AlertForce has become the first NBN approved online provider of a mandatory induction course. The company has also been named as the approved face-to-face training provider. There were 20 candidates that applied for the online course provision license and AlertForce was the only one to win it.

The Aim of NBN
NBN Co was founded in the beginning of August 2009. It is a wholly-owned Commonwealth company that is represented by the ministers of communications and finance. NBN has one major goal – the delivery of a national open access broadband network.

This is a revolutionary project that will make new and reliable technology accessible in all parts of Australia. As a part of the project, the majority of Australian households will get access to fixed line connection. Fixed wireless and satellite connection will be used for the remote parts of the country and the hard-to reach places, where the fixed line connection is going to be an impossible task.

All of the individuals involved with the broadband project are expected to have certain training in NBN safety and awareness. Job seekers interested in becoming NBN installers, NBN lines workers and NBN splicers are also expected to take the courses designed to increase the safety and the efficiency of operation and construction activities.

The AlertForce Awareness Courses for NBN Professionals
As the company approved to deliver the NBN safety and awareness training, AlertForce has worked on a comprehensive curriculum that will provide the right kind of theoretical and practical skills.

There are two categories of NBN training courses – the mandatory and the recommended training options. The first mandatory course is provided by AlertForce. NBN Co has a requirement for employees to have certain types of accreditation for the execution of professional activities:

• NBNATC1201A – NBN Safety and Awareness
• NBNACC12029A – Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Rescue
• NBNACC12030A – Power Awareness
• NBNACC13031A – Remove non-friable asbestos
• NBNACC13032A – Supervise asbestos removal

All of the personnel dealing with hauling NBN fibre optic cable, installing or connecting network assets, conducting excavations and having direct responsibility for a particular NBN working site is expected to go through the mandatory training course and to have the respective type of accreditation. AlertForce offer Remove non-friable asbestos and Supervise asbestos removal.

About the Course
The NBN safety and awareness course (NBNATC1201A) is created to introduce workers to the project and to ensure at least a minimum standard of health, safety and CPR training. Traffic management, confined spaces, asbestos, laser safety and fibre optic cable are some of the additional topics included in the programme. The online course has the course code of NBNAcc14001A and is based on the unit ICTOHS2170A Follow OHS & environmental policy & procedures. Participants completing this course need to complete Perform CPR and the White Card.

Upon the completion of the training, the participants in the NBN safety and awareness course will have knowledge and ability to explain the purpose of the NBN project, identify their role in the execution of the project, assess workplace hazards, do the necessary hazard control, be familiar with work safety requirements, do proper reports on hazards and identify environmental issues.

The AlertForce course is fully narrated and interactive because of work on iPads, the use of quizzes, videos and other features chosen to speed up the learning process. There is an online training opportunity, as well, since AlertForce has become the only NBN-approved company to provide this kind of online training. The face-to-face NBN safety course lasts a day and the online training course can be completed within a four-hour period.

NBNATC1201A face-to-face training costs $227 per person and the online course is available at $197. The online version can be completed in a shorter period of time and it costs less, in case the training budget is a concern. The requirements for participating in the NBN online training include having broadband internet access and being fluent in written and spoken English.

About AlertForce
AlertForce is the winner of the LearnX 2012 and 2013 award in the OHS category. The NBN safety and awareness course is expected to be the winner of the 2014 OHS category award.

The company specialises in compliance training for Workplace Health and Safety. With more than 20 years of experience, AlertForce is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has designed a range of courses providing in-depth understanding of health and safety standards and procedures.

By getting the NBN Co license for online training provision, AlertForce managed to achieve yet another major goal. This cooperation is a major break through, standing as evidence of the training course quality and the superiority of the AlertForce OHS training programme. For more information please click NBN Safety and Awareness Course here.

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What Participants Say

“In over 20 years of training, this was one of the best courses I’ve ever attended.”

- Queensland Rail

“Great! The instructor made it interesting and enjoyable”

- Leighton Contractors

” We heard that AlertForce delivers one of the best courses around so the boss decided to send me to Australia from New Zealand.”

- Participant Public Course

“I liked the trainer’s positive outlook and uplifting approach towards completing the long day.”

- Visionstream

“Very competent training course. Trainer was very knowledgeable on subject.”

- Servicestream

“AlertForce provided an excellent trainer,  knowledgeable on the topic and allowed for active questioning.”

- DHS

“Informative and concise training delivered at the right pace.”

- AFMA.gov.au

“The Trainer was very engaging”

- Fair Work Commission

“Interesting, informative, relevant.”

- Airservices Australia

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