The Large Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a registered training organisation, delivering 50 or more qualifications, that offers a broad range of training products and services and demonstrates excellence and high level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.
Ninety-three year old Box Hill Institute is currently experiencing one of the most exciting periods in its proud history. In 2014 the Institute embarked on a comprehensive change and renewal program which has been at the heart of its success in winning the Large Training Provider of the Year Award in the 2016 Australian Training Awards.
"In 2014 we gained a new CEO, Mr Norman Gray AM with a great mix of skills who has challenged our thinking and isn’t scared to push the boundaries of 21st Century VET training," said Jennifer Oliver, Executive Director Academic Affairs.
"The result is a new strategic plan which has the buy in and endorsement of the leadership team and staff who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our students.
"While Box Hill Institute has earned many accolades and awards over the years, a recent major focus on innovation has been a distinguishing factor and undoubtedly was a major factor in winning us the jewel in the crown at the Australian Training Awards, in the face of some very strong competition," said Jennifer.
Already, the Institute’s new strategic plan has resulted in two impressive achievements: the re-opening of the Lilydale Lakeside Campus in Melbourne’s outer east and the winning of a $40 million tender to provide training to Victoria’s prisoners through an agreement with Corrections Victoria.
"Box Hill Institute’s vision is to be community educators for industry, work and life, and in doing that, to be Australia’s number one global vocational education and training provider," said Jennifer.
"The Australian Training Award acknowledges that we are on the right path and I have no doubt that our strong leadership, together with the passion and professionalism of our staff, will ensure our vision is realised."