TAE course

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Do you want to work in health education?

More subsidised places are now available due to changes in Skills First funding arrangements. You are most likely eligible.

Education in health is a growing industry and experienced nurses, midwives and personal care workers wanting to work in education, whether in their workplace, vocational education sector or a clinical setting, often require a formal qualification. The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) is the core qualification for employment in the vocational education sector and increasingly in health education.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) Education Centre (RTO ID 22609) offers health professionals a bespoke, health-focused training and assessment qualification.

This purpose-built course has been contextualised to reflect your working environment, preparing graduates for current industry demands. Experienced, well-qualified teaching and support staff, materials, modern facilities with clinical simulation, well-equipped classrooms, computer laboratories and an extensive library ensure a quality course designed specifically for educators in health.

Next course intakes: 

  • Wednesday 26 July 2023 (online classes)
    Trainer: Dorothy Lapham





Course duration: 30 study weeks

Delivery mode:

  • Wednesday 26 July - This course is delivered via scheduled online sessions.

Location: 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne (classroom and clinical simulation centre). 

Entry requirements: Applicants MUST be Victorian based residents in line with our regulatory requirements. Individuals must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. This includes holding a relevant qualification and/or demonstrating broad industry knowledge and experience. As classes will be held virtually, students will also require a computer with a strong internet connection and headphones, headset or speakers to hear the presentation. A device with a camera and microphone to interact with the facilitator is highly desirable.

Selection criteria: Applicants are required to complete a pre-training review (PTR) prior to enrolment of training, which involves:

  1. Completion of PTR questionnaire to identify individual learning needs, applicants must demonstrate the aptitude and adequate and digital literacy to meet course requirements
  2. Completion of LLND assessment and participation in an interview to identify levels of core foundation skills, applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient language, literacy numeracy and digital (LLND) skills.

Assessment methods: Written tasks, portfolio of evidence and practical assessments

There are 10 units of competency in this qualification (9 core units and 1 elective).

Core Units
1. TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
2. TAEASS402 Assess competence
3. TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
4. TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
5. TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
6. TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
7. TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
8. TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
9. TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


Elective units *
10. TAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplace; or
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation*; or
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals*

* Please note the option of these elective units are only available to experienced trainers and assessors with relevant and current work experience and/or prior learning


$1,225 for Skills First funding

$3,500 for members and $3,800 non-members (includes tuition fees, assessments and learning resources).

Please note - payment plans are available.

Fee Schedule

Minimum deposit: $1,000 (member, non-member and government-funded place)
Due: one week before course commencement

Learning block A installment: $750 (ANMF member), $900 (non-member) and $225 (government-funded)
Payment due: Week 5

Learning block B installment: $700 (ANMF member) and $760 (non-member)
Payment due: Week 13

Learning block C installment: $1050 (ANMF member) and $1,140 (non-member)
Payment due: Week 18

For individuals eligible for a government subsidised 'Skills First' place please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

RPL is an assessment-only pathway and is suitable for you if you have existing skills and knowledge.

If you decide to proceed with a RPL application you will be required to gather evidence which proves your competence. 

The evidence must be current, valid and confirm that you have shown competence over a period of time and can work under different conditions.

Note: RPL assessment process is as rigorous as any other assessment. However, the type of evidence that you need to provide may be different from normal class assessments.  Importantly though, the RPL process is flexible and streamlined. You and your assessor will discuss and determine the evidence you can provide.


Please refer to the RPL information pack (pdf, 530KB) for more detailed information.  

To identify whether you have existing skills and knowledge, against the requirements of the training package you must look over the performance standards described within the units.

Please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga and use the quick search function.
  • You can find units using their code or title. For example, to search for unit 'Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning' use the unit code 'TAEDEL401'.

To make an application click here (RPL application form)


RPL Costs

RPL application - $150 (non-refundable)

RPL competency conversation/ knowledge assessment - $100 (per unit)

RPL practical assessment (per unit/ cluster) – up to $150*

*subject to units, material and equipment and depends on workplace availability
26 July 2023 intake - weekly scheduled online class dates (between 9am and 5pm). Download schedule [PDF]
26 July
2 August
9 August
16 August
30 August
13 September
27 September
4 October
18 October
25 October
8 November
15 November
22 November
29 November
13 December
17 January
24 January
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
6 March
13 March
 20 March

Please note, these workshops are subject to sufficient number of enrolments and date changes.

1 June intake - weekly scheduled online class dates (between 9am and 5pm). Download schedule [PDF]
8 June
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August

10 August

17 August
24 August
31 August
7 September
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October
19 October
26 October
23 November

Please note, these workshops are subject to sufficient number of enrolments and date changes.

Once you have submitted your application for enrolment along with the associated documents, you will receive instructions to complete a pre-training review questionnaire and LLN assessment. Before we make you an offer to enrol in your course, we are required to conduct a review of your current competencies, including your language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. The purpose of this review is so we can ensure you are enrolled in the most appropriate course to achieve your intended outcomes. Results from the review will also assist us to assess your suitability to undertake the course. Please ensure you provide open and honest answers during your review, as this will ensure we identify necessary support you may need to successfully complete your study.

If your application leads to enrolment, you will receive a letter of acceptance to your nominated email address. You will receive important course details including your tuition fee schedule.

The Skills First program is now available to all Australian citizens, permanent residents (holder of a permanent visa) or a New Zealand citizen regardless of previous qualifications.

Applicants are eligible to commence and study a maximum of 2 subsidised courses, or as well as 2 subsidised skills sets in a calendar year. There is a limit to commencing only 2 of these programs at any one time. 

Please contact the ANMF Education Centre on (03) 9275 9363 to check your eligibility. 

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for government funding, you will be enrolled as a full-fee paying student.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government subsidised training (reasonable adjustments or adaptive strategies are made available to suit the needs of individuals).

If you would like further information, or wish to speak with one of the staff in the ANMF (Vic Branch) Education Centre please contact us.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) Education Centre is located at 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000