Small Training Provider Of The Year Successes Celebrated

The Andrews Labor Government has commended the outstanding achievements of Ringwood Training today as part of a visit to the campus to celebrate their win at this year’s 65th Victorian Training Awards.

Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney visited Ringwood Training to see firsthand its successful training model which led to the centre taking out the top gong in the Small Training Provider of the Year category.

Ringwood Training delivers a unique government school training model, with practical hands-on and blended learning to prepare students for industry needs in the vital areas of automotive and engineering fabrication trades, and information communication technology.

Ringwood Training, set on a dedicated campus at Ringwood Secondary College, runs VET in Schools programs and nationally recognised training such as apprenticeships and traineeships.

School students can complete their schooling (VCE and VCAL), gain a VET Certificate and commence work as a school-based apprentice or trainee (SBAT). Post-school young people can complete an Apprenticeship or Traineeship and gather a portfolio of IT-related training.

Ringwood Training’s partnerships with industry have contributed to its creative and innovative approach to course development, and its cutting-edge technology for the engineering fabrication department and an automotive workshop stocked with varieties of vehicles and automotive systems has helped to enhance its course offering.

During the visit, Minister Tierney presented a Trade Paper to a recent graduate in Motor Mechanic (Light Vehicle) – awarded to those who successfully complete their formal training through an apprenticeship.

Since 2015, the Labor Government has invested more than $1.3 billion to rebuild our TAFE system and ensure students can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.

Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney

“Like so many great training providers across our state, Ringwood Training is very well embedded within local industry. This not only makes it better for students to get the skills they need, but it also puts many students on the path for a job.”

Quote attributable to the Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse

“Ringwood Training is a great example of a provider that showcases best practice and innovation in training, with many transitioning to school-based programs to undertake further qualifications.”

Quote attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Sonja Terpstra

“We’ve restored Trade Papers so that tradespeople get the recognition for their skills that they deserve.”