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TAE50216: Diploma of Training Design and Development - RPL Pathway

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

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We are providing this qualification through a recognition process only. If you have extensive vocational experience in training and assessment within a RTO or similar organisation, this qualification pathway will assist you in having these skills and knowledge recognised.  This RPL process includes but is not limited to: responding to a questionnaire and providing specific evidence to confirm your experiences across VET; providing scanned copies of your qualifications, current training resume, professional development plan or skills matrix, as well as providing contact details for credible referees’ so we can follow up with your experiences, and a competency conversation between you and your Connect training group assessor.

Please note that enrolment into this RPL program does not automatically grant you the qualification.  After your evidence has been received and reviewed, you may need to submit further evidence if the initial submission is found to be insufficient.  We will guide you on what is required through out this program.

- Please note these are NOT pre-requisites, simply preferences

After achieving the TAE40110 / TAE40116 Certificate IV in training and assessment and vocational experience in the development of training materials and assessment tools, review of products, as well as training and assessment roles within an RTO or similar organisation where the focus has been on competency based training,


After achieving other relevant VET qualification/s and vocational experience in development or instructional design, and/or training and assessment roles within an RTO or similar organisation


After demonstrating extensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles within an RTO, or similar organisation, where the focus has been on the development and review of learning materials and assessment tools to support competency based training and assessment.


Upon successful completion of this RPL pathway you will achieve the most current nationally recognised qualification: TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development. 

Units to be completed and learning outcomes:

To achieve this qualification, the packaging rules require the successful completion of 10 units made up of 5 core and 5 elective units, as listed below:

5 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
5 Elective units: This elective choice provides an option for candidates to select the elective path most suitable for their skills and experiences, and / or other units can be selected based on any Diploma level units already completed as well as your areas of experience, as long as they meet the packaging rules for this qualification. 
  •     TAEPPD501: Maintain and enhance professional practice
  •     TAELLN411: Address adult LLN skills
  •     TAEDEL502: Provide advanced facilitation practice
Cluster: E-Learning
  •     TAEDES503: Design and develop e-learning resources
  •     TAEDEL501: Facilitate e-learning

Once enrolled in this RPL pathway, you have a 6 month period to provide all required evidence or any associated tasks required for this assessment process.


Evidence and assessments allow students to confirm they can apply their knowledge and skills as indicated within this qualification.

Evidence and tasks can take the form of:
  •     Questionnaires / interviews
  •     Portfolio evidence as detailed in the RPL kit
  •     Direct Credit Transfer *
* You may also be eligible for exemption for previous study if you have a statement of attainment or certificate for previous study that has been issued by an accredited Registered Training Organisation. Certified copies of the original evidence must accompany your application as well as proof of currency, e.g. resume or contact details of referee as per Connect Training Groups’ policies.

RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS including Language Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however you will need to:
  • Have current and extensive experience working in a RTO or training enterprise as an experienced practitioner developing and reviewing training products and resources to address competency based training within the VET sector (for a minimum period of 2 years)
  • Preferably have already obtained the TAE40110 / TAE40116 Certificate IV in training and assessment, or other relevant training/teaching qualifications
Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to:
  • Interpret and comprehend written information to develop learning and assessment content and processes
  • Language skills at high levels to maintain communication and networking skills, conduct interviews, meetings, focus groups as well as provide feedback to stakeholders
  • Numeracy skills to calculate timings for the delivery of learning programs as well as analyse figures and percentages to report on feedback and attendance.
  • Business technology skills to use software programs to develop learning programs and feedback tools and reports 

The total fees are $1500,payable upfront upon enrolment. 

We recommend you read Connect Training Groups Students’ Handbook to ensure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities as a student.

No matter what your experience, our qualified trainers are here to assist you with any questions you may have or problems you may encounter while undertaking your training.
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