Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need access to policies and procedures to complete the course?
Yes, access to policies and procedure associated with assessment will be required. These can be provided by AVELING on request if you are not working or your organisation doesn’t have relevant policies and procedures.
What are my payment options for the whole course?
As the program is set out in courses, you only have to pay for each course as you book.
Are there any pre-requisite qualifications or experience to this Certificate?
To attend this qualification you must be able to demonstrate vocational competence in your proposed area of training and assessing.
Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, usually combined with a relevant industry qualification. A person who has vocational competency will be familiar with the content of the ‘vocation’ and will have relevant current experience in the industry.
It is also vital for you to have access to a workplace and access to a person who holds the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification. If you don’t have a workplace or access to a qualified person, you can contact AVELING and we can look at ways to assist you complete your workplace assessments. Additional fees may apply.
You will also be required to complete a LLN Learner Survery prior to commencement.
What will happen if I don’t meet the minimum requirements of the Language Literacy Numeracy (LLN) test?
AVELING aims to assist candidates of all levels to complete the full qualification. If you do not meet the minimum LLN levels these will be addressed on a case by case basis; and where appropriate strategies will be put in place to assist. This may include access to additional training such as one-on-one coaching or support workshops.
If I don’t want to attend some of the courses, can my experience and previous qualifications be used through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
The RPL pathway is available for candidates who want to pursue this option. This would involve an initial interview, a self-assessment, completion of an RPL Application plus submission of sufficient evidence to meet all the requirements of the relevant units of competency. Please contact AVELING directly for more information.
You may also consider an Assessment Only Pathway, where you receive Course Manuals and Assessment Workbooks to complete the required assessment tasks. Please contact AVELING to discuss this option if:
- You have current industry experience within the last 12 months
- Currently work in a training and assessment environment
- Have current knowledge of the VET sector, which will be determined through an interview with a qualified assessor
I currently hold a higher level qualification in adult education. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?
The changes to the qualifications only apply to trainers and assessors who need the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and/or the Assessor Course to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.
RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) will continue to allow trainers and assessors who hold Diploma qualifications from the TAE10 or TAE Training and Education Training Package to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.
I currently hold a Diploma or higher level qualification in adult education. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?
The updates only apply to trainers and assessors who need the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and /or the Assessor Course to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.
The Standards for RTOs continue to allow trainers and assessors who hold diploma or higher level qualifications in adult education to deliver and/or assess nationally recognised training.
I am currently studying the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?
As the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set already contains the relevant units, no additional study will be required.
I currently hold the TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set. What do I need to do to meet the new requirements?
In addition to holding the TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set, you will need to hold one of the following:
- TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools (currently offered at AVELING)
- TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools
- TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools
Some assessors who hold the TAESS00001 may have completed the relevant unit as an elective or as part of ongoing professional development. If you do not currently hold the relevant unit, you will need to complete it before 1 April 2019 to meet the new requirements.
What support do I get to complete the workplace assessments?
As we endeavour to get all of our candidates through the entire qualification, AVELING offers monthly assessment workshops at no charge to anyone that needs assistance in completing their workplace assessments. Other support also includes one-on-one coaching.
How much time do I have to commit outside the course days to be deemed competent for the certification?
Depending on your current experience, previous qualifications, language, literacy and numeracy levels, the time commitment to complete all assessments could vary from 720 hours to 815 hours outside of classroom sessions.
How long do I have to complete my workplace assessments?
Participants have 12 months to complete and submit their workplace assessments.
What if I don’t meet my deadline for my workplace assignment?-
You can phone 08-9379 9999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org request an extension. However if you miss the deadline an additional fee of $150.00 per course may apply.
What pathways are available after completion of this certification?
On completion of the qualification, candidates may wish to undertake one of the following Diploma qualifications:
- TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development
- TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Will I be asked to do anything during the course(s)?
Yes, if you attend the Trainer Course you will be required to deliver a number of short presentations during the 5 days, including one of 30 to 40 minutes. The presentation is an assessable component.
Do I have to bring anything/supply any resources during the course(s)?
Yes, if you attend the Trainer Course you deliver a 30-40 minute presentation and will need to supply your own resources when doing your delivery e.g. someone doing a presentation on making ravioli, will need to bring their own ingredients, however, we will assist where we can (within reason).
Do I have to bring my own laptop?
If you want to, you can bring your own laptop, thumb drive and relevant PPT presentation to assist with your 30 to 40 minute presentation.