The Western Parkland City is a growing centre for innovation and advanced manufacturing, and the skills needed to fill new jobs are changing. That’s why the Western Parkland City Authority is developing a New Education and Training Model (NETM) in partnership with industry, universities, vocational education and training (VET) providers and government.
For more information about the NETM, please see the Western Parkland City Authority website.
An industry-led approach ensures micro-credentials are designed-for-business and support a pipeline of skilled local workers.
NETM micro-credentials will prioritise the emerging industries and skills required for people who live and work in the Western Parkland City. The NETM has been designed to rapidly upskill Western Parkland City’s (WPC) workforce to attract new businesses and create employment opportunities. The NETM makes lifelong learning practical through agile micro credentials that build on existing skills and experience. Learners and employers can pick and choose courses that best target WPC industries' skills needs of the future.
The NETM brings together vocational education, higher education and workplace learning to ensure training will prepare learners for new jobs on the cutting edge of industry’s needs.
NETM micro-credentials do not need to be taken in a particular sequence, and there is no need to complete multiple micro-credentials within any set time frame. This gives business and learners the flexibility to undertake the training they need when they need it without having to commit to a long program of study or take employees off-line for extended periods.
Micro-credentials in related fields will be able to be stacked. Over the long term, this will allow learners to custom-build a qualification that is best-suited to their needs, aspirations and career goals.
Click on the submit EOI link, for the product you are interested in, from the course marketplace catalogue above.
You will have access to the course for three months after you are enrolled.
Anyone who works in, or is interested in, the industry that uses technical drawings.
The pass mark is 100%. You have 3 attempts at the assessment. Each time you complete the assessment, the questions will be different.
The initial programme of the NETM is funded by the NSW Government. This means NETM micro-credentials will be free of charge for learners and their employers in the early stages of the pilot program. Over the longer term, a sustainable funding model will be developed to ensure the NETM delivers micro-credentials in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
The Create technical drawings micro-credential is offered at Mount Druitt campus.
No, courses on this platform are not accredited but they will count as NETM micro-credentials.
Western Parkland City includes the LGAs of Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly.
To be eligible for the NETM micro credentials you must:
Note: Priority will be given to WPC learners who:
Please note some micro-credentials have specific eligibility requirements.
A NETM micro-credential is a small-scale course (of about 40 hours of learning) for learners to build knowledge, skills and experience in a particular discipline applicable across multiple professions.
The Western Parkland City (WPC) includes the LGAs of Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly.
Price: Free to eligible learners.
Note: make sure you submit the EOI form to check your eligibility and receive a coupon code to avail the free course.
See eligibility requirements in Frequently Asked Questions below.