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TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Course Options

 

The full TAE course is made up of twelve units, however, those who are registered (or qualified to register) as secondary school teachers have reduced requirements in order to be able to teach VET.

 

Secondary school teachers have the option to:

 

  • Complete 3 units to attain TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set

  • Complete 5 units to attain TAESS00024 VET Delivered to School Students Teacher Enhancement Skill Set

  • Complete the full TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

 

Please note that this reduced requirement only applies to qualified secondary school teachers, not those on Permission to Teach / technicians / primary school teachers.

Support

 

All enrolments include free twice-weekly online support sessions and additional evening and weekend sessions - learners can join these at any point, and as often as they choose, throughout their studies.

We believe that a positive experience in gaining the required TAE qualification is a key factor in trainer confidence, effective and compliant teaching practices and overall quality and success of VET programs delivered upon completion.

Enrolment

 

Learners can enrol at any stage via the following link TAE Ripponlea Enrol.

 

Before enrolling, you will need a USI if you don’t already have one, which can be created at

https://www.usi.gov.au/providers/create-usi-student 

 

Contact tae@ripponleainstitute.edu.au for any questions about enrolment.

TAESS00019 Assessor Skill Set

 

The Assessor Skill Set is made up of 3 units, generally completed in the following order:

 

Module 1: Introduction to Vocational Education & Training

TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs

 

Module 2: Assessment in the VET sector

TAEASS412 Assess competence

TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation

 

We run the Assessor Skill Set as a series of 3 full-day online workshops. 

Please contact tae@ripponleainstitute.edu.au for upcoming workshop dates or if you would like to discuss options tailored for a group of staff at your school.

 

If a teacher would like complete the VET Delivered to School Students Teacher Enhancement Skill Set, this only requires two additional units of work. This should be indicated to Ripponlea prior to commencement.

TAESS00024 VET Delivered to School Students Teacher Enhancement Skill Set

 

If a learner would like complete the VET Delivered to School Students Teacher Enhancement Skill Set, this only requires two additional units of work after having completed the Assessor Skill Set. This should be indicated to Ripponlea prior to commencement.

 

Following the workshops, the additional units are completed in a learner’s own time with support sessions provided twice-weekly.

 

TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training

TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector.

TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

 

The full course is made up of twelve units, including 3 units* for which we offer secondary teachers the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

 

We run the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as an independent (self-paced) study program. All coursework is completed in a learner’s own time. The enrolment period is for 12 months, however, we encourage completion within approximately 7-8 months.

 

Course Structure

 

Module 1: Introduction to Vocational Education & Training

TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs

TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training

 

Module 2: Assessment in the VET sector

TAEASS412 Assess competence

TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation

 

Module 3: Working effectively in the VET sector

TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector

 

Module 4: Facilitate Learning

TAEDEL416 Facilitate learning for young vocational learners

TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training

TAELLN422 Use foundation skills resources, strategies and advice

 

Module 5: Mentoring

TAEDEL414 Mentor in the workplace

 

Module 6: RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction*

BSBCMM411 Make a Presentation*

BSBTEC303 Create electronic presentations*

 

The full TAE40122 has a large volume of learning and requires setting aside approximately 10-12 hours per week over a 6-month period– this can vary depending on a learner’s experience, background, approach to study and personal study habits.

Delivery Model

 

All enrolments include free twice-weekly online support sessions and additional evening and weekend sessions - learners can join these at any point, and as often as they choose, throughout their studies.

 

This enables learners to touch base with the Ripponlea team frequently, access immediate support on any aspect of their coursework, ask questions, get advice and feedback on practical tasks or simply check in to make sure they are on track. Feedback from learners indicates that these opportunities for frequent and friendly contact is key to their motivation and success.

Learning Materials and Coursework Progress

 

At Ripponlea, our approach includes:

 

✓ a simple platform for access to learning/reading material

✓ a variety of learning approaches and resources

✓ structured coursework provided in manageable parts each step of the way

✓ clear feedback so that learners understand next steps

✓ progress updates along the way

✓ direct contact with Assessors

✓ a focus on individual timeframes and goals

 

It is very important to us that learners do not feel ‘lost’ or overwhelmed by large amounts of

coursework documents, resources or complex online platforms.

Our Aims: through support and personalised learning

 

We are able to personalise and track progress to support learners, adjusting order of units around their needs, supporting them to understand the qualification they are planning to teach, and ensuring that all questions are answered rapidly along the way.

 

We hope that completing a TAE qualification at Ripponlea, whether it be a small or larger Skill Set, or the full TAE40122, is a positive experience.

