Diploma of Vocational Education and Training


Improve your career opportunities in the vocational education and training (VET) sector with our Diploma of Vocational Education and Training. Become an experienced practitioner delivering training and assessment services in a registered training organisation (RTO) within the VET sector.


About this course

The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training reflects the roles of practitioners delivering training and assessment services usually within RTOs and the VET sector. You may already have a role in leading other trainers and assessors and 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.

Learn with the best

Learn from industry-experienced instructors in our workshop-based program, designed to allow you to study alongside your existing work commitments.

Promote your employability

If you’re a teacher, trainer and/or facilitator, you’ll expand your career opportunities by enhancing your skill set in the following areas:

  • facilitation and assessment practice
  • building industry and client relationships
  • designing learning strategies
  • developing learning resources and assessment tools
  • conducting training needs and analysis
  • adult language, literacy and numeracy
  • leadership

Course delivery to suit a busy life

The program will be delivered through a blended learning model delivered primarily online, using a combination of:

  • workshops and simulated work tasks
  • research and reading
  • self-paced study
  • group activities
  • peer review

One-to-One Mentoring Session

One-to-one mentoring sessions are non-mandatory sessions available to assist you in tracking progress, clarifying assessment instructions and checking draft submissions. The sessions also provide opportunity for one-to-one training to further elaborate on workshops or parts of the training.

Sessions will be held at the Preston campus between 6:00pm – 9:00pm and twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

You can attend and work on assessments during this time and ask questions as required, collaborate with peers and other students, make an appointment for a one-to-one training session with trainer, have drafts checked, clarify and concerns or questions.

Note: this will be the only opportunity to engage with trainer outside of class.

Industry connections and resources

The Diploma of VET is delivered by experienced specialists in the areas of facilitation and assessment practice.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to deliver VET courses, design training solutions and meet workplace requirements as VET assessors.

Work placement

You are required to be working within the VET sector (either in an RTO or TAFE) prior to enrolling. As part of the course, participants will be required to:

  • demonstrate 100 hours of teaching
  • undertake assessment of 20 students to participate in simulated training and assessment tasks
  • have appropriate training facilities to conduct training
  • have access to TAE40110 qualified assessor
  • have access to video recording and DVD burning apparatus provisions for evidence of training/assessment
  • be reviewed by Certificate IV (in Training and Assessment) qualificator peers/supervisors

2017 Course Dates

You will attend classes:

  • 6 February – 16 July 2017, in Semester 1
  • or

  • 5 June – 5 November 2017, in Semester 2

All will be evening classes – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, at the following campuses on the following days:

  • Prahran campus – Tuesday evening
  • Preston campus – Wednesday evening
  • Epping campus – Thursday evening

Please note: classes are dependent on enrolments. Confirmations of enrolment and course commencement will be sent one week prior to the first class. There may also be up to three additional Saturday classes – dates to be confirmed.

Please note

There may be up to an additional two (2) mandatory Saturday session times that you will need to attend. You will be advised of these Saturday classes (dates/times) by teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Download the RPL Kits (see below) to give you an indication of evidence required. Once you have decided to apply for this course, you may contact Jasmina Dezelic, on (03) 9269 1438, or send her an email for an appointment assess your eligibility.

You will have only one opportunity to have your evidence looked at before submitting, so please ensure you have collected as much information as possible prior to making contact. As at 23 January 2017, appointment for RPL can only be made between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Monday or Wednesday.

Enrolment Requirements

When enrolling, you are required to provide proof of citizenship/residency and age. Examples of acceptable documentation is as follows:

  • Australian passport
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Passport showing permanent residence
  • Medicare card and Driver’s licence

If you are applying for a concession (applicable to courses only) we will need to be able to sight the appropriate concession card. For further clarification on this, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic ECA (contact details below).

For more information regarding the Victorian Training Guarantee funded place, please click here.

Enrolment intakes for 2017

Please note the following intake openings for 2017

  • 1 February 2017 to 29 May 2017, for June commencement


For additional information on the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students






03 9269 8400


Part-time: 6 months

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom



The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. All assessment activities will relate to a real or a simulated workplace


We take pride in supporting a sustainable learning environment. For this reason all your resources will be embedded online and available on our e-learning platform.
You will need to bring:
  • a USB storage device to all classes and have access to a computer and ther internet outside of class
  • you will also have access to the library and its services at any of our campuses

Entrance Requirements

  • entrance to this course requires successful completion of the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, PRIOR to enrolment
  • you must be working within an RTO/TAFE
  • you must have capacity to undertake 100 hours of teaching
  • you must have access to 20 students
  • you should be able to demonstrate vocational competency** in your proposed teaching and assessing area

**Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course may encourage you to pursue study in higher education programs at Melbourne Polytechnic or at another university

Career Pathways

Develop your teaching and training career in the VET sector or use your VET skills to advance your career in your particular industry

Enrolment Intake

  • February

Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
TAEASS501A Provide advanced assessment practice 50
TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools 30
TAEDEL502A Provide advanced facilitation practice 50
TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies 40
TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources 50
TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program 50
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 30
TAELLN501B Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy 50
TAEPDD501A Maintain and enhance professional practice 45
TAETAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis 40

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.