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Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216)

Diploma Duration 23 hours per week for 12 months Nationally Recognised Qualification Face-to-face workshops + work-based learning activities There are no set course dates so you can enrol and begin training straight away and complete the course as soon as you like!

MCI Solution's Diploma of Training Design and Development is created for experienced trainers who are looking to develop advanced skills in designing learning programs, delivering training and assessment.  It covers the full learning cycle and is your gateway to exciting possibilities for career progression. This diploma course is the perfect qualification to build on your vocational experience and previous training with more advanced design, development and assessment skills. This is your unique opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to fill a range of roles including: instructional designer, senior facilitator, learning and development manager, training and assessing consultant – to name a few!  This qualification also opens the doors for you to advance your career as an RTO manager, a lead assessor or validator in large organisations and a range of avenues in the vocational education sector. This training design and development qualification includes a broad spectrum of competencies such as developing and using assessment tools, creating learning and assessment strategies and learning resources that make a real difference to the way in which key concepts are embedded.  You earn more about how to conduct an organisational training needs analysis and how LLN is an important component of planning a learner’s roadmap. You also develop abilities in specialist areas such as advanced assessment practice and evaluating the impact of training programs.    

Learning Outcomes

Conduct detailed training needs analyses

Design business solutions that require a learning and development approach

Create learning experiences using sound instructional design principles

Implement stringent quality control and project management strategies

Course structure

The TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development is a nationally recognised and accredited Australian training and education course. The blended option is structured as follows:

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months to complete your training from your course start date. There are no set course dates so you can enrol and begin training straight away and complete the course as soon as you like!

Expected Study Hours: The TAE50216 course has an expected study time of 1200 hours. This equates to approximately 23 hours per week over 12 months.

Assessment Methods: The TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development is assessed via the collation of evidence in to a portfolio. This evidence includes – responding to questions, self-assessment and self-reflection, evidence of projects, observation by peers and managers, the completion of case studies and by gathering of workplace documents.

Entry Requirements: There are no formal pre-requisite units required to study this diploma training course. It is strongly recommended you have a TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or one of the previous versions of the Diploma of Training and Development.

You have the following options for completing your Diploma (TAE50216) qualification with the MCI Trainer Academy:

Blended Delivery
Your journey begins with access to the MCI Solutions eCampus. There you find electronic copies of the portfolio as well as additional resources to bolster your knowledge and skills.
You then continue your TAE journey by attending the MCI Solutions 5 day face-to-face workshop. This is your opportunity to participate in engaging and interactive learning as we role model for you what great training is like. We touch on all key areas of the qualification so that you have a broad introduction to the main concepts. We complete an action plan with you so that you are aware of what further evidence you need to collect in order to meet the requirements of the qualification.
Then you have 12 months to complete the remaining assessment tasks at your own pace via the MCI Solutions eCampus. We offer you telephone and email support via our friendly coaching team should you have questions or need assistance in compiling your evidence.

Recognition of Prior Learning
We also offer the Diploma Training Design and Development (TAE50216) through self-paced recognition of learning. If you have the right level of experience, you can compile your evidence at your own pace. Recognised Prior Learning is a popular route for trainers, designers and assessors who have sufficient experience and would like recognition of their skills.
Our helpful accounts team will work with you to determine whether you have sufficient evidence and where there could be potential areas where you will need to develop evidence.

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The following units will be covered in the course:


Design and develop assessment tools


Design and develop learning strategies


Design and develop learning resources


Evaluate a training program


Undertake organisational training needs analysis



The following units will be covered in the course:


Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


Provide advanced assessment practice


Provide advanced facilitation practice


Maintain and enhance professional practice


Work in partnership with industry, enterprise and community

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Finance options - Smart & Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with: an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III and government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas. Management Consultancy International (MCI Solutions) is an approved provider of NSW Smart and Skilled subsidised courses across most regions of NSW, including the greater Sydney Metro region.

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  • Q:

    What qualifications are offered online?


    Right now, we only offer the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management as a supported online course. Our other short courses and qualifications all have face to face training elements.

  • Q:

    Where is the face to face training delivered?


    - Face-to-face – clients offices/third party locations that suit the size and needs of the group
    - Face to face – MCI’s incredible facilities in the Sydney CBD, above Wynyard Station.
    - Online – via our engaging eCampus that enables participants to learn in their own time and enter a world of current and business focused content.
    - Combination of the above as required so that our learners experience a blended approach to improve their performance by gaining new skills and knowledge.

  • Q:

    Can training programs be customised?


    Yes – Our specialist instructional design team is made up of experienced and creative writers and designers so that learners benefit from an engaging and highly interactive program. We listen to what your needs are and how they relate to the overall vision of the business and we ensure that we select the right platform and content to meet these requirements. We ensure that you notice the difference pre- and post-training to generate the organisational changes you need to lift performance to the next level.

  • Q:

    Who are the trainers?


    Our team of trainers are well known in the industry for their deep knowledge, engaging presence and ability to take their group on their learning journey using a toolkit of activities, games and discussions.

  • Q:

    What does it cost?


    Please enquire for course and training prices. Our public schedule price list offers a variety of courses at a standard price, delivered at our Sydney CBD training venue. Our bespoke solutions vary depending on your requirements, number of participants and the complexity of the program. Allow us to do a detailed analysis as you brief us on the scope of the project.

  • Q:

    Will people who attend the training receive a formal qualification?


    MCI provides you with the choice of both accredited and non-accredited programs. We help you determine who should be trained and whether a nationally recognised certificate or a non-accredited executive skills would be a suitable choice. We can also measure changes in performance via one of the embedding apps that your participants could have access to post-training. Learning is all about measuring change – simply choose which measurement mechanism is appropriate for your needs.

  • Q:

    What if I want to train a few individuals?


    We provide you with the option of our pubic schedule program in Sydney for certain popular courses. Alternatively, provide some small group coaching for your team so that they receive more individualised attention from our coaches and trainers. Enquire with us and we will help you find the right solution

  • Q:

    Do you offer government (subsidised) funding under the NSW Smart and Skilled?


    - We offer funding across NSW for full qualifications from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level qualifications
    - We also offer our corporate clients Skill Sets (up to half the qualification) for dedicated classes on client site across NSW
    - Special Funding is also available for people with a disability; NSW Social Housing residents and people from an ATSI background.

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    Am I eligible for Smart and Skilled funding?


    Are you?

    1) 15 years old or over?
    2) No longer at school?
    3) Living or working in NSW?
    4) An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

    If you answered ‘Yes' to all four questions, then you're eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with MCI as we are an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.

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Get the best out of your people! Give your staff the opportunity to earn a nationally recognised qualification or new executive skills in order to gain practical and relevant skills for the workplace. At MCI Solutions we can also customise our courses to suit your learning and development needs. Contact us today to get personal and expert advice about how MCI Solutions can help you.

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