South West TAFE faced an urgent demand for highly-skilled workers within the state of Victoria. In response to this, upgrading existing course learning resources was identified as a way to fast-track and improve training to ensure the increase of skilled workers was met.
Start Beyond worked collaboratively with South West TAFE, one of Australia's largest regional vocational training providers, to develop a suite of e-learning resources that converted traditional paper and 2D videos into digitalised and immersive classroom environments. The innovative nature of this training saw them be awarded with Large Training Provider of the Year for 2020 at the Australian Training Awards.
This VR training module is designed to quickly train prospective shearing students through immersive video content. Students enrich their practical learning with a suite of tutorials that demonstrate how to grind and sharpen your blades, as well as the most efficient procedure for fully shearing a sheep from head-to-toe. Each section of the content is paired with a Q&A that evaluates key learning outcomes.
Students enrolled in this unit of the Skills program are able to accelerate their learning and knowledge of the Aged Care industry through a realistic scenario-based VR module. The students are placed in the POV of an Aged Care worker with a patient which allows them to navigate and make decisions as the scenario plays out in real time. This immersive type of learning is crucial for a student to build necessary skills and experience nuanced situations before entering the professional world.