Technical Education


New! How Safe Are Our Power Grids? 52 min.

Our well-being is based on highly developed networks and all components have one thing in common: in order to function, they need electricity. We have become used to having access to electricity whenever and wherever we need it. Yet experts have recently pointed out the potential threats to our networks. Energy transition, increasing usage, bad weather and the liberalized energy market push it fur...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Dawn of the Driverless Car 53 min.

The age of artificial intelligence is dawning. In fact, it’s already here—in the guise of the self-driving car. This technology will have a world-changing impact. But how does an AI car see and communicate? Does it really think? Does it have morals? To investigate this complex world of algorithms that will soon be driving us to work, BBC builds its own self-driving car and tours Silicon Valley. Wi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Nano Research and Energy 22 min.

Nano research illustrates how flexible batteries and wafer-thin solar cells can revolutionise energy generation and provide renewable energy. Carbon nanotubes are also explored in this episode of Newton.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Insects To The Rescue 53 min.

Are biopesticides - micro-organisms that fight pests naturally – the promise of a chemical-free agriculture? Farmers all over the world are converting to biopesticides, stimulated by scientific research that is opening up new perspectives. But is the technique risk-free for the environment? Invertebrates, insects, mites, fungi, bacteria, viruses … these living mini-organisms that scientists are st...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Planning and Organizing Work: The Construction Toolkit 18 min.

One of the skills that employers in the construction industry value most in their employees is the ability to plan and organize work. Construction projects are complex and many tasks require detailed planning and organization to complete. This video begins by examining why planning and organization is so critical to working in the construction industry and then profiles three people enjoying succe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents: The Construction Toolkit 21 min.

Any construction project has a multitude of plans and documents associated with it and it is critical that any construction worker is able to accurately read and interpret those that are relevant to their roles onsite. This video looks at the range of various plans and documents that are used in construction and why they are so vital to the work done by all workers on any construction project. It...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Working Effectively in the Construction Industry: The Construction Toolkit 17 min.

The construction industry employs more than a million people Australia-wide in hundreds of different trades-based and professional roles. For anyone entering a course or trade, it is vital to understand what is required to be an effective worker in this industry. This video provides an overview of the construction industry – the three main areas of construction: domestic, commercial and civic – th...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Workplace Health and Safety: The Construction Toolkit 17 min.

Construction sites are potentially highly dangerous working environments. All workers must have a sound understanding of the importance of workplace health and safety in every aspect of what they do. This video examines the importance of workplace health and safety in construction, identifying and assessing risk, and various ways in which hazards are controlled on a construction site. It features...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Communication: The Construction Toolkit 18 min.

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills any construction industry worker needs. Poor communication can have disastrous consequences, including endangering the safety of workers and hindering productivity and efficiency, which costs money. This video looks at the key aspects of effective communication in construction, including how to ensure verbal, written and vi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Construction Toolkit 107 min.

Every construction worker needs more in their toolkit besides hammers, screwdrivers and saws. This 6-part series gives learners the tools they need to succeed in the industry, teaching them about the industry and the core skills that the construction industry requires.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016