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Updates to trainer and assessor credential requirements to come into effect from April 2019

7 July 2017

The Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has released an amendment to the training and assessment credential requirements in the Standards for RTOs 2015. These have been updated to align with the Training and Education (TAE) Training Package.

The TAE Training Package was updated in April 2016, with the core units ‘Design and develop assessment tools’ and ‘Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills’ being added to the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The core units of the Assessor Skill Set were updated to include the unit ‘Design and develop assessment tools’.

To ensure the VET workforce has appropriate skills in designing and developing assessment tools and identifying and evaluating LLN requirements, Skills Ministers have agreed to update the Standards to align with the changes to the TAE Training Package.

Skills Ministers agreed that trainers and assessors who do not hold the relevant units will have until 1 April 2019 to meet the new credential requirements.

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