Archive for Teaching on the Run

Is there an annual fee for Level 2 facilitators?

At this stage there is no fee, but rather an expectation that Level 2 facilitators will:

  1. Mentor L1 peers and when more experienced L2 trainees.
  2. Run a minimum of one FTP per year through the TELL Centre system to remain current as a L2 facilitator.
  3. Take responsibility with keeping up-to-date with TELL Centre systems & processes as these are updated and refined regularly.
  4. Contribute to the CoP on a regular basis by starting/responding to discussions, sharing resources etc.
  5. Provide input/feedback on any aspects of the TOTR program under review that might assist to improve it.

What is the new fee structure for TOTR?

2015 Fee Structure Information for TELL Centre users

How do I access the TOTR videos to use in my workshops?

There are two main ways for you to access the TOTR videos:

1. Via a hard copy given to you as part of your Facilitator Training Program; or if this did not occur

2. You should contact the TELL Centre team by email: or Phone: (08) 6151 0832 and advise which workshop(s) you will be running so that a DVD can be sent to you.

Currently there are videos associated with the following workshops:

1. Clinical Teaching

2. Assessment

3. Interprofessional Education (standard format workshop only)

4. Improving Communication Skills with Cancer Patients (standard format workshop only)

NOTE: The TELL Centre team keeps track of who has been given a DVD.  Should you lose your original copy, a fee will be charged to provide you with a replacement.

How do I become a Level 2 facilitator of the TOTR program?

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A Level 2 facilitator is someone who is able to deliver the TOTR program and the Facilitator Training Program (FTP).

This pathway is for experienced facilitators who have a minimum of 2-years Level 1 experience or equivalent experience as recognised by the UWA TELL Centre team.

To attain Level 2 status you must attend and co facilitate at least one Facilitator Training Program (FTP) with an experienced Level 2 facilitator, engage in mentoring (as required) and complete a number of other tasks to demonstrate your knowledge of the TOTR program and TELL Centre processes.

To ascertain if you are ready to take this step and for further information please contact:

Can a facilitator delete or add slides to a Teaching on the Run PowerPoint presentation?

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The answer is NO.

All of the TOTR materials, which includes PowerPoint slides, activities such as videos and role plays, delivery plans, notes for facilitators, and reading resources, have been trialled and revised over time with significant work going into ensuring integration within and across workshops.

In addition, facilitators are all trained using the same materials to ensure consistency in both content and delivery of materials.  So, please DO NOT delete or add your own slides to the Teaching on the Run presentations.

Should you have any questions about, or suggestions for modification to any materials contact the developers at


If I deliver more than one workshop in one day, how many evaluation forms will participants need to complete?

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When delivering the Teaching on the Run program  in the standard format, only two workshops can be delivered in one day.  When using the blended format, it is possible to delivery a maximum of four workshops in one day.

In either case, when multiple workshops are delivered in one day, participants are expected to complete one evaluation form.  This should take approximately 5-minutes and will ensure participants do not suffer from ‘evaluation fatigue’.

Can the Teaching on the Run videos be used for purposes other than the workshops?

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The simple answer is NO.

The videos utilised within the Teaching on the Run program were created specifically for use in that context.  Therefore, they should not be used as teaching aids elsewhere unless specific permission has been granted by the TOTR developers.

For further advice contact:

When converting from Provisional to Level 1 status can participants work together as co-facilitators?

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The answer is YES.

Working as co-facilitators is considered valid when you are converting from Provisional to Level 1 because both facilitators must be present and will be actively engaged throughout the workshop(s) they deliver.  Furthermore, for those who lack confidence or who operate under significant time constraints it can be advantageous to work with a partner.

The process of co-facilitation is one that enables you to potentially halve your preparation time.  In addition, as a team you can share the workload, provide each other with moral support; debrief at the conclusion of the session and this may help you to move forward with implementation of the Teaching on the Run Program when compared with working solo.

Do facilitators trained using TOTR standard format need to retrain to utilise the TOTR blended format?

The simple answer to this question is NO.

All facilitators who are provisionally accredited, as well as those with current Level 1 or Level 2 accreditation status should have access to an area within the TELL Centre elearning area called ‘TOTR Facilitator Materials’.

This area contains all the up-to-date resources a facilitator will need for delivery of the Teaching on the Run (TOTR) program in both blended and standard format.  In addition, there is a folder titled ‘Preview Course Online Modules (Blended Format)’ that facilitators can explore to ensure they are aware of the content of the online modules and quizzes that are associated with the six foundation workshops when the TOTR program is run in the blended format.

It is up to each facilitator to decide which delivery mode (standard or blended format) will be best suited for their purposes and to take whatever time they feel they need to prepare accordingly.

For example, a facilitator originally trained in the standard format would be aware that each workshop topic takes 3-3.5 hours to deliver.  However, in the blended format face-to-face workshop duration is compressed due to participants being required to complete an online module and quiz for each workshop topic.  So, it is possible to deliver more than one blended format workshop in 3-3.5 hours face-to-face contact.  This may be particularly advantageous if you wish to cover more than one topic and have limited time available.

TELL Centre Statistics – Members

New users of TELL Centre in the past 6 months

Tell Us About Yourself survey data from 1 August 2012 to 15 March 2013

PROFESSION Number of users % of all users
Medicine 134 18.1%
Nursing 196 26.4%
Allied health 377 50.8%
Physiotherapy 82 11.1%
Occupational therapy 71 9.6%
Dietetics/Nutrition 62 8.4%
Social work 31 4.2%
Speech pathology 29 3.9%
Midwifery 26 3.5%
Podiatry 21 2.8%
Dentistry 12 1.6%
Pharmacy 9 1.2%
Psychology 8 1.1%
Radiation science (nuclear medicine technology, radiography, radiotherapy) 7 0.9%
Oral health (dental hygiene, dental therapy) 7 0.9%
Exercise physiology/Sport science 4 0.5%
Paramedicine 2 0.3%
Audiology 2 0.3%
Sonography 1 0.1%
Orthoptics 1 0.1%
Optometry 1 0.1%
Health promotion 1 0.1%
Other 35 4.7%
Grand Total 742 100.0%


PRIMARY ROLE Number of users % of all users
Clinician 459 62%
Educator 169 23%
Manager/Coordinator   42   6%
Director / Head of Department   11      1.5%
Administrator    6   1%
Other  (e.g. Clinical team leader, Project officer)   55      7.4%
Grand Total 742 100%


AGE Number of users % of all users
< 30 198 27%
30 – 39 192 26%
40 – 49 182     24.5%
50 – 59 149 20%
60+   21   3%
Total 742 100%


GENDER Number of users % of all users
Female 606 82%
Male 136 18%
Total 742 100%