Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation

This program has been developed to reflect the requirements of the qualification DEF40517 Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation[1] from the Defence Training Package (DEF).

If you do not want to gain the qualification (i.e. complete the assessments) you can apply for the ATTENDANCE ONLY course by selecting the T&E Practitioners Course and apply via that page.

The DEF40517 Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation (Cert IV T&E), also known as the Nova Systems - Test and Evaluation Practitioner Course (TEPRAC) is developed to meet the needs[2] of Defence and defence industry personnel involved in the coordination, planning, preparation, conduct and reporting of test & evaluation programs. The course includes case studies, practical examples, and exposure to real-world T&E programs to provide participants with a comprehensive range of relevant information that can be applied to their own program.

The course uses as it’s foundation the capability lifecycle (CLC) and relates test and evaluation activities throughout the CLC.

The course content is reviewed and updated to incorporate the latest Defence policies, guidance and processes associated with T&E, including the technical and operational regulatory framework. Nova Systems instructors have extensive, recent first‑hand skills, knowledge and experience of Australian Defence T&E programs.  Where non-defence participants attended, on request, we incorporate their policies, guidelines, and processes where appropriate.

Nova Test and Evaluation training is structured to support Vocational Education and Training (VET) and provides a pathway to tertiary study.

To support the trainer / assessor Nova Training Team will ensure the latest units of competency (UoC) related to this qualification are updated and Trainers / Assessors advised via the Course Coordinator for Test and Evaluation.
[1] Supersedes DEF42412 - Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation
[2] Refer Defence Performance Needs Analysis – Jul 2016.
This course aims to provide Test and Evaluation staff with the core skills needed in carrying out their role as a Test and Evaluation practitioners.
The Core Units are:
  • DEFGEN008 Treat risk within Defence at an operational level
  • DEFGEN012 Provide technical advice
  • DEFTST001 Plan testing and evaluation processes
  • DEFTST002 Prepare testing and evaluation processes
  • DEFTST003 Conduct testing processes
  • DEFTST004 Evaluate testing
  • DEFTST005 Produce test and evaluation reports
  • DEFTST006 Analyse test data
Elective Units taught as part of this course are:
  • DEFGEM011 Interpret policy, legislation and regulations
  • PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information
  • BSBPMG517 Apply project life cycle management processes
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
You can apply for up to 2 Credit Transfers to replace 2 electives from any other Training Package.  Request the form to apply for this following enrolment in the qualificaiton. For credit transfer you will need to provide your certificate and transcripts; and also demonstrate currency.
When undertaking the face to face component of the course it can be quite intensive and there is a need to do out of hours work during the course so you have all the knowledge to complete the assessments. 
You are also required to completing a minimum of 600 hours of Test and Evaluation work to gain the qualification.  
Nova RTO No: 40262.

The price listed is the total price including GST where GST is applicable.

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Cert IV in T&E May 2020 18/05/2020 17/05/2021 $5,850.00
Certificate IV in T&E Oct 20 19/10/2020 18/10/2021 $5,850.00


NOTE: Courses are subject to cancellation if insufficient student numbers.

You will be notified a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You will not be charged until the course is confirmed.