Digital dogging and rigging Western Australia 2009

Great Southern TAFE

The problem/opportunity being addressed

The challenge is to develop training resources for dogging and basic rigging that assists students in overcoming barriers to learning such as embarrassment, feelings of inadequacy, shyness, anger and/or resentment, and low levels of literacy and numeracy skills.

The learners/clients and how they will benefit

The learners are indigenous males, between the ages of 24 and 45 years. All come from small communities within the Great Southern Region and have not been engaged in fulltime work, although some may have completed part time or casual work. The Learning Table provides discreet access to extra tutorials that suit their traditional learning style (e.g. is visual, verbal, can be accessed in small chunks to suit the individual, do not demand literacy skills, act in a mentoring way by providing repetitive information as required), empowering students by providing an avenue to initiate and self pace through the instructions.

How the training is currently delivered

Currently the Great Southern TAFE uses standard media and classroom resources when delivering industrial skills training, these include power point presentations, video and DVD's relevant to the subject matter, hard copy reading and reference materials and oral and written assessment materials. This is complemented by practical revision, mock practical assessments and final practical assessments. Lecturers are required to keep to a time line for delivery of training and must allow a minimum of 1 hour per student for individual practical assessments. Theory assessments are completed in group sessions.

How the innovation will change current delivery

The use of the Learning Table and RIFDs eliminates the need for personal contact between lecturer and student for additional tutorage. It provides one-on-one learning as and when required without taking up the lecturers class time. It empowers students by providing them with an avenue to control their learning while ensuring their privacy.

Project output links

Rigging knots video
This resource contains videos which explain and demonstrate how to tie a number of different knots for rigging. These include: Becket hitch, Bowline on the bight, Double bowline, Mousing the hook, Running bowline, Sheep shank and Short splice.

Rigging Maths
This resource contains videos which explain and demonstrate how to perform a number of calculations for rigging. These include: Calculations for purchase systems and Fleet angle distances.

Dogging knots video
This resource contains a number of videos which explain and demonstrate how to tie a series of knots as follows: back splice, bowline, clove hitch, eye splice, rolling hitch, sheet bend, timber hitch and whipping.

Dogging maths video
This resource contains a number of videos which explain and demonstrate how to perform calculations for dogging. These include: Convert millimetres to metres, Reeve and angle factors, Round loads - straight through method, Round loads - algebra method, Square shaped loads, Working Load Limits - Flexible steel wire rope, Working Load Limits - chain slings.

Dogging signals videoThis resource contains two short videos which explain and demonstrate how to perform required signals for dogging. These include: Hand signals and whistle signals.

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