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.


TAE40122 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, Mining Trainers, Driver Trainers, First Aid Teachers and Forklift Assessors are all examples of our graduates careers. There are hundreds of others. That’s because it is THE Australian vocational teacher qualification. Regardless of the industry, teachers in VET are required to hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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.

Course Pricing

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Online Workshops

A practical, supported, online program with live workshops (via Zoom)

This program consists of:

  • A 1-week online self-paced learning module
  • 10 days of live online workshops (over 6 months)
  • A workplace practicum

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This is for if you have previous versions of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and/or recent VET training and assessing experience.

Often this is combined with other delivery methods as completing the entirety of the qualification via RPL is uncommon.

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:

Developing your own Vocational Education and Training (VET) Professional Development Plan

This involves identifying and planning opportunities for you to improve yourself professionally as a vocational trainer and assessor.

Delivering Training Sessions

This course involves planning and delivering various types of training including face-to-face, in-person, adult education training sessions based on nationally recognised training products (or aligned with other recognised frameworks). You will need to deliver:

  • a series of 3 sequential group training sessions of at least 30 minutes each to a group of at least 4 learners
  • 2 different individual training sessions of at least 30 minutes each to a learner who is not part of the above group.

These sessions must be delivered in their entirety, from start to finish and facilitate acquisition of skills and knowledge and learner independence.

Some of these sessions are done as part of a practicum under supervision, and some are observed by Accellier assessors. Depending on the circumstances this is done via video recording, live video call or during a mutually agreed workplace visit.

Designing, developing and planning training

This course will have you designing, developing and planning a range of training activities including overall course designs for nationally recognised training (units of competency), as well as lesson planning for groups and individual learners. It will include creating plans for both traditional classroom style learning and workplace learning.

Assessment Validation

This involves participating various validation meetings including pre-assessment validation of 3 assessment tools and validation of 3 assessment tools after they have been used to assess candidates.

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 conduct 6 assessments including a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment for 3 students across 2 units of competency. This includes activities where reasonable adjustments are made, and reflection and improvement of one’s own performance is undertaken.

Foundation skills, core skills and employability skills support

This will involve providing support to learners as part of other teaching and assessing activities elsewhere in the course. It means adjusting resources, shifting training strategies and getting support and advice externally to support your learners to develop their foundation skills, core skills and employability skills as part of broader vocational training programs.

Practicum / Work Placement

This meets the requirement of the unit TAEDEL415 Complete a practicum in a vocational education and training environment and ties in nicely with all the other tasks. It formalises your real-world work experience and gives you objectives to work towards.

No. You will be required to be observed on a number of occasions either by recording videos, or via online video calls.

Most people determined to grow and develop their skills as a trainer will find that it’s actually a highly valuable experience.

Why do I have to do this?

How can we assess your skills as a trainer, and help you become an amazing trainer if we cannot see you?

Our assessors are 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 approximately 10 occasions that require video assessments if doing the course online.

This may be increased or decreased depending on your circumstances. For example, during a teaching session you may demonstrate your skills in supporting learners’ foundations skills which may be used toward other assessments and eliminate the need for an additional video.

These may be longer videos or a kind of “highlight-reel” featuring many shorter videos, depending on how you go about the projects.

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.

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 done by through work experience, employment or work place 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 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. Please contact us for an obligation-free 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.

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.

Please talk to us about your situation if you’re unsure.

Accellier will create legitimate opportunities for you to 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.

However unduly short courses are a widespread concern in the industry and of the regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (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 thousands 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.

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 TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with Accellier you must:

  • Have English language and literacy skills sufficient to undertake study at Certificate IV level.
  • Have access to a Vocational Education and Training (VET) 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 good 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. Try our digital literacy self-assessment here if you’re unsure.
  • 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 essential)
  • 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.

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