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Instructional Design Basics


Master the end-to-end process of instructional design, drawing on the popular and industry-respected ADDIE model.

Developed by our team of instructional design experts, this program offers key insights and practical tools to build exceptional learning design skills.

Kick-start a portfolio:

  • Apply learning theories, instructional design principles and innovative technologies
  • Practise using your new templates and guides to create impactful programs



Dive into instructional design!

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the end-to-end instructional design process, dedicating around 10 hours to self-paced learning. Plus, you get to apply what you’ve learned in a project, the scale of which you decide, adding a practical edge to your experience.

Instructional Design Basics is an eLearning course, meaning you’ll be able to fit this course into your schedule seamlessly. You’ll tackle a real-life instructional design project, which is a great opportunity to enhance your portfolio or contribute to your current workplace.

When you sign up, you’ll get access to all our eLearning content for 12 months, along with useful downloadable templates and guides. And at the end, you’ll receive a certificate to acknowledge your new skills in instructional design.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this program, you’ll be able to:

  1. Recognise adult learning principles that underpin effective instructional design.
  2. Conduct a Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) to uncover capability gaps, using relevant tools.
  3. Write active learning outcomes, based on identified needs.
  4. Design impactful learning experiences for different modalities, in alignment with learning outcomes.
  5. Apply visual design principles to materials development for effective learning and engagement.
  6. Use practical tools and templates to bring the ADDIE process to life.
  7. Draw on key instructional design consulting skills to ensure relevancy and accuracy of learning solution.

Dive in with us!

6 reasons why…


Study at your own pace – when you want, where you want. Accelerate and fast-track your development or take your time – it’s up to you!


Step through the instructional design process to develop your very own program and learning materials to add to your portfolio.


Review the learning theories and design principles that underpin instructional design decisions. Develop key consulting skills to keep projects on track, work with stakeholders and achieve agreed outcomes.


Use our Instructional Design Toolkit – a set of guides and templates to design, develop and evaluate your own learning programs.


Consider cutting-edge technologies that are revolutionising learning.


Why study instructional design?

Embrace the freedom of working remotely or as a digital nomad.

Enjoy flexible hours that fit your lifestyle.
Explore the versatility of freelancing or collaborating in a team.
Channel your creativity and problem-solving abilities into designing effective learning experiences.

Say goodbye to monotony – every project requires curiosity and new thinking.

Make a meaningful impact by helping others to learn and grow.
Constantly expand your knowledge and skills in a dynamic role.
Join a thriving industry, where your new skills are in demand!*

*21.7% projected job growth in 5 years (Seek, 2023)





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