An Online Induction Training Case Study: Apprentice Training Company

Induction training can be a huge drain on your company’s resources, especially if you are regularly bringing on new apprentices, trainees and/or employees. Yet, your obligations are onerous!

Compliance with OH&S, EEO and a raft of other requirements is essential for every new recruit, and the penalties if your company drops the ball, both personal and corporate, are potentially very hefty. By the time you book out your managers for HR, Staff Development, OH&S, plus senior management and admin staff to induct new people into your organisation, if you add up the hourly cost each month, it can be huge!

MIGAS Group Training Scheme Example

The solution is a completely online delivered customised company induction program that allows MIGAS to comprehensively induct it’s new apprentices into all aspects of the company.  (See images below).  Urban eLearning offers a range of different solutions from generic content, with company badging only, through to a fully customised induction programme (based on “e-enabling your company’s current induction content).  Here is a sample generic table of course contents:

Recently, the innovative Queensland Group Training Scheme MIGAS, based in Eagle Farm, Brisbane has used an online induction solution provided by Urban e-Learning to solve some of the problems identified above.

Sample Generic Contents

Module 1 Introduction and Company Overview

  • Induction course content
  • Induction course overview
  • Company background
  • Company locations
  • Company structure
  • Module summary page

Module 2 Company Policies

  • OHS Policy
  • Drugs and Alcohol Policy
  • Workplace Rehabilitation Policy
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Checkpoint question
  • Bullying and Harassment Policy
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Antidiscrimination Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Internet and Social Media Policies
  • Module summary page

Module 3 Employment Conditions

  • Code of Conduct
  • Appropriate behaviour
  • Security arrangements
  • Timesheets
  • Wages and payments
  • Sick leave
  • Annual leave
  • Checkpoint question
  • Superannuation
  • Union membership and industrial action
  • Misconduct
  • Module summary page

Module 4 OH&S

  • Overview of OHS legislation
  • Key terms
  • Duty of care
  • Risk management
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Certificates of Competency and Licenses
  • Permits to work
  • Fire safety
  • Checkpoint question
  • Emergency procedures
  • Incident reporting and management
  • OHS consultation and communication
  • Module summary page

Module 5 – Site Hazards and Controls (p1)

  • Manual handling
  • Hazardous materials and dangerous goods
  • Checkpoint question
  • Occupational noise
  • Environmental considerations
  • Common PPE
  • Module summary page

Module 6 – Site Hazards and Controls (p2)

  • Electrical safety
  • Plant and equipment
  • Working at heights
  • Checkpoint question
  • Confined spaces
  • Excavations
  • Hot work
  • Cold work
  • Module summary page

Module 7 – Summary

  • Course summary
  • Next steps
  • Good luck!

MIGAS have had a great response to their program and are planning to create a new one for inducting their own internal staff.