential that students are aware of the IT requirements of the program prior to enrolling to ensure that we’re the right fit.

To enrol for this program, you must be able to answer YES to the following questions;

  • Do you have access to a computer?
  • Does your computer have – a broadband internet connection – Laptop or PC – a video camera, either built into your device or a separate webcam – a microphone, either built into your device or in the webcam?
  • Do you have the ability to open web pages, view videos on youtube, download & extract zip folders, open and download pdf documents, and open, edit, save & upload documents created in word?

If your answer is NO to any of the above questions, please contact us on 1300 141 994 so that we can provide the best advice for your circumstance.

Are there any entry requirements?

Unlike previous Certificate IV in Training & Assessment qualifications, the latest TAE40116 requires people entering the program to 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.

How do I do that?

For most people, it will simply be a matter of providing a copy of some other qualification, skill set, or statement of attainment.  If you do not possess another qualification, then we would require you to provide a CV that shows your broad industry knowledge and experience, combined with a Position Description and Third Party Report from someone who can attest to your experience.

In essence, the entry requirement is to be able to provide evidence of your knowledge and experience in your industry area.

How long does it take?

The entire duration of enrolment is 6 months. This includes two components:

  • The face to face component (via Zoom):  10 business days over 3 months
  • The online/distance component:  the remainder of the enrolment duration
How does it work?

The initial face-to-face portion (via Zoom) of the course will be delivered in 3 blocks over 3 months (refer to “How is the course delivered?”).  This provides the foundation learning for the program and also includes a considerable amount of the practical assessment components, especially those that require access to other people

Following the face-to-face component, your learning will continue, and you will have further assessment tasks to complete.  The pace at which you complete these is up to you, but we do allow up to 6 months so you can fully immerse yourself in the program, and better juggle the program with other components of your life.

What will affect how long my TAE Certificate IV will take?

Experience tells us that the following factors will affect the time it takes to complete this course:

  • Experience – if you have experience in training/assessing, then you will likely not need as long as people without experience
  • Dedication – if you have a good reason to do the course, and can hold yourself accountable, then you will likely not need as long as people who are less committed
  • Other commitments – if you have a busy life with many competing professional and personal demands, then you will likely need longer than those people with fewer demands.

All assessments are based on real-life workplace scenarios, meaning that there is no requirement for assessments to be completed in a particular workplace. Ultimately, you will have six months from the beginning of your course to complete and submit your assessment tasks.

While it differs for different people, we find that successful students usually dedicate 10 to 15 hours per week.

That said, some of our students take less time, while others take more. It is up to you.

Successful Study Habits

We have a video on Successful Study Habits that will support you to progress through the course in a timely manner. Here is what we know to be true, based on our experience with thousands of students:

  • Talk to us! If you’re stuck on a problem at home or feel overwhelmed, don’t sit and stew, or worse, procrastinate! Connect with us in whatever way suits you, be it phone, chat, email, Google Meet or Zoom, and we’ll help you reach a solution so you can get on with your studies.
  • Schedule it in! Set aside “chunks’ of time to allow you to really sink your teeth (and brain) into the learning process and allow yourself to get “in the zone”. You can set your own pace, structuring your learning and your assessments to suit your lifestyle.
  • And lastly, take your course one step at a time… consistency is important but if the unexpected happens, we can help you find solutions.
When is it on?

The upcoming dates for 3 Block Zoom are shown at the top of this web page.

The 3 Blocks of the program are usually separated by about a month each. A 6 month enrolment duration in total is allocated for this program. The spaces between the blocks allow time for you to consolidate your learning and work on your assessment tasks, and time is given after the blocks to complete the course requirements. For this, you will have access to all course materials and resources, as well as support from your trainer, for the duration of your 6-month enrolment.

The 3 Blocks are structured as follows;

  • Block 1 – Design and Delivery Fields (4 days: Days 1-4) 8am – 4pm AEST
  • Block 2 – Group Delivery (2 days: Days 5-6) 8am – 4pm AEST
  • Block 3- Assess Field (4 days: Days 7-10) 8am – 4pm AEST
What will it cost me?

Our minimum course fee for the 6 months of enrolment is $2,950. You are required to pay

  • $1,500 on enrolment
  • Second and final payment of $1450 prior to attending Block 3
Payment Options:

We offer the following payment options.

