How Virtual Reality Training Can Benefit Your Business

Virtual Reality (VR), once considered a gaming gimmick, is now being used by some of Australia’s biggest companies to help train and upskill their employees to become safe and efficient workers through an engaging learning experience.   

Improved learning experience 

VR Safety Training offers a great alternative to traditional face-to-face and online learning courses, or as part of a blended learning delivery. We often ask how do you train someone to look up, down and around on a piece of paper or a flat-screen? VR allows you as a business to create close to real virtual environments, replicating scenarios and spaces from your work site. This allows employees to learn by going through actively engaging experiences, using their senses to spot or hear hazards, as opposed to traditional classroom-based training practices.  

In these virtual reality training spaces, you replicate real-life scenarios and environments, which can be repeated an endless number of times until the trainer is satisfied with the results and the learner is better prepared for the real thing. This makes VR training a much more efficient use of learning time, which helps the trainee to develop the skills and behavioural habits required for their job.  

Safe, controlled, realistic learning environments 

VR Training is a preferred training platform used by industries where many jobs and tasks are undertaken in high-risk, non-stop working environments, meaning that risks are too high, or training is impossible for those that haven’t worked in those environments before. Businesses in the oil, gas, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and mining sectors use VR training as it allows learners to practice high-risk safety tasks in real-time, realistic virtual spaces before undertaking them on-site

VR Safety Training allows your business to train its employees for the worst-case scenario without exposing them to the potentially life-threatening risks that would otherwise be involved, By developing scenarios that replicate possible real-life events, your employees can learn the repercussions and how to evolve to the situation in case it happens on the job.  


As VR Safety Training is completed in a closed environment, there are no costs involved in the moving of vehicles, closure of operations, or any potential issues that might otherwise arise through real-life on-site training. The task can be repeated as many times as needed, allowing the trainee to learn from their mistakes in a low-stakes environment. 

Remote training 

Training using VR also presents as an easy alternative, particularly for mining operations in Australia. It means employees can learn off-site, reducing travel and accommodation costs, and allowing the training to be completed either remotely, or in an office environment. This is a great option for companies that base themselves at different sites across WA, the country, or even overseas, reducing costs, and even reducing environmental effects by reducing unnecessary travel. 

Considering VR Safety Training?

Look no further than Sentient Computing. Sentient are industry leaders in developing Virtual Reality programs, using the latest technology to ensure that your employees get the most efficient safety and practical training possible, whilst reducing your business costs. 

We offer a wide range of different safety training including


We can also work with you to develop training for your own unique scenarios. Discuss with our team how VR Training can help your business.