We offer: Full upgrades, single units & GAP upgrades

Are you ready for the next upgrade?

If you would like MHRC to check your existing TAE qualifications to make sure you are compliant to train and assess or would like to enquire about the units to take you from TAE40110 plus TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 to the full TAE40116, then please get in touch.

The new TAE Training Package has now been released, so make sure you are ready to transition.



Course Overview​​

Who is the program for?

  • trainers wishing to maintain currency to work as a trainer and assessor in the VET sector
  • trainers who are returning to the VET sector and need to upgrade their qualification


How it is delivered

Upgrades run in line with our TAE40116 course calendar

TAELLN411 – Delivered in the DESIGN Cluster (2 days in the classroom plus self paced)

TAEASS502 plus the TAEAS401 & 403 Gap units – Delivered in the ASSESSMENT Cluster (4 days in the classroom plus self paced)

TAEASS502 plus TAEASS401, 402 & 403 – This is the full ASSESSMENT Cluster in the TAE40116 qualification (5 days in the classroom plus self paced) – Please refer to the TAE40116 course for more information.

TAEASS401 & 403 GAP only units – Through a TEAMS introduction and then self paced

​Entry Requirements

You must hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Previous qualifications are no longer current and cannot be upgraded. You may be able to apply for partial RPL if you are still working or affiliated to the VET sector. Call to discuss this option with one of our qualified trainers and assessors.

It is recommended that you have good computer skills, including ability to research on the internet and basic keyboard skills to complete assessment templates. For those who do not have basic-good computer skills a foundation course is recommended prior to commencement. These courses are available via Murray House Resource Centre. Please discuss this with us prior to enrolling in this qualification.

Before you are accepted for the program, you will have a discussion with a trainer and assessor about your learning outcomes, training needs, special requirements, your commitment and your ability to complete this course.  There are some pre-entry requirements to determine your ability to successfully complete this course.

Pre-course entry assessment

Before you attend the program, you will be asked to complete a ‘pre-course entry assessment. This is to provide evidence that you are capable of the level of comprehension and computer skills needed to successfully complete the course. Students who cannot complete this short assessment are advise to enroll in a computer/literacy short course, and then apply again when they are in a stronger position to meet the needs of the complexity of the learning outcomes required according to the Australian Qualification Framework – Level 4 (as above).

Telephone interview

A trainer and assessor will contact you to have a discussion about your learning outcomes, training needs, special requirements and your career aspirations so that you get what you want from your studies. You will be guided to explore options that suit your individual requirements within the program and to ensure that the program is suitable for you.
You will also be asked to provide a resume so that the trainer and assessor can assess your prior knowledge and existing skill set.

Credit Transfers

It is essential that you provide MHRC with any units that you believe you may have already achieved at enrolment stage so they can be assessed for a CREDIT TRANSFER, and which in turn could bring your course cost down.

Verification of all CREDIT TRANSFERS are to be undertaken by MHRC before issuing the TAE40116 Certificate in Training & Assessment on successful completion of the upgrade units that you have enrolled for.


You will also be asked to provide a resume along with previous qualifications so that the trainer and assessor can see your prior knowledge and existing skill set.

​How will you be assessed?

Assessment is competency based and evidence based, so you will be required to demonstrate evidence of your ability to perform the tasks required and the knowledge required to complete the units of competency.

Assessment Methods: You will be required to complete a series of structured activities that are relevant to the VET sector and reflect current industry practice. The evidence that you produce will be contextualised for your own workplace, or a workplace of your choice.
You will be directly observed by your assessor performing tasks that are required by a trainer and assessor, such participating in validation sessions conducted by the Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
You will be assessed by:  

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Structured Activities 
  • Observation (Participation in validation sessions will be completed and observed by your assessor at a time that is mutually agreed). This is only required if you are completing a full upgrade.

​How long will it take to complete?

This will depend on how many units you require, however a general guideline is 1 unit = 1 month.

The validation sessions will be completed and observed by your assessor during the course of the workshop. You will be required to complete structured activities to demonstrate your skills which includes the design of assessment plans and assessment tools and assessing individuals against nationally recognised units of competency.
You will commence these activities during the training but will not have sufficient time during this period to complete all the requirements. You will be required to continue your studies, gather assessment evidence and complete knowledge questions in your own time after the delivery in the face to face workshops. You will be provided with access to a Learning Management System (LMS) where you will be able to access resources.
Depending upon your prior knowledge the time taken to complete this will vary greatly. If you are currently training and assessing and designing quality assessment tools these may be provided as RPL or partial RPL for your upgrade. This evidence must meet the rules of evidence. You will discuss this with your assessor during your pre-assessment when any opportunities for RPL will be identified.
Experienced people with good computer skills may achieve competency in a shorter period of time than those with less experience.  ​You will be issued with a CREDIT TRANSFER for all units that you currently hold that are equivalent in the TAE40110. If you already hold the above units or equivalent then you may only be required to complete the GAP if you wish to hold the TAE40116 most current qualification. 

