Education and Training Program
Future Energy Exports (FEnEx) CRC’s education and training program will deliver a highly skilled workforce with the capabilities needed to transition to a lower carbon energy system.
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 education and training program will focus on three areas:
- 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.
- FEnEx CRC Scholarships will be available through:
- The University of Western Australia
- Curtin University
- Queensland University of Technology
- University of South Australia
- Swinburne University
- The University of Melbourne
Micro-credentials and Professional Development
- Development and delivery of flexible vocational, trade, micro-credential, technical forums and short industry courses.
- Access to industry and university networks and laboratories like the UWA i4.0 Energy & Resources Digital Interoperability Lab in the Perth CBD.
Public Education and Outreach
- 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.
- Recent examples include the Austrade Hydrogen Masterclass and the Petroleum Club Webinar of the role of gas technologies and innovations vital to reducing emissions.