Survey of TAE providers – results are in!

Survey of TAE providers – results are in!

Warning: This post contains jargon!  It is for people with an interest in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  Read at your own risk!

What survey!?

In September I invited various TAE providers to complete a survey.  The survey asked respondents about their hopes and dreams for TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122), due for release at the end of 2022.  Respondents were asked about:

  • their RTO’s preferred TAE40122 delivery modes
  • their preferred choices of elective units
  • their requests for TAE40122 training and assessment materials.

21 people completed the survey.  All respondents represent RTOs that currently offer TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  Their responses were insightful and will be very useful as I begin developing TAE40122 training and assessment materials.

I’d like to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to them, for taking the time to respond.

Key findings

Survey findings show that most respondents:

  • offer TAE programs to participants from a range of industries
  • intend to offer the TAE40122 qualification when introduced, but some will not
  • prefer a diverse blend of facilitator-led delivery modes:  in-person classroom-based training was the top choice of most respondents, but faclilitator-supported eLearning, live online sessions and work-based learning were also popular
  • have mixed opinions about unit clustering
  • had diverse preferences for elective TAE40122 units, but there were some favourites that stood out from the rest
  • had some helpful suggestions about their preferred format for TAE40122 materials.


What now?

Now, we work and wait.

  • We work – I have begun work on the draft TAE40122 products – we have some existing new ideas in the works, and I will share details in coming weeks.
  • We wait – TAE40122 is not a sure thing.  We will continue to monitor the Skills for Australia website for news on whether the proposed updates to the TAE Training Package will be endorsed.

Watch this space.