Horses for Courses


There are always different ‘Horses for Courses’. In terms of training tools this may mean choosing eLearning or whiteboard animation over traditional classroom training.

Blended learning caters for different learning styles

blended learning

We all know that we learn in different ways. The acronym VARK (visual/seeing, aural/hearing, read/write, kinaesthetic/doing) has been around for nearly 30 years.1  But often the best way to learn, and therefore to train, especially in a group situation, is a combination of methods – or a blend. Blended learning includes various training delivery methodologies […]

You are never too old to learn

learning and training styles

So just when you think you know it all, something comes along to remind you that learning is a life-long pursuit. For Pertrain Pen it was the word Asynchronous. Pertrain has been writing training materials for well over 30 years. We have been developing eLearning packages for nearly a decade. But in all this time […]

Successful Strategy Implementation

Over the years we have developed numerous plans and strategy documents for our clients –business management plans, sustainability plans, health and safety management plans, emergency response plans. Developing a plan is one thing, but unless the plan is implemented successfully with full management and employee buy-in and ongoing review, it is just a few (or […]

54th Annual Australian Mines Rescue Competition 2016

Pertrain is a proud sponsor of the 54th Annual Australian Mines Rescue Competition 2016. The Australian Mines Rescue Competition is held annually and brings together mine rescue teams from NSW and QLD to test their emergency response and rescue abilities and demonstrate their excellence in mine safety and health. Pertrain will be on site to support the […]

Milestones and mentors

April 2016, marks Pertrain’s 35th anniversary and my 25th year with the company. During this time I have had some incredible experiences and been involved with some very talented people. So I thought I would share some of these experiences and acknowledge those people who helped shape this company and the type of Director that […]

Silly Season Safety

It’s that time of the year – the silly season. Aptly named, because this is often the time when safety takes a backseat to festive frivolity. Christmas lights come out, we eat too much, drink too much, spend too much and drive too far, often when we are tired and stressed. Keep your family, your […]