Partnership builds training capacity for NTPFES 

A range of new programs will be developed and offered in partnership with CDU for NTPFES staff

An exciting new partnership between the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) and the Charles Darwin University (CDU) will see the provision of new training and higher education opportunities for NTPFES staff.

Today, Commissioner of Police and CEO, Fire and Emergency Services, John McRoberts, APM, and CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish collaborative initiatives in areas of education and training.

“This agreement to collaborate on the provision of training for NTPFES members is an exciting opportunity for both agencies and the wider Territory,” Commissioner McRoberts said.

“A range of new programs will be developed and offered in partnership with the CDU that will give NTPFES staff access to higher education professional development pathways while also recognising the quality training and experience that NTPFES already has.”

Professor Glover said the programs would draw on the expertise and specialist knowledge of the NTPFES in the design, delivery and assessment of programs.

“The NTPFES has extensive experience in the provision of tailored education and training programs for their employees,” Professor Glover said. “Through the MOU, in consultation with NTPFES, CDU will build on this existing capacity, to enhance its current education and training offerings, developing a suite of education and training initiatives commencing 2013.

“Along with development of current Vocational Education and Training courses on offer to NTPFES staff, these educational opportunities will grow to include accredited and internationally recognsied Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree and Postgraduate courses.”