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Training and Assessment (TAE)

Training and Assessment (TAE)

If you have valuable skills that need to be passed on to the next generation of apprentices and trainees and are passionate about education then a career in TAE might be right for you.

Put your industry experience to work and get qualified as a professional trainer and assessor

TAE qualifications are required by anyone who wants to teach or deliver accredited training in Australia in their area of expertise.

Currently, NSW is experiencing shortages of suitably qualified vocational education and training (VET) trainers and assessors. 

Fee-free training in TAE is available to any eligible NSW resident, whether you are a job seeker or existing worker looking to upskill or upgrade.

Courses include the nationally recognised TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Training is fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Key information and dates
  • Many courses and locations are available across NSW, including online.
  • There is a high demand for new VET trainers and assessors across priority industries including the care sectors, trades, construction and logistics/warehousing.
  • Those who hold an outdated TAE qualification can upgrade to the new qualification or assessor skills set.
  • Enrolments close on 31 December 2023.
Benefits of enrolling in a full qualification in TAE
  • Access to government-subsidised full qualifications available via Skills NSW
  • TAE courses can open up all kinds of job opportunities in the lucrative Australian vocational education sector
  • More credibility – employers tell us that they take trainers and assessors with TAE qualifications more seriously
  • Weekly earnings well above the national average
  • Improved job security and longevity than being out on the tools or relying solely on income from a new business or start-up
  • Viable option for injured construction workers who cannot return to normal duties or Veterans looking to jumpstart their civilian lives 
  • Great trainers inspire and engage learners to achieve their goals by delivering training programs that challenge the status quo and motivate action. The ability to convey a message with influence and create a lasting impact on students is the key to any successful rewarding experience. Here is your chance to develop the future generation of care workers, electricians, bricklayers or plumbers and form meaningful (sometimes life-long) relationships with your students.
  • A training and assessment professional can have a direct effect on the success of a business by driving change and promoting a culture of learning, teamwork, and smarter practices. 
Existing workers from the following priority industries are strongly encouraged to enrol in a fee-free-TAE qualification:
  • Care sectors – aged care, disability care, early childhood education and care
  • Traditional trades – electrotechnology, carpentry, plumbing, motor technician, fabrication, hairdressing, commercial cookery
  • Construction
  • Logistics/warehousing.

Entry requirements

If you successfully complete any of the following full qualifications:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, or a
  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development 

and would like to become a VET trainer and assessor in a specific industry, then you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification

To find out more information:

  • contact your local Smart and Skilled approved training provider offering the TAE qualification you would like to enrol in. The provider will assess your suitability prior to commencing training. 
  • contact your local NSW Training Services office on 13 28 11 and ask to speak to a Skills Broker. 
You may be able to study a TAE fee-free full qualification if you are:
  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Under Skills NSW, eligibility for fee-free training includes all people enrolling in a TAE full qualification, regardless of age or employment status.

No matter who you are, Skills NSW makes it easier to access the training you need to enter this rewarding sector. 

You may qualify for a range of discounts including fully-subsidised courses

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Diploma of Training Design and Development
Standard course fee:
$6,410.00
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Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Standard course fee:
$6,670.00
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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Standard course fee:
$5,070.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $240.00
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Full qualification
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4 months (full-time)
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Interested in short courses?

You can start with a short course (or part qualification) offering new skill sets and a license to fast track your career. Short courses are on nationally accredited subjects and are offered at TAFE NSW, community and private colleges. They can be used as a starting point to complete a full qualification at a later stage.

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Not sure what courses are available or how to enrol? Contact your nearest Training Services NSW office on 13 28 11 to help you make connections with the right organisations and people in your region.

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How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.

Qualification

Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.