Building the Territory’s Workforce:
Education - as Important as Infrastructure
Presentation to
Building the Territory Conf...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 2
• Celebrating 25 years of university education in the NT 201...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 3
• 11 campuses and training centres,
150 drive in-drive out l...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 4
• One of the fastest growing Australian universities
• World...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 5
• 24 VET teams delivered 2.8 million
hours of training in 20...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 6
• 90% of students surveyed reported as being satisfied or
ve...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 7
• 85% of commencing HE students are mature age
• 4% of stude...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 8
Snapshot – Research
The Times Higher Education: World Univer...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 9
Recent Major Infrastructure Projects
NT Medical Program
Aust...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 10
Recent Major Infrastructure Projects
Waterfront Business Sc...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 11
• CDU contributed $559.2 million of benefits to the Norther...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 12
GDP and Education
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 13
CDU Economic Benefit to NT cont….
Benefit to Gross
State Pr...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 14
• Government’s Northern Australia
Development Agenda will e...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 15
• Commonwealth Government Changes to Higher
Education
• Voc...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 16
Challenges Ahead
• Growth in VET and HE student enrolments
...
Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 17
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Professor Simon Maddocks delivered the presentation at the 2014 Building the Territory Conference.

The inaugural Building the Territory Conference 2014 is an opportunity to meet with the project owners and leaders, to hear about the new opportunities and developments for the built environment in the Territory.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/BuildingtheNT2014

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Professor Simon Maddocks - Charles Darwin University - Building the Territory’s workforce: CDU’s role in construction industry training

  1. 1. Building the Territory’s Workforce: Education - as Important as Infrastructure Presentation to Building the Territory Conference Professor Simon Maddocks Vice-Chancellor 21 August 2014
  2. 2. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 2 • Celebrating 25 years of university education in the NT 2014 • CDU provides the human capital that underpins the public good and future prosperity of Central and Northern Australia • Dual sector – Vocational Education and Training (VET) & Higher Education (HE) programs • Mostly State/Territory funding for VET/VET in Schools • Mostly Federal funding for HE & Research • Federal & Territory funding of capital initiatives/infrastructure • NTG-CDU Partnership Agreement Background
  3. 3. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 3 • 11 campuses and training centres, 150 drive in-drive out locations across the NT • 10,920 higher education students* • 11,799 vocational education and training students* • $35m research income* • 1,393 full time equivalent staff* Snapshot * 2013 Annual Report
  4. 4. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 4 • One of the fastest growing Australian universities • World class research in focussed areas • Environmental Science / Land & Water Management • Indigenous and Tropical Health (Menzies) • Significant online delivery capacity and expanding • More than 10% of Territory residents enrol annually in either VET or HE courses at CDU Snapshot
  5. 5. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 5 • 24 VET teams delivered 2.8 million hours of training in 2013 • 9 of the 10 NT Finalists at the 2013 National Workskills Competition are CDU students • 30% of students identify as Indigenous • 30% of students identify as from Non English Speaking Backgrounds Snapshot – Vocational Education and Training
  6. 6. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 6 • 90% of students surveyed reported as being satisfied or very satisfied with training • 86% of employers surveyed reported as being satisfied or very satisfied with CDU graduates • 375 students enrolled in Adult Migrant English Program • $28million Trades Training Facility nearing completion • New program based at KRC to boost the number of work- ready apprentices available to local businesses Snapshot – Vocational Education and Training
  7. 7. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 7 • 85% of commencing HE students are mature age • 4% of students identify as Indigenous • World class online learning capabilities • Student satisfaction with quality of teaching and learning continues steadily upwards • Professionally accredited HE courses • Campus facilities in Sydney and Melbourne Snapshot – Higher Education
  8. 8. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 8 Snapshot – Research The Times Higher Education: World University Rankings 2013/14 Ranking: 351-400 Top 2% The Times Higher Education: One Hundred Under Fifty (Universities established within the last 50 years) 2014 Ranking: 69 QS: World University Rankings 2013 Ranking: 471-480 (first appearance) SCImago Journal & Country Rank (Scientific influence of citations & journals) 1610th • Global rankings are important
  9. 9. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 9 Recent Major Infrastructure Projects NT Medical Program Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education International House Student Accommodation North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas
  10. 10. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 10 Recent Major Infrastructure Projects Waterfront Business School Menzies School of Health Research Integrated Trades Training Facility Durack Heights Residential Subdivision
  11. 11. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 11 • CDU contributed $559.2 million of benefits to the Northern Territory economy in 2013 calendar year, comprising $393.9 million direct impacts. • This accounts for around 4.0% of the Northern Territory’s Gross State Product (GSP) ^. ^ Consulting and Implementation Services Pty Ltd 2014 CDU Economic Benefit to NT
  12. 12. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 12 GDP and Education
  13. 13. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 13 CDU Economic Benefit to NT cont…. Benefit to Gross State Product Direct Impact $m Direct value add $m Multiplier GSP Impact $m Expenditure Wages/Salaries Net 160.2 1.7 271.7 Other expenses 120.0 1.7 203.5 Sub-total 280.2 1.7 475.2 Capex 95.5 23.8 2.9 69.5 Student/Visitor Expenditutre International 17.2 7.9 1.7 13.7 Interstate Placements 0.4 0.2 1.7 0.3 Visitors 0.6 0.3 1.7 0.5 Subtotal 18.2 8.4 1.7 14.5 Total 393.2 559.2 ^ Consulting and Implementation Services Pty Ltd 2014
  14. 14. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 14 • Government’s Northern Australia Development Agenda will entail increased infrastructure and workforce demands • CDU plays a critical role in training a skilled and professional workforce • CDU here for the long haul and part of the NT community Workforce Development
  15. 15. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 15 • Commonwealth Government Changes to Higher Education • Vocational Education and Training • Indigenous Education • Asia and the Tropics • Capitalising on our unique location Growth and Opportunity
  16. 16. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 16 Challenges Ahead • Growth in VET and HE student enrolments • Increasing competition • Building the CDU brand nationally • Innovation to generate a smart region • Internationalisation BUILDING THE TERRITORY
  17. 17. Building the Territory’s Workforce | 21 August 2014 | Slide 17 Thank you

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