In its past 70 years the ABC has also been recognised many times for the significant contribution it has made to broadcast training in Australia. Continuing the tradition, this week the ABC’s first batch of students from the corporation’s Registered Training Organisation courses graduated in Adelaide.
Director of ABC Human Resources, Colin Palmer said: “The ABC has long been recognised as the trainer for the media industry, and now it is official. Those who complete accredited programs run by the ABC will receive nationally recognised industry qualifications.
Christine Casey, the Manager of Accredited Training explained that the graduates are ABC employees “many of whom have gained much of their knowledge and skills from their work in the ABC. Qualifications to be awarded are Advanced Diplomas in Broadcasting (Radio), Advanced Diplomas in Screen (Television) and Certificates in Assessment and Workplace Training. These graduates will now be qualified to pass on their skills to other trainees undertaking training with the ABC.”
The ABC became a Registered Training Organisation at the end of 2001 and has recently undergone a successful audit under the Australian Quality Training Framework. While the ABC s Registered Training Organisation is administered from South Australia, the ABC is registered to deliver training in all states.