This is for anyone who holds a TAE40116 qualification, is currently working as a Trainer and Assessor, or has been actively working as one in the last 2 years, and wants to transition to the most current TAE40122 qualification.
Assessments marked within 1-8 business days
A flexible study arrangement
Premium support & fast response times
This course can be challenging and many of you are doing it because you “have to”, we get it so we have gone to great lengths to make the learning material as engaging as possible, we also monitor your progress and reach out if we see you’ve stalled so we can support you to keep going. We are there every step of the way!
Every RTO says they provide excellent support... So don't listen to us, let some of our past graduates tell you all about their experience and then you decide..
Marking time makes a big difference to the time it takes to complete your course and the motivation you need to keep going, so see what some of our graduates have said about how fast we marked their assessments.
The option that's best for you depends on multiple factors, so use the following flow chart to help you determine which option you should look at. If in doubt, our Course Advisors are experts at working this out with you.
Regardless of your choice you'll need to speak to them to book in for your upgrade course option.
What's Included in This Course...
For Ultimate Support Package students only; unlimited trainer support via phone, video call or email booked for 30-minute sessions (except email, which is used in 15-minute increments) during business hours.
These are run fortnightly for 2 hours where you can book 1 x 10 minute block for quick after-hours help. Available in support packages and great for students who study when our regular trainers are not available.
Your assessments will be marked within 4 business days! A faster turnaround means you can continue with the next module and graduate sooner!
We don't enrol and forget. We care that you're doing ok or want to know if you're stuck, especially if we haven't seen any progress from you for a couple of weeks. No student is left behind!
All support packages receive unlimited admin and Learner Portal support from our Student Support team for any access, admin, or financial arrangement issues.
An online space where you can connect and collaborate with other students who are enrolled in any of the Training and Assessment courses. A great place to find a study buddy and get questions answered!
Your Qualification, The Course Requirements & The Skills You Gain
You can still train and assess as you did with the TAE40116 however, you hold the latest version of the TAE Cert IV with the newest skills and knowledge and you won't have to upgrade when TAE40122 eventually becomes mandatory.
You must hold the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and be able to provide both your certificate and the transcript of the units you have successfully completed.
You must be currently working as a trainer and assessor, or have you been within the last 2 years. If you haven't got current work experience, this is not the course for you. Speak to our Course Advisors for your options,
Can you provide the following - Assessment Tools that you have developed, Trainer and Assessor Profiles, Professional Development Plans, session plans and attendance sheets for face-to-face training delivery and evidence of assessing learners against units of competency?
The speed of completing this transition will depend on your access to, and ability to submit the evidence required. You could finish the transition in a week if you have access to everything and can commit the time, or it can take all the way up to the 3-month mark. It’s mainly up to you.
Date of experience: 18 June 2023
Fortress learning provided quality service, resources and training, from the enrolment process with Jonathon who had exceptional Customer service skills to the Trainer Deb Thomas who held my hand through the upgrade process. I am very happy to have selected and committed to Fortress learning and would highly recommend anyone considering to upgrade their qualifications or begin their training to go with their training organisation. Thanks again Deb for your time, knowledge and skills.
June 21, 2023
Just completed my TAE40116 Upgrade with Fortress Learning and would like to thank Deb Thomas for the amazing support I received. She made complicated stuff easy to understand and was there to guide me, kept me motivated, on track and all round made it easy. The online platform and resources from Fortress Learning were easy to use and overall, I highly recommend Fortress Learning and Deb Thomas. Thank you, Fortress Learning and Deb for helping me achieve my TAE40116.
May 02, 2023
I am pleased I chose Fortress Learning for my TAE upgrade training. From start to finish, everyone was so helpful with every aspect and my trainer Deb provided excellent guidance and feedback throughout. The videos by Emma were very clear and easy to follow to help with each step of the assignments. Can't recommend Fortress highly enough for those requiring professional training in the courses they offer.
September 07, 2023
The whole Cert IV upgrade process was clearly communicated & defined. It provided manageable steps to complete at your own pace! All instructions were clear & the communication from Fortress staff was immediate, to the point & helpful. I found the course enjoyable, valuable, efficient... completing it easily & without concern. My course was fully online (except for the validation process) & staff support was exemplary. The validation process facilitator was outstanding. I would therefore recommend Fortress based on my experience with this course!
March 21, 2023
I’m not a person who takes to technology and computers easily, I never gained an education through high school. Thanks to Deb and the team at Fortress, I was able to get my qualification to start my dream job, training and assessing apprentices. I would like to thank everyone at Fortress for helping and guiding me along the way, I will be forever grateful!
