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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.
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The TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is open for enrolment with Accellier Education.
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The new TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and TAE50122 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training have been endorsed.
In this write-up, I answer the following commonly asked questions based on history and experience with past transitions, and what we know about this new course:
Yes. It is known as the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (same name, different code).
No. The TAE40122 is deemed equivalent to the current TAE40116.
Also, from the beginning, key stakeholders, including the Education Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Skills Service Organisation (SSO) have emphasised the importance of not requiring ‘onerous up-skilling requirements.’
The current Standards for RTOs say the qualification required to teach and assess in an RTO is the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The new qualification has the endorsed wording ‘the qualification is a successor to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.’ These are very important words as the Standards for RTOs 2015 (the regulations that require a trainer at an RTO, TAFE etc to hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment) make reference specifically to the TAE40116 OR its successor.
I’ll go into this more below, but the new Cert IV has more units and is significantly more involved and detailed than the TAE40116.
So if becoming a trainer and assessor is on the cards for you, or you’re currently completing it – keep moving toward your goal, there’s no reason not to.
It has 12 units of competency:
At least 3 electives must come from Group A (below) and the rest may be from any other units below, up to 2 may be from any currently endorsed Certificate III or above, as long as no more than one unit is from a Certificate III.
The new Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is available now.
The initial pilot course with Accellier commenced in February 2023.
The qualification was endorsed by the skills ministers on 18 November 2022.
The TAE 2021 Case for Change prepared by PwC’s Skills for Australia basically submitted that the TAE40116 wasn’t fit for purpose. They put forth the following five key points:
You can review the full 2021 TAE Case for Change here (PDF download).
The 16 in TAE40116 indicates 2016 – the year it was submitted for endorsement. However there were significant delays on a number of fronts and the qualification wasn’t event widely available until early 2018 where only a few RTOs such as Accellier were approved to deliver it.
Probably the date that stuck in everyone’s mind was July 2019. That was the date all trainers and assessors ‘had to upgrade’ by. To put it into perspective, that was less than 6 months before COVID 19 first hit the headlines. And now here we are talking about a new one.
Realistically though, it’s right on schedule, and on par with the usual training package review cycle.
Look at the historic qualification changes – it’s always been around a 6-7 years.
No, you will not ‘have to’ upgrade.
I think this is the big difference this time compared to last time.
The current TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (OR its successor) remains the regulatory requirement for VET Trainers and Assessors working at RTOs.
Here’s a quote from the initial case for change:
For the time being, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment remain the minimum requirement, along with its successor (the TAE40122 version). Therefore:
While people whose main career is VET Training and Assessing may wish to gain the new qualification at some stage as part of currency and professional development, it won’t be like the mad crazy rush it was in 2019, because nobody is required to get it.
We have published some more information about the differences between the two qualifications here, along with information about ‘upgrades.’
At Accellier, we have fully transitioned to the new version. It is no longer possible to enrol into the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The main reason for this is that there is a mandated teach out period. By the end of 2024, nobody can be awarded TAE40116. Therefore, it is now best to enrol in the new TAE40122.
That said, we believe the current TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will remain a requirement for VET Trainers and Assessors working at RTOs.
As outlined above in the brief history of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (above), this qualification gets updated every 6 or so years. It’s normal. All qualifications get changed. Some industries have it even more frequently. How can an industry stay current and relevant without changing their qualifications?
Our team are excited by the opportunities and flexibility the new qualification structure brings.
Here are some things we are particularly excited about:
We don’t have any concerns about it.
Change like this often generates heated debate, rumours, complaining, etc. The reality is that new qualifications are a normal part of the evolution of any industry.
Do you have questions, concerns, feedback? Let’s have a conversation about it. This is an area we are obviously passionate about as we’ve been involved in the space a very long time.
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