The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) reminded Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) that from 1 January 2016, trainers and assessors must hold either:
The old TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is no longer accepted.
- "TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment ...
- A Diploma or higher level qualification in adult education."
From "Reminder–New Standards clauses come into effect from 1 January 2016", ASQA, 24 December 2015
Those doing only assessment can have just a TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set.
Importantly, it is no longer sufficient for trainers and assessors to have ‘demonstrated equivalence’: they must have a formal qualification. As well as the teaching qualification, they must also have a qualification in the subject being delivered or assessed, to the level being delivered or assessed.