Issue 19
Monday, 06 November 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Flashback to the NT Training Awards where (from left) Pro Vice-Chancellor VET Christine Robertson, Hastings Deerings’ Brad Scholz and Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks share the stage
Flashback to the NT Training Awards where (from left) Pro Vice-Chancellor VET Christine Robertson, Hastings Deerings’ Brad Scholz and Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks share the stage

CDU on shortlist for prestigious training award

By Patrick Nelson

Charles Darwin University has been shortlisted in one of the major categories at the Australian Training Awards, which will be announced at a gala event in the nation’s capital in two weeks’ time.

Pro Vice-Chancellor VET Christine Robertson said it was a huge honour for CDU to be among the three finalists in the Large Training Provider of the Year Award.

“This is the first time we’ve been listed as a finalist in the ‘organisation’ category, and national affirmation that we are one of the leading registered training organisations in Australia,” Ms Robertson said.

“Naturally, I have my fingers crossed that the judges’ decision will go our way, but regardless of the outcome this is an enormous compliment that reflects the outstanding commitment and effort of our teaching staff, students and administrative support teams who strive for excellence.”

Ms Robertson said CDU was now in the midst of a two-part judging process.

“An independent evaluator is due to visit us to learn more about our activities through the eyes of staff, students and industry partners, then later this month we will attend an interview with the judging panel in Canberra.

“Their decisions will be announced at a presentation dinner in Canberra on 23 November.”

Ms Robertson said CDU submitted an application for the award after winning the NT Training Provider of the Year award twice in the past three years.

Several CDU staff and students who won NT Training Awards are also finalists at the nationals.

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for the VET sector, recognising individuals and organisations for their contributions to skilling Australia.