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Dual Diploma TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training & TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design & Development

  • Need to upgrade your superseded TAE40110 to the TAE40116? Consider a TAE diploma instead!
  • Study the same 10 units and receive two diplomas!
  • Become a senior or lead trainer and assessor!
  • Take the next step in your career and gain a competitive edge!
  • Often the prerequisite for public sector trainers’ pay grade step!


Are you looking to take the next step in your vocational education career? Become a senior or lead trainer and assessor, or a vocational education designer!  This course leads to the award of both the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development qualifications.

The outcome of this course satisfies the prerequisite under Clause 1.23 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 to deliver and assess++ the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, any assessor skill set from the TAE Training Package, or TAE50116/TAE50216 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training and Diploma of Training Design & Development^, whereby you must possess either:

  • The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or its successor (or the superseded TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or its successor), or
  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development or its successor (or the superseded TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development or it successor), or
  • A higher level qualification in adult education.

++Note: Trainers (but not assessors) of the TAE40116 also have the option of working under the supervision of a trainer who possesses the TAE50111/TAE50116 or TAE50211/TAE50216 qualifications.  (Refer to clauses 1.23 and 1.24 of the Standards for RTOs 2015.)

^Note: Notwithstanding the above, under Clause 1.13 of the standards for RTOs 2015 you must also have:
1. Have vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed. (This is often demonstrated by possessing the units you are delivering, or by your RTO’s internal competency determination.)
2 . Current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment you provide
​3. Current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment.


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The Australian Government, through its Skills and Training Incentive (Incentive), is providing up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund training to help mature age Australians to update their skills and remain in the workforce longer.

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The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training covers how to deliver training and assessment services usually within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) within the vocational education and training (VET) sector. They 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 the RTO.

The TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development is for 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.

This course is restricted to experienced trainers in the VET sector who possess the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, who have current or recent experience as a VET-sector trainer and assessor, and who wish to take the next step in their professional development.

The units of competency delivered in this course satisfy the packaging rules of both the TAE50116 and the TAE50216 qualifications:

Note: Student may optionally elect to undertake unit TAERES501 Apply research to training and assessment practice in lieu of unit TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills which is the default unit. (Additional fee applies as described below.)


Course Options

We provide virtual classes and full RPL options.​

View the Delivery Options to learn more.


TAERES501 Apply research to training and assessment practice unit – Additional $595

You now have the option to complete the TAERES501 Apply research to training and assessment practice unit as part of your TAE Diploma course. This unit is now a prerequisite for moving up classification levels and associated pay grades within Victoria TAFE and a number of private RTOs.

Plenty Training offers the option to swap the elective TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills with this popular new TAERES501 elective unit. Our TAERES501 unit is available via two delivery options including our Virtual+ class (recorded webinar) and RPL pathway.

The TAERES501 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake research into educational theory, and apply this research to improve current training and assessment practice.  It applies to those who need to develop skills in research in order to apply educational theory to improve current and future training, and assessment practice. This unit is also a new requirement to access advanced pay scales in some organisations.

Plenty Training TAE50116 and/or TAE50216 Diploma students who choose to complete the TAERES501 as an elective unit can rest assured that their course has been approved by the Victorian TAFE Association. This means students who undertake this course (including TAERES501 elective) will meet the prerequisites for a pay grade step at TAFE VIC.

At the completion of this course (excluding RPL pathways) students can request a certificate stating they have met the requirements stipulated by the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018 including the 200 hours of practicum. You can view the official approval here.

To find out more information about this unit please visit our dedicated TAERES501 page.

You can add this unit to your Diploma enrolment for only $595 by contacting the office on 1800 786 651 and paying the additional fee. By electing to complete this unit you will NOT complete the TAELLN411. This unit is also available as a standalone unit via recorded webinar or RPL.


