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The Centre for Digital Enterprise will build an active community of interested partners focused on the uptake of smart skills in industries affected by change. We will work to create partnerships between practitioners, educators and researchers working to find common solutions to industry problems.
We wish to leverage similar organisations, think tanks and industry associations in order to support Australian commerce. We will use emerging technologies to create business model innovation and support the digital literacy of workers, providing an up-skill in their capability to use new and emerging technologies.
To provide opportunities for workplaces in Australia to build relevant knowledge and skills in new technologies in order to grow their businesses or extend their competitive edge.
Initially, the C4DE will focus on five industry areas where skills gaps and labour shortages have been identified by the Australian Government and where i4.0 technology can, or already is, helping to alleviate these pain points.
The initial industry focus areas for research, educational materials and training development are:
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 systems, 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.
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
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
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.
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 and now holds the position of Executive Director of Community, Industry and Engagement.
Victoria’s portfolio includes Wodonga TAFE’s Engagement Pillars - community, youth, business/industry and schools. The departments within Victoria’s portfolio seek to engage and transition students into study, to provide support and advice through their journey, and then ensure successful transitions into employment.
Victoria truly believes in the role education plays in building stronger and healthier regional communities and its ability to change people’s lives for the better.