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CQ TAFE assists Indonesian contractor with training needs

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 3:32PM - All Campuses

News in brief:

Central Queensland Institute of TAFE has cemented its reputation for offshore training by helping an engineering company continue to deliver services to Indonesia's mining industry.

News in detail:

PT Thiess Indonesia staff in training at their Balipapan facility.CQ TAFE Faculty of Trade Skills Training Business Manager Brad Stallard recently completed a four-day audit of PT Thiess Indonesia's training capacity at its facility in Balikpapan.

"PT Thiess Indonesia is a contractor for four of the country's biggest coal mines and has about 430 apprentices in the areas of mechanical fitting, metal fabrication and auto-electrical," Mr Stallard said.

"I performed an audit of what they're currently doing with their training of the apprentices. I sat in on their classes and assessed their processes and physical resources.

"I was looking at their training from a continuous improvement point of view."

Mr Stallard said after discussions with PT Thiess Indonesia concerning updating their current training qualifications, an arrangement has been made for CQ TAFE to deliver Training and Assessment to their staff.

"PT Thiess's senior trainers will receive updated Training and Assessment training while their other trainers will receive some Enterprise Skill Sets training - all to be delivered by CQ TAFE," he said.

"The senior trainers should have their qualifications by December 31 and the Enterprise Skill Sets training should be completed by June next year."

The demand for CQ TAFE to deliver training offshore has increased in the last 18 months, with the Institute's servicing businesses in Mongolia, China and South Korea.

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Submitted By:Greg Chapman

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