Accellier is the provider of choice for thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in Australia and around the world. Under our former name SAVE Training, we built a solid foundation on which Accellier now stands, embodying almost 10 years of service to Australia’s Tertiary and Vocational Education Sector. As a testament to this, since our inception in 2010 we have spent only a few thousand dollars on advertising. Our clients are almost entirely referred from our happy graduates and business customers.

Accellier is the trading name of SAVE Training Pty Ltd and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 32395) that offers a range of nationally recognised courses in education and business Australia wide through our online and face to face courses.

Our mission is to enhance people’s value through excellence in service and learning outcomes.


TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is Australia’s national Trainer and Assessor qualification. It’s the qualification required for anyone teaching or assessing in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. TAFE Teachers, Workplace Assessors, Business Lecturers, Truck Driver Trainers, First Aid Teachers and Forklift Assessors are all examples of the sorts of careers our graduates are in.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment reflects the entire trainer and assessor role and equips graduates with a broad toolkit of knowledge and skills to approach a range of training and assessment activities with confidence and professionalism. It includes 10 units of competency made up of 9 core units and 1 elective:

  • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation


Course Pricing

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Online Workshops

A practical, fully supported, online program with live workshops.

This program consists of:

  • A 1-week online self-paced learning module
  • 8 days of live online workshops
  • A workplace practicum

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Face to Face + Online

Interactive and engaging face to face workshops covering the practical areas of the course blended with online coursework.

Duration: this delivery mode is customised depending on employer’s needs.


Upgrade from the previous TAE40110 version of the Cert IV online which can also include RPL.

Duration: up to 6 months to complete.

To complete the course you will be required to undertake a range of projects and practical tasks, observations, written activities and interviews. We’ll work with you to help you develop the knowledge and skills to be successful, as well as give you a broad toolkit of templates and examples to work from.

Major assessment activities include:

Designing and developing two learning programs

This is basically the creation of two short-course programs on two units of competency of your choice. You will typically choose to build these programs on something that you’re experienced in and passionate about. Then you can carry the same units through to other projects in the course which may help you get it done sooner.

Planning, designing and developing assessment tools, and validating them

Here you develop five plans for how you would assess five different units of competency, then choose three of these for which you will develop a full set of assessment tools. This typically includes things like developing test questions, observation checklists and assignments or projects for your students. You’ll then review the three tools thoroughly by sitting down with at least one other person and participating in what’s called an assessment validation.

While it’s quite a detailed and involved part of the course, it’s an extremely important skill-set for any VET trainer and assessor to have.

Delivering training sessions to groups

To ensure you’re a capable trainer, we need to observe you training people. If you’re doing the course online you’ll be able to use our e-learning app to easily create and send us videos. If you do one of our face-to-face workshops you may be able to complete parts of this in the group.

Regardless of how and where you do our course, you will be required to deliver a series of training sessions to different groups. The minimum requirement for this is a 40 minute session delivered to a group of eight or more people, and two consecutive 40 minute sessions to another group of eight+ people.

The training can be based on any vocational outcome of your choice. Typically people do the sessions based on their industry background. This will also include the creation of lesson plans, gathering feedback from your students and reflecting on your performance.

Facilitating learning for individuals in the workplace

While the previous section is about training groups (typically in a class-room kind of setting) this part of the course is about facilitating learning with individuals on the job. You will identify a basic learning outcome for two people, create a plan to help them achieve that outcome, then facilitate the process of them achieving it. After that you’ll gather feedback from your learners and write a basic report. We’ll also observe you facilitating learning for parts of the process. If doing it online you can simply record short videos as you go, using our e-learning app.

Assessing competency

This is about being an assessor. You will discover that assessment is so much more than just marking exams. You will learn how being a qualified assessor is an important and powerful responsibility to hold. To achieve this qualification you need to assess five people against a nationally recognised unit of competency. If you’re not doing this as part of a face to face course you’ll need to do the assessments under supervision of someone who already holds the TAE40116 qualification. If required, an Accellier facilitator can be this supervisor.

Addressing adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills

This part of the course is typically integrated with other assessment projects. It includes some projects on determining the LLN requirements of training and assessment and the LLN needs of two of your learners. You then provide some basic LLN support to them while you train and assess them.

Yes you will be required to record a number of videos, or participate in online video calls. The number of videos may be reduced by doing parts of the course face-to-face. Our e-learning app allows you to do this quite easily.

We know, videos can sometimes feel a little ‘cringey’ and nerve-wracking but most people who want to grow and develop their skills as a trainer will find that it’s actually a highly valuable experience for developing skills. How can we assess your skills as a trainer, and help you become an amazing trainer if we cannot see you?