Date of experience: 17 August 2023
Amazing experience! Very well done recourses, support and encouragement through the course. My trainer Deb was a legend helping me throughout the course, very approachable and easily contacted either on the phone or via Zoom.
Date of experience: 05 July 2023
I had a great experience doing my TAE through Fortress. Very clear tasks with videos to give guidance and instructions on the tasks. Trainers very responsive and willing to help! Marking done within 4 days. Thank you very much!
Your Course Journey
After you pay your deposit you'll book an enrolment interview. This is how we confirm the course is suitable for you and your goals, and what your course setup will be.
You'll complete a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) Survey to determine which units you need to complete via coursework, what can be credit transferred and which can be done via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Within 24 hours of your PLP interview, our team will set your learner portal up to mirror your PLP so you will know exactly what you need to provide or do, and you an get started.
The welcome meeting is scheduled next and it allows for the setting of goals to make sure you can complete your course in the timeframe allocated in your developed PLP.
In all honesty, right now it’s not mandatory for those who have the TAE40116 to upgrade to the TAE40122, as per the Standards for RTOs. But let us highlight why it’s actually pretty important.
You have 2 hours of included trainer support; 4 x 30 min sessions which should be more than enough.
It’s a pretty straightforward process if you are currently, or have been recently, working as a trainer and assessor, and you have your transcript for your TAE40116.
IF you use all of that up, you can pay-as-you-go for more one-on-one trainer time @ $50 for a 30-minute session.
The course is structured as a self-paced, self-directed delivery mode.
You’ll receive a 3-month enrolment period from the time you activate your course, to completion.
You can work on your assessments as quickly or as leisurely (within the designated enrolment time) as you wish, but all assessment tasks must be completed and submitted prior to the 3-month enrolment period ending.
You will be set up with your own Learner Portal and all lessons, resources and assessment tasks will be made available for you to download, work on, and submit.
We understand that circumstances can change, life just happens sometimes and it’s out of our control, so be in touch with our student support team if for some reason you’re concerned that you can’t complete your course in the 3 months. We can help with deferring it or offer paid extension periods if additional time is needed, there are options and we’re here to find solutions with you.
Our assessment marking turnaround time is 4 business days, so we help you keep that momentum by making sure your submitted assessments are marked swiftly, allowing you to keep up the pace and get your transition from the TAE40116 to the TAE40122 completed in no time at all.
Together we’ve got this!
See “What units will end up in my transcript” for how each unit is assessed and completed.
We have clustered the units so that you have a simple and straightforward pathway through the assessment of your 12 new TAE40122 units.
We do not want to make you jump through hoops that you have already jumped through in your previous TAE40116 Cert IV TAE so we will only assess the gaps for the non-equivalent units.
The assessment tasks are structured as follows:
To this end, the TAE40116 – TAES40122 RPL transition program offers the following 12 units on completion of your course:
This upgrade is an online-only course to transition from TAE40116 to TAE40122.
$1500 for pay-in-full and $1650 (total) for a payment plan with weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayment frequency options available.
You’ll be sent to a booking page just after making your deposit payment, to book your enrolment interview and a confirmation email will be sent to you with the details of everything you need to have prepared for that interview.
The interview can be booked on the same day but there is a minimum of a 4 hour gap from applying to being able to do the enrolment interview, this is so you have time to get prepared.
HEADS UP: You will need your USI (Student Identifier) before you get to your interview.
This is done via Google Meet where you can ask any additional questions and clear up anything you’re not sure of before enrolling. This is also where we both get to make sure you have chosen the right course pathway and support package for what you really need.
During the interview we’ll conduct a "Suitability Assessment". This is a series questions that will help us determine if you can meet the technical, practical and skill requirements needed for you to be able to confidently complete this course online.
The technical requirements are things like having regular computer access as well as knowledge and confidence navigating things like email, logins and websites. The practical questions are to make sure you have access to the human and physical resources you need to complete the assessments in your course.
We will ask additional questions about your goals, your online experience and comfort level in learning online, your learning ability plus your availability to study.This is all to make sure you're in the right course and set up to succeed before enrolling formally. This gives you more confidence that you can absolutely get all the way to graduation.
If the course is found to be unsuitable for you, your deposit (including the enrolment interview fee of $150) will be fully refunded. If you don't show up for your enrolment interview or if you change your mind after the interview within the 7 day cooling off period, the enrolment fee is not refunded.
If during your Enrolment Interview we discover this course is not suitable for you, we’ll offer other alternative solutions or refund all fees paid, including the $150 deposit.
Once your enrolment is finalised, this is when you are set up with a login to your Learner Portal. An email is sent with everything you need to have and know to get started and inside the Learner Portal is a video introduction that will show you how to navigate around it.
