Charles Darwin University (CDU) has signed an agreement with the Challenger Institute of Technology which will provide increased support for the Northern Territory’s resources industry.
CDU vice-chancellor Barney Glover said the memorandum of understanding between the two "sat above a partnership that paves the way for CDU to deliver a certificate course in process operations that is a vital prerequisite for many workers seeking employment" in the resources sector.
It will give CDU students access to the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training’s resources.
Under the memorandum, CDU will deliver a Certificate II in Process Operations at its Casuarina campus in Darwin. Students in the eight-week course will spend a week in Perth at ACEPT’s full-scale process plant gaining invaluable hands-on experience in a real-life industry environment.
The university will use this MoU as a basis to explore further partnerships with the Institute.
"I will work with Challenger to assess how we may be able to support them develop pathways to higher education for their students. We have an outstanding Bachelor of Engineering program that could be beneficial for both institutions, students and industry clients," Glover said.
CDU expects to begin providing Certificate II in Process Operations for the first time within the coming months.