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​Participants will be introduced to systematic approaches in courseware design and development, and learn how to perform training needs assessment, job/task analysis, course design and development. Varied tools and templates will be provided to you to quick-start the development of your own training programs.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify training needs of target organization / industry / learners to support design of training.

  • Describe and apply the ADDIE model.

  • Conduct training needs assessment that aligns performance needs with organizational results.

  • Write complete learning outcomes based on observable actions or behaviors.

  • Apply learning theories in the design of lesson plan to engage your learners

  • Select instructional methods and media to support the attainment of learning objectives.

  • Apply guidelines to the use of multimedia in instructional materials.

  • Create learner guides, facilitator guides, and supporting materials.

  • Plan the Implementation of training

  • Develop an evaluation approach for the training.

This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

Date & Time

11 - 12 NOV  2019

9AM - 5PM




$480 (STADA Member)

$600 (Non-STADA Member)

*Fees are subject to 7% GST charge

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Practitioners new to instructional design, or

  • Anyone interested to apply best practices in courseware design.

Lesson Topics


  • Triggers of Training

  • Performance Gap and Training

  • ADDIE Model and Training Needs Assessment

  • Learner Profile

  • Task/Competency Analysis

  • Identify Learning Outcomes



  • Writing a Course Outline

  • Applying Learning Theories to the Design of your Course

  • Select Instructional Methods and Media to Support the Attainment of Learning Outcomes

  • Design a Lesson Plan



  • Apply guidelines to the use of multimedia in instructional materials.

  • Consider applying technology in training

  • Create learner guides, facilitator guides, and supporting materials.



  • Considerations in the Implementation of Training

  • Plan the Implementation of Training



  • The Different Levels of Evaluation

  • The Relationship between Evaluation and Training Needs Assessment

  • Decide on the Evaluation Approach

About the Facilitator

Leonard Tay

MA Instructional Design and Technology (NIE/NTU)

BA Business – Management Information Systems (WSU)

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (ASTD)

Australian Cert IV Training and Assessment (TAFE NSW)

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (SSG)

Certified Business Analytics Specialist (GSTF)

DISC Certified Human Behaviour Consultant (LIA/MCA)

Project Management Professional (PMI)

Leonard Tay is the founder of Learning Focus Technologies and has been active professionally for the past 24 years with experience in the areas of Information Technology, Customer Service, Business Development including Training Delivery and Consultancy. Organisations he previously served in included Belsoft Technology, 3M Singapore and NCS. He also specialises in working with organisations to provide instructional design, software application for teaching and learning as well as training solutions for workforce development and re-profiling.

Due to his business development and technical work experience, Leonard is a versatile trainer able to effectively deliver soft skills as well as technical subject content. Besides technology related training, he has facilitated training for service, soft skills and leadership programmes such as Managing Change, Implementing Continuous Improvement in Service Delivery, Leading Workplace Communication and Engagement, Managing Service Innovation, Managing Visitor Services, Problem Solving and Decision Making using Systems Thinking, Personal Effectiveness and Initiative and Enterprise.

As he specialises in training and instructional design, he also trains and assesses other trainers for the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and the Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE) which are nationally recognised programmes for certifying trainers and course developers. As a trained instructional designer, Leonard has also developed training programmes for diverse sectors ranging from the Leadership and People Management (LPM), Security, Training, Service, Business Management, Travel and Tourism as well as Social Service. Being a recognised Skills Future Mentor by Spring Singapore, Leonard is also able to work with organisations to guide in-house supervisors to develop mentorship skills and write OJT blueprints.

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