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Our Instructional Design Method

Instructional Design Australia’s (IDA) focus is on the Instructional Design of engaging, reflective and application-based workplace learning programs and training materials.

Simply put, we work to maximize the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of 
learning experiences.

We offer an end-to-end solution that includes consultation for delivery, implementation and evaluation of program effectiveness.

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Typical materials developed for clients include:

  • High Level Training Designs and Training Architectures
  • Facilitator Guides
  • Learner Workbooks
  • PowerPoint Presentations (key points/visuals)
  • Quick References Guides/Job Aids
  • Assessments
  • Pre-and Post-program Activities
  • Program Evaluation Tools
  • Program Launch Communications
  • Manager Embedding Guides and Toolkits
  • eLearning
  • Mobile Learning Applications
  • Videos
  • Infographics
  • Any other form of training materials required

Our Instructional Design Process

Our instructional design and learning design process includes working with clients to determine key business objectives that inform the end goal of learning programs. We explore how the business objective impacts current skills, knowledge and behaviours and then create a learning experience to enable learners to reach the desired business goal.

IDA draws on the ADDIE model of Instructional Design.

ADDIE describes five phases:

  1. Analyse
  2. Design
  3. Develop
  4. Implement
  5. Evaluate

Learning Methodologies

IDA uses a variety of adult learning theories in learning design. Our approach is driven by the concept of inquiry-based Discovery Learning, which requires learners to make connections to previous knowledge, bring their own questions to learning, investigate and critically reflect on concepts and design ways to try out their ideas.

To maximize learner engagement and transfer of learning, we design programs that offer both formal and informal learning opportunities.
Examples of methodologies and activities that IDA uses in its learning design include:

  • Appreciative Inquiry (strengths-based approach)
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Storytelling
  • Debate
  • Critical Reflection
  • Shared Learning
  • Metaphors/Analogies
  • Video
  • Visualisation
  • Action Planning
  • Case Studies
  • Critical Incident Analysis
  • Acronyms
  • Skills Practice
  • Simulation

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Flexible Engagement Models


Signature Service

We can work with you from beginning to end; designing and developing the learning solution or project. This may involve one or more of our team.


Contracted Resources

Typical placements can last between one to six months and can be full or part-time. The resource will be managed by you.



We can design a learning solution or project and hand over for your orgnaisation's instructional designer or developer to further develop and implement the solution.

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Contact Us

Instructional Design Australia (IDA) provides services to support workplace learning and change. With team members in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth IDA will enable your people to engage, learn and perform.

Contact Details

Ph: 1300 528 736

Michael Peart
Ph: 0434 075 231

Bianca Schimizzi
Ph: 0416 013 623

For all your Workplace Learning, Instructional Design and Learning Design needs in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra call 1300 528 736 or make an online enquiry today.