Inside the learner portal you'll find all of your units listed in a logical order, with all lessons in PDF's and videos, broken down into smaller chunks with comprehensive assessment guides to make it as easy as possible to know what you need to do to complete them right the first time. And as you complete each item, they are marked as complete so you can easily see where you're up to when you next log in.
The flexibility of our online approach means that if you need to take a break from studying, 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 is what you need to know about deferring:
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.
We know that right now you probably “need” to do this training and you’re looking for fast and easy so it’s relatively painless for you. We get it, so we’ve spent more time on our end making it as straightforward for you as possible, and finding ways to do our part more efficiently so we’re not the bottleneck!
When you will pay your deposit it includes your $150 non-refundable enrolment interview fee. This covers the cost of the behind-the-scenes work and time taken to prepare and run the interview itself because it is a cost to us. It's also not fair to others who could have booked an earlier time with us when people just don't show up.
We do the enrolment interview to make sure that the course is the right course for you, and that you have all of the resources and the time you will need to complete it successfully (baring any unexpected events that could impact it) BEFORE you actually enrol. We have saved many students money, time and frustration by having this interview and discovering that it's unlikely they will complete it successfully for some reason. We are invested in your success from the start.
If the course isn't suitable for you for whatever reason, you will be refunded the whole amount of your deposit, including your $150 enrolment interview fee. If you simply don't show up, the $150 enrolment interview fee won't be refunded should you choose not to go ahead for other reasons.
If an emergency happens and you can’t let us know you won’t be able to make it for some reason, we’re generous when it matters most so there are circumstances where this enrolment interview fee will also be refunded, but this is only on a case by case basis.
We offer flexible payment options for every course.
You can pay in full and upfront, but you can also pay a deposit (which includes the $150 non-refundable enrolment interview fee), and choose a fortnightly or weekly payment plan. When you select "Enrol", you will see the various packages available for your course, and once you select the package you want, you will be presented with the various payment options.
If you want to go back and see another package and their payment plan options, just hit "back".
Please refer to our Refund Policy here for additional information.
If you are over 40, you may be eligible to receive 50% of your course fees from the government’s Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW) program. Another funding option is the Mid Career Checkpoint which offers funds of up to $3,000 to students who return to the workforce.
More information is available HERE.
According to the NCVER in their Australian vocational education and training statistics VET student outcomes report for 2022, the national average statistic for students who said that they "experienced improved employment status after completing their VET training", was 65%.
Compare this to the students who did their training with Fortress Learning, and a whopping 83.3% of our students said that they received an improved employment status after completing their studies. That's an increase of over 27% compared to the National Average!
Diploma Of Vocational Education And Training (TAE50116)
Fortress Learning’s TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (Dip VET) program is intended for experienced VET professionals who hold or seek responsibility for the full range of activities associated with designing, conducting, assessing and evaluating training within an RTO. NOTE: This course has been superseded and a new Diploma is coming shortly.
Upgrade TAE40110 To TAE40116 Certificate IV In Training And Assessment
Our TAE40116 Upgrade Program is specifically for people who possess equivalent units of competency from earlier qualifications, combined with relevant recent experience.
Facilitation Skill Set (TAESS00021)
Completing this skill set will qualify you to work as a trainer WITH supervision in a recognised Vocational Education and Training organisation such as TAFE or an RTO offering nationally recognised courses. This is for people who assist with delivering nationally recognised training to people in a more traditional face-to-face and in-person mode like a TAFE and are probably also responsible for some training planning.
Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00019)
Completing this skill set will qualify you to work as an Assessor ONLY, without needing supervision, in a recognised Vocational Education and Training organisation such as TAFE or an RTO offering nationally recognised courses, starting sooner to impact the next generation of people entering your industry positively.
Full Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122)
1:1 trainer support is pay-as-you-go, not included
Assessments marked within 4 - 8 business days
Regular progress check-ins
No long-term financial commitment
More manageable financially
More manageable financially
Your 1st instalment is due after your enrolment interview but before your course can commence
Your 1st instalment is due after your enrolment interview but before your course can commence
The rest of your pay-in-full payment will be invoiced after enrolment interview
Full refund (including the $150 enrolment interview fee), if the course is deemed as not suitable for you
Facebook peer support group
Fortnightly fast help 10 min trainer support blocks (evening)
Unlimited learner portal and technical support
Full certificate upgrade
Unlimited 1:1 direct trainer support
Marked within 4 days
Refundable if your application is rejected
TOTAL COST: $X,XXX
Total cost: $X,XXX
Total cost: $X,XXX