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Instructional Design (The Practical Way!)

 Course Benefits:
✔ Delivered Online

✔ Included is a comprehensive toolkit of materials, templates and guides to kick start a workplace project or advance your career

✔ Practical and effective course design, centred on completing a project creating your own learning materials

✔ Self-paced and flexible to learn when and where suits you

✔ Includes 1 on 1 mentoring & coaching with an experienced Instructional Designer

✔ 12 months to complete the course

✔ Theory and application



Instructional Design PLUS Extras!

Buy Now $3,980  $1,990 GST inc


ID Plus for the cost of ID Basics
AU$390.00/month X 6

Includes the course and a licence to use the Instructional Design templates for the participant.

Participants receive access to a comprehensive toolkit of materials, templates and guides required to be an exceptional instructional designer. Participants use the toolkit as a self-paced resource to design and develop their own learning program.

In addition to the toolkit, participants who purchase Instructional Design PLUS receive up to three, 90- minute 1:1 coaching and mentoring sessions with a Senior Instructional Designer from the IDA and DLD team.

The coaching and mentoring sessions are focussed on reviewing the learning design and materials developed, challenging and guiding participants as they create their own course.  Coaching sessions occur after completing the:

  • Learning Needs Analysis template
  • High-Level Design template
  • Draft learning materials for your program

Participants are introduced to their nominated Senior Instructional Designer (ID) within 48 hours of purchasing their Instructional Design Course.

  • The participant and ID will agree times and dates for the coaching sessions
  • Participants will receive supportive and constructive feedback on their work, with practical advice on how it may be improved
  • Coaching sessions are typically conducted virtually
  • Participants have 12 months from purchase to use their coaching

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Thinking of Instructional Design as a Career?

With Seek quoting average salaries of $90,000 to $120,000 and projected job growth of 12.6% growth in 5 years time. There is no better time to become an Instructional Designer. With our robust and proven framework we will get you the skills you need and support you through your journey of transformation.

Buy Now $3,980  $1,990 GST inc


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Includes the course and a licence to use the Instructional Design templates for the participant.

What People Say About Our Courses

This course represents tremendous value for money, it’s really practical and gave me all the tools I need – following the process outlined is a great way to engender the confidence and support of stakeholders

Hugo L&D Consultant

This ID course included great templates and tools beyond just standard learning materials. A fantastic and helpful head-start on creating a program for my organisation that I received lots of positive feedback on.

Joan L&D Manager

The toolkit is fantastic – more detailed and hands-on than I expected. Not just theory information.

Simon Operations Manager

Our Credentials

Our courses are practical and grounded in learning theory, drawing on the same effective methods and tools we use with our clients.

Instructional Design Course

Participants receive access to a comprehensive toolkit of materials, templates and guides required to be an exceptional instructional designer. Participants use the toolkit as a self-paced resource to design and develop their own learning program.

The toolkit is divided into sections that reflect the ADDIE model phases. This approach allows participants to bring to life a practical experience in the application of each phase.

Watch the video below to see how DLD apply the ADDIE model.

ADDIE describes five phases:

1. Analyse

In the Analyse phase, participants investigate the learning needs and business objectives. We think about the learning environment and identify the learners’ existing knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Some key questions addressed during the Analyse phase include:

  • Who is the audience? What are their current capabilities?
  • What are the required skills, knowledge and behavioral outcomes?
  • What are the business benefits of designing a learning program?
  • What types of learning constraints exist?
  • What are the delivery options?
  • What is the timeline for project completion?
  • Who are the key stakeholders?

The course includes the following Instructional Design templates and guides to support the Analyse phase:

  • Learning Needs Analysis Template
  • Guide: How to Complete a Learning Needs Analysis
  • Learning Needs Analysis Summary Template

View a sample.

2. Design

The Design phase draws on information gathered during the Analyse phase and storyboards an engaging learning program. It’s where participants get creative – in a logical and structured way.

This phase considers learning objectives, assessment instruments, activities, content and media selection.

