Project Management digital training for health and mining: Australia and Pacific

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KaR Programme on Disability and Healthcare Technology
ClientJTA International
ScopeDigital Induction Training : Online, DVD and CD-ROM

Induction training via multiple platforms.

JTAI’s induction training was delivered across platforms in both Australia and Papua New Guinea, where internet was not available, 2005 – 2011.

The course targeted incoming health development managers and mining industry employees.

The interactive scenario training was developed from experiences of real practitioners and the local communities they lived and worked in. These stories informed training in cultural adaption for living and working in PNG and the Pacific rim.


A high-turnover of project workers join the organisation and move to work in the Pacific region, all requiring a speedy induction.

Training required to heighten skills and awareness of culturally appropriate work and living practices for PNG and Pacific region.

Delivering in-time training to professionals on the move, without access to reliable internet.


Organisation induction and cultural competency training was accessible whenever and wherever required.

Training was suitable for multiple audiences, including medical and mining companies.

Programs responded to diversity of prior knowledge and technical skills.

Reduced workload of the client’s time-poor ‘trainers’.

Training was easy-to-update in-house for maintaining currency.