Dubbo's TAFE SkillsPoint focuses on transport, logistics training

TAFE managing director Jon Black, Dubbo MP Troy Grant, minister responsible for TAFE Adam Marshall and officials at the opening of the SkillsPoint at Dubbo in May. Photo: FAYE WHEELER
TAFE managing director Jon Black, Dubbo MP Troy Grant, minister responsible for TAFE Adam Marshall and officials at the opening of the SkillsPoint at Dubbo in May. Photo: FAYE WHEELER

The first three months of a new TAFE facility based at Dubbo has involved linking up with industry and has brought new faces to town.

The SkillsPoint based at the Myall Street campus has the task of advancing training in supply chain logistics and e-commerce.

It’s been headed up by Andrew David, who said the centre was a key part of a new delivery model to “better meet the needs of students, industry and communities”.

The SkillsPoint would create 14 jobs, it was reported as it was unveiled in May.

Mr David revealed recruitment had brought new people to the city.

“Since launching in May, two team members have relocated to Dubbo from Newcastle and Queensland, along with their families,” he said.

Team members have also been getting down to business.

“We’ve been strongly focused on expanding our relationships with industry, including locally where some of my team members coordinated Green Light Day, a transport and logistics event sponsored by Transport for NSW and the NSW Department of Education,” Mr David said.

Fletcher International Exports at Dubbo was one of seven venues across the state to host students for Green Light Day.

Mr David reports a core role of the Supply Chain and eCommerce SkillsPoint is managing the development of high quality teaching and learning resources for statewide delivery through TAFE NSW.

“This includes responsibility for training and assessment resources for state-wide aviation qualifications including new courses such as our Certificate III in Aviation Remote Pilot-Visual Line of Sight and Statement of Attainment in Drone Essentials that were introduced this year,” he said.

Key items on the facility’s agenda going forward included the development of teaching and learning resources for nationally recognised training packages that had recently been updated, including the Transport and Logistics Package and the Maritime Training Package, Mr David reports.

Dubbo is home to one of nine SkillsPoints being rolled out across NSW.