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Course Design

Thomson Bridge provides instructional design capability to build a training course from the ground up. Drawing on the principles of good instructional design and innovative content development, our Instructional Designers use a proven methodology that delivers a quality product, we call this methodology VOLTS.

VOLTS is a design process that Validates the requirements, Organises and optimises the course assets, Launches the content through on time delivery to client specification, Tests the delivery outcomes to ensure alignment with client and end user needs, and Supervises the process for an end-to-end quality outcome.

Throughout the entire process the Thomson Bridge quality management system will be applied to all elements of VOLTS including frequent and close engagement with our client.


Validation and Analysis 

Our Instructional Designers will validate an existing training needs analysis or conduct an analysis process with our client to clearly define the audience, delivery modes, learning outcome, objectives and teaching points.

Validate: we will appoint a learning experience specialist to work with our client’s team to thoroughly analyse the learning outcomes, objectives, teaching points, audience, delivery modes and schedules. During the analysis phase the project lead will confirm the contracted scope of work and agree with the client on the prioritisation of work, deliverables, timetables and processes for review and approvals, and communication and file transfer protocols.

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Optimise, Design and Develop

We will design a learning structure and create story boards that our client can review and approve throughout a thorough design process. Once the design is approved we can develop the content for the course including any resources that are needed.

Optimise: using the outputs of the analysis process step we will assign learning designers to commence the overall design and development of the courses to meet the agreed outcomes, schedules and technical requirements. Thomson Bridge does not use proprietary coding and content development systems so that amendments can be made using commercially available design tools where the client and Thomson Bridge have agreed to give access to source files.

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Launch and Implement 

We can assist our client to launch and sustain the implementation of the courses using their systems or through using the Thomson Bridge learning management system The Bridge.

Launch: we will provide access to learning designers to work with the Client to implement the courses on the client’s learning management system or host the content on the Thomson Bridge system ‘The Bridge’.


Test and Evaluate

Test and Evaluate: We can assist clients in gathering feedback and conduct analysis for continuous improvement of the course product.

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Supervision and Project Management

We will provide a client contact who will be accountable for the end-to-end delivery of the course product. This will include establishing a schedule and milestones across the project.

Supervise: we will assign a project lead that will define a project plan in concert with the client to manage each phase of the project. The project lead will work with key Thomson Bridge functions to assign appropriate resources at the appropriate time and with the client on conduct of reviews and approval processes. The project lead will also assist in any issue resolutions.

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Case Studies

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Modular course design for Unit Controllers in Thermal Generation

Modular courseware providing multiple pathways for new entrants and experienced workers incorporating foundation level theory right up to control panel operations.

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Agile course development for safe operations in Rail Tunnel & Level Crossing Removal Construction 

Working closely with Metro Trains Melbourne to develop courseware to educate workers and contractors in complex and hazardous construction environments.

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Designing courseware for Critical Risk identification

In response to an Enforceable Undertaking, AGL Energy retained us to design a course to improve electrical critical risk identification, safety culture and leadership across a major generation facility.