Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to the questions we get asked most frequently at LIV TRAINING. If you’ve got a question you’d like a more personal response to please call a Training and Assessment Course Advisor on 1800 233 447.


What’s the difference between the TAE40110 and TAA40104 versions of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment?

The TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and Assessment was released in 2004 and in June 2010 was superseded by the new TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment qualification.

The National Quality Council has stated that by 1 July 2013 trainers must hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as a minimum qualification and assessors must hold the TAE10 Assessor Skill Set, or be able to demonstrate equivalence of competencies.


What version of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment does LIV Training offer?

We offer the new TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment qualification.


What units will I study in the TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment qualification with LIV Training?

The 7 Core units of TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment are:

  • Use training packages to meet client needs (TAEDES402A)
  • Design and develop learning programs (TAEDES401A)
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace (TAEDEL402A)
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning (TAEDEL401A)
  • Plan assessment activities and processes (TAEASS401B)
  • Assess competence (TAEASS402B)
  • Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403B)

Along with your choice of three elective units out of:

  • Provide work-skill instruction (TAEDEL301A)
  • Make a presentation (BSBCMM401A)
  • Contribute to Assessment (TAEASS301B)
  • Design and Develop Assessment Tools (TAEASS502B)
  • Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (TAELLN401A)

How long will it take me to complete the Cert IV?

You can work through the TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment at your own pace. The time taken to complete will depend entirely on your personal circumstances. At the same time most learners can work through our streamlined course in somewhere between 55 to 95 hours. You have up to 12 months to complete the qualification and if you need more time you can apply for extensions.


What happens if I don’t want to continue the Cert IV?

Just let us know and you will receive a ‘Statement of Attainment’ for all the TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment units you have completed. Your Statement of Attainment issued by LIV TRAINING will be recognised by all other Registered Training organisations throughout Australia.

At LIV TRAINING we keep your records on file for 30 years – so if you misplace or need another copy of your Statement of Attainment you can easily get another copy from us.


Will I receive feedback from my facilitator/tutor?

Yes. You can call on your facilitator at any time for guidance and feedback on any aspect of TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment. Each time you submit a completed assessment task you will receive feedback from your facilitator detailing what you did well and where you can improve.


What will I get when I complete the Cert IV?

When you successfully complete TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment you will receive a Certificate and Statement of Results from LIV TRAINING confirming your achievement. These documents will be mailed to your postal address you provided us with when you enrolled in the course. If you’d like the documents mailed elsewhere please let us know in advance.

Your TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment Statement of Results issued by LIV TRAINING will be recognised by all other Registered Training organisations throughout Australia.


Do you offer e-learning?

Yes we do offer e-learning so you can access everything you need from anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. All learners enrolled in TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment with LIV TRAINING receive access to our online learning area – including downloadable learner guides as well as audio and video resources too.

You can also mix and match your resources to suit your learning style.


Am I assigned a tutor/facilitator for the course?

Yes. Unlike many other RTO’s who are constantly rotating facilitators, at LIV TRAINING you’ll get access to one of our full-time TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment Facilitators who will be your primary point of contact for support. Your Facilitator will also follow up with you and provide guidance and assistance as you require.


What assessments will I have to do?

The assessment process for TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment has been developed around a number of practical training and assessment activities. You’ll be required to Design Learning Programs, Deliver (individual, workplace, and group) Training, and participate in assessment activities. You’ll also have to answer questions relating to the vocational education and training industry.


Is LIV TRAINING “ARC/VETAB/DETA/TSC/TQA/VRQA/TAC/NARA” accredited?

LIV TRAINING is accredited to deliver Nationally Recognised Training by Australia’s national vocational education regulator – the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). ASQA accreditation has replaced ARC/VETAB/DETA/TSC/TQA/NARA and is recognised as equivalent to TAC and VRQA accreditation.

Confused by all the acronyms? You won’t be after you complete TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment!


I can’t fit a 4 day face-to-face training session into my schedule. Can I attend part of the Face-to-face training now, then the rest on different dates?

Yes. Just speak to your course coordinator to confirm availability on the dates you’d like to attend.


I’ve got the old TAA40104 – should I upgrade to the new TAE40110 qualification?

The official word from IBSA is that:

“The promotion of requirements for current holders of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to ‘upgrade’ qualifications is firstly not a requirement of the NQC determination and secondly not in the interest of either the VET sector at large or individual VET practitioners. We would encourage practitioners considering upgrading qualifications to consider undertaking a Diploma in Training and Assessment or some other suitable professional development intended to advance their professional skill set.” Source: IBSA Website.

That being said, even though the BSZ40198 qualification from 1998 was regarded as equivalent to the TAA40104 qualification released in 2004, there did come a time when employers and organisations started asking for trainers and assessors to hold the TAA40104 qualification.

At some point in the near future it is likely that once more that employers and organisations will start desiring trainers and assessors to hold the new TAE40110 qualification too.

So the choice to upgrade is up to you! Upgrading from TAA40104 to TAE40110 is a fairly easy and inexpensive process. Learn more about the TAA to TAE Upgrade.