Diploma of Training Design & Development & Diploma of Vocational Education & Training

Course Snapshot

Course Content: To gain both Diplomas, candidates must successfully complete 10 units.

Core Units:

  • TAEASS501A  – Provide advanced assessment practice*
  • TAEASS502B  – Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEDEL502A – Provide advanced facilitation practice*
  • TAEDES501A  – Design and develop learning strategies
  • TAEDES502A  – Design and develop learning resources
  • TAEDES505A – Evaluate a training program
  • TAETAS501B  – Undertake organisational training needs analysis
  • TAELLN401A  – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • TAEPDD501A  – Maintain and enhance professional practice
  • TAESUS501A  – Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs
  • TAESUS502A  – Identify and apply current sustainability education principles & practice to learning programs

*These units form a practicum which includes at least 100 hours of group facilitation and the assessment of at least 20 individual candidates against a total of at least 50 units of competency from training packages or accredited courses.


About the Program

These qualifications reflect the roles of training developers and instructional designers who are also experienced practitioners delivery training and assessment services. These Diplomas will provide graduates with skills and knowledge required to perform effectively as training developers and instructional designers who are responsible for analysing training needs and designing training solutions to meet workplace capability requirements and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs.

Graduates will have a role in providing guidance and advice to trainers and assessors, promoting innovative practices and incorporating best practice in training and assessment into training programs and products.

Following Completion

Graduates from this qualification could consider higher qualifications within the VET sector or higher education qualifications.

Qualification Certification

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive the nationally recognised TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training as well as the TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Who Should to this Qualification?

This qualification is aimed at participants who are working in a training role within an organisation and are responsible for the design of products and training solutions and leading other trainers and assessors as well as designing approaches to learning and assessment strategies across their organisation.

Delivery Methods

Facilitated Workshops

Experienced industry professionals use all the principles of adult learning to deliver interesting and innovative training leaving participants motivated and enthused to use the new tools and techniques in their working environment. Facilitated workshops are subject to sufficient enrolments.

Online AND/OR Distance Delivery

We recognise it can be difficult to attend facilitated workshops so all our programs are available as Distance/Online together with facilitator support.

Here at The Pivot Institute we are leaders in the field with our own Pivot Online Learning System (POLS) which provides participants with all content and resources and online classroom opportunities to cover the content in the Certificate.

Virtual Classroom Delivery

Regular sessions covering core learning content held in our online classroom.

Learning Resources

All learning resources are provided. These include:

  • Quality learning resources which cover each unit of competency.
  • Access to POLS (Pivot Online Learning System) with full course materials
  • Individual learning plan
  • Ongoing facilitator support
  • Virtual classroom delivery sessions

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is an assessment process that enables an applicant to gain recognition of skills and knowledge regardless of how they were achieved. This may include formal or informal learning, work experience, or general life experience. Where RPL is granted you do not have to participate in further training and assessment for skills and knowledge that you already possess. The RPL process with The Pivot Institute is streamlined and designed to be comprehensive yet user friendly. We are happy to have a talk to you about opportunities for RPL prior to enrolment.

Assessment Methods

The Pivot Institute assessments are aimed at adding value to the individual and their organisation. Assessment with The Pivot Institute is true to the units of competency, but is tailored to the needs of the individual and the organisation. This means that where possible we ensure that the assessment fits into what you are doing in your workplace as part of your daily workplace activities. The result is assessment that is meaningful and valuable to both the participant and the organisation.

Entry Requirements

Participants should hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent experience and have had experience in competency based training and assessment. Participants must have strong literacy and numeracy skills and have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. Assessment tasks are based around workplace projects in a training and assessment environment.

How Long will it take?

The following is a guide outlining the approximate time it will take to complete this Qualification depending on the time commitment you are able to manage. This does not take into account RPL.:

For further information, please contact:

The Pivot Institute

W: www.pivot.edu.au

T: 1300 354 309

T: (08) 9221 1803

F: (08) 9221 1903

E: elisa@pivot.edu.au

E: camilla@pivot.edu.au

Level 2, 231 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 600


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