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NETM Education and Training Providers Panel - WPCA-RSE-21-090

RFT ID WPCA-RSE-21-090
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 8-Oct-2021
Closes 5-Nov-2021 2:00pm
Category (based on UNSPSC)
86000000 - Education and Training Services
Agency Western Parkland City Authority


Contact Person
David Hurrell
Phone: 02 9372 8993
Procurement@wpca.sydney

Tender Details

By 2036, much of Sydney’s population growth will come from the Western Parkland City (WPC), which encompasses eight local council areas (Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbeltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly). The catalyst for the future of the WPC is the Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport – in the very centre of the City’s footprint – and the $20 billion in government investment already pouring in to realise this vision and deliver more than 200,000 jobs across the city by 2036.

Surrounding the Airport on all sides and with the 22nd Century city centre of Bradfield as its heart, the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will be an ecosystem of industry and innovation, with precincts dedicated to Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defence, Agribusiness, Freight and Logistics, Health and Education, and Air Services and Tourism. To support development of an advanced industry cluster at Bradfield and the Government’s broader vision for a resilient, innovative economic ecosystem across the WPC, a new collaborative approach to education and training is being developed to enable rapid upskilling in key industry growth areas.

The  New  Education  and  Training Model  (NETM)  is  a  collaborative  approach  across  education and industry which will see learning designed around micro-credentials rather than traditional qualifications.

As a core component of the development of the Bradfield City Centre, the NETM presents a unique opportunity to support the broader vision of the WPC in becoming a high value industry, education and job hub. NETM will include

  • a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education;
  • capacity for blended qualifications delivered in a partnership between industry, education 
  • institutions and government;
  • an initial focus on training and skills for Advanced Manufacturing; and
  • fast-tracked micro-credentialing and fit-for-purpose industry qualifications.

Over the next four years, WPCA seeks to roll out 100 micro-credentials, with a target of 25 in the first year to support the strategic plan to grow an ecosystem to support industries, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Agribusiness
  • Freight and Logistics
  •  Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.

To deliver the NETM, WPCA requires a panel of education and training providers with expertise and capacity to support the co-development and/or co-delivery of micro-credentials with industry partners. WPCA will be looking to ensure a sufficient number of education and training providers are appointed to the panel to cover each industry specialisation.

 

Location

NSW Regions: Cumberland/Prospect, Nepean, South West Sydney

RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

Additional Details / Instructions

A non mandatory tender briefing was conducted at 12pm on 18 October for this tender.

A video of the full briefing and a copy of the slides used are available at the link below.

https://wpca.sydney/invest/netm/netm-education-and-training-providers-panel/.

Address for Lodgement

All submissions must be uploaded via NSW etendering portal.

Multi Agency Access

Yes

Multi Agency Access Type

All Agencies