Engineering Education Australia

Engineers around Australia – or anywhere in the world – now have the opportunity to undertake training and professional development courses via the new Live Online initiative launched by Engineering Education Australia.

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Live Online can deliver training to engineers at their workplace or home, and can combine slide presentations, video, and document sharing, and chatting with presenters either online or by phone.

The next Live Online session will be on the topic of Knowledge Risk in Engineering Firms. The two-hour session will be on 13 November 2012, starting at 1pm AEST. (Please see the EEA website for a list of current CPD Live Online sessions: http://www.cpdlive.com/eeaust/index.html )

The workshop is presented by Dr Kate Andrews, the principal of knowable.com.au

Dr Andrews works chiefly with engineering organisations, helping them create value from intangible assets such as information, knowledge and expertise.

These assets might be intangible but they can have a real – sometimes drastic – effect on your business. For instance, a large number of experienced staff nearing retirement age can pose a big risk to a firm. Likewise, what you learn from project successes (and failures) is an asset that can turn to a risk if not identified and managed correctly.

The seminar will help guide you to identify knowledge risk and plan effective knowledge retention processes for engineering success.

Nicole Elischer, EEA’s project officer for Live Online, says the new online format for continuous Professional courses australia (CPD) will save companies time and money by not having to release staff to attend workshops which are usually held in major cities.

She says EEA developed Live Online partly in response to employers’ feedback and also as part of its brief to better meet the needs of engineers in regional Australia.

“Employers are saying they want cost-effective training,” she says. “It’s very expensive for a regional engineering company to send someone to a capital city for a two-hour or half-day course or whatever.

“It’s much better if we can bring the training to the engineers in their own workplace or location.”

Ms Elischer says many engineers will find Live Online a convenient way to undertake CPD after hours.

“People can choose to do the live session or, if they can’t make the arranged time, they can access a recording of the session at a time to suit them,” she says.

“If you can’t do it during the day – which is often an issue if you’re running a project and you have to be there to supervise – you can do the Live Online session after hours or whenever. It makes a lot more sense.”

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Some 530 kilometres north of Brisbane, Ben Hayden is the Manager of NRG Gladstone Operating Services’ Technical Services Department, responsible for maintaining the Gladstone Power Station.

It’s a big job, making sure that Queensland’s biggest power station is running ship-shape.

“The Technical Services Department is responsible for providing engineering services, maintenance support, statutory inspections, risk and asset management at the power station,” he explains.

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To help his staff keep up with the demands of the job, he’s enrolled them in Maintenance Engineering Analysis, a seven-part Live Online course offered by Engineering Education Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Lenny McInnes is an experienced materials engineer who works as an investigator and has now turned inventor – and he realises the importance of developing your professional skills. McInnes graduated in 2004 and now works as a senior consultant with UQ Materials Performance (UQMP) based at the University of Queensland.

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“I’m with the metals group, my experience is with metallurgy what is often called ‘secondary metallurgy’ as opposed to extractive metallurgy,” he says.

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Over the past year, it has become apparent that individuals and organisations’ requirements for CPD have changed. There is a demand for more cost effective models of education which meet the needs of regional, international, engineers that are time poor and those whose learning style favours a different method of delivery other than face to face. In response to these changes Engineering Education Australia has established a project, led by Iain Polley of

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The Moreland Group (TMG), to establish EOL.
EOL will be the site for engineering related people and organisations to access CPD and a broad range of professional development opportunities. EOL will host Learning Assets (LA) of a diverse nature and will include, but not be limited to the following:

• Recorded technical sessions (held at Division offices and recorded)

• Interviews

• Case studies

• Showcasing projects and lessons learned

• Short live and recorded webinar sessions

• Courses

• Links to television series’ relating to engineering

• Content gained from partner universities

• Online management and business sessions

• And more

Users will be able to search for their requirement, receive a range of available options, select, register and pay, then access their CPD immediately, unless they have chosen a live session or qualification.
To establish the initial 1000+ learning assets, EEA will partner with universities, learned groups, and other companies who have appropriate content.

There will be the opportunity for sessions currently delivered face to face, such as assessor information and information about becoming Chartered, to be online as live or recorded sessions. It is not envisaged that face to face delivery will cease, the project is aimed at increasing options in a more cost effective and learner driven way.

