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The Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) are written risk assessments used throughout every construction trade in Australia to manage risk. For a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering construction training, it is important that students are trained in how to create a simple, accurate SWMS.

How can I save time and effort putting together a risk assessment?

Continuing with our passion of developing innovative solutions to make learning more engaging for students, easier for trainers and simpler for Registered Training Organisations, we have just released a great tool builders and students working in the construction industry in Australia.

With the fast move to online education what are institutions doing to ensure fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability, particularly when it comes to forms of online assessment such as online quizzes and online exams?

What's stopping Sue from completing John's assessment when the entire course is completed online?

Over 50% of web traffic is on mobile phones, if your LMS isn't designed for mobile it isn't designed for learners. In other words, "how people access online matters, a lot..”

2020 changed how people view education and what is possible. Online education is something that needs to be seen differently than face to face education. A face to face course cannot simply be made online and effectively designed online courses require careful thought and designer for users.

Today's article explores online trends that need to be considered for online educators and Learning Management System (LMS) designers in 2021.

Like all good risk assessment processes, there is a requirement to review the control measures to evaluate their effectiveness.

In the past concerns that were real, perceived, valid and invalid were raised with how the White Card course was being delivered were overwhelmingly focused on online delivery and controls or changes were put in place in the hope of reducing these concerns.

Some forms of online delivery can be problematic, like face-to-face courses, the quality of courses (and student learning outcomes) varies from exceptional to terrible.

How are the current alternative White Card delivery strategies going?

Ammonite have been instrumental doing presentations around the country showcasing the design principles behind the platform, especially to stakeholders in the construction industry.

In particular we focus on how Ammonite's Validity and Authenticity Technology (VAT) is used to support clause 1.8 of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) standards on effective assessments, namely:

  1. Addressing the principles of assessment including fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability

  2. Applying the rules of evidence including authenticity and validity