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.

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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

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:

  • demonstate 100 hours of teaching
  • undertake assessment 20 students across 50 units
  • be reviewed by Certificate IV (in Training and Assessment) qualificator peers/supervisors

Course Dates

Students will attend classes, on:

  • TUESDAY: 4 October to 24 November 2016
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

Please Note: there will be no classes between 19-30 September 2016 (term break) and for the week commencing 31 October 2016 (Melbourne Cup week).

2017 Course Dates

Students will attend classes, between:

6 February and 16 July 2017 in Semester:

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

  • 5 June and 5 November 2017, in Semester 2

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

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

Please note: classes are dependent on enrolments. Confirmations of enrolment and course commencement will be sent 1 week prior to the first class.

Payment Options

  • Option 1
  • Pay fees in full before commencement of course
  • Option 2 – Victorian Training Guarantee funded place
  • VET FEE-HELP allows you to have all or part of your VET tuition fees paid by the Commonwealth Government in the form of a loan, regardless of whether you are eligible or not for a government funded place. Eligibility criteria applies
  • Option 3 – Not Eligible for Victorian Training Guarantee funded place
  • If you are ineligible for VET FEE-HELP you may choose to pay your 2016 fees using the Instalment Payment Plan. Melbourne Polytechnic has an Instalment Payment Plan enabling you to pay fees through an agreed instalment plan over four payments

For further information on Melbourne Polytechnic’s Instalment Payment Plan, please go to: Payment Plan.

Payment Methods

Payment methods at Melbourne Polytechnic are by cash, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard and cheque. Note: we do not accept American Express.

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, as outlined above.

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 November 2016 to 31 January 2017, for February commencement
  • 1 February 2017 to 10 April 2017, for April commencement
  • 1 April 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.

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Part-time: 6 months

Class Schedule: *

Mon - PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM

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

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Flexible, Classroom


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 will supply all materials
You will need to be able use a computer with internet access

Entrance Requirements

  • entrance to this course requires successful completion of the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, PRIOR to enrolment

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
  • April
  • June
  • Midyear

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.