TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

The TAE40116 at Ripponlea Institute
At Ripponlea, we have a strong focus on candidate engagement and completion of the course, with ongoing support and personalised tracking of progress. We tailor our course to your context and needs, providing rapid feedback and clear steps towards completion. 

Course Structure


Our coursework takes candidates through three phases of learning: Design, Delivery and Assessment. The course is made up of ten units and these are covered in the following order:

TAEDES401: Design and develop learning programs

TAEDES402: Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

TAELLN411: Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

BSBCMM401: Make a Presentation*

TAEDEL401: Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning*

TAEDEL402: Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEASS502: Design and develop assessment tools

TAEASS401: Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402: Assess competence

TAEASS403: Participate in assessment validation

For those with a background in teaching, we offer the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for 2 units*.

Delivery Model


Self-paced Independent Study

We currently run the TAE course as an independent (self-paced) course. All coursework is competed in a candidate's own time. The course includes one 2-hour induction workshop to begin and another workshop halfway through the course (a range of dates offered). With this approach, the enrolment period is for 12 months, however, we encourage completion in approximately 7-8 months. We run induction workshops depending on timing and candidate need.

Learning Materials

We do not use a platform for ‘online learning’ (only a simple platform for access to learning/reading material). We work closely with individual candidates to progressively provide coursework as they are ready for the next step, to track their progress and ensure completion within each individual’s own timeframe and goals. Feedback from candidates about this approach has been extremely positive.


Study Time

Note that the TAE40116 has a large volume of learning and requires setting aside at least 10-12 hours per week – this can vary depending on a candidate’s experience, background, approach to study and personal study habits.

​Mange your own study time with access to support whenever you need it.



Enrolment can take place at any stage using the following link: .


All candidates enrolling require a USI if they don’t already have one - this can be created at .


The cost for enrolment is $2900 - this includes all workshops, learning materials and ongoing access to support.

Update or Upgrade?

We offer update units TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools and TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills at a cost of $340 per unit.


We also provide upgrades from the previous TAE40110, with gap training for the two units TAEASS401 and TAEASS403, along with any required update units.

Intensive Course

In November - December 2021, we will be running an intensive course, designed to support secondary school teachers who require a TAE40116 ready for delivery at the beginning of February 2022. For more information, download this info sheet.

For more information or to look at tailoring the course to your workplace context, please enquire via Sarah Pavy, Ripponlea Institute Principal, on 03 8731 7409 or email