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VMAT in partnership with Allens Training (RTO #909090) is pleased to be able to offer our clients a range of delivery methods that have been designed to offer flexibility, while meeting the needs of the different learners we work with.

Each delivery method has elements that will appeal to different student groups. Importantly, it is not a one size fits all approach and it is important that you consider what approach would be best for you or your group.

Our team will work with our clients to identify the best delivery method for their needs. A summary of the key characteristics of the delivery methods available is provided below.

Blended Training

Utilising this delivery method students complete some online learning prior to the face to face training and assessment.

All topics are covered in the face to face session along with all assessment elements. No formal assessment is conducted online, however, there is a short online quiz that is intended to assist with their knowledge prior to attending the face to face training session.

This delivery method is the most popular as it suits all learner types and strikes a balance between course duration and classroom-based learning.

When booking into one of Allens Training’s public courses this is one of the delivery mode options.

Online Training with Face to Face Assessment

This delivery method is ideally suited to students who have previously undertaken the same course or a very similar course. To complete this delivery method, it is essential that course participants have access to the required resources which include a reliable computer with reliable internet access as most of the learning is completed online.


All the knowledge content of the training is delivered through our online learning system (Training Desk) and the theory component of the assessment is completed online, prior to a face to face practical assessment.


During the practical assessment students are assessed in the required skills of the course. There is a small opportunity to clarify information, however, overall students should arrive prepared to perform the skills. If during this session the student is unable to successfully perform some of the tasks, they will be provided the opportunity to be re-assessed at another time. Students who need to be re-assessed will be provided with clear feedback from the trainer on what tasks will be re-assessed.


This delivery method is suited to returning students, who are confident in learning online.


For some of the courses offered via this delivery mode, students will require a smart phone or camera attached to your computer, or tablet to video themselves completing some assessment requirements of the course. To find out more students are encouraged to read all the course information provided on the course page of the website.


When booking into one of Allens Training’s public courses this is one of the delivery mode options.

Face to Face Training

This delivery method involves all elements of the training and assessment being delivered in the face to face setting. This is the longest duration of training and offers students the maximum opportunity to interact with the trainer delivering the information.


Refresher Training

To qualify for this delivery method, students need to hold a current certificate in the course being delivered (or less than 3 months after renewal date). This delivery method involves the same face to face component as blended delivery however do not require the students to complete pre-course work due to the existing skills and knowledge. This method can be combined with blended so those without the existing qualifications and those suitable for refresher can attend the same face to face session.

Online Training

Some of our courses are offered 100% online. This includes courses such as CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk, and HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely. To ensure you know the specific requirements for the unit you are wanting to complete please ensure you have read and understood the information found on the course page of our website.


For most of our fully online courses you will require a smart phone or camera attached to your computer or tablet to video yourself completing the practical assessment requirements of the Online Course.


What factors should you consider when selecting the best delivery mode for your course?


It needs to be recognised that some of these delivery modes will not suit some students, and importantly, the Enhanced Online delivery method (online training with face to face assessment) is not suited to everyone.


Some factors to consider when completing online learning include:

  • Does the student have adequate numeracy and literacy skills?

  • Does the student have adequate digital literacy skills?

  • Does the student have any learning disabilities?

  • Has the student completed a similar type of course before (i.e. this is not your first time completing a First Aid course)?

  • As most of the learning is completing online, does the student have access to a suitable computer, compatible operating system, specific software, and adequate internet access?

  • Has the Student completed online learning before?


Depending on your response to these questions, you may be better suited to completing one of our blended or face to face courses, where our trainer can spend more time with you in a face to face to environment.

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