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TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development

Cost: $3000.00 (Blended)    RPL $1500.00

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Enrolment Dates and To Book a Course

Submit a deposit (minimum $500) and enrolment form to the Academy.

As this is a self-paced course, you can start any time. A representative will contact you to confirm your enrolment and arrange an initial support phone interview.

As this is partly a self-paced course which requires pre workshop reading and assignments work, you can start any time. A representative will contact you to confirm your enrolment and arrange an initial support phone interview.

Course Description

Do you organise a range of functions for your Vocational Education organisation?  Are you responsible for delivering training and assessment to a wide range of learners?  Are you responsible for designing or coordinating learning and assessment programs in complex environments? This nationally accredited course is designed for the experienced practitioner delivering training and assessment services within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
The Diploma of Training and Design and Development is a national qualification designed for individuals who may be responsible for designing training strategies, establishing training systems, and developing assessment tools and procedures.  The specialist units of competency emphasize system level operation and management.
This course offers exciting work-based learning opportunity and is quite unlike traditional classroom-based programs.  We will focus on developing advanced teaching techniques, action-learning projects, work-based projects, conducting competency needs analysis, and establishing training and assessment systems.
This accredited course emphasises the management and developing of systems to promote training and assessment.

Entry Requirements

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the prerequisite for this qualification plus vocational experience in training and assessment within a Registered Training Organisation.
Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate equivalent competence after demonstrating extensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles within an RTO where the emphasis has been on competency based training and assessment.

Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN)

This course requires effective English - reading, writing and speaking skills. Participants must possess an ability to use current word processing packages and search the Internet. Most assignments require written reports of over 500 words

Time Frame / Study options

The course duration will depend upon your determination to succeed.  Please allow six to twelve months to complete the assessment activities depending upon your level of experience in training and assessment.

Course Delivery

Face to face workshops or self study

Course Content:

10 units of competency are required to achieve both qualifications.
Core:  Unit code & Unit Title

(The nine units are required core units for the two Diplomas.)

  • TAEASS501A Provide advanced assessment practice
  • TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEDEL502A Provide advanced facilitation practice
  • TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies
  • TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • TAEPDD501A Maintain and enhance professional practice
  • TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources
  • TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program
  • TAETAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Choose one additional elective:

  • TAEASS503A Lead assessment validation processes
  • TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning
  • TAESUS501A Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you are an experienced Vocational Education practitioner, you may wish to complete the two Diplomas with a combination of workshops, self-directed study and Recognition of Prior Learning.  Process for recognition:

  1. Interview with Academy staff member and application identifying past experiences
  2. Portfolio of evidence required to substantiate claims
  3. Interview to confirm underpinning knowledge
  4. Workplace documents or observation of work skills to demonstrate currency

Participants use the Evidence Guide to conduct self-assessment and identify personal strengths.  This leads to an individual development plan which identifies each individual’s learning needs, the most appropriate learning strategies and also agreed milestones for course completion.


The assessment program requires participants to research and prepare major projects and assignments. In addition you are required to undertake practical exercises and are required to conduct simulated activities in the workplace. This forms the basis of the portfolio of evidence used in the assessment of candidates. To demonstrate competency against each unit, candidates must be able to provide evidence that they have the acquired knowledge and skill relevant to each unit. One hundred (100) hours of practical delivery is required.


Level 2, 516 Ruthven St., Toowoomba, or other suitable venue upon arrangement

The Academy’s commitment to our Learners

The Academy of Career Training is responsible for delivering training and assessment in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. When you finalise payments and complete all course work and assessments, then The Academy of Career Training will issue the AQF Certificates or Statements of Attainment. If the Academy closes or ceases to deliver any part of this course, then we will make arrangements to transfer your assessments and course work to another Registered Training Organisation so that you can complete your qualification, or we will refund your full fees.

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