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Timorese students complete new training program

Timorese students visit Kakadu National Park during their trip to Darwin as part of the program Timorese students visit Kakadu National Park during their trip to Darwin as part of the program

Students from Timor-Leste have completed the first phase of a new oil and gas training program delivered by Charles Darwin University.

The 11 students gained important industry knowledge and skills in Phase 1 of the Foundational Skills Training and Internship Program while training at both CDU’s Casuarina campus and in Dili.

The two-phase program was developed in collaboration with ConocoPhillips and the Government of Timor-Leste through the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo de Timor-Leste.

Subjects studied in Phase 1 included English language skills, oil and gas safety, computer literacy and business communication skills.

Five of the students will now have the opportunity to undergo a 12-month internship with ConocoPhillips Australia in Phase 2 of the program. The internship will provide participants with practical industry experience in offshore and office-based environments.

More than 500 trainees from Timor-Leste applied to participate in the program, which was funded by Bayu-Undan Project joint venture partners, ConocoPhillips, Santos, INPEX, Eni and Tokyo Timor Sea Resources.