What are the IST courses?

The International Skills Training (IST) courses have been developed by Australian industry, facilitated by the Australian Government, to help support the global demand for quality training and assessment skills.

There is a growing global demand for skills training that is internationally applicable, as countries seek to improve their technical vocational education and training systems (TVET), industry demands increasing numbers of skilled workers and workers seek quality, recognised training. The courses will support the training of an international workforce with the skills and capacity necessary for meeting aspirations for economic growth held by all countries.

Australia has invested heavily in ensuring its training system is based on high quality standards and is defined by the skills requirements outlined by industry. This positions Australia well to assist other countries in growing their skills capacity.

The IST courses have been developed by Australian TVET expertise and are licensed by the Australian Government for delivery by quality Australian RTOs and approved providers.

AVEA is the first and only approved provider in China to deliver IST courses.

Courses currently on offer

  • TVET Trainer
  • TVET Assessor
  • TVET Advanced Trainer and Assessor

Countries of delivery

These non-AQF courses aim to address critical competency gaps, support global skills needs in the global workforce.

The IST Courses have been delivered in India, Latin America, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) and other countries (except Australia) around the world.

The Australian Government will closely monitor delivery and implementation to ensure the quality of the courses and make continuous improvement.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) is a nationally accredited qualification in Australia which reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Design and develop learning programs
  • Identify student needs and tailor training delivery
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Assess competence
  • Organise and facilitate learning in your workplace to share your industry expertise


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Self-directed and self-motivated
  • Comfortable working with others and reporting to a manager or supervisor
  • Comfortable presenting to small and large groups
  • Adaptable to change and challenges


Completing this course provides you with:

  • An Australia nationally accredited trainer qualification at Certificate IV level – the minimum requirement to teach and assess vocational education and training (VET) in Australia

Career opportunities

  • Enterprise trainer or assessor
  • RTO trainer or assessor
  • Workplace trainer or assessor
  • Learning product developer


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Vocational Training and Education
  • Diploma of Training Design and Development

In order to meet the needs of industries and enterprises for talents and the development trend of technology, AVEA introduces EU Industry Certificate courses that meet the needs of Chinese industries. Our EU Certificates courses focus on the most recent and popular technologies and cover a variety of areas including IT, Computer Science, e-Commerce, Business and Management etc.

No matter you’re expecting a promotion, looking for a new job, wanting to change career, or simply wanting to learn new skills, these courses will be able to meet your needs and add more strength to your resume.

On the other hand,The course is designed to enhance the international perspective and professionalism of teachers in vocational institutions, strengthen the quality of dual teachers and create “teachers of craftsmen” in vocational education. Through these courses, vocational teachers can deeply understand international industrial development trends, competency requirements and vocational standards, which helps to continuously improve the openness of high-end technical skills training in vocational colleges, to enhance the international vision and professional level of teachers in vocational colleges, to strengthen the quality of dual teachers, and to create a “master of craftsmanship” in vocational education.


This course is suitable for vocational teachers, people working in related industry, students or graduates looking for jobs in related industries

Delivery Mode

Online live lecturing + learning platform in small classes, 15-20 students for certified classes; 30-50 students for non-certified classes


The course will be delivered in English by experienced EU experts, with professional interpreter throughout the course.


Students who have completed the training and passed the assessment will be awarded the EU Certificate of Professional Skills; non-certified students will be awarded the European Training Agency (University) Training Certificate

As an international education organisation, Australia Vocational Education Alliance (AVEA) has been dedicated in designing and delivering quality training programs to excellent teachers from vocational colleges, applied science universities around the world.

Australia Vocational Education Alliance (AVEA) has also been officially recognised as the IST Approved Partner by Australian Federal Government, which makes AVEA the first IST Approved Partner that delivers IST programs in China.