Design and develop learning resources

The main considerations in the development of learning resources are how the learning program will be delivered; what access learners will have to resources; what time constraints will they be learning under; and their current skill and knowledge levels.

Time and resource requirements

Ensure that learners have access to equipment and other resources that they need to complete their training, and that they are allocated enough time to undertake their studies. The resource must be made to fit in with the learner’s requirements and the environment in which they operate. Failure to do this often results in the learner’s withdrawal from the program and a missed opportunity for them to develop their full employment potential.


Type of learning resource

The type of learning resource you produce will almost certainly be influenced by who the resource is aimed at, and the environment in which the learning program will be delivered. Learning resources for any given learning program may include:

  • print-based materials such as textbooks, handouts or workbooks
  • electronic-based materials such as PowerPoint presentations
  • technology-dependent materials that would be offered for online learning
  • activities and assessments as well as delivery instructions
  • learning resources produced in languages other than English as may be appropriate to the target group learners and workplace
  • resources at both learner and facilitator level, with the facilitator’s version including answers to tasks and assessments as well as delivery instructions.