At a glittering awards ceremony with over 400 people attending at Crown Palladium, Complex Institute of Education triumphed over a hotly contested field of entrants.

In accepting the prestigious award CEO Andrew Shea payed tribute to the dedicated and hardworking team at Complex. 

He went onto say, “The award recognises Complex’s commitment to innovation, quality and continual improvement.” Andrew also praised the team at Complex for their unwavering focus on providing an outstanding student experience.

For over 12 years CIE has dedicated itself to assisting the unemployed to find a pathway back into the workforce and since 2002 Complex has trained and helped place in the workforce over 30,000 students. CIE’s winning entrant was based on 5 criteria. 

Complex Institute of Education CEO Andrew Shea 

accepts the 2014 award from The Honourable Nick 

Wakeling, Minister for Higher Education & Skills

1.  Innovative new programs

Since May 2103 CIE has introduced 3 ground breaking new programs
  •  Momentum this 13 day Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways program was designed to provide the unemployed with the motivation and skills needed to successfully enter the workforce.  
  • Velocity is a Certificate I, Work Education, course which runs for 31 weeks. It’s target is the  large numbers of people who are currently on a disability pension or have significant impediments holding them back from getting into the workforce. As part of this program each student will undertake 3 work place tasters to help them gain the confidence needed for when they actually enter the workforce. 
  • Technical Security Certificates II & III Technical Security provide a fast track opportunity to move people with electrical hands on type skills into the workforce 

2.  Strategic Planning

 The winning entry highlighted Complex’s commitment to:

  • Compliance
  • Quality 
  • Innovation 
  •  Student outcomes 

3.  We listen to our students 

 During the presentation to the  awards panel Andrew highlighted Complex’s commitment to:

  • Compliance
  • Quality
  • Innovation 
  • Student outcomes 

4.  Human Resource Capability 

The commitment to continuous improvement was reinforced by CIE’s focus to continually upgrading trainer skills. The CIE entry  highlighted the following areas:

  • Staff provided with Professional Development activities (e.g. TAE qualifications/upgrades, LLN units)
  • Professional Development stored on Intranet 
  • TAE Certificate IV Training & Assessment trainer on staff to deliver trainer PD sessions

5.  Partnerships & Links  

The final category in the application set out CIE’s focus on:

  • MOU’s with a number of ESP’s (employment service providers)
  • Honorary industry positions
  • Industry memberships including.