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Accellier is the trading name of SAVE Training Pty Ltd and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 32395) that offers a range of nationally recognised courses in education and business Australia wide through our online and face to face courses.

Our mission is to enhance people’s value through excellence in service and learning outcomes.

Here’s a recording of a recent live tutorial we ran which helps you to generate ideas for your first program. In the session we use a simple pen-and-paper approach to help you get your ideas on paper.

When you’re doing a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, your assessment for the units TAEDES401 and TAEDES402 will require the design and development of two learning programs for two different units of competency found on Training.gov.au.

What’s the biggest Learning Program mistake?

The single biggest mistake when developing your first Learning Program for the Cert IV course is getting too bogged down in the complex templates your provider gives.

This stifles your creativity. And that’s what course development is. It’s a creative process!

So if one part of your brain is stuck trying to interpret a complicated and foreign looking template, and the other part of your brain is trying to be creative and develop a great course, it will become a frustrating experience. And the results will be less than satisfactory.

Developing your first Learning Program in your TAE

Good learning programs typically evolve out of a process of designing > developing > reviewing.

We want you to practice the design and development process by creating a basic draft learning program on a unit of competency of your choice.

Feel free to download our simple example template. You can use this to follow along with the video tutorial.


And here is a more detailed Learning Program Template with annotated examples to help you document your final TAEDES401 masterpiece.


This will not be sufficient to submit for an assignment for TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs. However, it will leave you with an excellent start in which you can then transfer your work over to a full learning program template.

Good luck, and let us know how you go!