Designing for Flexibility

Designing for Flexibility learning guide: introduction

This site supports the TAFE Sydney Designing for Flexibility staff development program.

The program has been developed for experienced educational staff seeking to design learner-centred online programs that meet the needs of learners, offering choice through a variety of modes of engagement and pathways. The program also focuses on the skills and knowledge required to provide flexible and responsive training solutions to address the priorities and needs of industry.

Designing for Flexibility introduces the skills and knowledge to enable you to:
  • evaluate training programs against workforce performance needs and capability requirements
  • design, develop and review learning strategies and solutions to address specific learner and industry needs in a variety of contexts
  • design and develop e-learning resources
  • facilitate learning via online platforms and multimedia tools

The topics, activities and assessment tasks have been designed to allow engagement by staff in a range of educational roles and across both teaching sections and support units. Participants are encouraged to discuss and negotiate tasks to meet specific needs and interests.

Participants can build a professional portfolio that can be used towards recognition in four Units from the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training [TAE50111] and the Diploma of Training Design and Development [TAE50211] :
  • TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program
  • TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies
  • TAEDES503A Design and develop e-learning resources
  • TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning

Attributions: DFF Tree graphic created by Jacqueline Bates