​Payment Terms:
Full payment will be required to commence.

What is included in the program?

​TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge a vocational trainer or assessor requires to identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of training and the work environment, and to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group.
The unit applies to individuals who teach, train, assess and develop resources.
Competence in this unit does not indicate that a person is a qualified specialist adult language, literacy or numeracy practitioner.

TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools 
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.
It applies to experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services.

TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes 
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system.
It applies to individuals with assessment planning responsibilities.
In planning activities and processes, individuals are required to identify the components of assessment tools, analyse and interpret assessment tools, and develop assessment instruments (also known as assessment tasks) and assessment plans.

For this you will need to provide evidence of currency in planning and designing the assessment process. This will be provided by completing TAEASS502 above. If you have completed this more than a year ago you will be required to provide more current evidence through a gap assessment by planning the assessment process on one occasion from planning through to trialling an assessment process including the assessment tool

TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation 
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in an assessment validation process.
It applies to assessors and workplace supervisors with assessment validation responsibilities participating in, but not necessarily leading, the process.

To provide currency for this unit and to address the gap you will be required to participate in one validation session organised by Murray House. This may be conducted in a digital platform such as Microsoft TEAMS. This will be organised at a time to suit you.

Training Resources

​You will be provided with:

  • access to our Learning Management System (LMS) with online course materials and portal to complete your assessments. Learning resources are web-based so you will be able to login and work from any location and continue from where you left off.
  • templates to complete your assessments available from your trainer.

You will need to have:

  • access to a computer and internet
  • basic computer skills to access information online and to complete assessment templates

Qualification Pathway

On successful completion of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you may complete the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development, offered by Murray House Resource Centre or TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, not offered by Murray House Resource Centre

​When is the course scheduled?

The upgrade units are embedded in the TAE40116 course, and you will be required to attend certain days depending on what units you are enrolling in. Your current qualifications will be assessed and a Training Plan issued to you by your trainer.

TAELLN411 is embedded in to the DESIGN Cluster (Wed & Thurs – 2 days)

ASSESSMENT units upgrade is embedded in the Assessment Cluster (1 – 5 days depending on gaps)

Please note that Trainers who hold the TAE40110 need TAELLN411 & TAEASS502 to be compliant.

Upgrading the two superseded units to TAEASS401 & TAEASS403, will enable Trainers to meet the the criteria for the full TAE40116, this is a ‘gap’ assessment, which should enable Trainers to transfer easier to the new TAE qualification expected to be released 2022/2023.

At MHRC we cluster TAEASS502 and the two ‘gap’ units TAEASS401 & TAEASS403 in to a 4 day face to face training session, so that all Trainers are in the best possible position to move forward with their qualification when the new TAE course is released.

​Where is training conducted?

The courses are held at Murray House Resource Centre in Pinjarra in our dedicated training rooms, equipped with computers and resources required to complete the program. We encourage all learners to bring their own laptop. If you would like to use a computer at MHRC. please let us know so we can book one out for you. 
We also have the capability to deliver in remote or regional locations in order to meet the needs of our corporate clients.

Course times: 

8.30am – 3.30pm

14 James St, Pinjarra WA 6208

There is ample free parking located behind our building.

Morning tea is provided. We have a fridge and microwave for your use if you wish to bring your own lunch, alternatively there are several food outlets across the road at Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is available to anyone who currently works in this area and can provide sufficient workplace evidence that meets the requirements of the unit of competency. If you wish to consider RPL for all or part of your qualification, please call Murray House Resource Centre to discuss this option with a qualified TAE assessor. You may be able to provide partial RPL evidence. This will be discussed with you in your pre-assessment interview.

Credit Transfers
As stated previously, if you already hold any of the above units, or equivalent units, you will be awarded a Credit Transfer for each unit, which means that you will not have to complete assessments for these units. You will need to provide evidence of the authenticity of your TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with record of results showing the units held. This is only applicable for those completing full upgrade who wish to hold the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Please refer to Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure for further information or call to discuss with one of our team