G’Day, there certainly is a lot of discussion around the “NEW” TAE40122 and the requirement to upgrade to this new Qualification. I can tell you that you need to stop worrying about it as the answer is, NO! You don’t.

AS per the Users’ guide to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 V2.3

  • As of March 2024, trainers and assessors must hold:
    • TAE40116 / TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor
    • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus the following units:
    TAELLN411 (or its successor) or TAELLN401A and
    TAEASS502 (or its successor) or TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B or
    • a diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education.

Essentially though, if you hold the TAE10 (with additional two units), or the TAE16 Qualification’ there is no requirement for you to upgrade to the TAE22.

Before you start to get too carried away or excited, you may find some companies are requiring you to upgrade. However, if you are able to provide a PD Schedule and can prove vocational currency, negating the need to upgrade.

If you are currently delivering training within the resource sector and fall under The Coal Mining Safety & Health Act 1999, the Coal Advisory Committee have identified you need to hold relevant competencies from the TAE training package or 10898NAT course in field based training and assessment. https://www.crsh.qld.gov.au/resources/documents/coal-competencies.pdf

You can find additional information can be found on the ASQA Website with a swag of FAQ’ and scenario-based questions and explanations, check it out here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/new-version-tae-training-package-and-transition-extension-information

Feel free to give us a call at Down Under Training! We look forward to discussing your Trainer Assessor qualifications, professional development, and trainer onboarding/authorisation requirements.

Let’s work together to achieve more than just compliance.