Diploma of Training Design and Development

TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development

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Course Overview

The TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development is the qualification for individuals whose roles involve analysing training needs and designing training solutions and products to meet workplace capability requirements.

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

To enrol into this Qualification, participants must have some experience in training and assessment and be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area.

Strong language and literacy skills are required.  Participants must be competent in using Microsoft Office or equivalent and have access to a training and assessment environment.

 Broad Learning Outcomes:

This program will support participants to be able to:

  • Undertake an organisational training needs analysis to accurately identify current and future training needs.
  • Design and develop Training and Assessment Strategies  (TAS) to meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) 2015 to support the roll our of quality training and assessment.
  • Develop targeted and relevant learning resources to support learners to gain the relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Identify the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of the training, and work environment and use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group.
  • Design and develop a full set of assessment tools for at least three units of competency.
  • Design vocational competency documents and identify professional development opportunities for a training team.
  • Identify key skills and attributes required to lead trainers and assessors in the workplace including conducting relevant professional development.
  • Design, develop and deliver powerful targeted training using advanced facilitation techniques.
  • Lead and manage the assessment processes as part of a continuous improvement strategy among a group of assessors within an RTO.
  • Evaluate training programs and provide a summary report.
  • Course Structure:

Candidates must successfully complete a total of 10 units.
The course units are  broken down into four blocks over 10 days.  Blocks can be undertaken in any order.

TAETAS501 - Undertake Organisational Training Needs Analysis

TAEDES505 - Design & Develop Learning Strategies

TAEDES502 - Design & Develop Learning Resources

TAEDEL502 - Provide Advanced Facilitation Practice

TAEASS501 - Provide Advanced Assessment Practice

TAEPDD501 - Maintain & Enhance Professional Practice

TAEASS502 - Design & Develop Assessment Tools

TAELLN411 - Address Adult Language, Literacy & Numeracy Skills

TAEDES505 - Evaluate a Training Program

Plus one unit of your choice.

Modes of Delivery:

  • Facilitated Virtual Delivery  - Here at The Pivot Institute, we are leaders in the field with our own Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). Virtual face-to-face participants will be set up on our leading online learning platform; the Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). This platform provides students with the content, resources and assessment documentation necessary to complete the course. Participants will attend virtual classrooms with industry leading facilitators. Participants can start the course anytime and will be required to book in and attend sessions via Zoom. Printed workbooks, assessment documentation and all resources are provided and posted to students.
  • Supported Distance Learning - you will be provided with a hard copy pack including your learners guide, assessment materials and all relevant supporting material. You will also be provided with an log in access to the Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). This platform holds all the learning material, assessment requirements, resources, needed to complete the qualification. Additionally, this is where you can attend our Virtual Classroom sessions and speak to your colleagues in the Participant Forum.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – if you are currently in training and assessing and already hold the underpinning knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competency, then RPL may be an option. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses your non-formal and formal learning to determine how your current skills and knowledge match the competency outcomes for partial or full completion of a Qualification. RPL must be based on evidence which can be matched against relevant units. This evidence will depend upon the unit and some evidence will go across a number of units. Your Assessor must be satisfied that you have addressed all the requirements of the relevant unit before they can mark you as competent in that unit.
    If you are uncertain of the best pathway for yourself or your team, The Pivot Institute will gladly help to identify the most suitable pathway that best suits your requirements.


The assessment for this program will required you to:

  • Undertake two organisational training needs analyses.
  • Design and develop two training and assessment strategies
  • Develop learning resources which cover a full unit of competency as relevant for the target group.
  • Design, develop and deliver at least 100 hours of advanced facilitation.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to support trainers and assessors in an RTO.
  • Develop a vocational competency document and professional development plan which meets the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO's).
  • Design, develop and review at least three full sets of assessment tools which cover at least three units of competency.
  • Analyse LLN requirements of training specifications and work environment and provide relevant support to learners.
  • Use research methodology to effectively evaluate and report on the quality of a training program.
  • Answer a range of questions as relevant to each unit area.

Volume of Work:

The average time it takes to complete varies significantly depending on the skills and knowledge you already hold relevant to training and assessment.  The AQF states that the volume of learning for a Diploma Qualification is between 1-2 years.  As a rough guide if you were attending the facilitated classes for this program you could expect to spend 12 hours a week and finish in 6 months or 6 hours a week and finish in 12 months.

For an accurate estimate of how long we think it will take you to complete the Qualification, please contact The Pivot Institute for an obligation free discussion with a Trainer/Assessor.

Course Calendar:

Block 1 Dates:

  • 20-22 January 2020
  • 18-20 January 2021

Block 2 Dates:

  • 28-29 April 2020
  • 28-30 April 2021

Block 3 Dates:

  • 15-18 July 2020
  • 5-8 July 2021

There are a range of additional dates which can be accommodated as two of the units TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 are also core units in the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

We also run customised programs in house (subject to minimum numbers).  Contact us today for an obligation free proposal.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

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  • Email: enquiries@pivot.edu.au
  • Call us: (08) 9221 1803 OR 1300 354 309
  • Make an appointment to visit: Our administration office (201 Adelaide Terrace Perth (access via Burt Way behind 'Ravenou' Coffee Shop).
  • Contact us via our website: www.pivot.edu.au

*The student fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. 

Eligibility for subsidised training

You are eligible for a subsidised training place if you have left school, your primary place of residence is in Western Australia and you are:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826;
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or
  • a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.