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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)

TAFE Queensland is committed to supporting the development of remote communities in Queensland. 

Thanks to the Queensland Government’s Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS) TAFE Queensland is helping to upskill eligible residents of Thursday Island and Northern Peninsula Area to work as a vocational educator and assessor. Students who undertake the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) will learn specialised skills and knowledge to design, develop, deliver, and assess vocational training courses.

From June 2019, TAFE Queensland will be delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) at our Thursday Island and Northern Peninsula Area campuses. This course has been specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The qualification will not only build upon your existing industry qualifications, but will provide you with the necessary skills to transition to employment as an educator with registered training organisations, such as TAFE Queensland.

TAFE Queensland will work with you to develop individual training plans, including opportunities to recognise units from previously attained qualifications and experience in the sector. Training will be conducted through face-to-face workshops and online webinars.

This program is subsidised through the Queensland Government’s Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy. The cost of the program for eligible students is just $100. This is the total cost you will need to pay when you enrol. 

Eligibility and entry requirements

To be eligible for this funding you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • aged 15 years or over
  • no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • hold an industry qualification in their proposed teaching and assessing area (e.g. Certificate III Business)
  • commit to attend six one-week blocks at the TAFE Queensland Thursday Island or Northern Peninsula Area campuses
  • commit to attend a weekly one-hour online workshop for the duration of this program.

Upgrade your existing qualification 

If you’re a resident of either Thursday Island or Northern Peninsula Area, already hold a certificate IV qualification in training and education (TAE) or training and assessment (TAA), and would like to upgrade your qualification, you may also be eligible for funding under this program.

TAFE Queensland is offering a five day workshop at the TAFE Queensland Thursday Island campus, taking place between Monday 17th June and Friday 21st June 2019. There you’ll be able to upgrade your existing certificate IV qualification to meet current industry expectations.

If you wish to participate in this program you must be able to attend training for the full duration and must submit a copy of your existing certificate IV qualification before attending the course.

To achieve the upgraded qualification you will be required to complete two additional units of competency (TAEASS502 and TAELLN411) as well as undertake recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessments for two further units (TAEASS401 and TAEASS403). 

The cost of upgrading an existing certificate IV TAE or TAA qualification will be no more than $100 for eligible applicants from Thursday Island and Northern Peninsula Area.

How to apply

To apply, simply complete an online application form. A TAFE Queensland representative will get in touch to confirm your application and organise your attendance at an information session.

More information

If you have any questions or require any further information about the program, please get in touch with Jennie Arnold, Project Coordinator on 07 4042 2602 or

Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS)

Delivery of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) on Thursday Island and in Northern Peninsula Area is a project funded through the Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS). RSAS is a three-year initiative targeting specific regions of Queensland facing economic uncertainty by supporting workers that are at risk of being displaced from traditional industries, or retrenched as a result of significant company closures. RSAS also provides proactive support to employers in target sectors to build workforce resilience and address skills or labour shortages. RSAS supports those individuals to gain the foundation, employability and technical skills needed to transition to the jobs of the future.

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