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For those newer to L&D or who have never done a formal L&D qualification, this is a 12 month programme focused on building your practical, tactical L&D skills and experience.

Programme Overview

Learning & Development qualifications are few and far betwen in New Zealand. We don’t feel that there is a pracitcal qualification that covers modern learning design and delivery.

Our Certificate in Learning & Development is an 12 - 18 month programme focused on building your practical, tactical learning and development operational and strategic skills and experience. Over the programme there are a number of recorded webinars to watch, with on the job assignments to complete. These are then assessed and feedback is provided by the Elephant team. The programme also involves assessing your achievement level from the start to the finish.

The Certificate covers key aspects of learning and development including:

Understanding learning roles, principles and models

Instructional design foundations and designing learning materials

Running Training Needs and building a Learning Programme and strategy

Learning measurement and management

Enggaing your managers with your learninginitiatives

Building a learning culture in your business and being an L&D leader

Who should attend?

You’ll benefit most from the Certificate in Learning & Development if you are in a role which has some responsibility for organising, designing or running training programmes.

You may be:

In an Office Manager/PA role but with L&D responsibilities

Working as an HR Administrator, Coordinator or HR Advisor but responsible for learning.

Be in a Learning Advisor or Learning Consultant role and want a practical qualification that will prepare you to continue your learning career.

What will you finish with?

The Certificate in Learning & Development is different from tertiary study as you need to be working in a role where you can apply what you’re learning, rather than covering theory. You’ll work through case studies and review real situations so that you can apply your knowledge and get as much on the job experience as you can. Once you’ve completed your final assessment you will be awarded your certificate.

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Certificate in Learning and  Development

Apply for a place

The programme investment is AUD$1,750, NZ$1,950, UK£995 or US$1,295. This includes:

You will need to complete the on-line application and provide some details of your level of experience and work history so we can ensure this is the right programme for you.

Intakes are for March and September each year.

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Introduction to Learning

Understanding the different Learning and Development roles and roles and discussing the challenges that can face you in your career.

Core Modules

Designing Learning Materials

Tools and techniques to make your slides, workbooks, handouts and online materials effective and look amazing.

Learning Strategy

Different ways you can conduct a Training Needs Analysis, frameworks for developing a strategy and how to present it to your Leaders.

Instructional Design

Understanding learning styles, tools and techniques to design different types of learning activities.

Team Dynamics

Many organisations are struggling with breaking down silos and trying to create collaboration across the business. Knowing how to understand team dynamics and catalyse is an important skill for any OD professional.

These modules must be completed. You can then also choose 4 of the optional modules to make your full Certificate programme.

Learning Management

Managing an existing learning programme has a range of skills attached. This module covers all aspects of learning management.

Optional Modules

Leading Change

This module takes you through using specific change tools so you are fully prepared to drive change in your business.

Leadership Capability

One of the key areas many L&D and OD professionals are responsible for is building leadership capability accross an organisation, and often at different leadership levels.

OD Models and Tools

There are a number of organisational development models and tools that are useful for L&D professionals to know.

Performance Coaching

This module covers understanding and using the principles and models of performance coaching in your L&D programmes.

Developing and using Competencies

This module covers different approaches to using competencies in your business.


Transformational Workplaces

Over the last few years at the HR Game Changer Conference we have explored and discussed what the amazing companies are doing to transform culture and work practises.

Building a Learning Culture

You can have the best learning programmes in place but may still find L&D have to drive learning. Building a Learning Culture changes that.

Engaging your Business

The tools and techniques you can use to get your message accross and create engaement. It can  make or break the success of your roll out.

Psychometric Tools

Part of OD and L&D professionals remit is to understand the science and psychology behind psychometric testing, and then being able to assess which psychometric testing and tools will work in different areas of your business.

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