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Civil Train SA Wins Major Training Award

The South Australian Branch of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF SA) has been recognized as an exemplar training organization by winning the 2012 South Australian Training Awards in the category of Large Training Provider of the Year. This award followed the presentation in Sydney last week of a national award for Education and Training Program of the Year hosted by Earthmover and Civil Contractor Magazine.

The annual peak State awards recognize quality, innovation and excellence in training, and were presented at a dinner last week hosted by the South Australian Training and Skills Commission. The Hon Tom Kenyon, Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills made the keynote address to a large gathering at the Convention Centre.

The CCF SA now has the opportunity to represent South Australia at the National Training Awards in Melbourne in November.

 “We are very pleased to be recognized for the roll we play in skilling and up-skilling thousands of South Australians annually. We work hard to ensure that our courses and programs are high quality and meet industry and student expectations,” said Phil Sutherland the chief executive of CCF SA.

The CCF SA is the largest non-government provider of civil construction industry training in South Australia, training more than 20,000 students per year. They offer a broad scope of qualification training from Civil Construction, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Local Government and Extractive (quarrying) industry training packages that range from short courses to Certificate IV level.

In revolutionising training delivery techniques, they have advanced training tools and technologies including a large suite of plant simulators and other electronic interactive learning resources, all housed at a state of the art education and training Centre of Excellence at Thebarton, South Australia.  

Mr Sutherland said that the CCF SA was proud of its capacity to play a significant role in making South Australia the “clever state through innovative training.”

CCF SA President Christopher Reynolds and Chief Executive Officer Phillip Sutherland accepting the SA Large Training Provider of the Year award presented at the SA Training Awards, Friday 14th September 2012.