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Date PostedNovember 2, 2013

Why Online White Card Training is best : Reasons to Opt for Online Training

Recently and particularly in Oz online training has become the most popular form of adult learning across all sectors. Despite this growing popularity there some people who are more comfortable with the familiar, in other words because they are used to traditional classroom environment learning, this is what they stick to. But online training offers workers a number of benefits which they cannot get from traditional ways of learning and it is worth while exploring this option before writing it off completely and opting for the old-fashioned form of learning.

One of the greatest benefits of learning online, particularly for construction workers is that it offers value for money and convenience that is unrivalled by old-fashion classroom learning. It is particularly beneficial for adults, such as those already in the building industry or those wishing to embark on a career in the construction sector because it allows them to work and study at the same time. So instead of taking time off work, or even having to leave work to complete a full time course, workers can study online at home or at the office without it impacting the work schedule. It also negates the need for travelling expenses.

Convenience is another enormous benefit which all busy adults relish. People often battle to find a balance between the demands of work and education so online training, or E-learning as it is referred to allows workers to learn from home, work or even on the road. In fact wherever they have spare time, even if it is travelling on the train, they can sneak in a quick session and complete their online white card course in no time.

One of the greatest conveniences of online training is that it is less time consuming to register and start because it is delivered over the internet, e-Learning is possible with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Another reason to consider online white card training is that it is affordable.  Cost saving is a key attraction because whether you are paying for your course or your employer is, there are savings in travel expenses, time spent off work and because overheads for the training company are lower than it would be if they ran a traditional classroom setup, they charge you less.

Anyone who was ever been bored in the classroom will love the concept of online training because it is interactive. The content is more exciting and the delivery is dynamic, so you will not become bored listening to a teacher or lecturer ramble on.

Another key issue with traditional learning methods that is overcome by e-Learning is varying quality of teaching. Often in traditional learning environments students are only as good as their teacher. Standardised content means that across the country workers can receive the quality education of the highest standard.


Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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