Trainer and assessor credential requirements

Well-qualified trainers and assessors are important to the success of Australia’s VET system. New requirements came into effect from 1 July 2019.

Updated requirements

Updated credential requirements for trainers and assessors are set in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

The updates make sure the VET workforce has appropriate skills in:

  • Designing and developing assessment tools
  • Identifying and evaluating adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) requirements

Specifically, the updates included:

  • The core units of competency (units) of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment include:
    • Design and develop assessment tools
    • Address adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • The core units of the Assessor Skill Set now include 'Design and develop assessment tools' unit of competency

Trainers and assessors who hold a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education may not need to undertake any further gap training to meet the requirements.

RTOs and their trainers and assessors are responsible for confirming that they:

  • Meet the updated requirements
  • Have relevant industry skills and experience

Further information

Information on the current trainer and assessor credential requirements is available from the VET regulators at:

You can find more information in the Frequently asked questions – trainer and assessor credential requirements.