What Are the Standard Requirements for a TAE Trainer?


In order to qualify as a TAE trainer, there are some requirements that you are expected to meet. Obviously, one does not wake up one day and decide to be a trainer…unless the training is skills-based and you are an authority on the skill involved. Then you can have an apprentice learning the trade from you.

For Cert IV TAE training, there are a set of skills you are expected to have that can only be achieved via training. What are these requirements?

  • Competence in your area of delivery
  • Updated industry skills which are directly related to the level you are delivering to
  • Up to date vocational and assessment skills for the training, you are expected to deliver
  • The recognized certification, in this case, a certificate in IV training; specifically TAE40110 or TAE40116 or a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education
  • You should be knowledgeable on vocational training as well as some practice of the same.
  • You should be skilled in learning and assessment. This includes assessment and competency-based training

To be considered competent enough to deliver any TAE training products, you need to be equipped with the following qualifications:

  • TAE50111 Diploma in Vocational Education and Training
  • TAE50211 Diploma in Training Design and Development – An alternative to this one is a higher qualification in adult education.

In the absence of any of the aforementioned qualifications, then an aspiring trainer should:

  • Be in possession of a TAE40110/TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Be willing to work under the supervision of an experienced trainer or assessor who meets the requirements laid down by the relevant authorities.
  • Not be the one to determine the outcome of assessments

How do you meet the set expectations for vocational training? 

It is simple enough to advise you to simply get the skills that are expected. This means taking courses to acquire the relevant skills. Without this, your application to be a trainer may not go beyond reception. Vocational competence refers to the acquisition of skills that are relevant to your area of delivery.

You will need to have in mind your area of delivery or the industry you want to specialize in so that you can go ahead and acquire the skills that are relevant to that line. Once you acquire those, you have a fighting chance to have your application and curriculum vitae land on the right desk.

What is competency-based training and assessment?

This means that you are trained and assessed to handle performance and assessment expectations to competently and safely perform activities at the workplace in various situations and environments to the expected standards.

This requires you to have participated in activities that have to do with maintaining and upgrading or developing the way in which you conduct your training and assessment. Those activities should be relevant to the training and assessment provided in a competency-based environment.

You should feel confident enough to get yourself some much-needed skills and qualifications so that you can have a chance to train adults to up their professional skills and acquire certificates that will be of great value with regard to career growth.

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