Course Description

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, e.g. e-learning, and in researching and incorporating best practice in training and assessment into training programs and products.

Volume of learning is typically 1 – 2 years. There may be variations between short learning duration qualifications that build on knowledge and skills already acquired and longer duration qualifications that are designed as entry level requirements for work.

$2700 distance
(RPL: $1700)

A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted with enrolment to determine the Foundation Skills of the learner in relation to the requirements of the course. There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course, however, we recommend that students enrolling in this qualification hold a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.

There are ten units of competency in this qualification;

  • five core units and
  • five elective units.
Units Code Units Title
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
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
TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice

It is recommended the practical element to this course will take students 80 hours. Students will need to provide documented evidence of training delivery or assessment to complete some units of competency.

The Diploma of Training Design and Development is studied as a 12 month part-time study load. The course will require students to independently study and submit their coursework via email.

Assessment information will be provided to you at the start of the course by your trainer and you must abide by the assessment requirements set by MW Training Consultants and your trainers.

Your coursework will be returned with feedback from your trainer. Please allow adequate time for the assessment process before making an enquiry on progress.

All learners with MW Training Consultants are offered the opportunity for recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you believe that you have the pre-existing skills, knowledge and experience for all or part of this course, please contact our head office and request an RPL Guide. This will need to be filled out, with relevant documentation and returned to head office who will forward this on to your trainer for assessment.

Please ensure that you have visited our web address and read and understood our policies, including those on refund of fees which you will find in the MW Student Handbook.  You should ensure that any queries you may have about the course have been fully addressed before enrolment and we are ready to answer these queries at

If you are ready to enrol in this course, please complete the enrolment form and email  it to

We look forward to working with you.