Join the next generation of engineers and
technicians through innovative eLearning, upgrade your skills from your home
Whether you want to refresh your current knowledge or update
your skills, IDC Technologies eLearning programs will help you to achieve
The eLearning courses are designed for engineers and technicians who cannot
attend standard classroom led training due to time or distance limitations,
or for those who simply want more flexible training. The courses
feature hands-on tasks, real-world applications and use a multi-pronged
approach involving self-study, interactive online web learning classes
and homework assignments with a mentor on call.
The eLearning programs feature real-world applications and use a
multi-pronged approach involving interactive online internet webcasts,
simulation software and self-study assignments with a mentor on call.
The courses consist of a set number of modules delivered over a given time
frame. Presentations and group discussions will be conducted using a live,
interactive software system. For each eLearning module you will have an
initial reading assignment (which will be delivered to you in electronic
format in advance of the online presentations).
There will be coursework or problems to be submitted and in some cases there
will be practical exercises, using simulation software and remote labs that
you can easily do from your home or office. You will have ongoing support
from the instructors as well as course coordinators via phone, fax and
As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, these eLearning
courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software,
to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your
course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of
the world into which you will be able to log and proceed through the various
These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely
or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience.
No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software
are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a
practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a
solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that
you obtain maximum benefit from your course.
We currently have 2 different types of elearning courses
IDC Technologies eLearners Certificates consist of a set number of
modules, each module is covered in a live online webcast presentation with a
professional instructor, including group discussions with participants from
around the globe.
The eLearners Certificates involve set assignments, readings and where
possible, practical sessions using simulation software, with ongoing support
with the instructor via phone, fax or email. Participants completing all the
assignments and achieving 60% or more for their final mark, will receive the
IDC Certificate in the subject, participants having attended all the units
will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Some practical work experience in the fundamental topics would obviously be
advantageous. You can enroll ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD as long as you have a
satisfactory Internet connection.
During the program you will participate in live interactive
sessions with the instructor and other participants from around the world.
Each webcast will be scheduled at 2 varying times, so you can select one
that is most convenient for you. All you need to participate is an adequate
Internet connection and a headset with a microphone. During the live
internet webcasts you will have the opportunity to learn and discuss the
techniques and procedures used in the design and engineering of complex
process plants and piping systems. The software package and setup details
will be sent to you prior to the course. Session times to be confirmed upon
It is very important to us at IDC Technologies to ensure that our clients
can confidently attend our courses knowing that the professional development
they are receiving is of a creditable standard and will provide them with
personal, measurable, productivity gains and the opportunity for career
We have presented courses to over 200,000 engineers and technicians over the
past 16 years and our aim of maintaining the highest of standards has
o IDC Technologies is an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Endorsed Training Provider
o IDC Technologies training courses are recognized by Engineers Australia
for CPD purposes
A fee of 20% will apply for written cancellations received
7-14 days prior to the commencement of the
course. Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the course are not
refundable however substitutes are
Go to the page for the specific certificate program online
course you wish to attend and complete contact form to receive registration
form and updated online web learning schedule. Also you may opt to click on
brochure/registration form on each course page, complete the form and fax to
I pause my progress and come back to complete the course later?
webcasts cannot be postponed and are set within a given time frame however,
it is possible to discontinue a current course and join the next, at the
will I receive my materials?
are received in electronic format at regular intervals throughout the
course, by email.
I receive notification that I am enrolled on this course?
confirmation is sent between 7 and 10 days from point of registration.
do live webcasts involve?
These are live interactive sessions throughout the program with the
instructor and other participants from around the world. Each webcast is
betweem 60 and 90 minutes in duration and will be scheduled at 2 varying
times, so participants can select the session which is most convenient.
it be a live session?
the webcasts are live (in real time).All
students and the instructor log in to the webcast ‘room’ simultaneously.
long will the sessions be?
sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on how many questions the
if I cannot make/miss a live webcast?
are recorded and available to students upon request, however to receive the
certificate of completion a minimum of 70% of live webcasts must be
attended. The live webcasts offer the opportunity to interact with the
instructor and other participants from around the globe, which is an
essential part of the learning process.
do I download the webcast software?
the necessary instructions to download and install the webcast software are
sent to participants prior to the course.
will the sessions take place? When will I receive a webcast schedule?
webcast schedule is not put together until after registrations close.The reason for this is that the course is promoted globally and we
often have participants from several time zones. Once registrations close
participants receive a questionnaire which determines the availability of
those registered. Once all questionnaires are returned we create a schedule
which will meet everyone’s requirements.Each webcast will run at 2 varying times and we guarantee at least
one session will fall into the requested time frames.
the sessions held at the same time of day/day of the week every time?
do try to keep the schedule as consistent as possible, however, this depends
on the instructor’s availability.
I experience technical difficulties and am unable to sit in the session,
will I be able to arrange for another?
webcast sessions are recorded for this reason, but depending on the
situation it may be possible to reschedule a session for a later date.
I talk to my instructor throughout the session or is all the
with the instructor is possible at all times via microphone, drawing on the
whiteboard or by typing in the direct messaging tool.
I discuss problems with the other people in the session or am I restricted
to talking to the instructor?
with everyone in the room involved in the session is not only possible but
language are the webcasts presented in?
webcasts are presented in English.
do I need?
An adequate Internet connection, speakers and a microphone. All necessary
software and course materials are sent by us.
are we assessed?
series of assignments are completed during the course. These demonstrate
understanding of the materials.
do the assignments involve?
assignments are usually a set of questions, problems or calculations which
are based on the material provided.They
are not designed to trick, merely to determine if the materials have been
due to the difficulty in monitoring an exam in an e-learning environment
there are no exams.
much time do I need to spend on the course every week?
depends on the participants’ existing knowledge, but we estimate between 3
and 5 hours per week.This
includes the live 1-hour webcast, set reading materials and assignment.
I am struggling to keep up with the workload can I get any extra help or
The instructor is available to help via email, phone or Skype, and depending
on the situation extensions are available for assignments if need be.An additional one-on-one webcast with the instructor is possible,
although an additional cost may be incurred.
I need to have any qualifications to understand it?
varies from course to course. Please contact IDC Technologies office for the
requirements for specific courses.
there a maximum number of participants allowed per course?
Yes.In order to maximise the benefit you receive from the course, and to
provide you with as much interaction as possible with the instructor and
other participants we do limit the number of students per course.The maximum number varies from course to course. We also do keep
webcast numbers to a maximum of 10 to keep interaction high. If we do
receive a high number of registrations for a course we ensure that we have
enough webcast sessions to cater for everyone.
I have to start on the designated commencement date?
commencement date is merely the date that registrations close. On this day
the information packs and first set of course materials are sent.The first webcast usually occurs about 10 days after this, once all
participants have returned their pre-course questionnaires.
I don't understand something am I able to 'approach' the instructor 'after
the instructor will always stay behind ‘after class’ for questions.Participants can also contact the instructor via phone, Skype or
there are hands-on aspects to the session are all the delegates able to be
hands-on sessions are performed using application sharing tools or
simulation software.Only one
student can do this at a time, but we ensure all students have the
opportunity to use these tools.
If you have further questions about our eLearning Course offerings,
please use contact form for course you are interested in, our use our main
company website contact form.
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our IDC Engineers-Australia-approved online courses.