Two CQUniversity projects finalists in 2021 Engagement Australia Excellence Awards

18 October 2021

CQUniversity's innovation in vocational training and alumni engagement have been recognised with two projects named as finalists in the 2021 Engagement Australia Excellence Awards.

The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) – a collaboration between the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)' CQUniversity and TAFE Queensland' is a finalist in the Award for Excellence in Industry Engagement.

The award recognises outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education by members of tertiary education institutions' community and industry partners.

The QFSP is a multi-million-dollar collaboration that is introducing training targeted at supporting new technologies within the resources sector' with a special focus on facilitating the fast-tracked development and delivery of new autonomy related qualifications for open-cut mining operations in Queensland.

Monash University's Woodside Monash Partnership and the University of New England's Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre – a new spatial understanding of agriculture are also finalists in the category.

CQUniversity is also a finalist in the Award for Excellence in Alumni Engagement' which recognises outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality alumni engagement and support in higher education' for its 30 Minutes a Month project.

30 Minutes a Month is a micro-volunteering program – in which CQUni alumni share their experiences with current students. The activities further their professional development' help students get the most out of their education and help the CQUni demonstrate the impact its alumni are making in our communities.

CQUni is up against the University of Technology Sydney's Young Alumni Program.

The winners will be announced during an online ceremony on Tuesday' 30 November' from 6 - 8pm (AEDT).

To see the full list of finalists' visit