FURTHER INFO:

QualificationsTAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training & TAE50216 Diploma of Training Development and Design
Nationally Recognised?Yes
Course Code TAE50116 & TAE50216
Delivery Modes
  • RPL kit only
  • Face-to-face plus virtual (webinar-based) online training
  • Virtual (webinar-based) training plus online learning
Click HERE for current delivery locations (these may change from time to time).
Equipment RequirementsAll students will require access to a computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed) and a reliable Internet connection. Participants may also require access to a video and/or audio recording device (such as a webcam or smart phone) to record themselves undertaking certain assessment activities (when required).
Career PathwaysThere are a number of career opportunities available to those who hold these nationally-recognised qualifications including lead / senior trainer, training designer, training mentor, training needs analyst and training advisor. This diploma will give you the skills you need to take your training to the next level as a Lead Trainer, Training Manager or allow you to train and assess the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
DurationStudents undertaking training have 18 months from their enrolment date to complete their studies and submit all assessment workbooks for this course. RPL candidates have 12 months from their enrolment date to complete their RPL interview and submit all required evidence. (Students may extend the duration of their enrolment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply as detailed in our schedule of fees.) Students may complete and submit their assessment workbooks at any time during their enrolment.
Assessment TurnaroundThe turnaround time for assessment submissions received by Plenty Training is approximately 20 working days from the date it is received. This time frame can vary depending on the number of assessment submissions being received at any given time. Once a student is deemed competent in all units they will be issued with their qualification within 30 calendar days.
WorkloadThe Course Workload & Assessment table available in the Units Tab above summarises the anticipated student workload as per our Training and Assessment Strategy for this qualification. This represents the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes. These figures represent a combination of all formal training delivered in this course (however students are not obligated to avail themselves of all offered training and resources), and the anticipated self-study and assessment workload for a student who has no knowledge or skills in any of the content of the delivered units.
AssessmentAssessment methods include:
  • Direct observation
  • Product-based methods
  • Portfolio
  • Questioning
  • Third-party testimonial
NOTE: Candidates should ideally be working in the VET sector or have access to VET learners. Refer to notes in prerequisite section.
RPL candidates must check their suitability for RPL prior to enrolment.
Student AuthenticityWe are obliged under the Standards for RTOs 2015 to ensure the authenticity of our students’ submitted assessment work. Students are required to:
  • A. Present a valid form of government-issued photo identification card (such as a driver’s license) for our trainer to review at the commencement of all face-to-face classes;
  • B. Include a paper or scanned copy of your government-issued photo identification when submitting any video recording of you undertaking an assessment task remotely; and
  • C. Provide us with your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Start Dates
  • Intensive+ face-to-face workshop plus online learning – Check the schedule above for course dates
  • Virtual+ class plus online learning – Check the schedule for start dates (you can then attend sessions in any order you choose)
  • RPL – Start now!
  • Corporate courses and group pricing – Enquire now!
Similar Courses
  • TAELLN411: Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • TAE40116: Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • TAEASS502: Design and Develop Assessment Tools
  • TAE50216: Diploma of Training Design and Development
  • TAELLN501: Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Update to TAE50116 and TAE50216: Update from the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design & Development
Terms and ConditionsPrerequisites exist for this course, so please refer to the prerequisites section above. Enrolment into this course is as per the terms and conditions as listed in our Student Guide. Please review these terms and conditions prior to enrolment.
Please familiarise yourself with the volume of learning requirements of this course as well as the turnaround time for submitted assessments before enrolling.
Awarded ByPlenty Training (RTO #32371)

This type of learning environment offers the perfect blend of flexibility and support. Students can attend live sessions consisting of trainer-led discussions, and participation in group collaboration activities from any location without the cost or hassle of travelling to a particular venue. All unit theory is delivered via recorded lessons available 24/7. The only thing needed is a computer with reasonable Internet connection, webcam, and audio functionality. Read about the massive benefit of virtual classes here.

The Virtual+ classes plus online learning consists of:

  • Eight live and interactive online sessions with a trainer developing practical elements of each workbook, delivered bi-monthly throughout the duration of the course which you can repeat as many times as you want! *
  • Recorded lessons covering unit theory (available 24/7)
  • Access to recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information; and
  • Trainer-led live Q&A support sessions.

