From conducting training underground, to risk management, operating machinery, first aid and more, training for mining requires technology that seamlessly fits with the learning and doesn't slow things down when in a work environment. Learners, trainers, assessors and supervisors all want something that is easy to use and complements the training process.
You should be able to use your Student Management System (SMS) and Learning Management System (LMS) alongside in-person training with ease – in the classroom and on the job. We’ve broken down 5 of the most important features you should have in your SMS and LMS to achieve this
(The information in this article works best if your SMS and LMS is one system).
When training and working in a mining environment, the last thing you’ll want to be carrying with you is a laptop. But, you may have your mobile phone in your pocket. A work-based learning (WBL) mobile app can be a great tool to capture evidence of workplace training, including videos, images and audio. For example, the RIICCM205F (carry out manual excavation) Unit requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify, address and report environmental issues, potential hazards and risks under its Performance Criteria. With a mobile WBL app, learners can easily capture evidence of the potential hazards and add written information alongside photos, for example.
Naturally, some mining training needs to be held underground. Learners should be able to capture evidence and create log entries no matter where they are – on a boat in the ocean, in a traditional classroom, or in this case, underground in a mine.
Supervisors and trainers can verify all uploaded evidence and completed assessments with digital signatures. Supervisors can also mark student attendance, mark online assessments and provide feedback within the app. Aside from making compliance more streamlined with easier approval processes, a good WBL app can also be used as a communication tool. All parties involved can quickly and easily communicate through the app throughout the WBL process.
If your RTO provides training to third parties (clients), a Client Portal can allow clients to enrol students into pre-arranged training. For example, if you're providing training to an organisation via in-house workshops, this organisation may wish to manage its own enrolments, book students into classes and so on.
In this case, the client portal allows your clients to manage their enrolments without having access to a full aXcelerate account. In the Portal, clients can view student progress and download issued certificates. The portal can be configured to include your client’s logo.
Refresher training is highly important in the mining sector. For example, in Queensland refresher training is required at least once every 5 years under The Queensland Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017 (s84). Your SMS should allow you to send reminders to learners when refresher training is due with automation.
There are so many more amazing features that a good SMS/LMS can provide.
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