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?  Do you have a vocational qualification, or knowledge and skills in a trade or industry area? 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 this TAE course you will be able to take your extensive industry experience (at least five years) and become a nationally recognised and qualified teacher.

Our courses in training, assessment and education will provide you with the essential skills, knowledge and professional requirements you need to commence or advance your career as a teacher. 

  • In response to COVID-19, this course will be delivered online via StudentWeb and MS Teams until further notice. 
  • Participants are required to have access to personal computers with internet connection.
  • Online tools will include Webinars, Webcasts and Wiz IQ.
  • This course will incorporate Face to Face class teaching at a future point.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Next course start dates (subject to demand)

  • Blended: 7 August 2020 (full day Fridays for 27 sessions at City Campus) 2009TFC
  • Blended: 15 August 2020 (full day Saturdays for 27 sessions at Box Hill - Elgar Campus ) 2010TSE

Part time: 6 - 9 months (blended delivery - 27 sessions)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$413$2,063$4,208
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$100$100$100
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$753$2,403$4,548
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$753$2,403$4,548

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 2020 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 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 Design units (TAEDES401, TAEDES402) focus on where skills and knowledge are fostered to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs, pitched at the appropriate LLN level.  This first cluster provides trainers with the background to the VET sector, in particular training packages linked to their specific work contexts.
  2. The unit TAELLN411 is delivered after completion of the Design units and it enables trainees to identify the LLN skill requirements, and capability of their prospective learners. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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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