Reframing the future funding success for CDU 

(l-r) Jo-Anne Ruscoe, Moya Deetlefs, Paul Fitzsimons, Alicia Boyle and Celia Pollard

Charles Darwin University (CDU) has been successful in its coordinated approach to a funding submission for Reframing the Future grants.

CDU has been allocated funds totaling $63,310 for four out of the eight applications, one for each goal area, which all contribute to the development of high-skilled vocational education and training staff and high-performing VET organisations.

The successful grants include:

Reframing the Future Goal:

Goal 1 - Skills development for VET practitioners
Project: Centre for Access and English as Second Language learning and assessment strategies
Amount: $10,000

Goal 2 - Strategic and change management for improvement
Project: Leadership development for rural and remote VET coordinators
Amount: $25,000

Goal 4 - Effective networking
Project: Central Australian education and training providers project
Amount: $14,605

Goal 5 - Applying information and research
Project: Building capacity and embedding employability skills
Amount: $13,705

Susanne Armstrong, Manager, Staff Professional Development, PMD, said it was strong collaboration with Business Development which enabled the winning submissions to be prepared.

“I think this is a great testimony to team work and collaboration of resources.

“Project Leaders [Wendy Kennedy and Moya Deetlefs, Susanne Armstrong, Alicia Boyle and Jo-anne Ruscoe] will be attending National Start-up forums over the next few weeks and I see great things for the professional development of our VET staff for the coming year,” said Susanne.

Reframing the Future is the national staff development program for skilling Australia’s VET workforce to implement the national training system. The initiative is funded by the Australian and state and territory governments.