Train the Trainer – TAE 40110 Train the Trainer – Training and Assessment Course
In broad terms, the qualifications presented in TAE10 Training and Education Package reflects the view that training delivered in the vocational education and training (VET) environment is in fact a component of a wider community educational delivery footprint.
In addition, while the market for qualifications in the training package versions that preceded the new training package tended towards delivery in a workplace context, the evolution of the package reflects recognition that the delivery of training and education in a VET context requires wider and more diverse skills, knowledge and competence. In conjunction with this, is the growing understanding that career pathways in the VET sector also involve management and leadership as well as market development, and in particular for Australian enterprises and the export market.
A particular issue with TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment is the target market for this qualification. While there are many applications where Certificate IV qualifications can be identified as being fit-for-purpose for a wide client base, this qualification assumes that the learner is engaged in a training and education environment or has a vocational skill at a level that supports training and education in the subject area in which it is intended to teach.
This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
Achievement of this qualification or an equivalent by trainers and assessors is a requirement of the Australian Quality Training Framework Essential Standards for Registration (Standard 1 as outlined in Appendix 2 of the Users’ Guide to the Essential Standards for Registration).
This qualification, or the skill sets derived from units of competency within it, is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.
Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification can include:
- RTO trainer and assessor
- training adviser or training needs analyst
- vocational education teacher.
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.
After achieving TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, candidates may undertake TAA50104 Diploma of Training and Assessment or may choose to undertake TAE70110 Vocational Graduate Certificate.
The AQF is a structure of recognised and endorsed qualifications that promotes lifelong learning and provides pathways through Australia’s education and training system.
The AQF is a key national policy instrument to protect the quality of Australian education and training wherever it is delivered. The Framework was developed and is endorsed by all Australian governments through the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) and therefore an AQF qualification is recognised around Australia and by other countries.
The AQF comprises:
- national guidelines for each of the current national qualifications issued in the senior secondary school, vocational education and training and higher education sectors
- policies and guidelines for articulation, credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (see pp 83 – 97)
- register of authorities empowered by governments to accredit qualifications
- register of institutions authorised to issue qualifications
protocols for issuing qualifications, and
- a governance structure for monitoring the implementation of the AQF and for advising Ministers, including recommendations for change.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a quality assured national framework of qualifications in the school, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education sectors in Australia.
Qualifications certify the knowledge and skills that a person has achieved through study, training, work and life experience. They are a measure of Australia’s intellectual capital, which is increasingly important in a society where unskilled jobs have disappeared and continuous upskilling is required in all forms of work and in day-to-day life.
An AQF qualification is recognised all around Australia and by other countries.
The Framework links together all the qualifications and is a highly visible, quality-assured national system of educational recognition that promotes lifelong learning and a seamless and diverse education and training system.
School, work-based qualifications and academic qualifications are part of a single system of qualifications, allowing maximum flexibility in career planning and continuous learning.
The AQF groups the qualifications according to the educational sector responsible for their accreditation.