Completing this skill set will qualify you to work as a work skill instructor or deliver nationally recognised training under supervision in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. This means you can start working as a Trainer in an RTO without completing the full TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
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!
This is for people who want to instruct skills to people in the workplace or assist with delivering nationally recognised training in RTOs (under supervision) either in person or via other means like online training.
This skill set supersedes the Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set. It can be a great start to working in the industry because you don't have to wait until you complete the full Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to begin your new career. Bonus!
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...
The units in this course are included in the full Certificate IV of Training and Assessment so if you choose to do the full certificate, these units will be a direct credit transfer and cost reduction.
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.
All support packages receive unlimited admin and Learner Portal support from our Student Support team for any access, admin, or financial arrangement issues.
These extra videos take you step-by-step through your Learner Portal, showing you exactly where everything is so you can get started fast and just keep going!
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!
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
This skill set will qualify you to work as a "Work Skill Instructor" or deliver nationally recognised training but under supervision in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
You’ll need at least 2 people to volunteer to act as your “learners” for your group assessment and one of those can be your “individual” learner.
You need to conduct 3 work skill instruction sessions, which can be in-person or online using a platform such as Zoom. Each session needs to be at least 30 minutes long and involve a different work skill.
For your assessment, you’ll also deliver 2 sessions to an individual learner and 1 session to a small group of 2 learners.
Aug 3, 2023
I left school in 1980 and I'm not IT savvy so that's been my biggest challenge as well as retaining information. Coming from a hands on workplace this has definitely been outside my comfort zone and been a great introduction for what I'm about to embark on. The Fortress teams support has been outstanding and enabled me to fullfill a life time dream of passing on my wealth of knowledge experience and make a positive change so as to equip the new generation with the tools and prepare them for the up and coming challenges that lay ahead of them, thanks Fortress.
Date of experience: 09 August 2023
Thanks to Jane for her support all the way. I definitely had trouble interpreting academic speak as I am from a trade background. With Jane's help I found it easier to understand and ultimately got through.
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.
March 19, 2023
Excellent online learning experience with Fortress. I completed the final 15 modules of a Cert IV in training and assessment with Fortress. Their learning support was exceptional. They were proactive, responsive and practical. I have used other training providers before and was not recommend them. I wholeheartedly recommend Fortress.
August 30, 2023
I have studied with Fortress on two occasions now. Each time I have found the quality of their learning materials and availability of their student support to be first class. I find I come away with confidence in the content and a firm understanding of when, how, and why to apply it in my job role. I thoroughly recommend Fortress. Their team is very helpful!
June 29, 2023
The course was very clearly presented in a welcoming and supportive environment. The resources provided and the learning of how to use relevant external resources has left me feeling ready to train and assess at the VET level.
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!
Date of experience: 20 July 2023
As an older aged student I had doubts at first. But with the help and assistance I received from Fortress Learning was just incredible. I had times where life got in the way and of course self doubt that I could achieve the completion of my chosen course. I would highly, highly recommend Fortress for anyone. Huge thanks to Deb.T for your constant support and believing in me that I could achieve this. Thank you all so much.
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!
February 06, 2023
I highly recommend Fortress Learning if you are thinking of starting a course or gaining a new qualification. The staff and trainers are thorough, professional, and their attention to detail is excellent. The online portal system is simple to navigate, and the course notes and videos are clear, concise and easy to follow. I found the trainers and assessors to be readily available, prompt in their replies, and in some instances willing to go above and beyond, especially in my case where a deadline was imminent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fortress Learning.
October 01, 2022
I loved my experience with Fortress Learning, the trainer was so helpful & clear. I struggled with the course & it was only the excellent support & teaching that got me through. Would highly recommend Fortress Learning.
April 19, 2023
5 star service from day 1!! I had previously been enrolled with another RTO but was having difficulties with their online course and a friend recommended I contact Fortress Learning and there was no turning back. The customer service was faultless, very prompt replies to my initial enquiry and I was able to book in a call with my trainer Deb at short notice to answer my questions before I enrolled in a TAE course I needed to complete. The online modules were easy to follow and the assessments were outlined clearly as to what was expected and there were templates available as a guide if needed. Deb went above and beyond to assist me throughout my training and was very professional in her manner. Debs wealth of knowledge in the VET sector, in particular in health was extremely valuable and I can’t thank her enough for her support. I would not hesitate to recommend Fortress Learning to anyone looking to enrol in online training and will certainly be back in the future for any training needs.
March 06, 2023
Fortress Learning furnishes their learners with ample materials and support to facilitate successful outcomes. Using the Accelerate platform is straightforward and provides an excellent visualisation of success in real time. Personally, every request I made was answered promptly and considerately. The team of trainers, assessors and support staff were exceedingly generous with their feedback and time- at every turn I knew help was only a phone call away. I further praise Jane and Maniya for providing small goals and targeted feedback that ultimately led to my qualification. Lastly, having undertaken online learning previously, I would not hesitate to say that Fortress Learning has mastered internet based training and have enlightened me as to how quality outcomes can be achieved via correspondence.
Your Course Journey
Here, you will begin learning what it means to be a trainer and assessor in the VET sector including understanding industry currency , compliance and professional development. Total assessments due = 2.
Here, you will deliver 1 session of 30 minutes of work skill training to a group of 2+ people and 2 x 30 minute sessions to an individual in a workplace or simulated training environment . Total assessments due = 2
The final week will be a period for you to review and finalise any outstanding work, and act as a buffer, just in case you need it before your successful graduation!
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!
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct individual and small group work skill instruction using existing support materials and demonstration of work skills as a training strategy; and assesses the success of training and one’s own training performance.
It focuses on the training being driven by the work process and context.
The unit applies to a person working under supervision as a work skill instructor in a wide range of settings not restricted to training organisations.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate within the vocational education and training (VET) sector regulatory and operational context relevant to the job role of an entry-level VET teacher, trainer and assessor.
The unit applies to VET teachers, trainers and assessors who use a range of general competencies and knowledge to work effectively within the VET sector and typically within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
The enrolment period for this course is 3 months, which is ample time for the average student who can only study part-time and outside normal working hours, to complete all of the work and assessments in this course. It just requires regular study hours and reaching out for help if and when you need it.
Yes! If you choose to do the full Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122) at some point in the future, the units in this course are a direct credit transfer across so you wouldn't have to repeat them. AND we reduce the cost of your Cert IV course cost for every unit we can tick off via a credit transfer. BONUS!
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.
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.
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!
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 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".
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.
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.
Of course, you can pay less money for your training, but just be aware that it's highly unlikely that you will get everything that you need... Plain and simple.
In order to give you the level of training AND support that you'll need to succeed, there's no way that anyone can afford to do it at such low prices (unless they intend to hit you with an up-sell later).
We all wish that the saying "you get what you pay for" wasn't real, but there's a reason why we all still say it!
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.
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.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122)
This entry-level qualification will enable you to work as a trainer and assessor in any RTO. Perfect for people without any training or experience and are new to the VET industry.
3 hrs of 1:1 trainer support included
1:1 trainer support is pay-as-you-go, not included
Unlimited 1:1 trainer support included
Assessments marked within 1 - 4 business days
Assessments marked within 4 - 8 business days
Regular progress check-ins
Assessments marked within 1 - 4 business days
More manageable financially
No long-term financial commitment
More manageable financially
Full refund (including the $150 enrolment interview fee), if the course is deemed as not suitable for you
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
Fortnightly fast help 10 min trainer support blocks (evening)
Facebook peer support group
Unlimited learner portal and technical support
The rest of your pay-in-full payment will be invoiced after enrolment interview
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