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Diploma of Training Design and Development

  • National Course Code: TAE50216
  • TAFE NSW code: TAE50216-01V02-21SUT-005

Location – Sutherland, Gymea





Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20.5 Hours per week


36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Training Design and Development allows you to advance your career as a trainer and assessor. Move into leadership roles by advancing your skills in training needs, and design assessment tools and learning resources for registered training organisations.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
Through theoretical and practical course work learn to:

  • Design learning strategies
  • Develop e-learning resources
  • Develop assessment tools


Develop the personal attributes that help you get ahead:
Develop the attributes to get ahead in this industry:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence presenting to small and large groups
  • Adaptability for change and challenges


Completing this course provides you with:
Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

Our graduates to move into job roles like:

  • Training designer/developer
  • Lead workplace trainer and assessor
  • Instructional designer
  • E-learning designer
  • RTO Manager


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Adult Education
  • Graduate Diploma of Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy Practice

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can apply now.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Extensive experience in the VET sector, either inside an RTO or partnering RTO to deliver nationally recognised training
  • Previous experience in a training and assessment or facilitation role
  • Access to a VET learning environment or RTO, as well as enrolled VET learners and assessors so you can complete assessment requirements to demonstrate competency
  • An interest in managing a training team or department
  • An interest in setting up or managing an RTO

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:
This course is by application. Please answer the application questions and forward certified evidence of the suggested documents to Uma Dutta.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • The preferred entry pathway is for candidates to hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as this qualification underpins the Diploma learnings and application of skills and knowledge.
  • You will also need to have access to a VET learning environment or RTO, as well as enrolled VET learners and VET assessors to be able to complete the assessment requirements.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

This course is delivered in a connected blended format. This means you will engage in the course using Connected: MS Teams Virtual Classroom, Online: Learning Management System (Moodle), Blended: campus workshops (one per term) if COVID 19 restrictions are eased in semester 2, 2021.

A full delivery schedule explaining each aspect of the delivery model and your time commitment required will be prepared and sent to you as part of the welcome orientation pack you will receive one week prior to course commencement.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm Join Information Session Here


This is a Flexible Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 5.5 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 15 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, practice and making independent enquiry, trialing and testing, research, review of own workplace.


This course is suitable for experienced trainers and assessors, learning and development officers/managers.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday 6.30pm to 9.30pm and Thursday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies
TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources
TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program
TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
Elective Units
Number Title
TAEASS504 Develop and implement recognition strategies
TAEASS503 Lead assessment validation processes
TAEDEL501 Facilitate e-learning
TAEDES503 Design and develop e-learning resources
TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Training Designer, RTO Manager

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Sutherland, Gymea
Corner Hotham Road & Kingsway, Gymea
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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