About

Mission

The Centre for Digital Enterprise (C4DE) is a partnership between RMIT University, Wodonga TAFE and Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, working together to support both city and regional businesses. We use applied research in smart technologies to create expert workforce training for delivery in the workplace. Our mission is to bridge the digital capability gap in future skills by helping businesses and individuals on their digital transformation journey.

How we can help your business

To support your business, the C4DE shares case studies; runs workshops for industry and the education sector and designs digital capability platforms. These initiatives enable us to tailor training solutions to support innovation and implementation strategies for smart technology.

Industry focus areas

We currently focus on five industry areas where skills gaps and labour shortages have been identified by the Australian Government and where i4.0 technology can help. We are currently undertaking research and developing training solutions for:

  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Aged care
  • Education
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Business development

Our people

Stephen Joyce, Senior Manager 

Stephen Joyce runs the Centre for Digital Enterprise at RMIT University. He was instrumental in the establishment of the C4DE, helping to secure funding and industry partnerships. 

Stephen has extensive experience working across both vocational and higher education with a key focus on industrial training development and management of major research projects. He previously managed the provision of support for research, higher degree research (HDR) students and commercial training in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

Stephen has a history of innovation and entrepreneurship in education and research management, and specialises in developing solutions to industry challenges.

James Ratsasane, Experience Design Lead

James Ratsasane is the Experience Design Lead for the Centre for Digital Enterprise. James has extensive experience designing digital experiences for learning and business contexts and believes that creating equitable access to education and technology can transform lives and empower businesses. James brings a strategic focus to where research, strategy and human-centred design can improve learning experiences, empower internal culture and realise business goals around digital transformation. 

James previously designed multi-media experiences for courses in the Vocational Education Design Team and has also worked digital projects and campaigns around work-integrated learning.

Greg Leslie, Manager – Community Engagement, Sunraysia TAFE

Greg Leslie is Manager of Community Engagement at SuniTAFE, a role that sits within the Community and Industry Engagement team.

Greg is responsible for the development of a SMART Farm at SuniTAFE’s Cardross farm and was instrumental in preparing SuniTAFE’s Workforce Innovation Fund proposal based on Precision Horticulture and 21st century Farming.

Greg’s close linkages with the Sunraysia region’s key business stakeholders ensure effective collaboration and contribution to the objectives of Centre for Digital Enterprise project.  Greg also holds voluntary positions on NFP Community and Economic development boards.

Sharon Naldrett - Educational Manager of Pathways and Partnerships at Wodonga TAFE

Sharon Naldrett is the Educational Manager of Pathways and Partnerships at Wodonga TAFE, responsible for growing and nurturing relationships with educational partners to improve student outcomes. 

Sharon started work at Wodonga TAFE as a specialist HR/Management teacher.  She has recently completed a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education with Charles Sturt University.

At Wodonga TAFE, Sharon has also undertaken research into student transition pathways from Vocational Education and Training into higher education, and was responsible for the implementation and management of diploma to degree programs at Wodonga TAFE.  In her current portfolio, Sharon oversees Wodonga TAFE’s VET in Schools (VETiS) programs and higher education partnerships.

Victoria Conlan, Executive Director – Community, Industry and Engagement, Wodonga TAFE

Victoria Conlan has been involved in the vocational education and training sector for over 18 years, having previous experience as a small business owner and managing large events.

Victoria has used this extensive business knowledge to lead Wodonga TAFE’s Education and Vocational Skills department for many years. She now holds the position of Executive Director of Community, Industry and Engagement.|

Victoria believes in the role education plays in building stronger and healthier regional communities and its ability to change people’s lives for the better. Victoria’s portfolio includes Wodonga TAFE’s Engagement Pillars—community, youth, business and schools. 

Our educational partners

SuniTAFE

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (SuniTAFE) provides the people of North West Victoria with technical and further education, programs and services responsive to the needs of industry, students and the general community.  

SuniTAFE is a vibrant institute with two main campuses located in Mildura and Swan Hill, as well as a smaller rural campus in Robinvale. A fully operational training farm is located at Cardross near Mildura to provide hands-on horticultural training. Together these facilities provide vocational education and training for the region.

CRICOS provider number: 00122A | RTO code: 3046

Wodonga TAFE

Located in beautiful North East Victoria, Wodonga TAFE has a proud reputation of being the leading vocational education provider in the region. The Institute offers education and training programs to individuals and industry, locally, nationally and abroad. Wodonga TAFE is the 2018 Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year and winner of the Australian Large Training Provider of the Year 2018.

With a mission to strengthen its communities and industries through accessible and innovative learning, Wodonga TAFE's success is underpinned by an uncompromising commitment to driving student success.

CRICOS provider number: 01961J  | RTO code: 3097

Connect with us

Contact

RMIT University - 377 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 

E-mail: c4de@rmit.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9925 4671

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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