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Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116)


Do you have (or are looking for) responsibility for the full range of activities associated with designing, conducting, assessing and evaluating training within an RTO, then this is the qualification for you.



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The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training is ideal for experienced VET practitioners delivering training and assessment services usually within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) within the vocational education and training (VET) sector. Do you have (or are looking for) responsibility for the full range of activities
associated with designing, conducting, assessing and evaluating training within an RTO?

If yes and have experience in the following, the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
is ideal for you:

• Workplace training and assessment.
• On the job mentoring.
• Teaching or facilitating learning.

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.

Graduates may have a role in leading other trainers and assessors and in providing mentoring
or advice to new trainers or assessors as well as designing approaches to learning and assessment
strategies across a significant area within an RTO.

Note: This qualification (or the Diploma of Training Design and Development) are now the minimum qualification requirement to train and assess the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. If you have already completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, it is the logical next step. Graduates will further develop their facilitation/assessment skills which enable them to guide their students to best practice.

Enrol and learn how to understand training needs, design solutions, deliver best practice and much more.

Career Opportunities/Vocational Outcomes

This qualification may apply to people who are working in an educational environment in the provision of Vocational Educational and Training services.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Online and/or Blended Delivery


Diploma of Vocational Education and Training – TAE50116 (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 to 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 6 Core units plus 4 Elective units of which:

  • 2 must be selected from the Elective Units listed below.
  • The remaining 2 Elective Units may be selected from the list below or 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 strategies (TAEDES501)
Maintain and enhance professional practice (TAEPDD501)
Provide advanced assessment practice (TAEASS501)
Provide advanced facilitation practice (TAEDEL502)
Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (TAELLN501)

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)
Design and develop learning resources (TAEDES502)
Develop and implement accessible training and assessment plans (TAEXDB501)
Develop and implement recognition strategies (TAEASS504)
Evaluate a training program (TAEDES505)
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)
Research and develop units of competency (TAEDES504)
Undertake organisational training needs analysis (TAETAS501)
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.

Fees can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order. Note: GEM College may not accept upfront payments in excess of $1,500 from individuals, prior to a pre-enrolment discussion with a course advisor.


A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually.

Course Fees: $4,250

See Application for Consideration for Scholarship on the GEM website.


Articulation Pathways from the Qualification

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency. However, while there are no prerequisite formal requirements for this qualification, preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

• The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) and vocational experience in training and assessment roles within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or similar enterprise with a focus on outcomes/competency based training; OR
• Another relevant qualification and vocational experience in training and assessment within an RTO/similar organisation with a focus on outcomes/competency based training; OR
• Evidence of significant vocational experience in training and assessment roles within an RTO/similar organisation with a focus on outcomes/competency based training.

Learners will also need:

• Communication skills at a requisite level to complete the course
• Computer skills such as:

– Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing;
– Familiar with web browser software;
– Able to send/receive e-mail, including e-mail with attachments; and
– Proficient in navigating the Internet.

Student selection

Each applicant will be interviewed to:

• Ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path;
• Explore possibilities for RPL and/or credit transfer (as applicable);
• Identify special needs and determine reasonable adjustment (if applicable/required);
• Establish delivery mode(s) that match the requirements of the student;
• Inform important policies/processes (e.g. – student selection/admissions, privacy, payment/refunds, grievance/complaints processes, etc)

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