E-learning taking off in government

By Lilia Guan   Consulting service ILX Group  has secured staff training contracts with several Federal government departments.    These include the Australian Electoral Commission, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, AusAid and Australian Bureau of Statistics.   ILX group country manager for Australia and New Zealand Michelle Phillips […]

Training to deal with procurement rules

By Lilia Guan Traditionally procurement purchasing in government was about getting the best value for money and finding savings where government sees fit. However the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s managing director – Jonathan Dutton told Government News the organisation has seen many changes to procurement and training in government. Dutton says procurement has […]

Jobs portal with reach

Training reservation portal, mytraining.net and The Intermedia Group have partnered together to create a jobs board that includes dedicated jobs for those in the public sector.   The partnership will see mytraining.net become the provider of training and education content for job board – Jobla, officially launched earlier this month.   Human Group’s managing director, […]

CSA unveils scholarship recipients

Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) announced on Thursday the winners of its inaugural public sector scholarship valued at $12,325. The peak professional body developed the national scholarship award to recognise the growing importance of governance and risk management practice within the public sector. The scholarship incorporated the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. CSA chief executive […]

Bridging the gap in professional development

By Angela Dorizas The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) has joined forces with Infrastructure Australia to bridge a gap in the professional development offering for infrastructure professionals. AIM has developed a new master class in proposal development to improve the standard of infrastructure planning and delivery. David Wakeley, chief executive of AIM NSW & ACT, said there […]

Chasing the pathway to cultural competence

By Angela Dorizas Government employees can now increase their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, with the launch of the Centre for Cultural Competence Australia (CCCA). CCCA is the first online provider of accredited, competency based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural training courses. It provides cultural training for both public and private […]

New focus for workplace participation commission

The Brumby Government has unveiled an improved Victorian Skills Commission as part of its training reform program. Skills and Workforce Participation Minister Jacinta Allan said the Commission would oversee the $316 million reform of the TAFE and training system over the next three years. Ms Allan said training would be funded according to demand and the system […]

Triple-bottom line housing project

By Lucinda Dean Latrobe City Council in Victoria has an award-winning idea to spark new life into the Valley’s ageing public housing estates while providing training and employment in building construction to the region’s long-term unemployed. The council’s “Our Future Our Place” project will build low-cost, environmentally friendly houses for private sale on vacant blocks […]


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