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Compliance and Induction Training
- a natural fit for E-learning

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The necessary burden of Compliance Training

Many Australian & New Zealand industry sectors and professional qualifications have statutory requirements that dictate periodic recertification and/or validation of ongoing training and competency. These all involve significant amounts of education and training and a system of recording and auditing its completion.

The education and training component is, in many fields, collectively referred to as Continued Professional Development (CPD) or Continued Professional Education (CPE).

Whilst there is an ever increasing list of industries and roles effected by Compliance Training requirements, the most obvious examples include:

  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Electrical
  • Legal & Law Enforcement
  • Financial / Insurance
  • Consumer Law / Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • OHS / WHS

E-Learning as a CPD / CPE solution

The "continuous" nature of CPD / CPE means that it's ideally supported by E-Learning - a system that can be quickly updated and delivered anywhere, anytime. Updating of course content to reflect the latest requirements can be achieved centrally – with new course content being uploaded to the hosting system/site and those required to complete it notified. This can significantly reduce the need to multiple staff across difference sites needing "training-the-trainer" preparations as may have previously been the case.

In particular, the requirement for continuous re-certification imposes a significant management burden. There are many systems within the E-Learning tool set to automate the management and notification of those who need re-certification/training. All activities can be monitored and recorded using a A Learning Management System (LMS).

E-Learning builds on the foundation of traditional learning but also provides new methods of presenting knowledge and testing retention – forming a new modern pedagogy of educational methods. This means there is a lot of proven science and research supporting E-Learning and why it can work so well if implemented correctly.

E-Learning: New Ways to Learn – Better Ways to Manage

Presenting knowledge in an authentic and familiar context improves a learner's ability to relate to and understand material. Situational Learning (or Situated Learning) is commonly achieved in E-Learning courses by the use of photo-realistic people, animated characters, images of built environments and equipment. This puts the learner in a "situation" and challenges them to interact by making statements and asking the learner to respond with the correct answer for the given situation. Social interaction and collaboration are typically themes of such scenarios. An interactive simulation of a physical system provides a realistic and safe environment enabling explanation, demonstration of concepts followed by the learning being able to practice – all on the screen within the E-Learning course. For example, the operation a piece of equipment which requires a critical, ordered sequence of steps can be simulated and practiced until perfected prior to the introduction of the actual device. Interactive Video and animation techniques can also be used to for maximum realism.
From busy professionals to mobile workforces – many modern work scenarios allow little opportunity for significant chucks of time dedicated to completion of training. By leveraging E-Learning content accessible from mobile devices, training and confirmation of completion can occur without the need for a centralised training room or specific time and date. Recording the progress, completion and results of any Compliance training is a critical requirement. The combination of E-Learning Courses, hosted and managed by a Learning Management System (LMS) provides an End-to-End auditing capabilities in a central system that can provide reporting and notifications. See Learning Management Systems (LMS) below.

Recommended E-Learning Software

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 simplifies the entire course development process, from start to finish. With a single subscription, you'll have everything you need to author multi-device courses, source assets, collaborate with stakeholders, and grow your e-learning skills.  More information here… 

eLearning Brothers Libraries

An amazing library of templates, images, audio and video to create awesome courses that are engaging, interactive, and visually inspiring! Save time and money, and have certainty regarding redistribution use-rights of all images and assets. More information here…


Learning Management System (LMS) - Critical to Recording & Auditing

Once an E-Learning course has been created, it needs to accessible to learners via their devices (Desktop, notebook, tablet, phone). But there are a lot of control and communication measures that also go with who is permitted to access which courses and how they are notified. This is where a Learning Management System (LMS) becomes critical.

Common features of a Learning Management System


The built E-Learning courses are uploaded into the LMS (or an integrated webserver via the LMS) so that the courses can be accessed via the internet / intranet. You control who has access from where.

group, people, users iconMANAGEMENT OF USER ACCESS

Users and Groups are created – and you assign Users to one or more Groups. You can then assign courses to any Group that needs to complete them (or individual Users if necessary – it's usually very flexible).

clipboard, notes, pen, pencil iconTRACKING OF PROGRESS AND RESULT

Whenever a User access a course on the LMS, details of this are recorded, including their current progress through the course, along with the results of any test or quiz.

