The FEnEx CRC education and training program will be designed to deliver a highly skilled workforce with the capabilities needed to transform the sector’s productivity. It is imperative that both vocational and tertiary-level skill sets relevant to the energy export industry are updated in-line with advances in digital and process technologies to enable tomorrow’s workforce to compete globally while transitioning towards a low carbon future.
By working through and growing educational partnerships between the Universities and with selected TAFE colleges, the FEnEx CRC education and training programs will focus on developing industry-ready researchers, engineers and operators.
Additionally, professional development opportunities, particularly in the areas of digital technology, will be developed to support SMEs and start ups and facilitate career progression within larger companies.
The program will provide for:
- Approximately 80 research by higher degree candidates, PhDs and Masters by research. Customised programs in business, leadership, commercialisation; and driving innovation will generate highly valued and effective workplace candidates.
- Tertiary programs that provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and aptitudes required by the evolving energy sector;
- Flexible vocational, trade and micro credential courses; and
- Innovation centres that foster creativity in the CRC’s partners and other SME and start-ups, particularly those working in the digital technology space.
Additionally, the CRC will provide broader community communication to expand the Australian population’s awareness and understanding of hydrogen, which, up to date, has been limited to industrial uses.