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RPL Guide for the Cert IV TAE

August 24, 2017 Update! The new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course is now open for enrolments! Please click here to get complete course informationIf you already hold the TAE40110, click here to upgrade to the TAE40116.

Staying up to date is essential if you’re a qualified trainer or assessor in Australia. Fortunately, it’s not that hard to do.

One of the most common questions students of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment ask our trainers is “Can I apply for RPL?” along with “How much RPL can I get?” and “What do I need to show?”.

RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. It’s what we call the process of checking whether or not your previous experiences can be counted towards a new qualification. This basically allows you to reduce the course units you have to study.

Can I apply for RPL with the Cert IV TAE?

RPL depends a lot on each person’s experiences. If you answer YES to at least one question below, it’s a good idea to enquire right away and check with our RPL Assessor. When you’re enrolled, you’ll get your own RPL Kit with a step by step guide of the entire process.

  1. Do you hold a qualification like the BSZ40198 or the TAA40104?
  2. Do you have a related university degree or diploma (e.g. Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education, Master of Teaching, etc)?
  3. Are you working as a Corporate Trainer or Teacher?
  4. Have you delivered courses at a registered training organisation (RTO)?
  5. Do you have experience in designing training programs or course curriculums?
  6. Is facilitating training sessions part of your work responsibilities?
  7. Have you assessed learners before on their skill competency?

After you enquire on the Cert IV TAE course page, our Enrolment Coordinators or RPL Assessor will be in contact and work with you to see if you can skip specific units. There’s no guarantee, but it’s always good to let them know about your relevant experiences.

How many units can I get credited for RPL?

How much RPL you can get varies from person to person. This depends on which units you have experience in and the evidence you give, but all 10 units are open for RPL. These are:

  • TAEDES401A – Design and develop learning programs
  • TAEDES402A – Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • TAEDEL401A – Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL402A – Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEASS401B – Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402B – Assess competence
  • TAEASS403B – Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS301B – Contribute to assessment
  • TAEDEL301A – Provide work skill instruction
  • BSBCMM401A – Make a presentation

It’s hard to give an exact number of many you can get, but there are some common RPL results. Remember, these still depend on the evidence you provide:

For holders of the BSZ40198 or the TAA40104:

If you’ve taken up a previous version of the Cert IV TAE and send us a copy as proof, you can get RPL for majority of the course units. This is done through the BSZ Upgrade for BSZ40198 holders and the TAA Upgrade for TAA40104 holders. To get either of these upgrades, you also need to show that you have actually been applying them in your recent work.

For qualified school Teachers:

You may be eligible for the Fast Track for Teachers that gives you RPL units for the delivery cluster if you have a teaching qualification. This includes Bachelor-qualified early childhood educators, the Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education and Master of Teaching.

For holders of other qualifications:

All other qualifications you hold need to be mapped out by an RPL Assessor to see if they are valid. RPL is granted for qualifications that cover similar skills as the Cert IV TAE.

For professionals and workers who have training duties and responsibilities:

Training and assessing in the workplace is one of the core skills of the Cert IV TAE, but the specific units you can RPL vary greatly. We first have to know what your job responsibilities are before being given credit.

For holders of university degrees and diplomas:

Learning outcomes of bachelor or university degrees are usually very different from the Cert IV TAE, which is in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Having a university background is very helpful to complete the course, but direct RPL credit can only be determined after you provide evidence.

What do I need to show?

RPL decisions are based on concrete evidence to make sure that your qualification meets current standards. The evidence you give will be used to check if your skills and knowledge are up to date.

Examples are:

  • Copies of your qualifications, certificates, course transcripts and statements of attainment
  • References from your current and previous workplace and clients
  • Samples like reports, presentations and articles you made
  • Documentation of your previous learners, training sessions and assessments

Summary

Recognition of Prior Learning is a very useful tool to gain your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

If you have an older BSZ40198 or TAA40104 qualification, simply upgrade to the new version. If you are a Teacher, Corporate Trainer or in a similar role, it’s best to speak with an RPL Assessor by signing up for an info pack on the latest TAE40110 course page.