Our assessors are extremely discreet, professional and respectful – our feedback is never ever destructive or negative. You will be praised on the things you do well and given valuable advice on what you can try to improve.

There are at least 5 occasions that require video assessments if doing the course entirely online. This can equate to 5 longer videos or a kind of “highlight-reel” featuring many shorter videos, depending on how you go about the projects.

For example in the group-based delivery units, you might record three full 40 minute videos of your whole training session, or with the help of a friend, capture 5 – 10 shorter clips of your best moments throughout the training sessions. Our assessors will work with you to determine the best options for your situation. For instance, if you’re currently training people on a regular basis we might encourage you to capture a range of shorter videos over the period of a few weeks, rather than three whole sessions.

We understand that some people may not be currently employed in a role where they have the opportunity to conduct training sessions. Unfortunately, to complete this course you must have access to people to train and assess on a number of occasions.

While much of the learning can be done at home, there will be a number of times where you must actually practice and demonstrate your skills training and assessing real people, as well as demonstrating your ability to work effectively with others. This is ideally done by working at a real training organisation.

Having ‘imaginary’ training and assessment sessions and making up what happened is not acceptable and will not provide you with the skill development opportunities that this course requires.

Most people who are new to the world of Training and Assessment take twelve months.

There are many exceptions though. For example, we have had industry-experienced people already working within the VET sector finish it in a matter of weeks because they have some RPL as well as well as a range of experience to draw on.

We have also applied additional extensions beyond the 12 months for people who might have come upon some difficult personal circumstances during the course. You can rest assured that we will look after you and provide a service that suits you.

It is difficult to provide a more accurate time-frame without knowing more about you. You are most welcome to call us on 1300 660 609 obligation-free for a discussion about your needs, we will then be able to provide you with a more accurate time-frame.

Please carefully consider whether or not you have the time to dedicate to completing this course.

It is one level below a diploma. Up until the end of 2017, shonky providers (who have since been either shut down or forbidden to offer the course) were often found offering it in short timeframes and that has created a false perception that this course is a piece of cake. With dedication and good support it’s a challenge worth accepting!

If you’re unable to consistently dedicate at least 10 hours per week you need to reconsider if now is the right time to undertake this course. We have regular intakes so there’s no rush to enrol now. Talk to us about your situation if you’re unsure.

This is a widespread concern in the industry and of the regulator, ASQA. In 2017 there were hundreds of cheap fast-track courses available for this qualification. Now these providers are almost non-existent. The regulator either shut them down, sanctioned them, or put conditions on their trading practices. Many were forced to cancel and withdraw hundreds of student certificates or re-train them.

Imagine having paid hundreds of dollars and taken time off work to complete a fast-track course only to have your qualification revoked, or having to go back to redo parts of it?

Many of these providers have a bad name amongst employers. Often training organisations will not employ trainers with TAE Certificates from certain places with a reputation for cheap fast track courses due to the sheer lack of key skills development in these programs.

Accellier creates legitimate opportunities for fast-track learning and assessment where there are existing skills and abilities. We have no desire to ‘lock’ anyone into a pace that unnecessarily slows development or loses career opportunities.

There are two sections we want you to read, understand and be comfortable with before enrolling with us:

  1. The Important Enrolment Information section – a combination of a client handbook and general terms and conditions which apply to all courses.
  2. The information below which includes entry requirements specific to this course.

To enrol into a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with Accellier you must:

  • Have a good English language and literacy skills sufficient to undertake study at Certificate IV level.
  • Have access to a training organisation to practice your skills and be assessed in.
  • Be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area (Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, e.g., having industry experience or holding a relevant qualification).
  • Have access to a suitably experienced 3rd party person who can assist us with making our assessment decisions where required (e.g., you have the support of a manager or supervisor to do the course).
  • Have some basic computer skills – most importantly, the ability organise and manage your files and documents, edit documents, research information on the internet, install and use apps, record video on your phone/iPad or similar.
  • Have regular access to a computer with a reliable broadband Internet connection (there is a lot of video and audio material in the course, so having a good download speed and allowance is recommended)
  • Be capable of self-motivation, time management and creative problem solving.
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to learn – you understand that learning anything worthwhile can be a challenge and you’re ready for that challenge.
  • Bring a laptop if completing face-to-face training.

Your computer or laptop (this is just a rough guide) should be reasonably modern and you should have an up to date web browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. It will need to have a word-processing application such as Microsoft Word or access to Google Docs. Generally speaking if you can see and hear YouTube-style videos then you’ll be able to take full advantage of our resources.