(T&E5) T&E Practitioners Course

The Nova Systems Test & Evaluation (T&E) 5 day Attendance Only Course has been specifically designed around the capability lifecycle within the Australian Defence environment. The course content mirrors that of the Certificate IV Test & Evaluation (Cert IV T&E) but has no assessment material. 


The T&E Practitioner course is an attendance only course which is upgradable to the Certificate IV in Test & Evaluation (DEF 40517) which has assessments to be completed.  

The course consists of 12 units of competency comprising: 8 core units  plus 4 elective units.

The T&E course takes into consideration the entire capablity life cycle - from concept through to disposal; using presentations and practical application in the classroom environment.  This course is regularly updated to incorporate the latest Defence policies, guidance and processes associated with T&E, including the technical and operational regulatory framework.

You can upgrade to the Cert IV provided you request and pay the balance cost of the qualification within 3 months of completing the 5 day attendance course.

The Attendance and Cert IV run together as the only difference is the assessment requirement to gain the qualification in Test and Evaluation.

Target Audience:

Individuals involved in test and evaluation for their organisation irrespective of the stage of the Capability Life Cycle.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to plan, prepare and conduct T&E events.
  • Be able to evaluate and analysis T&E data to produce a T&E Report.
  • Be able to identify and manage risks associated with T&E events.
  • Be able to ensure T&E events comply with legislation and regulations.
  • Be able to coordinate T&E events throughout a capabilities life cycle
  • Be able to coordinate T&E events using project management principles.

Learning Methods:

5 Days Face to Face.
For Certificate IV only there is Instructor support as needed, to complete assessment.

Program Benefits:

  • Understand the different T&E activities throughout a products life cycle.
  • Course provides theory and practical component from requirements defining to operational T&E and all stages inbetween
  • Can upgrade to attain the T&E qualification under the Australian Vocational Education and Training


  • Treat Risk within Defence at an operational level (DEFGEN008) (Core)
  • Provide technical advice (DEFGEN012) (Core)
  • Plan testing and evaluation processes (DEFTST001) (Core)
  • Prepare test and evaluation processes (DEFTST002) (Core)
  • Conduct testing processes (DEFTST003) (Core)
  • Evaluate testing (DEFTST004) (Core)
  • Produce test and evaluation reports (DEFTST005) (Core)
  • Analyse test data (DEFTST006) (Core)
  • Interpret policy, legislation and regulations (DEFGEN01) (Elective)
  • Gather and analyse information (PSPGEN027) (Elective)
  • Apply project lifecycle management processes (BSBPMG417) (Elective)
  • Undertake project work (BSBPMG522) (Elective)

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

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
T&E Practitioners Course - May 2020 18 - 22 May 2020 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Diplomat Hotel Canberra $4,400.00
T&E Practitioners Course - Oct 2020 19 - 23 October 2020 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Diplomat Hotel Canberra $4,400.00


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.