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Applications of Training Packages

As a TAA40104 Cert IV in Training and Assessment qualified trainer you will need to be very clear on how Training Packages work to be able to meet your client’s training and assessment needs.

In summary, the endorsed components of the Training Package provide the mandatory benchmark for training and assessment in your vocational area and you, as the training and assessment professional, are free to choose existing resources or develop your own and to determine the most effective delivery and assessment strategies to meet your clients’ needs.

Provided you follow the Training Package rules, you can apply the Training Package in:

* undertaking delivery and conducting assessment including developing learning and assessment strategies, learning resources, and assessment tools and resources for a nationally recognised AQF qualification
* developing a training program based on a combination of units from different Training Packages (with the outcome of a Statement of Attainment)
* developing a traineeship/New Apprenticeships program
* supporting organisational change, for example, for Human Resource functions including recruitment, selection and performance management.

As the designer, and in collaboration with your client and within the Training Package rules, you can contextualise a Training Package to build an appropriate training and assessment program. But in order to do this properly, you need a sound understanding of the Training Package’s endorsed components.
Remember that…

* units of competency in endorsed Training Packages define the skills and knowledge required for competent performance within a particular industry. For example, the competency standard TAADES401A Use Training Packages to meet client needs, on which this TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and Assessment guide is based, is part of the endorsed component of the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package
* units of competency are packaged together to create nationally recognised AQF qualifications. The Training Package qualification framework sets out which and how many units must be undertaken for the award of a qualification (and for fewer units than make up a qualification, a Statement of Attainment is awarded)
* The assessment guidelines provide mandatory advice about assessment in the Training Package industry or industry sector which must be followed.

Apart from the DEST and NTIS websites, another very useful website to find out more about Training Packages and other areas of workplace training and assessment is <> which aims to aid the discovery and accessibility of information about the workplace training and assessment sector. You should find it very useful—it contains learner-friendly information about Training Packages.


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