When it was time to draw one lucky winner of the Cloud Assess Annual iPad Giveaway Competition, we couldn’t be more excited. It is always such a rewarding experience to make someone’s day and give back to the training and education community. Drum roll please…
This year’s iPad winner is Bradley Farmer from the Royal Australian Air Force! He was thrilled when he received the call from our team that delivered the great news. Almost as thrilled as he was when he moved into his current role as Training Systems Designer.
Learn more about Bradley, what advice he likes to give his students and what he loves about his work in the training industry in our 60-second interview with him.
1. Tell us about your RTO and position within the organisation:
I currently work within the Defence RTO as a Training Systems Designer. I currently work within an area that analyses training requirements for the workforce as new capabilities are introduced into the organisation.
2. What got you into the training industry?
I had been an instructor in a previous role, and had an interest in how training was designed, so I began the long journey of gaining a degree in Adult and Vocational Education and switching to my current role as a systems designer.
3. Tell us about the industry you work in.
I work within an industry that promotes excellence, teamwork and professionalism in everything that you do. It also allows you to create training on some very interesting capabilities and platforms.
4. What is the best part of the work you do?
As a training systems designer you don’t necessarily have all the information when designing training, so you get to meet subject matter experts within their fields which improves your own understanding of the organisation.
5. What is the most challenging part of your role?
The most challenging part of my role is developing training for the future as most of my work involves capabilities that may enter the organisation years from now. So it is important to keep one eye on emerging training concepts and technologies.
6. What is your proudest achievement at work?
My proudest achievement is making a transition from my previous role which was instructional based to the more analysis, design, develop, and evaluate role that I perform today.
7. What’s the best piece of advice you give to students / what is your favourite saying?
“Be brilliant at the basics”. Being good at your core role/job/responsibilities sets the foundation for the rest of your learning and working life and will always remain with you.
8. What would you say to someone thinking about registering for a training course?
Do it. Any chance to grow or learn new skills is beneficial.
9. What’s the best thing that has happened to you this year?
Completing my degree in Adult and Vocational Education.
10. Why do you think RTOs & businesses love Cloud Assess?
It provides a flexible and efficient platform to offer students in their learning journey.