National course code: TAE50216

Diploma of Training Design and Development

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Overview About this course

Advance your career as a trainer and assessor and move into leadership roles by creating design assessment tools, training-needs analysis, and e-learning resources for registered training organisations.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Design learning strategies

  • Develop e-learning resources

  • Develop assessment tools

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Skills to design and write learning and assessment materials for units of competency relevant to your organisation

  • An understanding of compliance in assessment materials

  • Confidence to lead evaluation meetings to ensure your learning and assessment materials provide a good student experience

  • A sound knowledge of best practice e-learning strategies

  • The ability to lead workplace training and assessment

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Extensive experience in the VET sector, either inside an RTO or partnering RTO, to deliver nationally recognised training

  • Access to a VET learning environment or RTO, as well as enrolled VET learners and assessors so you can complete assessment requirements

  • Access to learners or participants who can support you in assessment activities

  • An interest in managing a training team or department

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Vocational Education Teacher

Vocational Education Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, polytechnics and other training institutes to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes.

  • Full-time share


  • Employment size

    7,900 workers

  • Average age

    50 years

  • Weekly pay


  • Average full-time

    41 hours

  • Skill level rating

    Very high

  • Gender share

    55% female

  • Future growth

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Training designer/developer, Lead workplace trainer and assessor, Instructional designer and E-learning designer

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Diploma of Training Design and Development does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Diploma of Training Design and Development does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Training Design and Development qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency , including 5 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Design and develop learning strategies TAEDES501

  • Design and develop learning resources TAEDES502

  • Evaluate a training program TAEDES505

  • Undertake organisational training needs analysis TAETAS501

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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