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CPCCWHS1001

One of Ammonite's clients, Inscope Training, has created the learning resources and assessments designed for online delivery of the new White Card unit of competency (CPCCWHS1001).

This unit, which will be mandatory from early December 2017, has been updated to address the issues highlighted in ASQA's White Card review. Consequently this has provided some challenges for RTO's that use online delivery.

These concerns have been addressed quite seamlessly, particularly by the use of Ammonite's Validity and Authenticity Technology. Furthermore Ammonite has released a brand new media server capable of streaming video in real-time over the internet using the WebRTC Standard. This standard provides modern web browsers with real-time communication capabilities.

Click here to checkout Inscope's new White Card course.

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The Risks of Online Delivery of the White Card

Whether white card training can be effectively delivered online is primarily a matter of risk management. The risk management process requires that the risks involved in delivering the course online need to be identified, control measures put in place to control the identified risks, and these control measures monitored and periodically reviewed.

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E-learning professional development for RTOs in construction and property services

CPSISC is once again holding a round of e-learning professional development workshops to demonstrate the latest products and techniques available within the VET sector.

Mike and Tim from the Ammonite/Inscope Training Team were asked to deliver a presentation on their experiences of delivering the White Card course using Ammonite’s Validity Assessment Technology which not only identified the applicants but also addressed the issues where students are required to identify hazards, ask questions and participate in general communication.

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Skills Safe Card

It’s now well known that Ammonite’s TOMS platform is pretty revolutionary in its ease of use, functionality and focus on authenticity and validity but a recently added feature, the Skills Safe Card adds another level of innovation.

Click onto the movie to get a quick overview of the power and potential of the Skills Safe card.

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Is it possible for the White Card to be done online in a way that meets all of the requirements of the Unit?

How can an online course satisfy the unit requirements when it clearly requires that students:
  • Identify and explain applicable OHS requirements;
  • Identify and explain own responsibility to comply with safety requirements;
  • Identify and discuss common construction hazards
  • Identify and explain the role of designated OHS personnel
  • Identify and explain procedure for responding to incidents and emergencies
  • Verbally report construction hazards and risks;
  • Ask effective questions.
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Online White Card Course that meets the concerns raised by the ASQA review?

There has been much debate of late about whether the White Card course can be done online in a way that addresses the concerns raised by the recent ASQA White Card review.(See the ASQA White Card review.)

These concerns need be addressed as they have implications for the future of e-learning.

At Ammonite, we believe that we have created a White Card course that utilises methods and technologies that address all of the issues raised. But, for a student to complete the course online they must have access to and use a webcam.

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ASQA White card review

The long awaited review by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) into the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A, commonly known as the White Card, was released on the 16th December 2013.

ASQA’s review into the effectiveness of the Construction White Card, a mandatory nationally recognised accreditation card for work safety induction training, makes six recommendations to help improve the safety of workers at construction sites.

The report also highlighted from their audit of RTOs delivering this unit of competency, many key areas of non-compliance with respect to selected standards from within the Standards for NVR registered training organisations 2012. Particular focus of many of these non-compliances was on the online mode of delivery.

Over the next few weeks, we will look at the report’s recommendations and non-compliance issues and show how the Ammonite TOMS learning management system, resources and methodology provides solutions to these problems.

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Dog gets a White Card

Once again, the issue of lack of 'authenticity' with online courses was raised at a recent workshop in Sydney when it was revealed that a dog had been issued with a construction safety White Card.

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Security Flaws in Many Online Assessments

I quite often come across online assessments that allow students to easily cheat. Whilst I don't believe these companies would knowingly do this, it still astounds me as these mistakes are elementary.

It is the online equivalent to handing out a paper based assessment, with the answer sheet stapled to the last page. Let me show you.

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Validity of Assessment Questions

Imagine giving students a paper based assessment with all the correct answers highlighted. Nobody, I’m sure, would believe that this was a valid assessment. I'm pretty sure most would see this exercise as a waste of time.

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