Foundations in Simulation 

23 February, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thales Australia
Level 2, 7 Murray Rose Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney, NSW

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Session Overview:
The Foundations in Simulation workshop allows participants to explore and discuss the underpinning knowledge, skills and attitudes that can enable them to make informed decisions during the acquisition, development, implementation and operation of simulation systems and activities in Australasia.

The workshop focuses on introducing modelling and simulation terms, concepts, purposes, applications and information resources to participants across all industries through concepts, activities and discussion groups. It introduces core terms and explores how they apply equally in a variety of different disciplinary settings.

Learning Outcomes:
As a result of attending this workshop, it is expected that participants will be informed about and will be able to discuss:
  • The context of simulation and modelling in Australasia, across a diverse range of contexts including health, aviation, defence, transport, resources and education
  • Current – and possible future – applications of simulation concepts including decision support, strategic, computer supported and face to face role play based modes
  • Common applications of simulation and modelling in Australasia
  • Utilisation of resources/links available to simulation professionals in Australasia
  • The role and functions of Simulation Australasia
  • International linkages in the field of simulation
  • Application of the following key concepts in:
    • Fidelity
    • Resolution
    • Simulation and Human Behaviour
    • Validation, Verification and Accreditation (VV&A)
    • Effective Deployment
    • Simulation Standards
    • Simulation Specifications
  • The Guide to Simulation Professional Skills Development in Australasia
  • The Simulation Australasia Professional Certification Framework
  • Organisations and events relevant to simulation
    • Associations and Societies
    • Relevant Events
    • Other resources
At the end of the session participants will be able to:
  • Understand the definition of simulation and common applications of simulation across a range of industries
  • Understand how simulation is used in various situation including the origins and rationale for application in this context.
  • Understand modalities, terminology and types of simulation.
  • Understand the key concepts in designing, developing and managing authentic Simulated Learning Environments.

Session Times:
10:00am – 5:00pm 
* Please arrive by 9:45am for a prompt start at 10:00am.
* Refreshments will be served for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


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If you are unable to attend, please let us know at least 24 hours prior so that we can adjust our catering.
This event closed for registrations on 23/2/2018

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