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Industry Partnerships

Industry Partnerships

Central Regional TAFE has a strong track record in developing partnerships with organisations across multiple Industry areas.  The primary focus of these partnerships is on developing the capacity of the current and emerging workforce.  This is conducted via an initial consultation process with each partnering organisation to develop a comprehensive understanding of their specific organisational needs and drivers.  Based on this a customised training solution is established between the two organisations.  Training and assessment options are flexible and may include:

  • Recognition of current site based training.
  • Onsite training and workplace assessment.
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
  • Online training delivery and assessment.

Central Regional TAFE have the capacity to provide a range of services to support these partnerships including:

  • The development of resources for training and assessment.
  • Quality assurance for validation and audit.
  • Co-assessment arrangements.
  • Management and coordination of the enrolment process and the issuing of qualifications and/or Statements of Attainment to successfully completing employees.

Partnerships with Industry Stakeholders are particularly beneficial when working within Training Packages that are specifically aligned to the workplace which results in the achievement of nationally recognised qualifications with minimal impact on site productivity.

Central Regional TAFE have successfully established rewarding and sustainable partnerships in the following industry areas:

  • Mining
  • Civil Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Maritime
  • Conservation and Land Management
  • Management.


What our Partners are saying…..

Cali Calitz, Managing Director Oakajee Trainingoakajee training logo.png

Oakajee Training started a relationship with Central Regional TAFE Geraldton Campus in 2013. From the very start I was amazed at how easy and comfortable it was to deal with the Resource Sector Team.

Our trainers are working on mine sites, in less than perfect administration conditions. Transferring from bus to ute, from office to crib hut, from one work area to the next.  The team came up with an iPad assessment tool that takes all the pain out of on-site assessing. The tool has everything built in and without it my job would be a lot harder.  If it wasn’t for the help, attitude and commitment received from the Resources Team, I know for a fact that we wouldn’t be where we are today.


Geoff Hunter, Director Tymeout Training & Assessment

tymeout logo.pngThis is the way of the Future!

Tymeout Training and Assessment began working with Central Regional TAFE (formerly Durack Institute of Technology) since late 2014.

Assessments are easy to understand. Staff have been more than helpful if we have any questions.

The iPad is excellent because you get to spend more time with the students on the practical side of things as the iPad makes the theory easier you can do the lot out in the workplace.

This year I have been working on two Main Roads Projects, one is 25kms long and the other 15kms long.  The iPad is perfect because I don't have to keep going back to the office scanning assessments off.  We find this keeps production going faster. All of the supervisors and the guys on the ground can't believe how good this system is.


Sean O'Reilly, Director Skyline Training & Assessment

skyline logo.pngThe assessment tool Central Regional TAFE has created eliminates all the literacy issues in this field and in some way the candidate feels more comfortable knowing there isn’t hours of written work to complete.  It also maximises the practical assessment time in the field, where the assessing time is more valuable.  The App and assessment tool has enabled us to increase our own learning in different ways over the last 16 months.


Les Sivwright Managing Director Civil West Training and Assessing

civil west logo.pngCivil West began its partnership with Central Regional TAFE (formerly Durack Institute of Technology) in 2011, based around the civil construction and mining sectors. From humble beginnings it has grown substantially with our client base extending throughout Western Australia, from Albany in the south to Kununurra in the north.  2015 saw the introduction of the iPad based assessment tools which has been terrific in streamlining and simplifying the process, from assessing to awarding of qualifications. The iPad system is very user friendly for both assessors and students alike; and most importantly, any required minor adjustments and changes are promptly dealt with by the team.


Josh Johnson, General Manager Red Dust Holdings

rdh logo.pngRed Dust Holdings, as a training facilitator for Central Regional TAFE have been exceptionally overwhelmed with the service and professionalism we have received. The technology and ease of use with the iPad and assessment tools is a credit to all involved an makes our trainers jobs so much easier with no paper required, which was a burden in the field. 


Proud acknowledgement of some of our Industry Partners.  We have many more in varied industry areas that include:

  • Mid West Ports – Management and Leadership programs.
  • Nufab Industries – Management and Leadership programs.
  • City of Greater Geraldton – Management and Leadership programs.
  • Shire of Carnarvon – Conservation and Land Management programs.
  • Carnarvon Community Men’s Group – Horticultural programs.


We look forward to exploring further opportunities and invite you to discuss customised solutions relevant to your future organisational needs.  Contact us at

Page last updated December 16, 2019