A group of 25 self-funded paramedics from across NSW approached Forsythes Training in March 2020 wanting to complete the Certificate IV in TAE40116.
COVID-19 changed the availability of training and put extra demands on their time as first responders.
“Overcoming these issues was not a problem for our team,” says Chad White, Forsythes Training Managing Director.
Recognising that each paramedic had individual study preferences as well as work and family commitments, we offered two options, each with weekly training sessions,” Chad says.
Chad says that because Forysthes Training has a range of training delivery methods the team could easily help the paramedics train their way.
More flexibility than just online vs face to face training
The training solution was more than just offering the paramedics the option of online versus face to face training.
Those who wanted to utlise online training were able to commence straight away using virtual classrooms. When shift commitments caused challenges in attending the live webinars, participants watched the recordings to keep up with the group.
“The paramedics were highly motivated learners that used our training flexibility and prioritised attending assessments sessions.”
“The group could stay together and progress through the course deliverables.”
Those paramedics who preferred face to face waited until it was safe for Forsythes Training to resume classes.
“However our trainer had the ability to revert back to virtual classrooms if second wave enforced a restriction on education in NSW. The concept was to keep the same trainer as a contingency, to ensure we could replicate the learners experience form classroom to virtual if required.”
Extra Student Support
“The paramedics are taking advantage of Forsythes Training’s additional scheduled student support days for TAE40116, staffed by an accredited trainer. Forsythes’ trainers and support staff were available by email and its help desk to assist with specific questions.”
Smart and Skilled Funding
The paramedics were funding their own training. Chad says as a NSW Government Smart and Skilled training provider, Forsythes Training was able to access subsidies to reduce the cost of the training for every attendee of both groups.
Quality TAE40116 training
Chad says the paramedics received quality dedicated training events, with the client determining the schedule and learning platform.
Both options included
- 15 full day weekly workshops
- more than 100 hours of face to face or live webinars
- access to e-learning
- one on one student support
- scheduled assessment sessions – eliminating the need for work placement
- scheduled support workshops
- Smart and Skilled funding
- maximum of 15 per training session.
“We have trained hundreds of people in TAE40116 from government, NGOs, and the private sector. Those people work across a range of industries including health, first response, mining, and local government.”
“Our trainers each have decades of experience in training and bring real world experience.”
He says there are many providers offering cut price training but, ultimately, you get what you pay for.
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