 

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  • petrus says:

    I AM FROM SOUTH AFRICA RESIDING IN AUSTRALIA NOW.

    I WAS IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR 24 YEARS AND MY MAIN QUALIFICATIONS WAS FIRE FIGHTING ,AMBULANCE INTERMEDIATE LIFE SUPPORT MEDIC, WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ,TRAINER AND ASSESSOR AND LOTS MORE.

    I AM CURRENTLY AT A MINE SITE AND COMPLETED MY CERT III IN MINE RESCUE ,S I , II ,III CERTIFICATE ALONG WITH MY G2.

    I HAVE ALL MY CERTIFICATES AND UP TO DATE CV. CAN I RPL MY COURSES TO AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATES.

    SOME OF THE COURSE I WANT TO RPL TO AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATIONS IS SEEN UNDERNEATH.

    AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATION –

    Cert IV Training and Assessment TAE40110
    Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) HLT41012 – HLT41007 – Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance)

    BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS)

    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)

    PUA30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (Fire Fighting and Emergency Operations)

    THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    • Luke Imbong Luke Imbong says:

      Hi Petrus! It looks like you have a significant amount of industry work experience already and this will help you in your RPL process. It’s difficult to say right now how much RPL you’ll get without looking into your background more deeply, but here’s how you can get a rough idea:

      1. Get the list of the units you studied up in your previous qualifications (ex: Cert III Mine Rescue)
      2. Get the list of the units of the course you want to RPL (ex: Cert IV Training and Assessment and Cert IV WHS)
      3. Check if your previous qualifications have similar units with the course you want. If there are, you may get credit for those units and not need to study them again.
      4. Check if you have experience doing the units included in the course you want (ex: For the Cert IV WHS, do you already assist in hazard identification in your workplace?).
      5. Collect documents, reports, supervisor evaluations, etc. that prove you have experience in those units.

      That should give you a better idea of how much recognition you can get. The best way to know is still to speak with an RPL Specialist for the courses you want. Please enquire on the following pages so that our Enrolment Coordinator can help you out with this. Simply click on the links below to enquire:
      1. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE4011)
      2. Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415)

      I hope that helped you, Petrus! If you have any questions, you can also call or email our Enrolment Coordinator by enquiring through the links above.

  • Gaurav bhatia says:

    Hi this is Gaurav i have finished my certificate3 in commercial cookery and wondering can i get certificate4 through RPL If yes what is your requirements and how long its gonna take to get.
    Thnx

  • Andrew Miani says:

    hi after RPL for TAA to TAE ….
    cheers Andrew
    ph 0427394681

  • Geoff says:

    I would like to RPL my BSZ cert IV to the current cert IV

  • Tanya Davies says:

    I have an expired trainer assessor cert and currently work as a train

    • Joshua says:

      Hi Tanya. If you have the superseded TAE40110 Certificate IV TAE and is currently working as a trainer, then you may enrol in the latest TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and be assigned to the Advanced Cohort or higher. You just have to provide the necessary documents as evidences for your competence and industry experience. Please enquire here to learn more about the new course and the cohorts.

  • Danice white says:

    I was wondering what of the following certificates i can rpl for a cert IV in training and assesment
    :BSB51107 DIPLOMA OF MANAGMENT
    :SIT40413 CERT IV COMMERCIAL COOKERY
    :HLTS207B
    :HLTDS301B
    :HLTDS309B

    ALSO CERT III IN HOSPITALITY

  • Andrew Smith says:

    Dear all,

    I have the BSZ40198 need to upgrade for RTO VET TAE for training of marketing etc., I have higher education and training and business quals with TEFLA/CELTA.

    I want to do RPL, need price and time line to fit new year….

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