Commonwealth Newsroom | 16 November 2012
Western Australian training providers took out two of the major awards at the 2012 Australian Training Awards, with Challenger Institute of Technology pinging the Large Training Provider gong and LabTech Training being the recipient of the Small Training Provider award.
Challenger Institute of Technology
One of Western Australia’s most diverse registered training organisations, the Challenger Institute of Technology offers 450 courses to more than 22 000 regional and urban students across an area spanning 6220 square kilometres from Fremantle to the Peel region and inland to Murdoch.
It offers flexible delivery of courses in subjects including applied engineering, automotive, business, information technology, community services, health and lifestyle, foundation and cultural studies, hospitality and tourism and science and environment.
With a continued focus on innovation, excellence and tailored learning solutions, the Institute has accumulated a string of awards for forging diverse partnerships across industries as well as local communities.
The Institute’s Organisational Learning and Development directorate is tasked with furthering the skills and capabilities of the whole organisation, ensuring that ongoing professional development, training and assessment is provided to staff as well as students.
The Institute operates with the firm belief that its capacity and capability are built upon the skills, knowledge and attitudes of its people and the resources they have at their disposal. To achieve this, it continually invests in the development of its staff and the teams in which they operate.
LabTech Training, Western Australia
LabTech Training provides high quality, national training solutions for the laboratory and resources industry across Australia. Providing laboratory operations training, skills recognition, recruitment and consultation services direct to the workplace, the company is committed to delivering industry relevant and quality assured qualifications that exceed expectations.
The company has built a state of the art training facility in Perth, and is able to provide students the highest standards of education utilising cutting edge technologies, ensuring that graduates are confident with the latest industry equipment.
The company trains laboratory technicians and technical officers for employment in commercial testing and servicing laboratories across a wide field of industries, from metals, minerals and oil and gas testing to forensics, food testing and biotechnology.
Students can study at work, with the company able to provide substantial online delivery. Trainers visit remote locations across the state, and nationally, to ensure that every client receives the support needed to maximise outcomes.
With extensive national and international experience in laboratory science and vocational education and training, the company is at the forefront of employment-based training in Western Australia.