Certificate IV Upgrade

Certificate IV Upgrade


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Upgrade Course

From BSZ40198 to TAA40104

Is this qualification for you?

If you have the “old” Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (BSZ40198), and you are looking to be employed in the VET sector it would be to your advantage to upgrade to the new TAA qualification. Most RTO’s when they are recruiting expect their staff to have the most up to date qualification.

If you are currently employed then the Upgrade course will give you the latest information on VET sector enabling you to demonstrate that you are maintaining your currency.

“AQTF Standard 1.4 states

Training and assessment are conducted by trainers and assessors who:

(c) continue developing their vocational and training and assessment competencies to support continuous improvement in delivery of the RTO’s services”

Continuous improvement is an important principle in all aspects of the VET sector and it is always changing and growing in new directions, upgrading to the new qualification will give you a valuable insight into what is current and what is coming in the near future.


How do you get the new qualification?

You will not be required to do the full qualification all over again. The TAA qualification has 14 units. A current BSZ qualified trainer will be given credit for 6 units. They complete the 4“new” TAA units during a 2 day workshop and can either show RPL  evidence for the other 4 units that have partial equivalence or complete gap training and written assessments. This combined with your current resume and a peer training activity on day 3 will mean you can be awarded the new qualification.


BSZ40198 Certificate 1V in Assessment and Workplace Training

Units of Competency

These are covered in the 2-day workshops

TAAENV401B Work effectively in vocational education and training

TAAENV402B Foster and promote an inclusive learning culture

TAAENV403B Ensure a healthy safe learning environment

TAADES401B Use training packages to meet client’s needs

These have direct equivalence to the units on your BSZ certificate

TAAASS401C Plan and organise assessment

TAAASS402C Assess competence

TAADES402B Develop learning programs

TAADEL401C Plan and organise group based delivery

TAADEL402C Facilitate group based learning

TAADEL405B Coordinate and facilitate distance based learning

These units have partial equivalence and can be gained through RPL or completing written assessments after gap training

TAADEL403B Facilitate individual learning

TAADEL404B Facilitate work-based learning

TAAASS403B Develop assessment tools

TAAASS404B Participate in assessment validation


Course duration

This course is delivered over a 3 period. Training comprises of 2 face to face classes, with additional trainer support through phone or email.

Peer training day, where each member of the class chooses a topic to do with the 4 new units covered in the 2-day workshops and delivers a session to the group. It will be then up to the individual as to what pathway they choose to complete the rest of the units. Your trainer will work with you to develop an individual plan so you can complete the course requirements with additional trainer support through phone or email.

Classes run from 9am – 3pm at Ballinger Training and Consultancy, 6/2 Melaleuca Street, Kuluin (Across from the Kuluin School)

Assessment requirements

To be awarded the Certificate 1V in Training and Assessment you will be required to demonstrate competence in 14 units by

  1. Attending a 2-day workshop, participating in activities and completing a workbook during class.
  2. Researching and delivering a session to the group on day 3 on a topic that is related to the 4 new units covered during the workshop.
  3. Either providing RPL evidence for the 4 units that have partial equivalence or completing written assignments
  4. Providing a certified copy of you BSZ40198 certificate and a copy of an up to date resume

Cost per participant


This includes

  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • All resources and workbooks
  • Face to face training
  • Development of and guidance through an RPL plan or a combination of RPL and Gap training plan
  • On going support from our trainer via phone, email through out the duration of the course or the RPL plan
  • Mentoring support for 6 months after qualification has been awarded completed

Payment Plans

Individual students may choose to participate in our pay as you learn system. Please contact our office for details.


avatar Terri Carr (36 Posts)

Terri Carr is the founder and owner of Ballinger Training & Consultancy. She designs and delivers Online courses in Training and Assessment, WHS, Business and Management. Terri's background is in education, having spent 15 years as a primary school teacher before moving into the world of Vocational Education.

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