Acknowledgments

These e-learning resources have been developed for the Outdoor Power Equipment Association (OPEA) using the Australian Flexible Learning Framework’s Industry Integration of E-learning funding. The resources were developed by Kangan Institute, Learning Research and Design department.

The Kangan Institute development team included:

  • Colin Foote, Tim Verkerk & David Danson (Instructional design)
  • Sean Norrey, Ben Brown, Shani Marshall & Sasha Cokorilo (Multimedia development & graphic design)
  • Ian Furmston & Ian Freeman (Content expertise)
  • Maria Juj (Editing).

Thanks to the following industry members of the OPEA for contributing reference materials, providing equipment and allowing access to workshops and showrooms for photographs:

Special thanks to the Management and Staff of Mowers and More at Diamond Creek, dealer members of the OPEA. They provided advice, allowed access to their workshop and showrooms, helped set up and posed for photographs. The Mowers and More team included:

  • Erwin Gijsen (Managing Director)
  • Sam Buonannata (Service Manager)
  • Dylan Kemp, Aron Bon, Chris Gillottie & Joshua Brannelly (Mechanics).

Thanks to the following members of the OPEA for support, providing assistance and materials:

  • Bruce Butt & Michael Golland (Honda MPE)
  • Rob Baker (Stihl Pty Ltd)
  • Rohan Carroll (Briggs and Stratton)
  • Michael Cogley (Toro)
  • Phil Esterman (Husqvarna).

Thanks to the following RTOs for contributing reference material: