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Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

$2000 - $3000

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The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) provides a pathway within the VET industry to build training and assessment capability within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and other providers of training. It provides a professional development framework to build and extend the skills and knowledge of those with experience in training and assessment and the entry level qualification, TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training supersedes the Diploma of Training and Assessment (TAA50104) and reflects the contemporary roles of experienced practitioners delivering training and assessment services within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and other providers of training that work within the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Working in VET has changed dramatically over the past decade, with the role of a VET practitioner being the subject of much debate, research and published material. There is no argument that the roles and functions of RTOs have multiplied. VET practitioners are now key workers in the knowledge economy and must be competent in facilitating the creation, transmission and acquisition of knowledge. Therefore, the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training represents an expression of achievement that reflects excellence in performance in line with the high standards desired in the VET workforce. It is intended that this qualification becomes the qualification of choice for those wishing to develop their VET career.

This course is available via face-to-face study, correspondence and RPL. For alternative course configurations or unique custom courses please contact our Administration Centre, Freecall 1800 287 246 (1800 2 TRAIN)​

Practicum requirements of the diploma

Through the consultation phase of the development of the Diploma, the single most important aspect of the material consulted on was the unique approach to addressing the widely requested ‘practicum’ within the Diploma. This ‘practicum’ is realised through the embedding of specific critical aspects of evidence within three core units of competence*, designed to underpin a coherent, flexible approach to the demonstration of competent practice in the work place over time.

TAEASS501A Provide advanced assessment practice; TAEDEL502A Provide advanced facilitation practice; TAEPDD501A Maintain and enhance professional practice.

Below is a summary of these practicum requirements. Potential students are requested to ensure that they understand these requirements prior to enrolling. If you are unsure in any way, please give one of our admin or assessor team a call so we can talk you through these requirements.

TAEASS501A - undertake at least 50 assessments, of at least 20 different candidates, against units of competency or other accredited courses

TAEDEL502A - The candidate must be able to show evidence of having conducted a minimum of 100 hours of group facilitation, in addition to any evidence provided of work with individual learners or in a different learning context.

TAEPDD501A - document, reflect and discuss with peers evidence of feedback from at least 10 hours of facilitation practice and interviews with assessors covering at least the assessment of 10 candidates.

Who should do it?

This qualification is specifically designed for experienced trainers/assessors and training managers who:

  • have a role in leading other trainers and assessors;  and/or
  • are involved in providing mentoring or advice to new trainers or assessors; and/or
  • are responsible for designing approaches to learning and assessment strategies across a significant area within the RTO.

What is the MRWED Course Structure?

The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training is comprised of 10 Units of Competency. This includes 6 Core Units and 4 Elective Units.

MRWED presently offers the following Units:

Core Units

TAEASS501A Provide advanced assessment practice
TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDEL502A Provide advanced facilitation practice
TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies
TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
TAEPDD501A Maintain and enhance professional practice

Elective units

TAEASS504A Develop and implement recognition strategies
TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources
TAEDES503A Design and develop e-learning resources
TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program
Training advisory services  
TAETAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis
TAERES501A Apply research to training and assessment practice

How can you study this qualification?

MRWED offers the following delivery options to complete the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training:

  • Face-to-face (through regular public courses held in our dedicated national Training and Assessment centres)
  • Correspondence
  • Online (From July 2012)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Custom designed courses for organisations

Regardless of the option selected, participants can obtain any required assistance throughout their course by calling MRWED Learning Support on FREECALL 1800 2 TRAIN (1800 2 87246).

How is it assessed?

In the face-to-face program, a significant amount of the assessment evidence is captured in class. However, there are additional, practical-focused projects, including some portfolio development, required post-training.

For correspondence and online students, they will work through the courseware of each unit and complete the assessment work at the end. This assessment is comprised of a combination of workbook-based questions and portfolio tasks.

For students looking to complete their qualification via a recognition pathway, a simple-to-use RPL kit is available for candidates to guide them in their collection of relevant evidence to support their claim of competency.