Australia’s largest government department, the Department of Human Services (DHS), will be undertaking project training via digital learning programs to save time and costs.
The ILX Group has won a contract to deliver digital training—including PRINCE2, MSP, MoP, MoR and P3O—to DHS staff, ranging from junior project managers to senior executives from across Australia.
“Each year DHS was spending significant amounts of money transporting its staff to Canberra and providing accommodation for learning purposes. Digital learning has eliminated these expenses. Research highlights government departments can save as much as 40% by utilising digital training versus the traditional classroom delivery method,” said Michelle Phillips, head of Asia-Pacific for ILX.
She added that budget cuts at state level would lead to more digital learning programs as governments strived to maintain service levels with less money in the coffers. “This contract with DHS further accentuates the relevance of digital learning to government sectors. Digital learning has demonstrated it is a cost effective means of delivering excellence in learning to staff of government departments.”
Several DHS staff have recently completed digital courses with ILX, achieving an average pass rate of 97%.
ILX already delivers training programs to other government departments, including Queensland Project Services, the Australian Electoral Commission, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, AusAid and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.