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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.
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.
SuniTAFE enrolls approximately 6,000 students annually and employs 220 EFT academic and support staff to ensure that clients and students meet their professional and personal goals. The Institute provides a one-stop-shop for skills development products and services.
SuniTAFE is a proud public TAFE institute that aims to provide quality, practical education to enhance the social and economic futures of the individuals, industry and communities of North West Victoria.
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 a finalist in 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. The Institute helps build communities through education, working in partnership with all industry and inspiring futures through innovative and future-focused practices. Wodonga TAFE also empowers and supports their people so they too can lead happy and fulfilled lives.
Wodonga TAFE is more than just a place where people come to study or work. It is a thriving community that facilitates positive and productive interactions between students, staff, industry and the community to share knowledge, support one another and work together to ensure the future prosperity of the region.
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.
Graham Hart has been involved in the vocational education and training sector for the past 11 years, having previously gained significant leadership, management and operational experience in the local government and sports turf industries.
Graham currently holds the position of Executive Director – Education and Training at Wodonga TAFE. He oversees the delivery of the Institute’s Accredited Training programs across three Delivery Departments - Community Services and Health; Industrial Skills and Trades; and Education and Vocational Skills.
Having also held roles within the Institute as a Teacher, Program Area Leader, Senior Educator and Acting Delivery Department Director, Graham has developed a sound understanding of the ever-changing nature and challenges faced by the vocational education and training sector.