Centre for Continuing Education

Design and Deliver Training and Assessments Course

Training. Gain practical skills for team training and assessment.

Train people the smart way with Training courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This training and assessment course has been designed for managers and trainers seeking real practical skills to assist them in the development of short courses and team training sessions that will make a positive difference in achieving desired training outcomes. In this training and assessment short course, you’ll discover how to create a ‘learning desire’ and how to structure and sequence material, and use visuals and resources to meet the needs of participants with different learning styles and backgrounds. You’ll also develop an understanding of how people learn, different modes of delivery, how to capture and retain attention, and discover successful strategies to manage your audience. Finally you will learn how to develop assessment strategies that will enable you to measure learner’s competence.


Upon successful completion of this training and assessment course, participants should be able to:

  1. Create a learning desire and incorporate adult learning principles into program design and delivery of training.
  2. Design and contextualise training programs that address the different learning styles.
  3. Write measurable and meaningful learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
  4. Sequence training content to enhance learning and skill acquisition.
  5. Identify ways to add variety to learning resources and understand how to utilise them more effectively.
  6. Deliver interactive training which meets the needs of learners.


This training and assessment course covers the following topics:

The learner

  • The needs of adult learners.
  • Barriers to adult learning.
  • Different adult learning styles.
  • Adult learning principles.

Training Design

  • Learning outcomes.
  • Training sequence
  • Training session plans.


  • Modes of delivery.
  • Training techniques.
  • Variety – your bag of tricks.
  • Feedback and evaluation.

Training and the role of Assessment

  • Principles of assessment.
  • Rules of evidence.
  • Assessment guidelines.

Intended Audience

This training and assessment course is suitable for managers and trainers seeking practical skills to design and deliver training courses.

Delivery Style

This training and assessment course will be delivered as an interactive workshop and covers adult education theories and practical application of these theories. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and background to broaden the discussions.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion