Finally we have some dates around the possible endorsement of the new TAE Training and Education Training Package which will include the new version of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40115).

Initially Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) the Industry Skills Council (ISC) for the TAE Training Package were sending the new Certificate IV to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in June 2015, then for consideration at the September 1 meeting. Unfortunately this didn't happen so we're still unsure of an exact release date (neither is anyone else). We can still assume the qualification will be endorsed at some stage before the end of the year though.

The release of a new version of this national Trainer and Assessor qualification usually brings with it controversy, confusion and plenty of myths and misconceptions. While nothing is final until a Training Package is endorsed and goes up on  we'd like to take this early opportunity to clarify a few general things that usually worry people when a new version of this Cert IV is released.

Do I have to upgrade to the new Certificate IV TAE?

Not all trainers have the luxury of turning up at 8.55am to be handed everything they need to run that morning's lesson. In fact this scenario is becoming rarer due to the rapidly changing nature of industries. VET Trainers more than ever are required to be involved in the development and preparation of their course materials, and rightly so given it is the trainers who should be the industry experts.


As some of you may be aware, the unit TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills is going to become a core unit of the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as of July 2014.

As of July 2015 all VET practitioners will need to undertake or the unit or demonstrate equivalent competence. While changes can be frustrating for some, there's nothing wrong with ongoing professional development and the change makes a great contribution in giving our trainers and assessors the skills to best meet learner needs and improve the quality of training and assessment over all. More information can be found here.

To meet industry demand, and to allow you to get ahead of the changes, we are now offering this as a standalone unit for only $149 ($99 for SAVE Training TAE40110 graduates) Just make an enquiry if you would like more information on completing this unit.



 One of our fantastic clients, David Stocks of Hunter Pacific Ceiling Fans is an excellent presenter and was kind enough to share 5 of his presentation tips and tricks.

"...after all, the purpose of the presentation is to actively engage with people and not to read them a bedtime story."

Uh oh... Their attention is beginning to wander and the presentation isn’t even half way through. The important bit hasn’t even been touched on yet and everyone has that glazed over “How much longer?” expression or gaze off to the far horizon while day dreaming about being anywhere except sitting through another presentation.

Ever thought about allowing your employees to bring their pets to work? The idea may seem absurd to some but many successful companies have a pets in the workplace policy such as Google and Amazon.

There are a few considerations to be made before allowing pets into the office environment but first we'll take a look at what are the pros of having pets in the workplace:
1. They can reduce work related stress
2. Encourage office workers to take regular breaks
3. Boost morale
4. Improves interoffice relationships