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We offer 4 different programs that will allow you to graduate with your TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

Why four different options to complete the same qualification?

It’s because we know one size does not fit all. We are passionate about this qualification, and we know that our students will get the most out of their learning experience with us if their course is tailored to suit their needs.

Here’s a snapshot of the different options we offer for your TAE40116 Certificate IV TAE journey;

  • Our standard online program, is offered via full coursework with unlimited support from our trainers via phone, email and video call.
  • Our RPL and Credit Transfer program, with the same available support as the standard online program; however, if you have scope for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT), we’ll factor this in and create an individual program that caters to your prior experience.
  • Our Lite program, offered via full coursework but with email support only. This is a low fee option perfect for those who wish to work independently through their program and don’t require significant support from our trainers.
  • Our Zoom Program. The benefits of both face-to-face and online delivery all in one!
  • From time to time, we offer Face to Face programs in Adelaide, SA and Sorrell, TAS; please call us on 1300 141 994 if either of these locations is of interest to you.


Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Certificate IV?

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.

Find out more about our Fortress Learning TAE40116 Certificate IV Programs HERE

How To Get Certificate IV In Training And Assessment?

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is taught by Registered Training Organisations who have been approved by ASQA to deliver the Cert IV TAE.

When you are comparing providers, ensure you check out the RTO’s current registration status on training.gov.au here: https://training.gov.au/Search/SearchOrganisation

Here at Fortress Learning, we specialise only in TAE Training Products so you can be assured that our Trainers have the knowledge and skills required to deliver the best possible experience for you.

You can access information about any of our TAE Certificate IV or Diploma Qualifications along with Skill sets and single units from our website here: https://www.fortresslearning.edu.au/programs/

How Difficult Is A Certificate IV?

The Australian Qualification Framework provides guidelines to the learning outcomes for each AQF level and qualification type. The level of difficulty of a Certificate IV should be aligned with the requirements of the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4 (out of 10 levels).

In terms of difficulty, we want to be transparent with you and let you know that the Certificate IV TAE is one of the more extensive courses you will complete as there is a lot of terminology and new knowledge and skills that you will learn.

If you are already in a training role (even informally training workplace colleagues etc) then you will certainly be able to bring your existing skills and knowledge to the course which will ensure that navigating the world iof VET is a little less daunting.

The common threat is that the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is time consuming. It is a rather large course comprising of 10 units, with 14 assessments (6 sets of Knowledge Questions and 8 Assignments) some of them being quite time intensive. We have written a blog about the Then Painful Truths about the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you may want to read here.

The Ten Painful Truths about the Certificate IV TAE

Is Diploma Higher Than Cert IV?

The Australian Qualification Framework provides guidelines for the learning outcomes for each AQF level and qualification type. Diplomas sit at an AQF level 5 and are therefore a higher qualification than a Certificate IV.

If you are looking to complete a Diploma rather than a Certificate IV, bear in mind that the current TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Trainig, Design and Development do require quite extensive evidence related to designing, delivering and assessing formal Qualifications and leading other trainer and assessor in best practice so holding the TAE40116 Certificate IV TAE and working for an RTO will ensure that you are able to complete all of the assessment requirements for these Diplomas

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Face to Face – Tasmania)
TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Face to Face – Tasmania)