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Business team starts industry talks

Business Central staff meet industry representatives at the consultative panel lunch in Alice Springs Business Central staff meet industry representatives at the consultative panel lunch in Alice Springs

Charles Darwin University’s Business Central staff have begun fresh talks with industry representatives in Alice Springs as part of moves to improve training services in the Red Centre.

Team Leader Mike Drew said that while industry consultation had always been an important part of developing training packages, it was now even more important, following the release of new national VET standards for registered training organisations.

“It’s a requirement of the new Australian Skills Quality Authority guidelines that we more formally structure and document our conversation with representatives from local industry,” Mr Drew said.

“It is important to have local input so we can ensure our course offerings are relevant to the community who we are providing training for.”

Mr Drew said staff welcomed a group of industry representatives to a team consultative panel lunch at Alice Springs campus on April 10.

“We invited them to provide us with feedback relating to their needs and wants, and for suggestions and insights about the shape of the future, as they see it.

“I specifically asked them to advise me on what electives they wished us to put on scope for the 2016 academic year.”

Mr Drew said his team of 12 staff would deliver 24 qualifications to 26 communities in the southern half of the Territory this year.

“We also deliver a range of courses, seminars and tutorials from our on-campus facilities four nights a week.”