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Innovation at HETI

HETI has embraced innovation and modern training methods to be at the forefront of health education.

Drawing on the latest technology and techniques, HETI’s utilises innovative learning methods – eLearning, immersive, simulation, gamification, mobile apps, video, work placements, action learning sets, strategic challenges, coaching, mentoring, capability assessment, webcasts, satellite classrooms, train-the-trainer, traditional classroom-style, or a combination of these.

To ensure the quality and effectiveness of our courses, we use the most relevant and appropriate study methods or teaching techniques for each individual course.

Innovation in practice

Simulation and role-playing

Simulation workshops and role-playing activities allow participants to practice their skills in real-life scenarios within safe learning environments so they can test their knowledge and build their confidence.

Our simulation-based educational methods and technologies include actor-based learning and specialised simulation centres, such as the Rural Simulation Centre which travels to rural Local Health Districts.

Interactive experiential learning

Our approach to interactive learning is to allow participants to “do” rather than watch or listen. Immersive or experiential learning methods benefit participants by giving them real-world experiences within learning environments where they feel supported to test their skills and knowledge. Participants are evaluated on their performance in immersive activities so they can learn and improve their skills.

Mentoring and executive coaching

For some programs, our wide network of partners across NSW Health, other health providers and other health education providers ensures our training participants have access to mentoring and coaching opportunities to help them develop their careers.

Train-the-trainer programs

To ensure our courses and programs can be available to all NSW Health staff, we develop train-the-trainer programs and courses. This means that some courses can be delivered by partners, Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks when our staff may not be available.