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The New TAE40116 - What does this mean for you?

Please note that anyone holding the TAE40110 still complies with The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Untangling what the changes mean:

The training packaging rules have changed, currently the rules for the TAE40110 are 7 core and 3 electives. The new TAE40116 have 9 core and only 1 elective.

In a nutshell the principle changes are:

Do I have to upgrade to the TAE40116 if I hold the TAE40110?


The TAE40110 still meets the requirements of the Standards for RTO’s 2015, (Standards 1.14, 1.15 schedule 1) where any Trainer and Assessor must hold the TAE40110 or it’s successor. Until such time as the Standards are amended the current TAE40110 remains the minimum standard for anyone delivering and assessing vocational or accredited training.

The Carson Australasia office will advise all our TAE40110 graduates should the requirement to upgrade change in the future and will offer a smooth transition from the TAE40110 to the TAE40116.

For TAE Registered Training Organisations RTOs

As a Registered Training Organisation RTO, Carson Australasia has applied to the national regulator, ASQA, to include the TAE40116 on its scope. The application and approval process through ASQA is considerable and lengthy; as such, pending successful approval of our application, we are unable to provide a definitive timeframe for our TAE40116 roll-out.

What does this mean if I currently hold the TAE40110?

Absolutely nothing – at this stage!

The TAE40110 remains fully compliant. Pending approval of the TAE40116 on our scope, options to upgrade will be made available.

Will the TAE40116 be more expensive?

The time and cost to RTOs to deliver and assess this new qualification will rise proportionately to cover the new units, longer training duration, new learning clusters, and on-the job project and assessment requirements.

Staying up-to-date

If you would like Carson to keep you updated on the progress of our application, or if you need help to make an informed choice about your future TAE training or skill set options, please contact our office at (07) 3229 7999, or email

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