Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer
South Africa
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


Posted 31 March 2021 – Closing Date 07 April 2021

Job Details

Job Description

The Star Factory has an exciting opportunity available for an Instructional Designer to be based in Umhlanga. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the design of all variety of instructional materials for traditional instructor-led courses, online programs, web-based learning aids or products, and other programs as needed.


Minimum requirements:

  • Completed or studying towards a relevant Degree, Diploma or Certification.
  • 5 years Instructional design experience.



  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer.
  • Develop materials for courses based on information provided by subject matter experts, department heads and trainers to create the best coursework possible.
  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product.
  • Create realistic objectives for learning or performance for students and instructors.
  • Redesign courses for online presentation that are conducive to distance learning programs while still adhering to academic goals of the institution.
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts.
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods.
  • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process.
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc).
  • Recommend changes to existing courses, including technology or instructional methods, to better adhere to delivery options and accessibility for the course.
  • Analyze courses to ensure they meet or exceed the organisational standards and provide reports for accreditation reviews.
  • Adapt coursework to assist learners with disabilities so that they are able to experience the same learning opportunities as others.
  • Remain aware of all emerging instructional technologies and make recommendations about when to adopt certain systems to continue to offer the best learning experience possible.
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders.
  • Work with subject matter experts to identify target audience’s training needs.
  • Set instructional end goals and create content that matches them.
  • Analyze and apply trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design.
  • Devise modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the course.
  • Decide on the criteria used to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments.
  • Working with experts to determine what is to be learned.
  • Ensuring content matches established objectives.
  • Reshaping content for changing needs.
  • Structuring content and activities for optimizing learning.
  • Creating and testing multimedia.
  • Developing entire courses and curriculum.
  • Creating student guides and training manuals.
  • Conducting any ad hoc tasks or research when required.

Skills and competencies:


  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and presentation skills.
  • Must have a strong sense of accountability.
  • Demonstrate high energy, enthusiasm and motivation in execution of work.
  • Proficient in training methodologies and best practice.