Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Code: TAE50216

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Save yourself from the madness of training under supervision by enrolling in the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development today! Remain a fully qualified trainer in 2017 and take the next step forward in your training career with this nationally recognised TAE Diploma.

This Diploma course is an ideal qualification to build on your vocational experience and previous training with more advanced design and development skills. Equip yourself with the abilities required to become a training designer, move into training and assessing consulting roles, work as a learning and development manager or pursue a range of training and assessment related careers.

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Where can the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development take your career?

The Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216) is perfect for those wanting to advance their training development career to the next level and engage in careers such as:

  • TAE Trainer/ Assessor
  • Training Team Leader in an RTO
  • Training Manager in an RTO
  • Instructional or Training Designer

Online Course Delivery

Inspire offers the Online course delivery for the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216).

The online course Diploma Training Design and Development (TAE50216) course includes self-paced study, face to face webinars, workplace learning, directed research, as well as access to online learning and assessment materials and activities through Inspire Education’s online student portal. Studying a course through our online student portal is an effective and popular choice among our learners as you will be supported by experienced  trainers.

Through the Online course, you will be able to start your course as soon as possible, or at anytime, and study at your own schedule and pace.

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What Will You Learn in the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216) course?

This training design and development qualification incorporates core competencies such as designing and developing assessment tools, learning strategies and learning resources, and organisational training needs analysis. You will also develop abilities in specialist areas like e-learning, advanced assessment practice, and evaluating training programs.

Completing this course requires extensive access to learners and training environments. It is recommended that you be working in training or have extensive access to learners and training environments.

Course Structure & Outline

The TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development course is the latest nationally recognised and accredited Australian training and education course. Taking this qualification is an ideal way to develop your training career if you are involved in vocational training or assessing, designing training programs to meet the needs of learners and workplaces, and organisational training needs analysis.

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Study Hours and Duration: This TAE Diploma course has an expected study time of up to 1296 hours. You will have up to 12 months to complete all assessments.

Assessment Methods: The TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development is assessed using written documents, photographs, videos or logbooks, case studies, projects, reflection, direct observation, practicum, skills logbook, portfolio, and written questions.

TAE50216 Diploma Units

The TAE50216 is comprised of 10 units – 5 core units and 5 elective units. Our elective course units have been carefully chosen to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of professional training roles.

Unit Clustering: Inspire Education has clustered the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development into just 3 easy-to-follow workbooks – Design, Delivery, and Assessment. This is to help you gain an understanding and complete your course faster by reducing duplicate content and assessing any learning objectives that overlap across units just once.

Core Units (5 total):

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 (5 total):

TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice
TAEASS503 Lead assessment validation processes
TAEDEL502 Provide advanced facilitation practice
TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite units required to study this diploma training course.

However, it is strongly recommended you have a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus vocational experience OR extensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles in an RTO or similar organisation focusing on competency-based training and assessment.

It is also required that you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Access to an RTO where you can deliver and assess qualifications, skills sets, and units of competency for the completion of the course
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Training Resources

To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Access to Inspire Education’s online student portal and learning management system
  • Comprehensive online learning and assessment resources
  • Easy-to-read assessment workbooks for each subject
  • Multimedia Learning Resources such as Webinars and Simulations.
  • Textbook – Professional Training & Assessment by Dan Hill, Terry Hill & Lee Perlitz
  • Helpful Templates, Handouts, and FAQs.
  • Ongoing Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A Computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (a minimum reliable speed of 5mpbs is recommended)
  • Google Chrome Web Browser (Recommended)
  • The latest Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • The latest Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 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: Inspire Education 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:
    • Relevant organisational policies, procedures, workplace documents and texts
    • LLN tools
    • Assessment tool templates and planning documents
    • One (1) Training Needs Analysis plan
    • One (1) assessment tool to validate
    • Five (5) completed student assessments (must show at least (2) tools and/or instruments)
    • At least 100 hours of facilitation in an RTO
    • Assessment of at least twenty (20) individuals against at least (1) unit of competency each – the total of assessed units must be at least (50) units (can be the same unit/s)
  • Relevant people from the workplace, including:
    • Supervisors, managers, compliance officers, etc.
    • Specialist LLN practitioners for consultation and collaboration
    • Two (2) colleagues to observe during class facilitation
    • Two (2) colleagues who will observe during student’s class facilitation
    • Two (2) trainers and two (2) assessors who are less experienced than the student
    • At least five (5) colleagues to conduct assessment trial and review, moderation and validation with (at least one (1) of the validating peers must be qualified to deliver and assess the unit being validated)
    • A qualified observer who holds TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills; AND TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or its successor (for students unable to secure the qualified observer, they would need a video- recording device
    • At least (10) learners for facilitation activities, two (2) of which must have different complex LLN needs
    • Five (5) potential learners to discuss LLN backgrounds, three (3) of which will undertake LLN evaluations and LLN needs analysis

NOTE: Due to the large number of industry relevant practical assessment tasks, it is strongly recommended you either be 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.

Qualification Pathways

After completing your TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development, you may continue your training with more advanced TAE package qualifications such as the Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) – BSB80515.

Once enrolled in this course you may also consider additional training to complement your training and assessment skills which will allow you to train in specialist areas such as:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

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Double Diploma of Training and Assessment Course

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