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There are many milestones that can be set as triggering a notification to the User, their Manager or the LMS system manager. User: A new course has been assigned and needs to be completed by X. Manager: User X has now completed Course Y – and Passed/Failed.

analytics, chart, graph, line, report, up iconREPORTING

Reporting of User and Group progress and completion along with Course statistics – including which test questions are the consistently seeing incorrect answers all help automate management and ongoing improvements to course materials and learning engagement.

configuration, options, settings, tool, tools iconEASY TO USE – EASY TO ADMINISTER

Since the LMS is the main interface with your learners, it's important that it's intuitive and easy to use. Given today's highly mobile workforce, and widespread use of mobile phones and tablets to access courses, the LMS should support such users and devices with controls optimised for smaller screens. 


Software Referenced


Articulate Online



Track and manage e-learning activity, simply, and affordably. With the user-friendly features in Articulate Online, it's easy to measure how learners interact with your Articulate content.

  • Publish from Articulate authoring tools with one click.
  • Deliver courses, surveys, and other Articulate content easily.
  • Enjoy hassle-free content delivery with a fully hosted solution.

More information here….


Accord LMS

Accord LMS


Accord LMS is a award winning Learning Management System that makes it easy to deliver Training to your Employees, Partners and Customers.

  • Easy To Use
  • Automated Reports & Notifications
  • Track Progress, Results & Compliance
  • Affordable & Scalable
  • Browser Based, Hosted Solution
  • SCORM, AICC & Tin Can/xAPI

More information here….



Induction Training – On Demand, Anywhere-Anytime

Induction Training usually involves a high degree of repetition and often consumes many days and hours of a new-hires first week(s).

Having Induction Training as E-Learning courses enables you and your organisation to leverage the key benefits of E-Learning to make Induction Training more effective and efficient – and potentially increasing the quality of the outcome. For example, new-hires can be allocated E-Learning courses (and tests) to access and complete from home – potentially before they arrive at the office/site.


Key Benefits of E-Learning for Induction Training

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In addition to the core functions of conveying information via text, audio/video and test/quiz/survey - Simulations and Gamification make learning highly interactive and very effective at getting learners engaged and improving information retention. These new techniques form part of a modern pedagogy of education instructional methods.

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People learn at different rates and some need to see material multiple times to ensure retention.
E-Learning provides a way for each learner at their own pace, skip sections they know and repeat sections they struggle with as much as they need.

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Course content and tests/quizzes can be made accessible via web browser on almost any device – anywhere, anytime. This gives you great flexibility to have them complete courses without the need to co-ordinate and convene a formal session for a group.

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A Learning Management System (LMS) is the best way to host and manage your E-Learning content and user access to it. The LMS also records and reports on progress through course material and results.

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Modern E-learning content authoring tools, such as Articulate Studio or Storyline, make it very easy to create courses and tests/quizzes.
More on authoring tools here…

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You can easily re-use and/or convert existing course material in PowerPoint slides, text and documents, audio and video into E-Learning courses slides and become part of the new course.


Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
A Sample E-Learning Course

Note: Course created using Articulate Storyline.


Learn about the kind of courses you can produce with easy to use E-Learning tools such as Articulate Storyline but taking this sample course right now. (Simply click on the image to the left)

This course showcases many of the common elements of a course – displaying engaging content and different test/quiz types to reinforce and boost retention.

Note: Customers who purchase Articulate Storyline from MicroWay receive the full project file for this course. This is an ideal learning tool as you can pull it apart, change it and use the included tips to understand how you too can create the same effects in your projects.


Case-Study – Nurse Clinical Training (Burn Dressing)

Coming Soon – A large scale E-Learning training program has been implemented for Nurse clinical training for dressing and treatment of burns. More details and a case-study of this program will be present here soon.



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