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TAESS00009 Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set

$700 – Online – 3 months enrolment period – RPL & Coursework

This Skill Set provides the necessary skills and knowledge for people involved in the delivery and assessment of programs based on the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK).

The following excerpt from the latest release of the Foundation Skills Training Package makes it a requirement that Assessors of Foundation Skills must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • TAESS00009 Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set; or
    a higher level education qualification, such as:
  • TAE80113 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice (and its equivalent TAE70111); or
    Bachelor of Education, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Education, or higher. This may include qualifications relating to TESOL, adult education or vocational education.

Be mindful that if you have a higher level qualification, the Training Package may not require you to hold this Skill Set. Having said that, there are also quite a number of RTOs who are requiring their staff to hold TAESS00009 – Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set regardless of any other higher-level qualifications.

It’s worth checking with your own employer.


About the course

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

This course is delivered online, which gives you flexibility in your study hours and allows you to complete the course at your own pace; perfect for balancing alongside work and family commitments! On enrolment, you will receive your login credentials for access to our learning platform. This is where you will find all your instructions, learning resources and assessments.

We know that the TAE is not easy and that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” you will need a guiding hand. That’s why you will have unlimited access to your trainer and can schedule a phone or video calls when you need support. Our trainers are available 9 am to 5 pm QLD time Monday to Friday.

Our service promises to you:
  • Any assessments you submit will be marked within four business days. That is our service standard guarantee to you.
  • All emails are responded to within 8 business hours.
  • If we miss your call, we’ll call you back within 4 business hours.
What will I learn?

This Skill Set comprises of the following Units of Competency.

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy & numeracy skills

(we require you to already have this unit)

TAELLN412 – Access resources and support to address foundation skills in vocational practice

What this unit involves:

  1. Identify resourcing needs for effective delivery and assessment of foundation skills
  2. Research suitable resources to address foundation skills in vocational practice
  3. Source and use resources and support
  4. Evaluate own performance in supporting foundation skills development
TAELLN413 Integrate foundation skills into vocational training delivery

What this unit involves:

  1. Analyse foundation skills content critical to vocational competence
  2. Plan for integrated delivery
  3. Implement integrated delivery
  4. Evaluate instructional strategies used
Practical Requirements and People You Will Need Access To

In order to complete the practical assessment requirements of TAESS00009 – Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set, you must

  • Have access to LLN specialists either within your own workplace/network or be able to access LLN specialists for conversations (as this is part of the assessment criteria)
  • Have access to groups of at least 2 people or more to train and a suitable environment/venue in which to conduct training on at least 3 occasions.
  • You must also have access to a TAE qualified observer (who is currently compliant as a Trainer and Assessor, holding as minimum qualifications the TAE40110, TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 (or equivalent unit)), or the ability to video record the practical components of your assessment tasks.
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 embedded video & slideshows (eg. Youtube, Slideshare) – download & extract zip folders – open and download pdf & swf documents – open, edit, save & upload documents created in doc & docx format?
  • Our assessment materials are developed using MS Word. Do you have the computer skills and access to Word to allow you to participate in the program?
  • Can you download, work within, save and upload Word documents?

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?

Entry into this Skill Set with Fortress Learning requires you to:

  • hold either the current TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, or the previous TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, plus TAELLN401A or TAELLN411.
  • have current employment in a training role within a Registered Training Organisation.
How long does it take?

The enrolment duration for this course is 3 months.

Experience tells us that the following three factors affect the time it takes a student:

  1. Experience – if you have experience in training/assessing, then you will likely not need as long as people without experience.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

While it differs for different people, we find that successful students usually dedicate 10- 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, like course deferral.
What will it cost me? Do you have flexible payment options?

Our minimum course fee for the 3 month enrolment is $700.


Payment Options:

We offer the following payment options.

  1. When you enrol, you can select Tentative Enrolment if you’d like us to 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 with subsequent invoices issued after 90 days.
  2. Or, when you enrol you can select a Payment Plan (Flexi Payment) that suits your budget. Payments will stop automatically once the full course fee is paid, or the balance will be due upon graduation, whichever comes first. We will not issue a Graduation Certificate or Statement of Attainment without full payment.

Please note: Additional fees apply for all payment plans.

Flexi Payment

The payment plan options are as follows, depending upon the total fee for your course;

  • $100 per week
  • $200 per week
  • $150 per fortnight
  • $200 per fortnight
  • $300 per month (15th of every month)
  • $400 per month (15th of every month)



If you have not finished the course 3 months 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?

A full refund applies if a student withdraws within 7 days of enrolment.

There is no refund after the cooling-off period.

Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer both Coursework and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment pathways for this Skill Set. All students who enrol are provided both RPL and Coursework Assessment options so that you can make an informed decision about which path to follow.

We require you to already hold the unit TAELLN411/401A. If you have other units for Credit Transfer, please speak with us on 1300 141 994 before enrolling.

Credit Transfer in TAESS00009 applies only to TAELLN412 and TAELLN413. The fee for TAESS00009 presumes learners will already hold TAELLN411, and so a further rebate is not provided.

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.

What if I need to take a break from study?

The flexibility of our online approach means that if you need to take a break from study, we’ve got that covered too.

We offer the option to defer (pause) your studies. Whilst you are deferred, your enrolment is inactive and we pause your enrolment duration. Then, when you are reactivated from deferment, you pick up exactly where you left off and carry on.

Here are the important details;

  • You can defer a maximum of two times. The first deferment is free. The second deferment incurs a $45 fee.
  • Payment plans continue on deferment, and your payments must be up to date before we can defer you.
  • You won’t have access to your trainer or learning platform whilst you are deferred.
  • If you have at least 6 weeks remaining in your enrolment, you can defer for up to 3 months. After that, you can defer for twice the amount of time remaining in your enrolment (for example, if you have 1 week left in your enrolment, you can defer for 2 weeks.)

The most important thing is to contact us if your enrolment isn’t working out as you had planned so that we can offer you the best support options as and when you need them.

TAESS00009 Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set
TAESS00009 Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set