New version of TAE training package and transition extension information

13 January 2023

Version 5 of the TAE Training Package was approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee on 8 November 2022 and endorsed by Skills Ministers on 18 November 2022.

This version includes a new TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which supersedes and is equivalent to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

The Trainer and Assessor qualification requirements in Schedule 1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations remain unchanged. There is currently no requirement for existing trainers and assessors to attain the new TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

ASQA has approved an extended transition period for all ASQA-registered RTOs for the following qualifications:
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

  • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development  

The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for these qualifications ends on 9 December 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions about the TAE Training Package

To support the sector’s understanding of the Version 5.0 release of the TAE Training Package, the Skills Service Organisation PwC Skills for Australia provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

We also encourage you to view the Companion Volume Implementation Guide, developed to assist VET trainers and assessors and RTOs to deliver these qualifications.

  • What training products have been updated in the Version 5 release?

    Version 5.0 includes new versions of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and a variety of skill sets.

    The newly released TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment supersedes and is equivalent to the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

    The newly released TAE50122 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training merges two previous TAE Diploma qualifications - the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development. Specialisation pathways are available in the new qualification as outlined in the packaging rules of the qualification. 

    Due to the merging of qualifications, the new Diploma is deemed not equivalent to both previous Diplomas.

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  • I previously held a Certificate IV qualification or skill set that allowed me to practice as a trainer and/or assessor in line with the Standards. Do I now need to complete the new qualification/skill set(s)?

    The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (the Standards) specify the credentials required to deliver training and/or assessment at an RTO in Australia. The Standards indicate that certain qualifications or skill sets or their successors are required to meet the requirements of the Standards.

    The new Certificate IV and skill sets that relate to the Standards have been deemed equivalent and successors to their previous versions. The new Diploma is not equivalent (due to the merging of qualifications) but has been deemed a successor to both previous Diplomas (TAE50116 and TAE50216).

    As the Standards are currently written, there is no requirement for holders of previous qualifications or skill sets specified as an accepted credential in the Standards to complete additional training to continue to meet the same requirements outlined in the Standards.

    Please note that the Standards are currently being reviewed by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Visit the Skills Reform website for more information.

  • If I currently hold the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus two of the additionally required units from the TAE40116, do I need to upgrade?

    No - as the Standards are currently written, there is no requirement to complete additional training to continue to meet the requirements outlined in the Standards.

  • If I currently hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment only and do not have the 2 additional units; what are my options to meet the requirements to be a trainer and assessor per the Standards?

    According to the Standards as currently written, you could either:

    1. complete two additional units of competency from the options specified in the Standards (to make the “TAE 10 + 2”);
    2. complete the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within the teach-out/transition period; or
    3. complete the new TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

    For the options above there may be credit transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options available - please speak to your training provider.

  • Information about the transition extension

    In some cases, ASQA is empowered to approve transition periods longer than those detailed in Clauses 1.26 (a), (b) and (c) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

    In accordance with the Guidance for Providers – Learner Transitions, ASQA will only consider applications for a longer transition period where it can be demonstrated that there would be genuine disadvantage to a cohort of learners if such an extension was not approved.

    An extended transition period has been granted for the following qualifications:

    • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
    • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development

    These qualifications will remain on ASQA-registered RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period on 9 December 2024, unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.

    TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is superseded and deemed equivalent to TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

    TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development are superseded and deemed not equivalent to TAE50122 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.

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