 

We aim for our learners to finish their course feeling confident, knowledgeable, thoroughly prepared and excited to step into a VET classroom in any setting.

Mission Statement

 

To ensure that learners

✓ have a positive and engaging experience in their Certificate IV studies

✓ are passionate and excited about teaching VET

✓ are competent and feel confident heading into delivery

✓ follow assessment practices of the highest standard

✓ have a sound understanding of compliance requirements

✓ recognise their responsibilities as trainers and assessors

✓ contribute to the success of VET programs in their schools

Goals and Philosophy: High completion rates and quality learning experiences

 

At Ripponlea, we have a strong emphasis on engagement and understanding, with ongoing support and

encouragement throughout the course, to ensure a positive experience and mindset about VET teaching and learning.

 

Consistent progress and course completion is our key focus. To assist learners in their studies, we provide clear steps and instructions, personalised feedback, ongoing tracking of units attained, and positive and immediate responses to all approaches for help and advice along the way.

 

For secondary schools, we tailor our course to teachers' needs, making sure that coursework is relevant to their area of teaching, suitable for their school context, and that their learning can be transferred effectively into their classrooms when they begin to deliver and assess.

Update Units and Upgrades still being offered

If you hold a TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and have not yet completed the 2018 required update units, we are still offering these (as well as a full upgrade to the TAE40116). Note that these update units need to be completed before the TAE40116 expires at the end of 2024.

Update units and upgrades to the TAE40116 run as an independent (self-paced) course. All coursework is completed in a teacher’s own time.


 

 

The coursework for TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools comprises 16 Knowledge Questions and Practical Tasks (4 parts). We provide templates to support completion of Practical Tasks.

 

The TAEASS502 coursework takes teachers through the following stages:

  • Plan the assessment process

  • Develop 3 Assessment Tools (full units)

  • Trial and review (make improvements)

  • Reflect

 

The enrolment period is for 3 months. Enrol via TAE Ripponlea Enrol.


 

 

The coursework for TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills comprises 10 Knowledge Questions and Practical Tasks (2 parts). We provide templates to support completion of Practical Tasks.

 

The coursework takes teachers through the following stages:

  • Analyse VET Units of Competency (using the Australian Core Skills Framework) to understand the language, literacy and numeracy skills required of a learner

  • Run some trial testing of a learner to identify their LLN skills / needs

  • Compare learner skill levels to VET Units of Competency

  • Design resources to support LLN needs

 

The enrolment period is for 3 months. Enrol via TAE Ripponlea Enrol


 

 

If you hold an old TAE, you can upgrade to the TAE40116 OR to the new TAE40122.

The full upgrade to the TAE40116 for a candidate who holds a TAE40110 (with units TAELLN411 and TAEASS502) is very straightforward. It requires completion of a small amount of coursework for two units: TAEASS401: Plan assessment activities and processes and TAEASS403: Participate in assessment validation. The coursework comprises 14 Knowledge Questions and Practical Tasks (2 parts). We provide templates to support completion of Practical Tasks.

 

The coursework takes teachers through the following stages:

  • Plan for assessment

  • Develop two assessment tasks (only one task for two units)

  • Gather peer feedback and make improvements

  • Reflect

  • Participate in validation process for three units (lead validation for one of these)

The enrolment period is for 3 months. Enrol via TAE Ripponlea Enrol

 

A copy of your TAE40110 certificate & transcript including / plus update units TAEASS502 / TAELLN411 MUST be provided to tae@ripponleainstitute.edu.au at the time of enrolment to ensure Credit Transfers can be made available.

 

 

The full upgrade to the new TAE40122 is more complex, as there are seven non-equivalent units and a brand new core unit. We will need to look at which older qualification you hold and which elective units sat within it in order to advise individuals. 


 

 

 

Support is available for update units and upgrades throughout the period of enrolment, just as for teachers enrolling in the full course. These are run twice-weekly sessions (Mondays and Thursdays at the end of the school day) that teachers can drop in to as often as they like, and this helps to keep the momentum of study going and ensure that small questions are answered quickly. We also run once-monthly long support sessions on Saturdays, and once-monthly additional sessions in evenings.

 Before enrolling, you will need a USI if you don’t already have one, which can be created at  https://www.usi.gov.au/students/get-a-usi

Update Unit: TAEASS502 - Design and Development Assessment Tools

Update Unit: TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

TAE40116

Support

The full upgrade to the new TAE40122

2025 Course Guide Now Available

Click below to view the current VET in Schools Course Guide

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