BSZ to TAE Upgrade

Course Code: TAE40116

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Upgrade to Australia’s Standard Training and Assessment Qualification

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 is more current than the older Cert IV in Training and Assessment BSZ40198 qualification, and is the current standard in becoming a qualified trainer.

Our upgrade option from the old BSZ40198 to TAE40116 is essential for trainers that wish to maintain vocational currency and be at the forefront of the training industry by having Australia’s standard Training and Assessment qualification.

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If you hold the TAE40110 qualification, please click here for the TAE40110 to TAE40116 upgrade.

BSZ40198 to TAE40116 Upgrade


The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cert IV TAE) is the latest national qualification for workplace and vocational trainers and assessors. This new Cert IV TAE course supersedes  the older Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (BSZ40198) qualification, and is now the standard to become a qualified trainer in Australia.

Our upgrade option from the old BSZ40198 to TAE40116 is ideal for trainers who wish to maintain vocational currency and be at the forefront of the training industry, by having Australia’s latest training and assessment qualification.

Among the biggest changes in this new training and assessment course is the addition of the  TAELLN411 – Address Adult Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Skills unit as a required core unit. This means that all trainers are now required to hold the TAELLN411 unit or equivalent when you upgrade to the TAE40116 course. The TAEASS502 –  Develop Assessment Tools unit was also added and will now be part of your study.

Course Units

The NEW TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment comprises 10 course units, including 9 core units plus 1 elective units. This is a mixed mode online course. Please read complete course information for this latest qualification here.

Core Units (9 total):
TAEDES401 – Design and develop learning programs
TAEDES402 – Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
TAEDEL401 – Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402 – Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEASS401 – Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 – Assess competence
TAEASS403 – Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 – Design and develop assessment tools
TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy, and numeracy skills

Elective Units (1 total):
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation

Because you already hold the BSZ40198 Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training qualification, your study load for the new TAE40116 online may be significantly reduced.

The latest TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has an estimated study duration of up to 1201 hours, but this is heavily dependent on your existing skills and knowledge. Holding relevant qualifications and having recent training-related work experience will greatly influence your actual study time.

When you enrol in this course, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation, and assigned a ‘Cohort’ based on your skills and knowledge. Each Cohort has its own recommended study hours:

Beginner – For learners with limited knowledge or skills, and no recent industry experience. Study time is up to 1201 hours. Course duration is 12 months.
Intermediate – For learners with some recent industry experience, and moderate knowledge and skills in workplace training. Study time is up to 981 hours. Course duration is 12 months.
Advanced – For learners with extensive knowledge and skills, and have at least 2 years of recent industry experience as an RTO/TAFE trainer and assessor. Study time is up to 748 hours. Course duration is 12 months.
Expert – For learners who have more than 5 years of recent experience as an RTO/TAFE trainer and assessor. Study time is up to 600 hours. Course duration is 12 months.

Learners who hold the old BSZ40198 qualification and have recent industry experience, may be assigned to the Intermediate Cohort. You may be assigned to an even higher cohort if you have additional years of training experience in an RTO, design learning programs and assessment tools for the Vocational Education and Training sector, or participate regularly in assessment validation. You will need to provide evidence to support your level of skills and knowledge for your BSZ to TAE40116 Upgrade.

Additionally, many trainers who hold the old course have significant experience in the training industry and may be eligible to gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for many of the remaining course units. This means, if you have significant relevant experience, you may be able to gain your BSZ to TAE upgrade faster.

Upgrading your BSZ to the New TAE Couldn’t be Easier!

Obtaining your BSZ to TAE40116 upgrade with Inspire couldn’t be simpler.  Your BSZ upgrade occurs with a few simple steps.

  1. Enquire now to get complete course details and enrolment instructions for the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  2. Enrol in the TAE40116 course and indicate that you wish to apply for RPL in your enrolment form
  3. Our friendly upgrade expert will contact you to discuss RPL opportunities and what evidence you can utilise from your recent training experience
  4. You provide a certified copy of your old BSZ40198 Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  5. You provide evidence to support any additional RPL opportunities
  6. You undergo gap training through online mixed mode study and vocational placement in an RTO to complete any remaining course units.

Please read all the course requirements, entry requirements, resources, and other information for the new TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment by clicking here. You can access our Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, and other related procedures for your study in our Student Handbook here.

Training and support services may be provided by Inspire Education Services Inc. on behalf of Inspire Education Pty Ltd.

How do you get your BSZ Upgrade started?

Simply complete the enquiry form on this page, and click submit.  Your enrolment form, latest pricing etc. will be automatically emailed to you!  We look forward to getting you upgraded from your BSZ to the new Cert IV TAE, Australia’s leading training qualification!

Helpful Guides and Articles

1. TAE, TAA And BSZ: Changes In Training And Assessment Qualifications

2. Answers to the 10 Most Common Questions of Cert IV TAE Students

3. The Ultimate Guide to a Training and Assessment Career

4. TAELLN411: What Is Actually Happening?

5. TAE40116 Course Update | Cert IV In Training And Assessment

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