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30 Second Vocational Education & Training (V.E.T.) Language Demystifier 

Have you heard training professionals talking about ‘A.D.D.I.E.’ however have not been game to ask what it actually stands for?

It’s all about the key steps in instructional design.

Instructional design in its most basic form aims for a learner-centered approach to instruction, an approach that tries to ensure that learning takes place, through thorough analysis of learner needs. 

Let us briefly look at what are the A.D.D.I.E. steps in instructional design. 

  • Analyse
  • Design
  • Develop
  • Implement
  • Evaluate

So next time someone is talking about A.D.D.I.E., you’ll now know that it is an acronym defining a systems approach to training that focuses on Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. For the visualists, it looks like this.

Systems Approach to Training (S.A.T.): Key Steps in Instructional Design



Now, the next questions, what does it mean and how does it work? Well, time’s up! Let’s explore that in another article.  

Anna Douglas

Anna Douglas spends most her time writing and editing content as one of our ASLS Bloggers. She specialises in all matters relating to training and development and one of her favourite things about this is getting to hear from the readers.

She previously worked at Australian Safety and Learning Systems as the Business Operations Manager, as well as delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She provides a comprehensive and practical approach, is well-grounded in theory, and passionate about guiding learning in the workplace. Anna’s blog articles a ‘must read’ for those in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Whether a departmental trainer, a training manager or a training developer at heart, it is a valuable reference for all!

So, come and join the discussion. How does learning actually occur in the workplace?


  • Wayne Douglas says:

    The systems approach to training has shown to be one of the worlds most robust vocational training systems. Thanks for your article explaining its’ process!

  • Anna Douglas Anna Douglas says:

    Thanks, Wayne. We will be posting an update each week. What sort of terms have you come across in the sector that might need demystifying?

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