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TAESS00018 Deliver E-learning Skill Set

Online – 4 months enrolment period – Coursework and RPL

(This skillset has been superseded, and we will not take enrolments after 1 August 2023.)

This Skill Set is for teachers and trainers who want to gain the skills and knowledge to deliver e-learning in online and remote learning environments, including in the workplace.

This Skill Set offers skills and recognition for:

  • Designing and developing e-learning resources.
  • Establishing, facilitating, monitoring and reviewing e-learning delivered via cloud-based apps.

It applies to those who work under limited supervision and use a range of specialised technical, training and/or managerial skills, to develop e-learning resources and engage with learners and others to facilitate e-learning.

We are not accepting any further enrolments into this superseded Skill Set which is currently in a teach-out transition period until 8 December 2023. Please enquire now for more information.


TAESS00018 Deliver E-learning Skill Set
TAESS00018 Deliver E-learning Skill Set


How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered online, which gives you flexibility in your study hours and allows you to complete the course at your own pace. After enrolment, you will receive your login credentials and instant access to our learning platform. This is where you will find all your instructions, learning resources and assessments.

We know that the TAE is not easy and that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” you will need a guiding hand. That’s why you will have unlimited access to your trainer and can schedule phone or video calls when you need support. Our trainers are available from 9 am to 5 pm QLD time, Monday to Friday.

Our service promises to you:

  • Any assessments you submit will be marked within four business days. That is our service standard guarantee to you.
  • All emails are responded to within 8 business hours.
  • If we miss your call, we’ll call you back within 4 business hours.

If you are not sure why quality support is important, you may be interested in our article ‘Why Student Support Matters“.

What does this course involve?

This Skill Set comprises the following Units of Competency:

TAEDEL501 Facilitate e-learning

What this unit involves:

  1. Facilitate one complete e-learning program, providing detail about:
  • how you identify learner needs
  • the e-learning delivery plan
  • protocols for the learning environment
  • support mechanisms available to learners
  • at least two examples of organising and facilitating a minimum of two e-learning activities covering diverse e-learning environments
  • how the program was monitored and reviewed.

2. Knowledge of adult learning theories, technical/content responses, relevant technologies, ethics, cultural sensitivities and WHS in an electronic education environment


TAEDES503 Design and develop e-learning resources

What this unit involves:

  1. research, design and develop two e-learning resources that reflect client needs and the contexts of application, including:
  • documented evidence of consultation, research and findings
  • completed designs for the two resources
  • completed development of one resource, with documented evidence of:
  • a review and trial of the resource, including user feedback and how this impacted on the development of the resource
  • the final e-learning resource, either complete, or in part, or a sample
  • the candidate’s specific role in the development process.

2. Knowledge of:

  • the characteristics of the intended learner group or audience that may impact on learning, including:
  • language, literacy and numeracy competency
  • cultural, educational and other backgrounds
  • attributes or experience
  • current and emerging technologies available for e-resources
  • project management methodology to ensure the design and development meets requirements of budget, time, resources and administration
  • the principles around effective learning using technology, including multiple perspectives, opportunity for reflection and collaborative learning, and the variety and organisation of information
  • concepts of intellectual property and related legal requirements
  • a range of e-learning environments and products, and their suitability for different learning outcomes and audiences
  • design models and technical requirements for e-learning resources
  • how design models and technical resources affect learning.

Practical Requirements and People You Will Need Access To

In order to complete the practical assessment requirements of TAESS00018 Deliver E-Learning Skill Set, you must;

  • Have access to an online learning platform to deliver two learning activities. The units in this Skill Set do not specify which particular platform you must use. We have had students successfully attain these units based on their experience using many different platforms, including the likes of Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, SchoolBox, Mindflash, Learnbook, Learndash and Nimble, to name just a few of the large number that are available.
  • Have access to personnel with which to consult regarding the planning and reviewing training resources.

You must have access to a TAE-qualified observer (who is currently compliant as a Trainer and Assessor, holding as minimum qualifications the TAE40110, TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 (or equivalent unit)), or the ability to video record the practical components of your assessment tasks.