*During each session you will interact with your trainer and fellow students. You will have the opportunity to develop drafts, network with other students and gain valuable hands-on experience with many of the assessment tasks. These practical elements will not cover any assessment tasks which are required to be observed, however, you will have the opportunity to link up with fellow attendees to complete these tasks at a later date. You can attend the same live session multiple times once you have viewed the corresponding unit theory lessons. We recommend that students attend or review approximately one session per month over the 18 months of the course.

You can view the schedule of upcoming live virtual classes here.


The Virtual+ classes plus online learning consists of the following components:

1. Trainer-led and student collaboration sessions: You are able to attend live virtual sessions which are offered bi-monthly. All sessions are scheduled as a five-day block, and you can attend as many or as few sessions as your personal circumstances allow. You may re-attend live sessions as many times as is required to gain a full understanding of how to tackle assessment tasks. Sessions can be attended from anywhere provided you have a computer with a reasonable Internet connection, webcam and audio functionality. During each session you will have the opportunity to develop drafts, network with other students and gain valuable hands-on experience with many of the assessment tasks. These practical elements will not cover any assessment tasks which are required to be observed, however, you will have the opportunity to link up with fellow attendees to complete these tasks at a later date You can read full information about virtual classes here, and view the schedule for all upcoming sessions here.

  • Session 1: TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis
  • Session 2: TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies
  • Session 3: TAEDEL502 Provide advanced facilitation practice
  • Session 4: TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources
  • Session 5: TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language literacy and numeracy skills (full-day session)
  • Session 6: TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice (full-day session)
  • Session 7: TAEPDD501 Maintain and enhance professional practice
  • Session 8: TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program

Note: As most TAE Diploma students already hold the units TAELLN411 Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills and TAEASS502 Design & Develop Assessment Tools these have not been included as part of this five-day live session block. Sessions for these units will still be available, however, these sessions have been scheduled to run during the live session times for the TAE40116 course.

2. Recorded unit theory lessons: You are able to view several recorded lessons covering the unit theory, multiple lessons are available for each of the 10 units in this course. Recorded unit theory lessons are available 24/7 and can be viewed as many times as necessary to understand the content as required.

3. Out-of-class activities: Students will be required to undertake assessment activities outside the virtual classroom time. This time will vary from student to student, but may be an average of eight hours per unit of competency.

4. Independent learning and assessment activities: students will reflect on, consider and, where possible, integrate their learning into their professional practice.

(Note: All webinar sessions (including any verbal contribution made by you) will be recorded and subsequently used as a pre-recorded webinar for access by other students.  However no personal details are made available from the recording.)

Our new Distance+ course offers a learning environment where students have the opportunity to complete their studies at their own pace. Our distance course offers students access to a wealth of resources to help them complete their studies.

The Distance+ course consists of:

• Recorded webinars covering all course unit theory (available 24/7)
• Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
• Fortnightly trainer-led live Q&A support sessions

Students can view recorded unit theory webinars as many times as required throughout the duration of the course.

Our Distance+ course is self-paced and offered over an 18 month duration. Although this is a self-paced course students will be required to interact with others (including other training professionals) throughout their course. It is training and assessment after all!


The Distance+ course consists of a combination of:

  • Self-paced learning and assessment: Distance learning students access their learning materials electronically, interact with their instructors and assessors via telephone or email, and submit their completed assessments via the Learner Portal. Your Learner Guide and Assessment Workbook is included in the Learner Portal, and you will work through these at your own pace.
  • Independent learning and assessment activities: Wherever possible, it will be beneficial to consider and integrate your learning into your professional practice.

Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process is available for both our TAE50116 and TAE50216 Diplomas.

You can choose to enrol in either a single or dual Diploma via RPL:
Single qualification: $1,995
Dual qualification: $2,395

RPL is an assessment-only process that is designed for those who possess substantial existing skills and knowledge in a specific industry. It allows people to demonstrate their competence in these skills without first having to be trained. Our RPL kit is based on a combination of evidence submission and a competency interview conducted via phone.

