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Updates to trainer and assessor credential requirements to come into effect from April 2019

The Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has released an amendment to the training and assessment credential requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. These have been updated to align with the Training and Education (TAE) Training Package.

The TAE Training Package was updated in April 2016. The core units, TAEASS502Design and Develop Assessment Tools and TAELLN411Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills, were added to the qualification TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

The core units of the Assessor Skill Set were also updated to include the unit TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools.

To ensure the vocational education and training workforce has appropriate skills in designing and developing assessment tools and identifying and evaluating LLN requirements, Skills Ministers have agreed to the update to align with the changes to the TAE Training Package.

Skills Ministers agreed that trainers and assessors who do not hold the relevant units have until
1 April 2019 to meet the new credential requirements.

The VRQA will consider incorporating these changes into the VRQA Guidelines for VET providers.

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