Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) about TAE Institute


What is TAE Institute ?

TAE Institute refers to the Training Assessment and Education Institute1.

How long has TAE Institute been in business?

TAE Institute formalised its status as a training provider in 2013 by gaining registration as an RTO. It now operates under the jurisdiction of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

What is TAE Institute's RTO provider number?


Why choose TAE Institute?

TAE Institute is a well-established provider of high-quality, nationally recognised training. We are committed to delivering engaging courses, providing excellent resources and support and ensuring that training is accessible to people from all walks of life. 

Our trainers are experienced, equipped with a wealth of knowledge in their particular industry field and are passionate about providing training and assessment that meet the needs of our students. Communication is key to a successful outcome and our trainers are ready and available to assist with any questions or issues that may arise 5.

Are TAE Institute’s courses Nationally recognised?

Yes, our qualifications and accredited courses are nationally recognised. 

We also offer non-accredited courses that meet the needs of professional development requirements. 

Are there jobs available once I get the qualification?

It’s important to research any industry that interests you so you can make informed decisions about available positions and the qualifications employers are seeking. 

Do we have discounts for Centrelink recipients?

We do not offer discounts to recipients of Centrelink benefits. However, we do provide Centrelink-approved courses. This does not mean that a learner is entitled to any funding, but it may exempt them from normal job search requirements while they are undertaking the course. TAE Institute cannot approve funding or exempt any learner from their job search obligations. These matters need to be discussed directly with Centrelink. 

Are there any hidden costs?

No, all charges associated with our courses are clearly displayed on our website. There are no additional charges. 

How do I pay for my course?

All courses have a non refundable enrolment fee and is payable when enrolling. If the course fee is more than $1,500 there is a payment plan provided that spreads the fee over 3 instalments.  

TAE Institute offers a number of payment options for its courses that include: 

  • Credit Card 
  • Direct Deposit (EFT) 
  • Payment Plan – for special circumstances payment plans can be negotiated. 

Specific VET qualifications only: Funding options for eligible students of government-supported training. 

Are there any Government subsidies available? 

Certain states offer government-subsidised training programs to reduce the cost of some VET courses. TAE Institute can provide eligible students with selected courses under the NSW Smart and Skilled program. Contact TAE Institute directly to discuss available subsidies and eligibility. 

Online Delivery - Online study and support through self-paced, online modules.

Through our learning portal, students have access to a variety of online learning materials, such as recorded webinars, case studies, ebooks, videos, and practice questions. These resources are designed to help you successfully complete the course requirements. In addition, students can connect with others in online forums and receive online learning support from TAE Institute’s Student Support team. 

Do I need any special software or downloads to access my courses?

Some of the resources are provided as Adobe PDF documents. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe Reader website. 

Can I access my courses using a Mac?

Our courses are compatible with both PC and Mac computers. 

Can I use my smart phone to access my course?

Yes, you can access the course material using a smartphone or tablet; however, a desktop computer is preferred as you may encounter some navigation issues with other devices. It’s recommended that you use the most up-to-date software on your devices. 

Are the TAE40116 and the TAE40122 equivalent qualifications?

Yes, despite differences in the number and composition of core units in TAE40122 compared to TAE40116 and some core units being considered non-equivalent to their previous version, the Education Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has taken into account the overall occupational outcome of the new qualification as the primary indicator of equivalence. The IRC has determined that the occupational outcome remains unchanged from that of TAE40116, and as such, TAE40122 has been deemed equivalent to TAE40116. 

Do I need to upgrade If I currently hold the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment?

No, as per the current Standards for RTOs, there is no requirement for additional training to continue meeting the outlined standards. 

Do I need to upgrade if I hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus TAELLN411 and TAEASS502?

No, as per the current Standards for RTOs, there is no requirement to undergo additional training to continue meeting the outlined requirements. 

What are the benefits of upgrading from TAE40116 to TAE40122

Employers usually want their trainers and assessors to have the most up to date qualification, so having the TAE40122 would be an advantage. If the Standards for RTOs change you will be one step ahead. 

How long will it take me to finish the TAE40122?

TAE Institute takes into consideration the candidates’ likelihood of successfully achieving the learning outcomes and ensures the integrity of the qualification outcomes is maintained when determining the duration of the qualification delivery. The training provided by TAE Institute is only part of the overall volume of learning and primarily relates to formal activities including classes and other extension tasks. 

The amount of training allocated for this qualification is based on the prior experience of each participant. Learners with relevant prior experience may be able to complete the qualification in a shorter timeframe, while those new to the profession may take longer. All learners will be supported by our dedicated Training and Assessment team. The expected duration to meet the requirements of TAE40122 is between six and twelve months, which aligns with the AQF volume of learning indicators for a Certificate IV qualification. TAE Institute will provide a 12-month enrolment duration to complete the qualification. 

Can I get Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

TAE Institute offers both credit transfer and RPL. An application for credit transfer or RPL is considered on an individual basis. 

Credit transfer is available if unit codes are identical. 

RPL is an assessment process where evidence is required to show competence. Evidence could be written documents, verbal questions and answers, third party reports. Each RPL application starts with a self assessment questionnaire which is reviewed by an assessor and they will discuss what evidence or gap training/assessment is required. 

RPL should not be an onerous process and we have streamlined the process into 4 stages. 

  1. Self assessment questionnaire 
  2. Competency Conversation 
  3. Portfolio of documents 
  4. Gap training and or assessment required 

Eligibility and Entry Requirements

Who is eligible to enroll in TAE Institute courses?

There are no specific prerequisites for the TAE40122 course, you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

You will need well-developed language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the context of your role. An LLN skills evaluation will be part of the enrolment process to ensure you have the skills to complete training and assessments.

Smart and Skilled Funded Courses

TAE Institute welcomes individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Age: You must be 18 years old or over.
  • School Status: You should no longer be attending school.
  • Residency: You must be living or working in New South Wales (NSW).

Additionally, students with disabilities, those receiving Australian Government benefits, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may qualify for additional fee exemptions or concessions.

Do I need any prior qualifications to study at TAE Institute?

TAE Institute’s courses do not have strict prerequisites based on previous qualifications. However, your existing qualifications may impact the fees you pay. Regardless of your background, TAE Institute encourages a diverse range of learners to join our programs.

Industry-Relevant Skills

How does TAE Institute ensure its courses remain relevant to industry needs?


TAE Institute actively engages with industry professionals through its Industry Advisory Committee. This collaboration ensures that the course aligns with current industry standards and practices. By staying connected to industry trends, TAE Institute equips students with practical skills that employers value.

Student Support and Progress Monitoring

What kind of support can I expect during my studies at TAE Institute?


TAE Institute provides continuous support to students. This includes regular check-ins, addressing questions, and assisting with any challenges you may face during your learning journey. Our goal is to help you succeed and achieve your educational objectives.

How does TAE Institute monitor student progress?


TAE Institute monitors a student’s course progress through various means, including assessments, participation, and feedback. Regular assessments allow students to demonstrate their understanding, while feedback helps them improve. Assessors track progress to ensure timely completion of course requirements.