TAFE NSW - WESTERN SYDNEY INSTITUTE (WSI) AND POLTEKBA SIGNING MoU
On 21st May 2014 in Open Training and Education Network (OTEN), 51 Wentworth Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135, Ms Mui Cook on behalf of WSI and Syaeful Akbar on behalf of POLTEKBA signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Scope of MoU is Strengthen ties between TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute (WSI) and POLTEKBA focusing on:
- Facilitation of exchange of education and training information between officers and teaching staff of WSI with officers and staff of the State Polytechnic of Balikpapan of East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
- Facilitation of exchange of study delegations for which the parties will reach agreement on such matters as the number and make-up of personnel, the timing of the delegation and the itinerary.
- Facilitation of customized training programs in vocational education, teacher training benchmark of vocational framework, curriculum development, distance delivery and quality assurance of program delivery.
- Support for short term student study tours where students can undertake vocationally oriented programs which assist in career choice, university pathway or development.
This MoU is follow up of VELT program which held in 2013 supported by Indonesian Ministry of education and culture and TAFE DIRECTOR AUSTRALIA (TDA). This MoU is expected could be Umbrella or legal basis to held strategic program and alliance by sending POLTEKBA’s Lecturer to WSI for Short Course in Vocational Teaching and Assessment also in Leadership.
On that working visit, POLTEKBA’s delegation Syaeful Akbar and Totok Sulistyo has opportunity to visit green skill hub in Nirimba College and TAFE facilities in Blue Mountain College, They also has opportunity to meet Peter Holden TDA representative in Sydney, Peter is very pleased with MoU between WSI and POLTEKBA and expecting for further action from both parties.
That MoU is expected could be the gate of POLTEKBA for going global in vocational higher education, research and community services. This news also published in TDA newsletter in http://www.tda.edu.au/cb_pages/newsletter_26_may_2014.php
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="412"]
Totok Sulistyo, Head of Research & Community Service Centre; Mui Cook, WSI Director International; and Dr Syaeful Akbar, Deputy Director.[/caption]
TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute (WSI) is a registered training organisation providing high quality vocational education, training and workplace assessment services to industry, enterprises, individuals and the community. The Institute contributes to the socioeconomic growth of the dynamic and diverse region of Greater Western Sydney. Western Sydney is Australia's fastest-growing economy; it is Australia's third-largest economy after Sydney and Melbourne. Students from more than 30 countries including Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Fiji, China, Hong Kong and Thailand are studying at Western Sydney Institute.
TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute was named the 2010 Australian Large Training Provider of the Year at the Australian Training Awards. Western Sydney is home to the nation’s best Large Training Organisation, according to the peak national awards body for the vocational education and training sector. The accolade – one of the Australian Training Awards’ highest honours – comes on the back of the Institute being named NSW Large Training Provider of the Year for two years in a row.
In 2011, WSI was named the winner of 2011 Australian Skills for Sustainability - Educational Institution Award. This Award recognised the exemplary efforts of WSI in not only demonstrating sound sustainability practices but also in its leadership in embedding these principles into its training.