Course Title: Design and develop learning programs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4377 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Title: Design and develop learning programs

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2018 (MAR1)

Course Contact: Program Adminstrator

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254933

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Course Description

This course (unit of competency) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs to meet an identified need for a group of learners. The course addresses the skills and knowledge needed to identify the parameters of a learning program, determine the design, outline the content and review its effectiveness.   This course typically applies to a trainer or facilitator who designs or develops learning programs. A learning program can be discrete, providing a planned learning approach that relates to specific learning and training needs, or it may form part of the learning design for a qualification.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs


1. Define the parameters of the learning program

2. Work within the VET policy framework

3. Develop program content

4. Design the structure of the learning program

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:  

  • design, develop and review learning programs within the vocational education and training context
  • prepare and develop a minimum of two learning programs that contain differentiated learning program designs which reflect particular needs, contexts and timelines (NB at least one of these two learning programs must be based on competency standards or accredited courses and must cover at least one entire unit of competency)

Overview of Assessment

The unit TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs is holistically assessed with TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs. Assessment will consist of

  • a set of knowledge questions
  • a project where you design and develop a  competency-based learning program
  • a project where you design and develop a learning program