About the course

About the course

With demand for vocational education teachers growing, have you considered training to become a teacher in your particular field of expertise? 

Do you have a vocational qualification, or knowledge and skills in a trade or industry area? Are you a tradesperson keen to teach the next generation of trade professionals? 

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply your extensive industry experience to become a nationally recognised and qualified trainer in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Our courses in training and assessment are facilitated by highly qualified and experienced TAE trainers and will provide you with the essential skills, knowledge and professional requirements you need in your career as a trainer.

During the course, you will develop skills in areas such as facilitating group-based learning programs, facilitating in the workplace, developing learning programs, work skill instruction, assessment activities and processes including designing and developing assessment tools, using training packages and accredited courses and adult language literacy and numeracy skills support.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

Saturday and weekday programs are available. All programs are offered part time and require attendance one to two days per week:

Blended Mode / CampusStart Date (includes orientation)Attendance DayAttendance TimeNo of SessionsGroup Code
Online only1 August 2022Monday & Thursday Evenings6pm-9pm542206TMB
Online & Box Hill1 October 2022Saturday9am-4pm282207TSB


Part time: 28 sessions (one day per week, excluding public holidays and term breaks) - approximate duration of 9 months.  For each hour of class time, we recommend that you allow at least one hour of study time outside class. 

Day one includes orientation to the program, the learning management system and applications you will be required to use in this course.

Blended delivery is comprised of sessions delivered both on campus and online, via a Microsoft Teams classroom.  All sessions are delivered by experienced TAE trainers.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion you can apply for roles such as: 

  • enterprise trainer
  • enterprise assessor
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) trainer
  • RTO assessor
  • vocational education teacher
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Entry Requirements

Entry to this course requires you to have vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and work experience;  this may include, but is not limited to, holding a current relevant unit of competency or qualification in the vocational area.

You will need to have access to a personal computer, with working microphone and camera, and internet connection.  Installed applications must include Adobe Reader, MS Word & Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Teams, and Chrome browser.  All Box Hill Institute students can download Office 365 which includes free access to MS Office and desktop applications for the duration of your course.

In order to fulfil the requirements of the course, you must have sufficient digital literacy; this means you must have practical skills in using information technologies such as internet platforms, MS suite and other applications to manage and create information required for your course work.  This will include document and PowerPoint creation, uploading, downloading, saving, cutting and pasting, creating and manipulating tables/templates, etc.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

The TAE Training and Education Training Package is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of VET practitioners. Graduates of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment are eligible to pathway into TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education Training or TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$436$2,178$4,406
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$100$100$100$100
Retain Course Items$0$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$349$785$2,527$4,755
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$349$785$2,527$4,755

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

Full program: 10 units (9 core and 1 elective)

The course comprises ten units of competency, delivered as three clusters and one stand alone unit:

Design:  The design units focus on skills and knowledge that are fostered to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs, pitched at the appropriate LLN level.  This first cluster provides you with the background of the VET sector, in particular how training packages link to their specific work contexts.

TAELLN411: This unit is delivered after completion of the Design units and equips trainees to identify the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) capability and skill requirements of their prospective learners. 

Deliver:  The Deliver cluster develops competence in planning, organising and delivering training programs to groups, specifically designed for workplace contexts. You'll develop skills to present your designed training plans to targeted audiences, both individual and groups. Competence develops in training others in the workplace, using real work activities as the basis for learning.

Assess:  The effectiveness of a learning program is gauged through assessment. This cluster follows on from the design and delivery phases. Your knowledge and skills will be expanded through the development of appropriate assessment instruments related to formative and summative assessments.  The effectiveness of the instruments are tested during the moderation and validation processes, where knowledge of compliance requirements is reinforced.  

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