  1. When you enrol, you can select Tentative Enrolment and we will send you an invoice. Payment options include credit card and bank transfer. Please note: For online TAE programs whose fee is more than $1500, the first invoice will be for $1500 and this is payable within 7 days. The second invoice will be issued after the commencement of Block 1 and the date for payment will be 14 days prior to the commencement of Block 3.
  2. Payment Plans (Flexi Payment) are not available for this course. Please ensure you select Tentative Enrolment during the enrolment process.

NB: (Should a student enrol outside of the scope of the usual course structure, individual instruction regarding payments will apply and will be dependant on the individual circumstances of the student’s enrolment )


If you have not finished the course within your enrolment period you can purchase an extension.

  • 1 week $75
  • 1 month $300
Over 40? You may be eligible for funding.

If you are over 40, you may be eligible to receive assistance with your course fees from the government’s Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW) program. More information is available HERE.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

In ordinary circumstances, in the event of withdrawal, the following refunds will apply, calculated based on the date of the business day on which the official Withdrawal Form is received.

To withdraw, a student must fill out a Fortress Learning Withdrawal Form which is available from the Learner Portal, or from the RTO on request. Once signed, submit to Fortress Learning.  Because eligibility for refund is calculated based on the date of the business day on which the completed Withdrawal Form is received we encourage prompt completion and submission of the Form.

Fortress Learning will contact the student upon receipt of the withdrawal form to advise of any outstanding issues e.g. return of course materials, completed units, outstanding fees, and also the calculation of any refund that may be payable.

Where are refund is payable, it will be paid within 21 days of receiving the completed Withdrawal Form.

Due to the additional expenses and required number of participants associated with running Zoom programs, the following fees apply to withdrawal:

  • If you withdraw 10-20 business days before the scheduled course start date, there is a Cancellation Fee equal to 20% of the Course Fee.  This fee will be waived provided that the candidate re-books for a new scheduled course date (ie, it is not possible to “hold” the enrolment open until a future course that is yet to be advertised becomes available).  This or any other waiver applies on only one occasion and only where their account is up to date and remains up to date.
  • If you withdraw within 10 business days of the scheduled course start date, there is a Cancellation Fee equal to 50% of the Course Fee.   This fee will be waived provided that the candidate re-books for a new scheduled course date (ie, it is not possible to “hold” the enrolment open until a future course that is yet to be advertised becomes available).  This or any other waiver applies on only one occasion and only where their account is up to date and remains up to date.
  • If you fail to attend or withdraw following the commencement of the Zoom block component, no refund will be issued and the balance of fees will still apply.
  • If you withdraw following completion of the Zoom block component, no refund will be issued and the balance of fees will still apply.
Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning

This course is delivered via full Coursework only. Should you wish to seek Credit Transfer or recognition of Prior Learning please refer to the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (RPL and CT)

Is this Course a good fit for you?

We want to make sure that you are the right fit for us and we are the right fit for you. Here are a few things for you to consider:

  • Fortress Learning is not a “tick and flick” RTO. If you want the fastest and easiest way, we probably won’t be a good fit.
  • We made the decision a long time ago to focus on quality and not quantity. As a result, our qualifications have a very good reputation in the industry.
  • Employers know that a Fortress Learning qualification is more than just a piece of paper; it has substance.
  • Our students finish their training with knowledge, competence and confidence.
Suitability Assessment

All our enrolments will have a Suitability Assessment to complete before you can enrol.

The Suitability Assessment will address the technical requirements of the program, required IT skills and also make sure you have access to the human and physical resources you need for the practical requirements.

This ensures that you are placed in the right course for you and that there are no nasty surprises after you have paid and started your course.

About your Trainer, Sue Hill

Sue Hill has been in North Queensland for ten years and brings 30 years of experience delivering the highest quality of training and assessment to individuals and workplaces.  Sue commenced delivering workplace trainer and assessor qualifications in 1998 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education in 2008.  She was a member of the steering committee that developed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA) and has a thorough knowledge of how best to adapt training and assessment to individual and organisational needs to develop work-ready, confident graduates.

Along with her vocational education experience, Sue has enjoyed over fifteen years in senior and executive leadership roles in government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Sue has a personal commitment to lifelong learning and assisting others to seek out and realise their potential.  She recently undertook a sabbatical and achieved her Commercial Helicopter Pilot licence so has contemporary understanding of the challenges, and rewards, of undertaking study.  Sue has built a strong referral network with past learners highly recommending her engaging and interactive learning delivery.

Outside work Sue continues her interest in Animal Assisted Therapies having co-authored a number of programs for youth at risk, young and adult offenders and those with physical and mental illnesses or injuries.

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Zoom – 3 Block)
TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Zoom – 3 Block)