This is a great option if you can provide evidence that you have prior skills, knowledge and experience in leading or managing VET-sector activities and/or designing and developing VET-sector resources such as learning strategies and assessment tools. Click here to view the types of evidence you will be required to provide.

All RPL candidates must be deemed eligible to undertake RPL prior to enrolling.

Click here to download your free RPL eligibility kit NOW!!

We are the preferred supplier to a number of large Australian corporations, and our feedback rating is excellent. We are able to conduct in-house training at your premises in Australia or even internationally on dates that suit the schedules of your staff. Please contact us on 1800 786 651 to discuss your requirements or simply complete our corporate enquiry form and we will be in touch soon.

  • Develop and extend assessment expertise
  • Practise assessment
  • Lead and influence other assessors
  • Evaluate and improve assessment approaches

  • Determine focus of the assessment tool
  • Design assessment tool
  • Develop assessment tool
  • Review and trial assessment tool

  • Extend facilitation practices
  • Prepare for complex environments
  • Prepare for learners with complex needs
  • Develop learner independence
  • Reflect on and improve practice

  • Analyse the purpose and context for language, literacy and numeracy development
  • Determine learners’ language, literacy and numeracy skill level
  • Design and apply strategies to develop literacy and numeracy skills
  • Review strategies

  • Determine the parameters of the learning strategy
  • Develop the framework for the learning strategy
  • Devise the content and structure of the learning strategy
  • Review the learning strategy

  • Research the learning resource requirements
  • Design the learning resource and plan the content
  • Develop the learning resource content
  • Review learning resource prior to implementation
  • Evaluate the design and development process

  • Plan and prepare evaluation
  • Collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program
  • Analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions
  • Report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

  • Determine the core LLN requirements of the training
  • Access specialist learning supports
  • Customise program to develop core LLN skills

OR

TAERES501 Apply research to training and assessment practice

  • Prepare a research brief relating to training and assessment practice
  • Conduct research in training and assessment practice
  • Investigate and apply educational theory to the research
  • Report on the application of educational theory to training and assessment practice
  • Review entire process

  • Model high standards of performance
  • Determine personal development needs
  • Collaborate with peers in professional development
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Reflect on and evaluate professional practice

  • Identify the organisation’s needs
  • Conduct training needs analysis
  • Provide advice to the organisation

The following table summarises the anticipated student workload as per our Training and Assessment Strategy for this qualification. This represents the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes. These figures represent a combination of all formal training delivered in this course (however students are not obligated to avail themselves of all offered training and resources), and the anticipated self-study and assessment workload for a student who has no knowledge or skills in any of the content of the delivered units.

General entry: the following course entry prerequisites apply to this course:

  • Students must possess the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or equivalent).
  • Students must have access to a computer (with Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word and a web browser installed), the internet, plus a video and audio recording device such as a ‘smart phone’ or web cam
  • Students must be engaged in a workplace relating to VET-sector training and assessment activities or similar.  This is because you should have the following experience and evidence to satisfy unit assessment requirements, or else have the ability to obtain this in your current role or organisation during your course:
    • Assessed 20 candidates against at least one unit of competency.  (However if this is problematic we can provide the 20 candidates for you.)
    • Undertaken 50 assessments based on one or more units of competency and documented the outcomes. (However if this is problematic we can provide the assessments for you to complete.)
    • Conducted a minimum of 100 hours of group facilitation in an RTO
    • Collect feedback of your training from at least two peers and 10 learners, and deliver feedback to your peers.

RPL candidates:  You will be required to demonstrate that you have prior skills, knowledge and experience in leading or managing VET-sector activities and/or designing and developing VET-sector resources such as learning strategies and assessment tools. Candidates should ideally be working in the VET sector or have access to VET learners. It is a requirement to provide evidence of having assessed 20 candidates in the VET sector upon submission of your assessment workbook as part of your project. All RPL candidates MUST be deemed eligible to undertake RPL prior to enrolling.

All Students: You must have an understanding of how to use Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader, be able to download, scan and upload documents, and know how to access online materials. You must also have access to office supplies and equipment, including computers and relevant software.