Overview

The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training/Diploma of Training Design and Development is designed for experienced vocational trainers. Learn advanced assessment and moderation tools and gain real industry experience with clients to conduct a Training Needs Analysis. Graduates can manage training organisations and further deliver vocational education.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training
Course currently in transition

The course code, title, units, and content may change. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Training and Assessment
  • Creating course materials
  • Evaluate training programs
  • Research

Your career opportunities

The Dual Diploma meets ASQA requirements for trainers who assess and teach the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. It is also appropriate for Trainers seeking to further their career (or skills) delivering vocational education and managing training organisations. Undertaking the TAERES501 can also assist TAFE Trainers and Assessors to meet the MEA requirements according to the Victorian TAFE Association. 

Location options

  • Online

Admissions

A TAE40116, Certificate IV in TAE is required. At the time of undertaking the course, candidates must show evidence of being employed and working at a RTO where they are able to complete 100 hours of practical experience.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

To undertake the Dual Diploma you will need to complete 11 Units of Competency. Units are delivered in clusters across 52 weeks, grouped together by topic. The clusters are: Delivery & PD, Quality Assessments, Design of Programs, Evaluation & e-Learning.

The delivery consists of online sessions supplemented by workplace learning (comprising of direct unsupervised and self-directed learning).

The program is delivered as per the structure in the course planner. In addition to supervised hours students complete 100 hours of facilitation and conduct assessment of 20 individual candidates against a total of at least 50 units.

9
Core units
+
2
Elective units
=
Diploma
Indicative nominal course hours: 445

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Provide advanced assessment practice
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
TAEASS501
Design and develop assessment tools
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
TAEASS502
Provide advanced facilitation practice
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
TAEDEL502
Design and develop learning strategies
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
TAEDES501
Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
TAELLN501
Maintain and enhance professional practice
Core unit, 45.0 credit points
TAEPDD501
Design and develop learning resources
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
TAEDES502
Evaluate a training program
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
TAEDES505
Undertake organisational training needs analysis
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
TAETAS501
Elective units
Facilitate e-learning
Elective unit, 30.0 credit points
TAEDEL501
Design and develop e-learning resources
Elective unit, 50.0 credit points
TAEDES503
Apply research to training and assessment practice
Elective unit, 70.0 credit points
TAERES501

Note: Students only need to undertake 2 elective units to graduate. Design and develop e-learning resources (TAEDES503) or Apply research to training and assessment practice (TAERES501).

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)

$5,940

Skills first government-subsidised place* ($AUD)

$,2670

2024 fees

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Skills first government-subsidised place

To qualify for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. The course you’ve applied for must also be offering government-subsidised places. Swinburne will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for VET student loans (VSL)

If you apply for a VET Student Loan, Swinburne must first verify your identity. If you are eligible, we will provide your enrolment information to the government so you can complete the application within their eCAF system.

The VET Student Loan amount for this course is capped. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.

Concessions rates for vocational students

Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.

The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

From 1 January 2024, all Diploma level and above courses will contribute to the Student Services and Amenities fee. Below is the capped amount for 2023 as a guide ahead of fees for 2024 being announced.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

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