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TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade Course (One Day Workshop)

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TAE40116 Upgrade Course - Melbourne Enrolment

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Course Details

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* One day workshop plus work to complete afterwards 

* Pre-learning to complement the one day workshop

* Trained by TAE experts and walk away with a clear completion pathway

* Network with peers in the industry

* Assessments fully explained on the day of the one day workshop and partially completed

* Certificate and Transcript issued promptly once candidates deemed competent (and prerequisites met)

We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 91399).

TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade (yellow circle below)

According to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) Amendment 2017), by 1/4/19 all trainers and assessors in Australia will need to ensure that (unless they hold a Diploma or higher level qual in Adult Education), they hold:

[1] TAE40110 + TAELLN411 (or older TAELLN401A) + TAEASS502 (or older TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B) 


[2] TAE40116.

If you hold TAE40110, to remain compliant, you have two options:

Option 1: Fast Upgrade to make your TAE40110 compliant:


as single units to your TAE40110

(You won’t end up with a TAE40116, but under the Standards, you don’t have to hold a TAE40116).

Option 2: TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade: 

After this Gap Assessment, you will end up with a TAE40116 so long as you have:

  • a TAE40110 and hold TAELLN411 and TAEASS502
  • a current elective

If you do not hold these, please click here for TAELLN411 and click here for TAEASS502 before enrolling in this TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade course.

To proceed with Option 2, see below.

Background When TAE40110 went to TAE40116, not only did TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools, become core units, but some of the existing core units came over as non-equivalent core units in the new qual.

What this course does: This course bridges the gaps between those abovementioned old core units in the TAE40110 and their non-equivalent counterparts in TAE40116.

Who it is aimed at: Those students holding TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment who have achieved the units TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools either at the time of doing their original TAE40110 or afterwards as single units AND who want a new qualification issued to them bearing the code and name TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Important Note: If you hold TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and you have the units TAELLN411 and TAEASS502, you have satisfied the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) Amendment 2017), so you do not need to enrol in this course. This is only for students wishing to hold a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Course Code: TAE40116
Qualification: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face plus work to complete afterwards
Course Duration:

Students are enrolled for 3 months

Entry Requirements:

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and assessment

plus TAELLN411+TAEASS502 (transcript originals or JP-certified 

plus your elective that you are bringing in from TAE40110 must be current, ie hasn't been superseded (if unsure click here to check your elective status on training.gov.au)

copies of originals will need to be sighted by CBD College 

course co-ordinator)

Nationally Recognised: Yes
Cost: $399


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This course is also available as an online course. Check here for details.

Entry requirements

You are only eligible to enrol into this 'Upgrade' course if you 

  • hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and assessment AND
  • hold the TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills unit AND
  • hold the TAEASS502 Design and develop and assessment tools unit AND
  • bring in an elective from TAE40110 that is current, ie hasn't been superseded (if unsure click here to theck your elective status on training,gov.au). If you are unsure, please call us on 1300 616 218 as you may need to enrol in another course in order for you to achieve a valid elective unit.

An original or JP-certified copies of the academic transcript listing the abovementioned units will be required to be shown to CBD College course co-ordinator prior to any Statement of Attainment for this course being issued.

Work required

You will need to complete your assessment work after the face-to-face component of the course. We give you a maximum of 3 months from the end date of your course to submit your assessment tasks. Feedback has suggested that average to excellent computer skills along with training and assessment experience can greatly lower the time spent on assessments. 

Computer Literacy

A laptop with Microsoft Office installed is essential for this course (Microsoft Office 2007 or later version for PC, Office 2010 version for Mac).

All assessment documents are written in Microsoft Word.

You will need to be competent using this program. It is essential that if you do not know how to use this program that you seek tuition before your course commences.

The laptop needs to be Wi-Fi enabled so that you can access the internet wirelessly from the training room using our Wi-Fi connection. You will be required to bring a laptop to the course.


There are 3 integrated Assessments. The assessment methods to be used during this program will be role plays, review of documents, structured activities and written questioning based on scenarios. You will also complete written currency questions. 

Literacy Requirements

There are underlying skill requirements of the TAE Training and Education Training Package.

