Course Design and Accreditation

Train Management Facility
Major contract in fast-track training for multiple user groups

Bombardier Transport Solutions: Instituted a competency-based training regimen for a world-leader in rail transport systems. The solution consisted of training needs analyses of multiple user groups and development of a comprehensive fast-track design and delivery processes for over 8 person-years of training. Parameters required the solution to be delivered within a 6 month period. The solution was managed to resolve and to comply with complex customer-client-union-contractual difficulties.

Assessment Design

Melding VET and police best practices

Victoria Police: Analysed specific operational activities and designed multiple contextualised assessment tools and processes with senior training professionals within the force. The deliverables required close alignment with force culture, language, workplace examples and best-practice processes. Provided advice and process on qualification compliance issues.

IRSE Assessor Training

Aligning VET and international licensing competency standards

Westinghouse Signals Australia: Developed a course design that melded the Australian VET requirements with those of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers. The solution required detailed analysis of competency standards provided by both authorities and a detailed competency mapping exercise. The solution was succesfully delivered within the client’s environment.

Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training

Client’s way within accreditation

Australian Institute of Management: Designed a course covering all 8 Units of Competency from the A&WPT Competency Standards in such a way that the content and delivery methodologies can be easily modified for different client needs. The course has since been run for multiple industry types, all with client-specific modifications.

Training Needs Analysis Course

Professional Police trainers

Victoria Police: Developed and delivered multiple Training Needs Analysis programs for Regional Training Inspectors and senior training professionals within the force. The courses required close alignment with force culture, language, workplace examples and required close liaison with senior staff.

Conference Organisation – An Essential Learning Guide

Towards better conferences

Meetings Industry Association of Australia: Conducted an audit of educational resources; developed an inventory of contractual requirements; conducted an Expert Group seminar and developed open-learning strategies and materials for professional development path of association members.

ANZAC Frigates

Making the warships

Sinclair Knight Merz / Tenix Defence Systems: Collaborated with SMEs to design a series of educational packages developing complex decision-making skills in specialist competencies. Included a training needs audit, development of a specially-designed analysis and reporting database, designing learning strategies, development of computer-based instructional media and support to SMEs on presentation of technical documentation.

Diploma of Policing

Becoming a Police officer

Victoria Police: Designed an exemplary learning strategy model to be utilised within the Diploma of Policing. Developed web-based and on-line documentation for the Diploma of Policing.

Workplace Training

Client’s way within accreditation

Westinghouse Signals Australia: Develop a course consistent with Workplace Trainer Category I & II. The solution required detailed analysis of ANTA competency standards and a detailed competency mapping exercise to professional development paths within the railway signalling design industry.

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Big player in a small industry

Westinghouse Signals Australia: Developed all operating procedures along ISO 9001 to comply with State Training Board registration requirements for RTOs.

The University of Melbourne (HIE)

University’s first accredited VET course

Instructional Designer and Developer of the Assessor and Workplace Trainer Competency Standards into functional skills and role sets for the Certificate in Workplace Training. The project included interviews with the majority of Victorian Industry Training Boards, large and small organisations, the Assessor and Workplace Training Competency Standards Body, industry groups and the Office of Training and Further Education. Once all skill and role sets were stranded and developed to meet the varied needs, they were developed into training modules. This project led to Australia’s first nationally accredited course for Workplace Trainers and included a Workplace Assessor module. The in-classroom format utilised a unique approach of structured experiences and on-the-job assessment of learner competencies. The Australian National Training Series was used as this project’s open learning format and the project was funded by the University of Melbourne.

Designed, developed and completed the accreditation process for the university’s Certificate of Assessment and Workplace Training. This accreditation was the first in Australia for this qualification. The accreditation also provided the first VET qualification for the university which is now common practice around Australia.

Engineering Eduction

Open Learning Initiatives

Engineering Education Australia— Institution of Engineers (Australia). Successfully delivered 18 contracts for Open Learning Advisor and Project Leader to various professional engineers and academics in the development of open-learning resources and strategies.

Australian National Training Series

Multi-national users

Instructional Designer and Project Manager for the Australian National Training Series. This project was the first Australia-wide trainer programme provided by open-learning methodologies and included Mentored, On-the-job Management/Assessment processes. Externally assessed participants received certification endorsed by one of 65 TAFE and tertiary institutions around Australia. The project now includes clients in New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Seychelles and the Caribbean. This project was funded by the Victorian Education Foundation.