The key output of the Design phase is a High-Level Design ‘content map’, which describes content, learning objectives, activities and resources.

The Instructional Design course includes the following templates and guides to support the Design phase:

  • Learning Strategy Template
  • High Level Design Template (Face-to-Face)
  • eLearning Storyboard Template
  • Activity Examples

View a sample.

3. Develop

In the Develop phase, participants create materials templates and ‘join the dots’ created by the Analyse and Design phases to develop learning program materials.

Draft versions of all materials are reviewed by stakeholders and edits are made to produce a ‘pilot-ready’ program.

The Instructional Design course includes the following instructional design templates and guides to support the Develop phase:

  • Assessment Template
  • Facilitator Guide Template
  • Participant Workbook Template
  • PowerPoint Template
  • Job Aid Template
  • Leader Template
  • Program Review & Sign-Off Template
  • Icons

View a sample.

4. Implement

The Implement phase is where participants dive in!

Participants road-test the pilot program, materials and delivery logistics.

Participants may also create Facilitator up-skill workshops and plan how to engage the relevant organisational leaders to support the learning program.

The Instructional Design course includes the following template to support the Implement phase:

  • Train the Trainer Template

5. Evaluate

The Evaluate phase reviews the effectiveness of the learning program and materials. It asks: ‘did we hit the mark?’ and consists of two parts: Formative and Summative evaluation.

Formative evaluation is present in each stage of the ADDIE process. It helps to identify any barriers or unexpected opportunities that may emerge throughout the process. The feedback gathered during Formative evaluation is used to fine-tune the design, development and implementation of the program, gather reaction and identify what is not working.

Summative evaluation is the process of collecting data following implementation of the project in order to determine its effectiveness. It may measure knowledge transfer, learner outcomes, cost factors, and changes in learner behaviour.

The Instructional Design course includes the following templates to support the Evaluate phase:

  • Questionnaire Template
  • Focus Group Template
  • Observation Checklist
  • Evaluation Report Template

View a sample.

Reference Guides

Includes the following guides to enhance your program:

  • ADDIE Overview and Checklist
  • Effective Learning Design
  • Style Guide

By following the ADDIE model of Instructional Design and using the IDA and DLD supporting toolkit, you will create exceptional learning programs.

All templates are supplied in MS Word and include a licence for participants to use the templates for their own projects. Organisations may also purchase a licence for an additional fee.

Our Other Instructional Design Course Options

Instructional Designs PLUS

Limited time offer: ID PLUS for the cost of ID Basics

Buy Now $3,980  $1,990 GST inc



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Includes the course and a licence to use the Instructional Design templates for the participant.

An alternative to a degree: Instructional design certificate program

Why would you consider IDA’s Instructional Design PLUS certificate program as an alternative to a
degree? Here’s why…

It’s flexible in time, place and duration.

When you sign up, you will be granted immediate access to the learning materials.

Afraid of commitment? You can complete the program at your own pace – you’ll have access for 12 months! This means you can get it over and done with quickly to fast-track your profession, or take your time and breaks without the worry of meeting deadlines.

The program is delivered online, meaning you can complete it wherever you are at any time.

Practice as you learn.

During the course, you will go through the instructional design process step-by-step to develop your very own program!

We support you throughout.

You’ll be teamed up with one of our Senior Consultants who will review your program at key stages to provide constructive, targeted feedback.

Personalised learning.

We identify your strengths and areas for improvement to help you develop your capabilities

We work around you.

We arrange one-on-one coaching sessions that suit your schedule.

Receive the practical tools you need.

You will receive our Instructional Design Toolkit –a set of guides and templates for each phase of our preferred instructional design model: the ADDIE Model. All the tools you need to design, develop and evaluate your own effective learning programs!

A range of options.

Our programs vary in delivery methods, including online learning, online learning with one-on-one coaching sessions and bespoke programs for your L&D team.

It’s affordable.

You will develop an understanding of all you need to be an exceptional ID and you will have lifetime access to templates with an included licence in perpetuity for an accessible price.

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