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


At Skills Strategies International we have been delivering the dual diploma to a mixed group of professionals from the public sector, private sector, schools and other registered training organisations (RTO’s).

The learners’ feedback has been overwhelmingly positive as the dual diploma has a strong focus on learning rather than compliance and the content delivered aligns with participants’ job roles. This consolidates the learning and allows learners to apply the learning immediately in the workplace. Some examples are:

  • Training needs analysis of the current workplace
  • Development of a cost effective development plan
  • Cooperative design and development of learning strategies
  • Proactive support of LLN challenges in the workplace
  • In-course evaluation of existing assessment processes
  • Evaluation of the training programs refocused on the benefits for the trainer and the business.

There are many reasons why the dual qualification is successful but the overall consensus is that “Higher is Better”. The Diploma level qualification is a workplace relevant course that prepares learners for their Vocational roles whereas the Certificate IV level qualification lacks the connection to workplace implementation.

TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

This qualification reflects the roles of experienced practitioners delivering 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 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.

TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development 

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

This qualification is aimed at participants who are working in a training role within an organisation and are responsible for the design of products and training solutions and leading other trainers and assessors as well as designing approaches to learning and assessment strategies across their organisation or in the VET sector.

Course Structure

Skills Strategies International delivers the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development and as a dual qualification. You will receive two nationally recognised qualifications for the price of one! 

We have a delivery method to suit your personal training needs and VET experience

Blended delivery in clusters

This delivery method includes scheduled virtual classroom training sessions delivered via Microsoft Teams and supported by the online learning platform and workplace learning.   This delivery format would suit anyone looking to update the superseded TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

Price for this course is $1969 GST free for WA Residents

Click on the enrolment link below for the dates of your choice

4th June – 24th August

7th September to 30th November    
Delivered each Monday 2 – 5pm via Microsoft teams 

Online and RPL

Online and RPL participants will both have access to a dedicated trainer, the online learning platform and can, by prior arrangment, attend any or all of the sessions in the virtual classroom.  The online option allows you to work at your own pace and at a time convenient to you.  We have a rolling intake so you can enrol at any time.  Please use the enrolment link below. 

For those looking to undertake the update unit through Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) please use the enrolment link below and one of our trainers will contact you to discuss the RPL requirements.

The cost for the online/RPL training option is $1,969 GST free for WA residents and $3,950 for others.  This may vary slightly depending on elective unit chosen.  



Funded Course Fees

Government funding is available for WA residents only.  Fees and charges are based on the Department of Training and Workforce Development Fees and Charges Policy in line with Skills Strategies International developed training plan.

Any changes to the training plan may see an alteration to these fees.

“The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees”. source DTWD Business Rules

Course Name

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

Course Cost

$1969 to $3950 depending on funding availability and type of delivery

Course Date

For blended delivery and Tutorial delivery enrolment see information on the course page. For ONLINE DELIVERY enrol below



  • Blended – face-to-face classroom training and online work
  • School holiday program
  • Online with scheduled Zoom webinars
  • In-house bespoke group training 


1 – 2 years

Some funding available through Jobs and Skills WA.  Enquire about availability.


“I enrolled in the Diploma of VET and Training Design Development whilst working for a Government department that required me to develop capability training frameworks as well as training tools linked to national competencies.The dual diploma is able to refine my skills in areas where I am lacking as well as providing me with formal recognition based on my prior workplace experience. I know that attainment of the dual diploma will raise my professional profile in the area of VET and training. I would recommend the study to any professional in this field to further develop their skills and to raise their professional profile – Kathy,  public sector employee

“Undertaking a dual diploma has really increased my depth of knowledge about VET and also about many other aspects of training and assessment that I can use in my job as a VET Coordinator but also pass on to my VET staff. By completing the dual Diploma and the increased knowledge that I have gained, I will be able to assist my staff in completing their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – VET Coordinator