The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) went to tender seeking professional services from a creative instructional design and e-Learning solutions development team to deliver a set of engaging and interactive learning modules for the SmartMove online program at https://smartmove.safetyline.wa.gov.au/
SmartMove is a work, health and safety (WHS) online program for senior high school students and new young workers entering the workforce on a work placement, work experience, or as a school-based trainee and apprentice. The majority of the SmartMove users are aged between 16 and 25 years.
The SmartMove Program is mapped to BSBWHS201 Contribute to the Health and Safety of self and others, from the national register on vocational education and training in Australia. The program consists of one general module and 16 industry modules (with an alternative module – for learning impaired students instead of the additional industry modules). Users receive a completion certificate after completing the general module and one of the industry modules. The completion certificate is often used as part of their school assessments or/and evidence of gaining WHS knowledge prior to entering the workforce.
SmartMove is widely used by many senior high schools and registered training organisations (RTOs) in Western Australia and other jurisdictions.
Part of the DMIRS tender was to improve the program as it had become outdated, requiring a functionality review and redesign to improve engagement, effectiveness, and compatibility with current technology in line with modern end-user expectations and DMIRS ICT standards.