Engineering related professionals can access content and will also be encouraged to engage with EEA to deliver content in their area of specialisation.

Ann Ellis

Group General Manager

Engineering education Australia is a leading Professional development courses institute which mainly focus on Courses in engineering and all graduate programs in Australia from online and face-to-face both interaction.  Drop us a line or call us @ +61 3 9274 9600 for more details.

It’s a question the heads of all engineering businesses have to ask themselves: How do you ensure the survival and sustainability of your business over the next five, 10 or 20 years?
In effect, how do you grow your leaders?

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Sally Davis says it’s a question you can’t ignore.

“It’s the sort of investment you can’t afford not to make,” she says, “because your business is only as good as your people, led by your leadership team, and that sets the culture, motivation  and morale of your workplace.

“You need to invest in people to help them stand up and grow into their leadership roles so they can understand the impact they have on people and the workplace.”

Davis is a consultant in management, business and change who will be a facilitator at the Engineering Leadership Program, a six-day program in October specifically designed for engineering  executives to broaden their capabilities to effectively lead their organisations.It’s been developed by Engineering Education Australia in consultation with engineering leaders across the country to ensure a real-life, practical focus.

Davis thinks of it almost as a kind of ‘incubator’ for up and coming engineering leaders and CEOs.

It features a line-up of engineering leaders, business and communications experts, and strategists who are there to pass on skills and help people shape their firms’ future.

This year’s theme is ‘Leading Through Disruptive Cycles’, a timely topic given recent headlines about an engineering brain drain and reports of thousands of engineering job losses.

“What’s fantastic about the residential program is that people get six days to focus on skills, learning and networking, and exposure to new ideas,” Davis says.

More importantly, it’s what they do with their new insights and skills.

“The accent is very much on what does that mean about your leadership back in the real world,” Davis says.

“I think it’s almost like an incubator for some of those leadership skills to blossom because they’re not happening in an ad hoc way – which is what happens back in the workplace.

“We also spend quite a bit of time on helping people articulate what they’re going to do differently when they go back to their workplace and how it’s going to make a difference in their workplace.”

Ann Ellis believes a ‘business as usual’ approach for engineering firms is just not realistic.

“A year ago, jobs were easy to be found,” says Ellis, the General Manager of Engineering Education Australia.

“All of a sudden, people are looking for work and they’re all experiencing the same market conditions, so with the Engineering Leadership Residential they can strategise and discuss their responses collectively and learn from each other.

“One of the things I know is that if you stay within your business and you’re looking to survive in a time of disruption, you’re probably going to struggle to come up with the ideas and innovation that are required.

“But if you mix with other like-minded people, then you’ve got a good basis to start the conversation, and it’s amazing how the ideas can feed off each other.”

Ellis says, in many cases, firms need to re-invent themselves to prepare for the future.

“With the times we’re going through now, we’ve really got to pull something out of the box,” Ellis says.

“So that’s why I would want some of my people going to something like this, so they do have the time away.”

Ellis says engineers who attend the residential program will need to be prepared to see things differently.

“They can expect to be challenged, and they can expect to pick up some skills as well,” she says.

“It’s not about thinking and navel-gazing, we’ve got some experts to give some really good strategies and skills in topics such as change management and negotiation – the things that leaders need to be adept at.

“They’ll also be challenged because they’ll be put into situations where they have to think on their feet, solve problems and work as a team.

“It’s also a very creative experience and we build it this way especially.

“We’ve run the Engineering Leadership Residential three times – and the feedback is always superb.”

The Engineering Leadership Residential 2013 will be held on 19-24 October at the Royal Pines Resort, Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland. For details, visit the Engineering Leadership Residential page.

Engineering education Australia provides professional development courses, engineers courses & project management course online and face-to-face both. Drop us a line or call us @ +61 3 9274 9600 for more details.

James Kennedy says there is reasonable why technicians need to be across servicing analysis: the popularity and achievements of their companies rely on it.

“Maintenance is not well recognized, and servicing is at the primary of resource control, and it’s where most technicians invest their lifestyles,” he says.

“We do not style much devices in Sydney, particularly – we do some style – but as opposed to number of technicians we make, most end up in this assistance area.”

