TAE50216 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

TAE50216 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

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The total cost of this qualification is $2,800. This course is offered by payment plan with a deposit of $500. Please see below for more payment information. 

All prices listed apply for Australian Permanent Residents and Citizens only. 

Course Description

Code and Title of Qualification: TAE50216 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

The Diploma of Training Design and Development 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 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.

This qualification is suited for:

  • Senior trainers and facilitators including School Teachers and Corporate Trainers
  • Learning and development leaders and advisers
  • Training needs analysts
  • Human resources personnel
  • People working in Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Skills Developed

  • Design, develop, review and trial assessment tools
  • Develop frameworks for learning strategies
  • Devise content and structure for learning strategies
  • Design learning resources
  • Create good learning content
  • Learn to evaluate the design and development process
  • Data-driven evaluation of training programs
  • Conduct training needs analysis
  • Coordinate and lead all aspects of assessment validation activities
  • Undertake research on the use and development of e-learning resources
  • Design, develop, review and trial e-learning resources
  • Learn all aspects of creating units of competency – research, drafting, validating and finalising
  • How to be a model for high standards of performance
  • How to determine personal development needs
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Collaborate in development of professional development programs
  • Address adult LLN skills


Core Units

TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies
TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources
TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program
TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Elective Units*

*These elective units have been pre-selected by AITT, as we believe the material covered in these electives are the best suited for the qualification.
TAEASS503 Lead assessment validation process
TAEDES503 Design and develop e-learning resources
TAEDES504 Research and develop units of competency
TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Delivery Modes

Learning & Assessment by Blended Learning (Face to Face workshop delivery, online materials, online support)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) 

Assessment Only Pathway

Credit Transfer


Cost and Payment

The total cost of this qualification is: $2,800. This course is offered by payment plan:

Option 1: 6 month payment plan: $500 deposit & 6 monthly payments of $383.33

Option 2: 12 month payment plan: $500 deposit & 12 monthly payments of $191.67

No other fees and charges apply. Our course fees, terms and conditions can be found on our website at aitt.com.au. Custom payment plans are available. AITT will not accept more than $1,500 in a single payment. 

For business or commercial enquiries please contact us. 

Option 3: Subsidised Training for South Australian Residents 

Standard Subsidised Fee: $500

Standard Concession Fee: $150

You may be eligible for Subsidised Training if you live in South Australia. Participant Eligibility Criteria applies. Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria.

No incidental expenses and costs will be incurred apart from the initial standard or concession fee. 

Course Duration

The course is designed to be completed in 12 months. However, the volume of learning and amount of training recommended for each learner may vary depending on their learning needs.   

Entry Requirements into the Course:

It is recommended that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have completed a secondary level Year 11 or undertaken equivalent training
  • Have basic computer skills

 Students are also required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI);
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature;
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation; and
  • Undertake a competency assessment/RPL eligibility assessment before starting the course

Due to the large number of industry relevant practical assessment tasks, it is strongly recommended the student is either currently working in a training role within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector or have extensive access to VET learners and training environments when studying towards this qualification.

Pre-enrolment assessment

All learners are required to complete a pre-enrolment assessment prior to starting the course. The pre-enrolment assessment process helps AITT determine:

  • If the student meets the minimum LLN requirements and/or if LLN support will be required
  • If the student meets pre-requisite course requirements (see above)
  • If the student is eligible for RPL
  • The most suitable program pathway for the learner (please see Training and Assessment Schedule for more details)

The pre-enrolment assessment includes:

  • Initial interview
  • LLN Assessment

Competency Assessment (to determine RPL eligibility and/or most suitable course pathway)

Qualification Pathways

After achieving TAE50216 - Diploma of Training Design and Development, candidates may undertake TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Training and Education and higher-level qualifications in the Vocational Education Context, such as:

  • BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning)
  • BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)
  • TAE80213 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership; or

TAE80113 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice.

Amount of Training & Learner Cohorts

This program is designed to be completed by a typical learner within 52 weeks (including holidays)

The actual number of hours required for students to complete the course will vary depending on the individual students’ level of existing relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

Although this qualification does not have entry requirements, , it is expected that most learners will hold TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor, TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Learners should also be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Furthermore, learners must have a strong understanding of the VET sector especially in the key areas of Design, Delivery, Assessment and Validation.

RPL Details

AITT has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This recognition may assist students to progress faster through a unit of competency or allow the student full credit.

Where a student has expressed in the enrolment form their interest for completing the course through the RPL pathway, the student will be provided with an eligibility assessment prior to enrolment. This may come in the form of a written self-assessment and/or an interview. If deemed eligible, the student will proceed with the RPL process.

Delivery Arrangements

Training Workshops:

Each training workshop is completed within a 2-week block consisting 10-days; 8 hours per day

This program is divided into 5 training workshops

Workshop 1 – Organisation Development
Workshop 2 – Learning Programs
Workshop 3 – Learning Package development
Workshop 4 – Current Development Principles
Workshop 5 – Maintain Quality and Continuous Improvement
Context of Training and Assessment
  • Training is delivered via a combination of face-to-face classroom training sessions and workplace (on the job) learning. This is further supplemented by constant trainer support through AITT’s online student portal.
  • Assessment is facilitated through the following methods:
    1. Written workbook assessments completed in the class and/or as homework
    2. Projects/Case Studies completed in class and/or as homework
    3. Skills Workbook assessments completed in the workplace

Assessment is delivered via AITT’s Assessment Suite, which includes a combination of:

  • Written knowledge assessments
  • Projects
  • Tasks based on simulated scenarios/ case studies
  • Observation via demonstration or role play


Learners are provided with learner guides, assessment workbooks and other relevant reference documents (provided as hard copies or electronic copies accessible through the RTO’s online student portal), comprising all the materials required to complete each unit of competency.

Face-to-face training sessions are conducted by a qualified trainer according to the workshop schedule (see timetables for more details).  The face-to-face sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Discussions covering relevant theories, concepts, and/or underpinning knowledge
  • Practical demonstrations and practice sessions covering the practical/skills requirements of each subject
  • Instructions/guidance in completing the assessments
  • Group activities, quizzes, exercises, etc.


Assessments are divided into three components:

  • Knowledge assessments
  • Skills assessments completed during the workshops, e.g. projects, role plays, case studies, etc.
  • Skills assessments completed within the vocational workplace for the following units:
  • TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • TAEDEL502 Provide advanced facilitation practice
  • TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice

Assessment will depend on the specific pathway learners take to complete the course. Students eligible for RPL are only required to complete the knowledge assessments, provided that they successfully complete the corresponding RPL assessments to demonstrate relevant skills competency.

Resources Required to Complete the Course:

For successful completion of this course, students will need ongoing access to:

  • A computer with an Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps
  • Google Chrome (recommended browser)
  • MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel or equivalent applications.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application
  • Access to a VET workplace, which includes access to a full range of physical resources usually provided to a facilitator of a training program, in a registered training organisation (RTO). (Note: AITT will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only).
  • Workplace tools and experience
  • Each student will gain access to AITT’s LMS, which includes access to:

    • Tutorial Documents for Navigating the LMS
    • Training Plan
    • Learner Guides for each subject
    • Assessment Workbooks for each subject
    • Templates for Projects and other activities
    • Face to Face Session Schedules
    • Supplementary learning resources, handouts and templates

Each student will be provided with supplementary reading material to assist them in completing each unit of competency.