TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

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If you are an experienced education and training practitioner ready to take your facilitation skills and knowledge to the next level, or requiring recognition of your existing competency, then this Phillips Institute course is for you.

The Phillips Institute TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training is focussed on developing your existing facilitation and assessment skills and knowledge leading to improved teaching practice for you and enhanced learning outcomes for your students.

Importantly, this course also includes a supervised practicum component, a satisfying and internationally-recognised approach to teacher education which also qualifies you for further opportunities as a professional educator in the VET sector.

You may also be interested in:
the TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development
– dual Diploma option also available 

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • reflect on your own role as a teacher/trainer in a VET environment
  • engage in advanced training and assessment practice
  • facilitate new insights and problem solving when working with learners
  • teach and assess effectively across a range of VET-related contexts
  • manage the learning process to facilitate change and action in learners
  • research teaching methodologies and relevant theoretical knowledge to build teaching capabilities

Delivery modes

You can join this course at any time with our facilitator-led online or distance learning system – no need to wait for the next intake.  Our fees are very competitive and you can even choose to pay as you go, lowering your risk and allowing you to manage your program of study to suit your lifestyle – talk to us about our direct debit facility.

This course is offered as blended program with flexibility for busy vocational training professionals.  Face-to-face workshops, held once monthly over 6 to 8 months, are supplemented by webinars or you can study fully online.

Attendance at workshops is not compulsory but is strongly encouraged: the opportunities for interaction, peer-learning and professional networking with other VET trainers and assessors is an invaluable added benefit to be gained from workshop attendance.

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


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.


Workshop program is delivered via a combination of work-based projects, online learning and face-to-face workshops over 6 to 8 months.

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.

Do you want to deliver the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or its successor, TAE40116?

If so, you should consider enrolling for this course which is the standard minimum qualification that you must hold in order to deliver and assess the TAE40110 or TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  Call or email to register for our program and gain your qualification as soon as possible.

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. This funding is provided with Commonwealth and Victorian Government subsidies to eligible individuals. Speak to us or refer to our Fees and Funding page for further information.

Entry Requirements

Entrants must have the core units of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence. It is essential that applicants have current access to a training and assessment practice environment in the VET sector in order to fulfil practicum requirements. It is also highly recommended that applicants have more than six months’ equivalent full time experience working in a VET 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.

Online requirements

Phillips Institute ensures that all online students undergo an induction to their online study environment at the beginning of their course to optimise learning outcomes. Before enrolling for online study, you should ensure that you have access to a reliable Internet connection, appropriate computer equipment, software and resources.  Further information about studying online with Phillips Institute is available here.

Units of Competency

6 core and 4 electives
Resources: Webinars & Portal
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TAEASS501A – Provide advanced assessment practice C
TAEASS502B – Design and develop assessment tools C
TAEDEL502A – Provide advanced facilitation practice C  √
TAEDES501A – Design and develop learning strategies C
TAELLN401A – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills** C
TAEPDD501A – Maintain and enhance professional practice C
TAEDEL501A – Facilitate e-learning E
TAEDES502A – Design and develop learning resources E
TAEDES505A – Evaluate a training program E
TAETAS501B – Undertake organisational training needs analysis E
SELECTION OF ELECTIVE UNITS: Candidates must select at least 2 elective units from the unit grid listed in the qualification notes at training.gov.au (or follow the program selection as above). The remaining two elective units may be selected from any other Training Package or Accredited Course at Diploma level or above, and providing the choice of elective is relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level. Phillips Institute recognises your existing results gained in previous study and will Credit Transfer units where appropriate for the qualification. We also offer the following alternative elective units for this course through online learning, RPL or assessment only:
TAEASS505A Lead and coordinate assessment systems and services E
TAEDES503B Design and develop e-learning resources E
TAELLN501B Support the development of adult language literacy and numeracy skills E
TAESUS501A Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs E
TAESUS502A Identify and apply current sustainability education principles and practice to learning programs E

* 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.

**TAELLN401A is still listed in this version as a core unit: applicants who have completed the newer version TAELLN411 will be granted a Credit Transfer and have fees reduced; new students will undertake TAELLN411 and receive a Credit Transfer within the qualification as well as a Statement of Attainment for the newer unit.

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