What Does a Learning Designer Do?
Learning Designers are generally expected to:
- Perform a learning needs analysis (LNA) or training needs analysis (TNA) to identify learning needs
- Choose suitable learning strategies to address the learning needs
- Design engaging and effective learning experiences
- Design program evaluation strategies
- Design and develop learning materials, such as facilitator guides, workbooks, PowerPoint Presentations, and program evaluation materials
- Train facilitators on how to deliver the training
- Implement feedback from project evaluations
On top of the above functions, Learning Designers may also perform the following:
- Build eLearning, online learning, or digital courses
- Author eLearning
- Graphic design (e.g. design infographics)
- Multimedia design
- Video editing and production
- Create AQF accredited training materials
What to Look for in a Learning Designer
Key skills and attributes to keep in mind when looking for a Learning Designer include:
- Learner-centric focus
- Effective communication skills
- Learning agility
- Quality and punctuality
What’s Another Name for a Learning Designer?
Learning Designers can also be referred to as:
- Instructional Designers
- Learning Developers
- Education Developers
- Learning Creators
- Learning Strategists
- Learning and Design Consultants
- Training and Design Consultants
- Course Designers
- Course Developers
- Course Creators
- Instructional Design Specialists
- Learning and Design Specialists
- Training Design Specialists
- Course Design Specialists
- Training Designers
- Training Creators
- Training Developers
Learner Designer Qualifications
Unlike some industries, Learning Designers don’t necessarily need a qualification or license to do their job.
However, in order to develop effective learning programs, they should have a strong understanding of the key elements and theory that underpin the learning design process – including how to conduct a learning needs analysis (LNA), adult learning principles and assessment strategies.
It is expected that Learning Designers have completed an instructional design course to develop this knowledge and understanding.
We are always looking for talented Learning Designers, Instructional Designers, and eLearning Developers to join our national team on an independent contractor or casual employee basis to provide instructional design support on specific projects.
Our projects typically vary in length from 1 to 12 weeks, so we may be able to offer flexible engagements around your other commitments and availability (including work from home, flexible days and hours).
To learn more visit our Work With Us page.
Our Learning Designers create visually engaging, interactive, and responsive eLearning programs.
We also offer optional inclusions to take eLearning programs to the next level.
Need a program developed fast? We can produce eLearning swiftly and economically using our rapid eLearning development approach, suitable for projects under time pressures, or with a limited budget.
View eLearning Examples
View examples of eLearning programs we have developed.