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Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

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  • Duration:

    8 months part-time

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    The Gordon (RTO 3044)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

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About this course

The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) TAFE course covers the advanced skills and knowledge required by experienced practitioners in the VET sector, particularly within registered training organisations (RTOs).

The course is delivered by The Gordon through a blend of monthly face-to-face workshops, combined with weekly webinars to maximise your learning opportunities. As you work your way through the syllabus you will develop the skills needed to lead other assessors, and to mentor new assessors.

The course will also teach you to design new approaches to learning and assessment strategies across a significant area within an RTO.

Assessment will take the form of:

  • Written assignments
  • Group presentation


To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • You must have completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) or have equivalent skills.
  • You must have a minimum of six months' experience working as a trainer and assessor in the VET sector.
  • You must have access to a VET environment in which you facilitate group-based training and assess competence.
  • You must have completed Year 12 and be able to demonstrate that you possess the appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, or undertake an independent assessment test to ensure your level of competence meets Year 12 level.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.

Areas of study

In this vocational education and training course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • TAELLN401A - Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • TAEASS502B - Design and develop assessment tools
  • TAEDES503A - Design and develop eLearning resources
  • TAEDES502A - Design and develop learning resources
  • TAEDES501A - Design and develop learning strategies
  • TAEDES505A - Evaluate a training program
  • TAEDEL501A - Facilitate eLearning
  • TAEPDD501A - Maintain and enhance professional practice
  • TAEASS501A - Provide advanced assessment practice
  • TAEDEL502A - Provide advanced facilitation practice
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to two purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City and East Geelong – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.

The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) from Gordon Institute of TAFE. You'll be equipped to deliver training and assessment services at a senior level within the VET sector, particularly within RTOs, and be qualified to apply for management roles, including those of senior trainer and assessor.

By partnering closely with Deakin University, The Gordon also offers students access to unique pathway opportunities, credit transfers and dual-delivered qualifications - your learning journey doesn't end here!

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Senior Trainer
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Manager
  • Training Coordinator
  • Training and Assessment Developer
  • Training Consultant

Payment options & support

Finance options

All course fees at The Gordon are comprised of tuition, student amenities, and materials costs. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may fall into one of the following fee categories:

  • Standard - you meet the eligibility criteria for access to the government subsidised Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG).
  • Concession - you meet the VTG eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card.
  • Full-fee paying/Fee for Service (FFS) - you do not meet the VTG eligibility criteria

You will pay the following additional fees for this course:

Student amenities (per year)


Course fees are payable within 14 days of enrolment. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for a payment plan.

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