IT Requirements

As this program is delivered online, it is essential that students are aware of the IT requirements of the program prior to enrolling to ensure that we’re the right fit.

To enrol for this program, you must be able to answer YES to the following questions;

  • Do you have access to a computer?
  • Does your computer have – a broadband internet connection – Laptop or PC – a video camera, either built into your device or a separate webcam – a microphone, either built into your device or in the webcam?
  • Do you have the ability to open web pages, view videos on youtube, download & extract zip folders, open and download pdf documents, and open, edit, save & upload documents created in word?

If your answer is NO to any of the above questions, please contact us on 1300 141 994 so that we can provide the best advice for your circumstance.

How long does it take?

The enrolment duration for this course is 4 months.

Experience tells us that the following three factors affect the time it takes a student:

  1. Experience – if you have experience in training/assessing, then you will likely not need as long as people without experience.
  2. Dedication – if you have a good reason to do the course, and can hold yourself accountable, then you will likely not need as long as people who are less committed.
  3. Other commitments – if you have a busy life with many competing professional and personal demands, then you will likely need longer than those people with fewer demands.

While it differs for different people, we find that successful students usually dedicate 10- 15 hours per week. That said, some of our students take less time, while others take more. It is up to you.

Successful Study Habits

We have a video on Successful Study Habits that will support you to progress through the course in a timely manner. Here is what we know to be true, based on our experience with thousands of students:

  • Talk to us! If you’re stuck on a problem at home or feel overwhelmed, don’t sit and stew, or worse, procrastinate! Connect with us in whatever way suits you, be it phone, chat, email, Google Meet or Zoom, and we’ll help you reach a solution so you can get on with your studies.
  • Schedule it in! Set aside “chunks’ of time to allow you to really sink your teeth (and brain) into the learning process and allow yourself to get “in the zone”. You can set your own pace, structuring your learning and your assessments to suit your lifestyle.
  • And lastly, take your course one step at a time… consistency is important but if the unexpected happens, we can help you find solutions, like course deferral.

What if I need to take a break from study?

The flexibility of our online approach means that if you need to take a break from studying, we’ve got that covered too.

We offer the option to defer (pause) your studies. Whilst you are deferred, your enrolment is inactive and we pause your enrolment duration. Then, when you are reactivated from deferment, you pick up exactly where you left off and carry on.

Here are the important details;

  • You can defer a maximum of two times. The first deferment is free. The second deferment incurs a $45 fee.
  • Payment plans continue on deferment, and your payments must be up to date before we can defer you.
  • You won’t have access to your trainer or learning platform whilst you are deferred.
  • If you have at least 6 weeks remaining in your enrolment, you can defer for up to 3 months. After that, you can defer for twice the amount of time remaining in your enrolment (for example, if you have 1 week left in your enrolment, you can defer for 2 weeks.)

The most important thing is to contact us if your enrolment isn’t working out as you had planned so that we can offer you the best support options as and when you need them.

Is this Course a good fit for you?

We want to make sure that you are the right fit for us and that we are the right fit for you. Here are a few things for you to consider:

  • Fortress Learning is not a “tick and flick” RTO.  If you want the fastest and easiest way, we probably won’t be a good fit. For example, upon application, we will hold a live enrolment interview to make absolutely sure that you are the right fit for the course you want to enrol for.
  • We made the decision a long time ago to focus on quality and not quantity. As a result, our qualifications have a very good reputation in the industry.
  • Employers know that a Fortress Learning qualification is more than just a piece of paper; it has substance.
  • Our students finish their training with knowledge, competence and confidence.


Suitability Assessment

During your Enrolment Interview, before you are able to complete the enrolment form, our student support team member will guide you through a verbal conversation regarding suitability.

What will I be asked?

The Suitability assessment consists of different questions that will address the technical requirements of the program, such as required IT and digital literacy skills. We will also make sure you have access to the human and physical resources you need for the practical requirement of your course.

This ensures that you are placed in the right course for you before you enrol formally.

What happens if I am found not suitable?

If for some reason, during your Enrolment Interview, we discover that based on the suitability responses you give, you cannot continue with the enrolment, we will offer other alternative solutions or refund your fees paid including the application fee.