Kennedy is introducing a seven-part sequence on Maintenance Technological innovation Analysis as aspect of EEA’s Stay On the internet coaching effort.

The online classes are developed to offer a realistic resource control course for servicing technicians and distribution supervisors. But it’s also targeted at economical supervisors and IT supervisors, and even HR employees accountable for employment maintenance-related actions.

Around the globe, servicing problems have been suggested as a factor in a variety of injuries and near overlooks including occurrences such as substance leaks, link breaks, and ecological occurrences. In some situations, the cause may be as simple as an unseen or damaged secure.

Kennedy says the servicing research classes protect problems such as identifying the regularity of situation tracking tasks; failing discovering tasks; and determining whether to fix or substitute aging resources to guarantee affordability.

More significantly, it looks at servicing as a value-adding operate of business and how to make sure its part concentrates on the company’s goals.

“So that when you put up costs to the panel, and say ‘this is what we need to invest to get the goals of this company’, that money demand is defensible,” Kennedy says.

“Universities do not practice technicians how to do that.

“It’s something that usually comes after they complete their coaching – so it’s only through things such as these Stay On the internet classes that they can choose up these abilities.”

Kennedy has more than 45 years’ encounter in servicing and resource control in places such as railways, defense, aerospace, water and power. He is a former nationwide Seat of the Asset Management courses Authorities, a former Specialized Home of EA’s Maintenance Technological innovation Community of Sydney, and has provided and trained servicing and resource control programs all over the globe.

Engineering education Australia provides project management courses, engineering & professional development program online and face-to-face both. Drop us a line or call us @ +61 3 9274 9600 for more details.

Project management courses help in project development and progress by including earned value management with project cost, resources and quality management.

Engineering Education Australia Project Management Courses are recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by Engineers Australia in accordance with Engineers Australia CPD Guidelines.

Diploma of Project Management (Face to Face)

The Diploma of Project Management (Face to Face) is a special series of 5 x two-day courses combined with an assessment to provide an accredited pathway for the nationally recognised qualification of Diploma of Project Management.

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Diploma of Project Management (Online)

The Diploma of Project Management (Online) is for Project Managers who are currently or soon to be managing projects from an ‘end to end’ perspective. It is delivered in the context of Engineering, over a 12-month period, within a structured online environment (including online assessment support), which enables participants to have the flexibility of undertaking learning in their own time and at their own pace.
Project Earned Value Management

This one-day course defines project earned value management and incorporates case studies and workshop exercises to ensure practical learning in the context of ‘real’ engineering  projects. It has been developed for Project Managers who are seeking more in-depth information on earned value management or, as it is sometimes referred to, performance management of projects.
Project Management Practice Course Module 1 – Project Management Fundamentals

This two day course takes participants through all aspects of project management Unit 1 BSBPMG501A and Unit 2 BSBPMG502A provide in depth examination and practice of a specific scoping and planning toolset.
Project Management Practice Course Module 2 – Implementing Projects

This course looks at the practical tasks, tools, techniques and skills that need to be undertaken or applied to ensure a project happens as planned, results are achieved and the project is completed to specification, on time and on budget.

Project Management Practice Course Module 3 – Managing People in Projectsproj earned value mgt

This two day course takes participants through all aspects of project management Unit 6 BSBPMG506A brings focus to the aspects of people and team management in a project manager’s role. People management is a key to project management success within engineering organisations as most project team members are not dedicated solely to a single project and report to other line or project managers.
Project Management Practice Course Module 4 – Managing Project Costs, Resources and Procurement

This two day course takes participants through all aspects of project management Unit 3 BSBPMG503A, Unit 4 BSBPMG504A and Unit 9 BSBPMG509A focuses thinking and develops techniques for the management of costs, resources and procurement activities required over the life of an engineering project. Developing budgets and resource plans and managing these over the life of a project is vital to the success of all engineering projects.
Project Management Practice Course Module 5 – Managing Project Quality, Communication and Risk

This two day course takes participants through all aspects of project management Unit 5 BSBPMG505A, Unit 7 BSBPMG507A and Unit 8 BSBPMG508A deal with risk management as applied to engineering projects and includes project quality, communication and risk. Environmental, organisational and project‐specific risks (schedules, budgets etc.) are all considered.

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