TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development

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If you are an experienced education and training practitioner wanting to learn more about designing training, or want to become a training designer, educational developer, or e-learning resource developer, then this Phillips Institute course is for you.

The Phillips Institute TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development will develop and enhance your existing education and/or training design skills and knowledge while introducing you to best practice design methodologies.   The focus of this course is on designing and developing e-learning products and addressing and supporting core skills development of learners through best-practice learning materials and methods.

You may also be interested in the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training – email or call for more information and to apply

The Diploma of Training Design and Development course will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • research teaching methodologies and relevant theoretical knowledge to build design capabilities
  • apply structured design approaches, with exposure to contemporary instructional design practices and universal design principles
  • understand the learning process to facilitate change and action in learners
  • address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, support development of learners’ core skills and embed problem solving into learning materials
  • match appropriate delivery methods to learning styles and required learning outcomes

“This qualification reflects the roles of training developers and instructional designers who are responsible for analysing training needs and designing training solutions and products to meet workplace capability requirements, and evaluating the
effectiveness of training programs.
They may have a role in providing guidance and advice to trainers and assessors, promoting innovative practices, e.g. e-learning, and in researching and incorporating best practice in training and assessment into
training programs and products.”

Delivery modes

This course is offered as a blended program with flexibility for busy vocational training professionals. Face-to-face workshops, held once monthly on Saturdays over 6 to 8 months are supplemented by distance or online.

Extensive resources are provided via a private student portal so that you can access what you need when you need it. This rich resource is also available to you for up to one year after you have completed your training. This flexible model allows you to enrol at any time and get your study underway.

Attendance at workshops is not compulsory, with blended online/work-based available. For more information please call and speak to one of our training consultants about the course and to reserve your place.

Unit of Competency Core/
Code Title
TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools C
TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies C
TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources C
TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program C
TAETAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis C
TAEPDD501A Maintain and enhance professional practice E
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills E
TAELLN501B Support the development of adult language literacy and numeracy skills E
TAEDES503A Design and develop e-learning resources E
TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning E


While the duration for this course is 12 months, some individuals may be able to complete course requirements in a shorter timeframe with demonstration of relevant skills, knowledge and experience.


Our program is delivered via a combination of workplace projects, online learning and face-to-face workshops over 6 to 8 months. Blended online and / or distance learning option is also available for working professionals  – contact us 1300 558 837.

Corporate programs:  We will deliver at your location for seven or more participants – enrol your training and assessment staff for upskilling – call and speak to the program manager for more information.

Fees & Funding

While our “fee-for-service” cost is very competitive, please note that you may also be eligible for Government funding (Skills First) and/or other available funding. Speak to us or refer to our Fees and Funding page for further information. This program is delivered with funding from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments to eligible individuals.

Entry Requirements

While it is highly desirable that entrants have the core units of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment it is not essential, though they should be able to demonstrate equivalent competence. It is desirable, but not essential, that applicants have current access to a training and assessment practice environment in the VET sector. It is also highly recommended that applicants have more than six months’ equivalent full time experience working in a VET, higher education, or corporate training sector role. Applicants should be able to demonstrate high-level English language and literacy skills, as well as be able to access the internet and use appropriate computer software in order to complete the course requirements.

* Workshop dates and elective units listed may be subject to change; some candidates may be eligible for credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and/or recognition of current competencies – please consult our RPL Policy and request information regarding consideration prior to enrolment.

Ready to get started?

Don’t delay – get ready for your future training career! Call us now on 1300 558 837 or simply click on the Enrol Now button at the top of this page.

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