TAE delivery obligations

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) endorses training products from the Training and Education (TAE) Training Package.

If you want to deliver products from this package, your RTO must meet specific criteria. These requirements are imposed to ensure that trainers and assessors hold all the requisite skills and knowledge capabilities.

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee endorsed a revised TAE Training Package in February 2016, with RTOs being required to meet the requirements of the revised package by 1 July 2019.

See our VET sector section for general information about training packages

TAE Training Package requirements for RTOs

If you wish to add TAE training products to your organisation’s scope of registration, you will need to ensure you meet the following criteria.

Trainer and assessor credential requirements

Trainers and assessors of TAE training products are subject to updated credential requirements. These requirements are set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

To meet the requirements, trainers and assessors must hold:

  • a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, or
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and both:
    • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills, or TAELLN401A, and
    • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B.

To meet the requirements to act as an assessor, you must hold:

  • Any of the qualifications mentioned under trainer and assessor requirements, or
  • TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set, or
  • TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set and TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools.

In addition to the qualification requirements outlined above, trainers or assessors must also possess vocational competencies to at least the assessment level. You will also need current industry skills and knowledge in training and learning.

Working under supervision

In some circumstances, trainers and assessors without the requirements outlined above may be able to continue working in this capacity as long as it is under supervision. Trainers or assessors working under supervision are required to have:

  • at least one of the skill sets identified in Item 6 of Schedule 1 of the Standards
  • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment provided
  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed.

Individuals working under supervision are unable to determine assessment outcomes but may be involved in aspects of the assessment process.

Further information

Additional information about the trainer and assessor credential requirements, including working under supervision, is available on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website or by contacting VETassessment@education.gov.au, or through your VET regulator.

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