RPL graphicHow to get RPL for Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


"RPL's too hard. I may as well just do the course."

Sound familiar? It's the frustrating reality for many people who want RPL in most qualifications. We've had similar experiences ourselves. But does it have to be this way? What if there was a better way to get RPL.

Here's how SAVE Training make it just a bit easier to get recognised by listening to your needs, being honest, open, transparent, and willing to be of service.

How we help RTOs get TAE40116 qualified trainers


"She's the perfect fit! She's got 20+ years of industry experience, up to date industry qualifications, absolutely LOVES training. But... She doesn't have her Cert IV Training and Assessment so we can't employ her."

This is what Liz had to say about one lady they were considering employing as a trainer and assessor for their RTO's community services qualifications.

Liz is right. The Standards for RTOs mean that to employ a trainer and assessor, regardless of how experienced and qualified she is, she must hold TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. We solved this problem for Liz and her now happily employed trainer Carol.

We got her on the job quickly and our solution is surprising many RTO employers.

RPL for TAE40116 if someone holds TAA40104

There is no direct equivalence between TAA40104 and TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and generally it is recommended the person completes the new course in its entirety. Remember, the TAA40104 was endorsed in 2004 so an RPL assessor will be looking at units that may have been awarded well over 10 years ago. Without demonstrating currency, there would not be any RPL for the TAA40104.

There are some cases however, where a person may have significant recent experience in Training, Assessing, and VET and hold only TAA40104. We are finding this scenario surprisingly common.

Picture of Amanda Meyer of Rewards DramaLove Learning Podcast: What educators can learn from actors.

Did you know SAVE Training has a Podcast? It's called Love Learning and is designed to distill the wisdom, experience, knowledge and skills from highly successful people who can help educators and other professionals grow and learn.

In this episode I speak with Amanda Meyer who is one of those people you meet with such enthusiasm and passion for what they do, it's infectious. I wanted to speak with Amanda because she's onto something exciting that I've long held the belief can give trainers, teachers and presenters a real edge - acting skills.

The Danger of Short Courses

Cheap short courses for TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment are everywhere, as well as in other industries.

Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) Replaced

As part of Australian VET reforms a new model for developing and maintaining training packages came into effect on the 1st of January 2016. The change is designed to put industry at the centre of training package development. The new Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) will work closely with Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) and Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to develop training packages to closely align them with current industry practices and people. That way people who actually work in industry can have more of a say in what’s going into these training packages. This will hopefully create training which has better outcomes that match employer expectations.

Here is a brief rundown of the new system and the role of each committee/organisation: