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(In Train Out) Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216)


Do you have experience in workplace training and assessment, on the job mentoring, teaching or facilitating learning and enjoy the creative side of your work, then this is the qualification for you.

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If you gain professional satisfaction from your creative writing, developing excellent learning resources, and instructional design, you will enjoy this course.

This qualification reflects the roles of training developers and instructional designers who are responsible for analyzing training needs and designing training solutions and products to meet workplace capability requirements, and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs.

GEM Graduates from this qualification may have a role in providing guidance and advice to trainers and assessors, promoting innovative practices, including e-learning, and in researching and incorporating best practice in training and assessment into training programs and products.

The volume of learning of a Diploma of Training Design and Development is typically one to two years.

This course can open up career opportunities and provide new vocational outcomes.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Online and/or Blended Delivery


Diploma of Training Design and Development – TAE50216 (Release 1).

Training Package

TAE Training and Education Package (Release 3.0-3.2).

GEM Online Campus

The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery

Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment

Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,200 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 12-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 12 months from commencement. During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities, assessments.

Course Details

Total number of units = 10, which consists of 5 Core units plus 5 Elective units of which:

  • At least 3 Elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below.
  • The remaining 2 Elective units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Where a unit is chosen from another currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course, it must be from a qualification or course at Diploma level or above.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core Units

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

Elective Units

Access resources and support to address foundation skills in vocational practice (TAELLN412)
Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (TAELLN411)
Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs (TAESUS501)
Apply research to training and assessment practice (TAERES501)
Design and develop e-learning resources (TAEDES503)
Develop and implement recognition strategies (TAEASS504)
Facilitate e-learning (TAEDEL501)
Identify and apply current sustainability education principles and practice to learning programs (TAESUS502)
Integrate foundation skills into vocational training delivery (TAELLN413)
Lead assessment validation process (TAEASS503)
Maintain and enhance professional practice (TAEPDD501)
Provide advanced assessment practice (TAEASS501)
Provide advanced facilitation practice (TAEDEL502)
Research and develop units of competency (TAEDES504)
Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (TAELLN501)
Work in partnership with industry, enterprises and community groups (TAEICR501)


Assistance might be available for this qualifcation: gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Your tuition fee includes:-

  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested, to further enhance your learning, and these will attract an additional charge.
  • Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.
  • Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

This fee can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order.


A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually.  A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually.  See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.

Course Fees:  $5,650


Articulation Pathways from the Qualification

completion of this course, you could consider higher qualifications in the Training Package area of your vocational competence.  For instance, you could consider enrolling for qualifications such as the Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60215) or the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB60915).  Candidates may then want to consider undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) – (BSB80515).

Student selection

Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance

A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.

A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.