Completion Progress Bar

Introducing the new feature for the month: Completion Progress Bar. When the progress bar is added to your course, students can see a visual representation of their progress, including activities that have to be completed. It also allows teachers/administrators to view all their users progress for a quick overview. Watch this quick video for more details. If you would like more information or to have this plugin added to your training room, please contact OTrain on 07 3040 3310 or email us at...
2 Minutes with OTrain – The Emotional Cycle of Change

2 Minutes with OTrain – The Emotional Cycle of Change

Here’s our latest live feed from our 2 minutes live with OTrain series. You can see more of these videos here in the 2 Minute Category, or keep up to date by joining us on Facebook. Today – The Emotional Cycle of Change Have you ever wondered why that great idea or initiative never stuck? Here’s why, and what you can do about it. Posted by OTrain on Thursday, October 27, 2016   If you enjoyed this 2 minute tip, please share. For more 2 Minute tips like this, join us...
Hey Chicken Little – the Sky is not falling

Hey Chicken Little – the Sky is not falling

There is a lot of doom and gloom around the training space right now as members of our sector learn to adapt to the new world we operate in. I am an active in a number of LinkedIn and Facebook groups, and barely a day goes by without someone jumping on board and listing yet another RTO that has gone broke, or is laying off staff. People seem to be aghast of the changes taking place and everyone seems concerned about when it will end, or when it will return to normal. “Think of the students” are the cries from industry pundits. I’ve even heard suggestions we should return to the good old days before privatisation where the bulk of VET sector training was delivered by TAFE. I don’t know about you, but for me all these comments are starting to have a bit of a Chicken Little affect. Now sure, I know there are a lot of structural changes taking place out there, and I know for some businesses that weren’t doing the right thing or were marginal in the good times, these changes are causing some grief.  And I am certainly not denying that there are a lot of people out there in pain. But what I am saying is that despite that, there are also a lot of training organisations doing well. At OTrain we host and manage the Learning Management System for about 50 Training organisations, spread throughout Australian and across a range of different sectors. In addition to this we have worked with more than double that number to create specific online training courses and programs...
2 Minutes with OTrain – 4 Levers to Double your Sales

2 Minutes with OTrain – 4 Levers to Double your Sales

Here’s our latest live feed from our 2 minutes live with OTrain series. You can see more of these videos here in the 2 Minute Category, or keep up to date by joining us on Facebook. Today – 4 Levers to Double your Sales Which lever will you pull first? Posted by OTrain on Thursday, October 27, 2016   If you enjoyed this 2 minute tip, please share. For more 2 Minute tips like this, join us...
Change Ahead for VET FEE HELP

Change Ahead for VET FEE HELP

Simon Burmingham, the Minister for Education and Training this week announced sweeping changes to the VET FEE HELP sector. There is lots being written about the specific, but in short, the amount a student can borrow for a course has been reduced. Depending on the course, it could be as little as $5000 going up to a maximum of $15,000. Training organisations are able to charge more, but students will no longer be able to fund the additional fees via the VET FEE HELP scheme. It is hoped this will draw an end to the sky rocketing cost of training in the VET sector. Minister Burmingham has also made changes to the courses that are eligible for funding with some 478 courses slated to be removed. You can see the full list here. The Department is calling for feedback on the proposed changes and at OTrain we’re encouraging everyone to review their own courses and structures and to provide feedback that will influence the final outcome. Remember, if you’re not part of the conversation, you can’t be too upset when the results don’t fall your way. You can have your say by providing feedback to [email protected] Feedback must be received by 23 October 2016 and contain the subject line ‘Feedback on the eligible course list’. There are Fact Sheets and a list of eligible courses available here. Whilst these changes have been designed to drive out the dodgy operators, they will no doubt have a significant impact on organisations doing the right thing, but reliant on VET FEE HELP and the current pricing model to survive. If this is...