Northern Territory signs ILX Group

By staff writers

Training provider ILX Group has scored a cross-government contract in the Northern Territory that will open the door for Top End agencies to tap into its digital learning services.

A statement from the company said that more than 3500 licenses have been purchased by Territory government for training in PRINCE2 project management and ITIL technology management methodologies.

The move to stock-up on digital learning inventory comes as government agencies across Australia look to online channels to deliver training to more people at lower costs.

“The newly appointed government in the NT has vowed to bring the budget into surplus within the next four years. The courses they are undertaking with ILX will help ensure all departments and agencies are speaking a common language when it comes to managing and evaluating large projects,” ILX Asia Pacific head, Michelle Phillips, said.

ILX estimates that since 2001, infrastructure spending in the Northern Territory has grown by 252 per cent and contributed “$10 billion into building the Territory and stimulating the economy.”

A big appeal of digital learning for governments like the NT that need to administer offices over large distances is that consistent lessons can be delivered in all locations.

“It was important for staff in remote locations to also receive the same training as those located in the major townships,” Ms Phillips said, adding the NT government is expected to implement its training schedule with ILX early in 2013.

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