Candidates are advised that they will need to possess effective language, communications and interpersonal skills and have the ability to write a range of documentation.

Candidates will also be expected to read and interpret training packages, analyse assessment mapping and other documents, design and develop assessment plans and tools, clearly communicate ideas, express opinions, use technology and prepare various records and documents. Cognitive skills in planning, research interpretation, analysis and synthesis also form part of the skills requirements of these units. 

Candidates with special needs are advised to email info@cbdcollege.edu.au prior to booking so that reasonable adjustments to training and assessment can be contemplated.

Where a student has an identified need for assistance with language, literacy or numeracy, CBD College’s trainers and assessors will endeavour to provide this assistance directly.

Other requirements

As well as a laptop, you will need to bring to class the following: photo ID, a pen and paper for taking notes and headphones to plug into your laptop as you may need to access the internet and also video/audio files. Some handout materials will be handed out on Day 1. Comfortable clothing should be worn.

Pre-reading/course preparation

Access to the student portal is provided upon enrolment which will contain online learning as well as your assessment file. A USB will be given to you with other resources on the day of your course.

Issuance of Certificates

You will need to submit your assessments and wait for them to be assessed. This can take up to 15 or so business days. Once you have been marked as competent in all assessment task requirements and have met all prerequisites you will be notified via email. Your Certificate and Record of Transcript will be posted to you within 10 Business days of receiving your completion email.

Kerry Couchman – Melbourne CBD

Kerry Couchman trains our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment courses in Melbourne. She has also been assessing this qualification for the last 5 years for CBD College. Her student feedback is amazing and talks of her ability to explain topics clearly and being a fine example for students to follow when they are out training and assessing others.

Kerry is also a specialist first aid trainer. First Aid trainers with the qualifications, vocational experience and natural aptitude with students are hard to find, but Kerry possesses all of these things. She is a nurse of 17 years experience and has more recently worked for many years as a first aid trainer and area manager for St John Ambulance. She has also owned and operated her own restaurant.

Kerry has a passion for training and for helping others. Her professional interests include work health and safety and investigating alternative assessment methods for students with special needs.

Kerry holds the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She also holds the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training qualification.

Dominique Ashton – Melbourne CBD

Dominique’s work experience is varied and has included hospitality, management and training. She has over 12 years’ experience training in both the public and private VET sector across different contexts.  Whilst training several qualifications at Swinburne University-TAFE in Melbourne, Dominique brought her well honed management and business skills to the learning environment to maximise learning outcomes for her learners.

Her experience has also included working for a private RTO as a senior trainer and in a Regional Manager’s role, managing multiple states. She has also worked in several International RTOs in management and coordination roles. 

Now back where her passion lies, in a training role at CBD College, Dominique is a motivated trainer with excellent interpersonal skills which enables her to create a learning environment that is relaxed and engaging. She is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for all learners completing their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

Natarsha Krug – Melbourne CBD

Her past positions in retail, recruitment and as a disability support worker have taken Natarsha all around the world however it was a desire to work within an adult learning environment that led Natarsha into the VET sector in 2007 when she joined the Technology Institute of Victoria (TIV).

Natarsha’s past roles as a Trainer and Assessor have enabled her to develop knowledge of Education and Training in the VET sector. Natarsha has trained and assessed courses at Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma levels and has also been responsible for developing curriculum for these courses. Natarsha has delivered customised courses in General Education for Adults, English & ESL, Microsoft Office package, Time Management, Customer Service and Workplace Skills, drawing on her experience in teaching English, Retail, Business, Leadership & Management, Trainer and Assessor and Store Management.

Natarsha started her full time employment with CBD College in early 2018 and has been an invaluable asset to the Melbourne team. She has shown a passion for teaching adults and classroom facilitation.

Her qualifications include: Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111), Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211), Certificate IV in Training and Education (TAE40110), Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). Natarsha is currently completing a Diploma of Counselling, (CHC51015) and a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development. Other quals include a Cert IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) , Cert IV in Business (BSB40215) and a Cert IV in Business Administration (BSB40507).

Melbourne CBD:

Exact address: Shop 1, Bourke St Level (Ground Floor), The Paramount Retail Centre, 108 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000.