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.


Upgrade to TAE40116 from TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

It’s the TAE40116. Australia’s national Trainer and Assessor qualification. The qualification required for anyone teaching or assessing in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

As of the 1st of July 2019, those who hold the TAE40110 are required to meet the new trainer and assessor credential requirements in order to train and assess within the VET sector.

Those undertaking the upgrade from TAE40110 to TAE40116 require competency in the following 2 core units:

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of training and the work environment, and to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group.

It applies to individuals who teach, train, assess and develop training and assessment resources.

The key areas covered within this unit of competency include:

  • Analysis of LLN requirements
  • Selection of resources and implementation of strategies used to address LLN skill requirements
  • Implementation of specialist LLN support where required
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of implemented learning support and assessment strategies when addressing LLN requirements


TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

This unit outlines the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

It applies to experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services.

The key areas covered within this unit of competency include:

  • Determining the focus of the assessment tool
  • Designing the assessment tool
  • Developing the assessment tool
  • Reviewing and trialing the assessment tool


Upgrading to the TAE40116 with Accellier

When undertaking the transition from the TAE40110 with Accellier we have formulated an upgrade package that covers the required 2 core units (as listed above) as well as an integrated ‘gap refresher’ for the following non-equivalent units:

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

On provision of a valid and authentic TAE40110 transcript, a credit transfer will be applied to all other equivalent units on your old TAE Cert IV.

Graduates of our upgrade program will receive the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification and will hold the most current versions of all associated units of competency.


Course Pricing

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A practical, fully supported, self-paced online course with regular live tutorial sessions.

Duration: 6 months (most experienced VET trainers upgrading fast-track, depending on experience and recognition of prior learning).

Everyone’s upgrade pathway is a little different, depending on what units are already held on your old Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

To complete the upgrade, 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:

Planning, designing and developing assessment tools, and validating them

Here you develop three plans for how you would assess three different units of competency, then develop a full set of assessment tools for them. This typically includes things like developing test questions, marking guides, observation checklists and assignments or projects for your students. You’ll then finalise those three tools by sitting down with at least one other person and reviewing them thoroughly, making the required changes from your review.

While it’s fairly detailed and involved process, it’s an extremely important skill for any VET trainer and assessor to have and will enhance your practice remarkably.

Addressing adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills

This part of the course includes some projects on determining the LLN requirements of a job role, a course and the LLN needs of two of your learners. You then provide LLN support to them while you train and assess them.

Most people take around three months, doing a little bit each day. There are many exceptions though.

In this upgrade it’s not uncommon for people to get it done in a few days or weeks. This is especially true for experienced VET Teachers (TAFE Teachers or those at an RTO).

There are those too who may have credit transfer for either of TAEASS502 or TAELLN411. This speeds things up dramatically.

If you’ve been out of the VET system for a while, it may take longer as you get current on a number of changes and new ways of doing things.

It is difficult to provide a more accurate time-frame without knowing more about you. You are most welcome to call us on (02) 5616 0111 obligation-free for a discussion about your needs, we will then be able to provide you with a more accurate time-frame.

If you’re unable to consistently dedicate at least 5 hours per week, maybe now is not the right time to upgrade your Cert IV. We have regular intakes so there’s no rush to enrol now.

Talk to us about your situation if you’re unsure.

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 qualification 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 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 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.