About the course

About the course

With demand for vocational education teachers growing, have you considered training to become a teacher in your particular industry?  Are you a tradesperson ready to move on from working in the field and is keen to teach the next generation of trades' professionals? 

By studying the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course, you will be able to take your extensive industry experience (at least five years) and become a nationally recognised and qualified teacher.

Box Hill Institute’s courses in training, assessment and education provide you with the essential skills, knowledge and professional requirements you need to commence or advance your career as a teacher. 

Teaching emphasises theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Learn from experienced industry professionals face-to-face, in a collaborative adult environment that reflects standard industry practices.

At Box Hill Institute we’ll give you the education and training you need to start a rewarding career in education and training.


Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February, June and October


Part time 6+ months (1 day per week for 27 sessions).  

The time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input.  

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

You must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area.  Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a current relevant unit of competency or qualification.

You will need to have access to a computer (with Adobe Reader, Microsoft applications and Chrome web browser installed), plus an internet connection.  In order to fulfil the requirements of the course, you must be digitally literate (that is, be able to use Microsoft Word and Powerpoint - document 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

After successful completion, you can apply for entry into the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.

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 to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,980.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $396.00
Full Tuition Fee $4,125.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$100.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. 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 consists of three clusters and ten units.  These units have been clustered as they provide logical, sequential development of knowledge required to train and assess vocationally. To learn more about these clusters review the information below.

  1. Design cluster: The TAELLN411 unit is clustered with the Design units as it enables trainees to identify the LLN skill requirements, and capability of, their prospective learners.  This is then linked to the Design units (TAEDES401, TAEDES402) where skills and knowledge are fostered to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs, pitched at the appropriate LLN level.  This first cluster also provides trainers with the background to the VET sector, in particular training packages linked to their specific work contexts.
  2. Delivery cluster: In this cluster, participants move through to developing competence in planning, organising and delivering the training programs designed in the first cluster to groups, specifically designed for workplace contexts. Participants develop skills in presenting their 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.
  3. Assessment cluster: The effectiveness of learning is shown by a change in behaviour, and this is gauged through assessment. This cluster follows sequentially from the design and delivery phases. Learners’ knowledge and skills are further expanded in developing appropriate assessment instruments.  These can take the form of formative and summative assessments.  The effectiveness of the instruments is tested during the moderation and validation processes where knowledge of compliance requirements is reinforced.  
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