Classroom learning at ATEC's training facilities provides a traditional face to face learning environment that is complemented by simulated work environments using industry standard equipment and resources.
Delivery of some units of competence require the learner to be trained and/or assessed in the work place; if this is not possible for the learner then they can train and be assessed in ATEC's simulated work environments.
ATEC is currently developing its e-Learning platform and associated resources, however learners are able to communicate with and receive support from their trainers and assessors via email and through an online portal that will be available in June 2012.
Workplace based learning
Workplace learning and assessment is training or assessment undertaken in the learners workplace, usually on the job, including on-the-job training under normal operational conditions, and on-site training, which is conducted away from the work process (e.g. in a training room). ATEC offers this delivery mode across many qualifications for existing workers, apprentices and trainees.
ATEC is able to tailor training plans for each learner to meet their individual needs and/or those of their employer or industry. With the exception of some courses specifically developed to meet legislative, licensing or target groups, learners can meet and consult with an ATEC trainer and workplace coach to develop a flexible training plan based on their work environment, job roles and chosen pathways.
ATEC does not currently offer courses that are able to be undertaken completely externally however access to resources via an online portal will be available in June 2012 and development of our e-Learning platform is underway.
Case management / Blended learning
As an apprentice or trainee undertaking a qualification with ATEC learners are allocated a Case Manager. The Case Manager works with learners to develop a training plan and will visit learners at their workplace a few times per year (or as necessary) to ensure training is progressing satisfactorily and to address any issues or concerns. As ATEC's e-Learning service delivery is developed learners may find that some of the traditional face to face classroom sessions are blended with online and in some cases interactive learning modes.