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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.

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). [Update: Please note some information in this article is now out of date but maintained for information purposes and interest]

Initially Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) the former 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 Training.gov.au  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?

The Danger of Short Courses

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

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.

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:

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"...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.

 

Note, this article was written some years ago. We keep them for information purposes. More information is available here: https://www.education.gov.au/trainer-and-assessor-credential-requirements

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.  EDIT: TAELLN411 is now a core unit of the TAE40116, along with TAEASS501.

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.