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CG45 - Diploma of Learning Design

About Learning Design

CQUnversity's Learning Design programs were developed for professionals who seek teaching qualifications, but not teacher registration. These programs are most suited to those who are responsible for instructing or training others, and who want to increase their knowledge of educational practices.

Students are supported by industry-experienced educators - trained to mentor students. These programs are dedicated to the graduation of industry-ready and futures oriented educators.

The Diploma of Learning Design is an undergraduate program that can be completed in 1 year full-time study or equivalent. The program consists of 8 courses.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Market research data shows that Australia is an ageing population and that there will be a large skills shortage in the next five years. Education and training have been highlighted as one of the key criteria to assist in this potential skills shortfall. Currently in Queensland there are approximately 1500 training organisations and the Learning Design programs are aimed at up-skilling and providing paraprofessionals for the training sector. The other target market for the Learning Design programs is the TAFE Sector.

Currently, TAFE teachers are required to have a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training as a minimal qualification to undertake teaching. 

There are significant professional and financial benefits for teachers to upgrade their skills. 

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
International - External
Courses/Units of Credit 8 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply

Domestic students - QTAC

QTAC codes: 852045 Distance Education

International students direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

Domestic students - Nil

International students - refer to the international student section

Professional Accreditation

not applicable

Residential School

Students may be required to attend a residential workshop on the Rockhampton Campus in Orientation Week in the year of commencement of study.  Contact the Program Advisor for further details.

Practicum/Work placement

25 days in an appropriate setting

Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal DipLD 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes (International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.) not-applicable

Program Aims


The Diploma of Learning Design provides students with the knowledge and understanding of:

  • theories and practices appropriate for the design of learning in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector;
  • theories and practices appropriate for teaching in the VET sector;
  • management and evaluation of learning programs at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) levels 1-6, including effective teaching and learning strategies, curriculum construction and assessment/evaluation procedures;
  • the professional work of trainers/teachers and teaching no matter where they are located, including the socio-ethical, legal, financial and security issues in such settings;
  • the diagnosis, analysis, design and planning, implementation of learning programs within the sector; and
  • effective communication with other professionals and the wider community on learning matters.

Program Structure

The Diploma of Learning Design is an undergraduate program that can be completed in 1 year full-time study or equivalent. The program consists of 8 courses (48 units of credit).

Courses Offered

Program structure
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
EDED11353 Learning Management 1
EDED11449 Principles of University Learning
EDVT12008 VET Pedagogy
EDVT13019 Design of VET 2
Term 2
EDFE11037 Embedded Professional Learning 1 (VET)
EDVT11019 Design in VET 1
Term 3
EDVT10020 Assessment & Reporting in Sec/VET
EDVT11004 Adolescent & Adult Education
Students may arrange to complete these studies on a part-time basis in consultation with the Program Coordinator.

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