Chisholm Institute partners with CINEC and alankaEd to deliver VET courses

Chisholm Institute partners with CINEC and alankaEd to deliver VET courses

Chisholm's signed a five year transnational education partnership agreement.


CINEC Campus will expand it’s course offerings to include Australian VET delivery

18 June, 2020

Chisholm Institute today announced that is has signed a five year transnational education partnership agreement between Chisholm Institute, CINEC Campus and alankaEd in Sri Lanka. With Chisholm’s transnational education delivery experience spanning over 15 years, CINEC’s reputation for delivering internationally recognised programs and pathways across diverse career fields and alankaEd’s strengths in developing international partnerships and showcasing Australian education, students will benefit significantly.

CINEC Campus and Chisholm Institute will initially deliver Australian qualifications in a joint venture partnership arrangement delivering courses in Information technology, Engineering, Electrotechnology, Electronics and communications and Automotive. With the view to expand the project into other delivery areas over time, aligned to the needs of the Sri Lankan market.

Chisholm will commence the project next month upskilling a number of CINEC’s teaching staff with the Certificate IV in Teaching and Assesment (TAE40116) qualification.

The agreement was signed virtually at Chisholm, Dandenong campus and by CINEC in Malabe, Sri Lanka by CEO of Chisholm, Mr Stephen Varty, Captain Ajith Peiris, President and founder CINEC Campus, and Mr Bhanuka Wanasinghe, Managing Director alankaEd.

CINEC Campus has established transnational partnerships with a number of International Education Institutions globally, however this is the first VET provider that they have partnered with.

“CINEC’s record of enduring International partnerships with International Universities, along with alankaEd’s experience in the Australian international Education sector, provides us with exceptional confidence that this will be a partnership that will prove to be one of mutual respect and learning,” stated Mr Varty.

We are excited to partner with such a highly regarded and internationally respected organisation and to celebrate our partnership with CINEC Campus, and to mark the beginning of Chisholm’s presence in Sri Lanka,” stated Mr Varty.

CINEC was equally enthusiastic.

“We are confident this partnership will be a success reaching desired goals. We’ve worked very hard to offer our students quality courses that meet international standards and to expanding on that through this partnership is excellent!” added Captain Ajith Peiris.

“We are looking forward to combining the skills and expertise of both institutions to contribute so positively to the Sri Lankan community and address vocational skill needs of Sri Lanka. We’re eager to get the program underway and support the next generation of Sri Lankan graduates,” said Mr Wanasinghe

The agreement will form the basis for what promises to be a long lasting and fruitful relationship between the two educational institutions and alankaEd.

About CINEC Campus

The CINEC Campus is one of Sri Lanka’s largest non-state sector higher education institutions and most diversified.

The CINEC campus was established in 1990 with the vision of building close working partnership with industry, professional organisations and other local and foreign stakeholders to serve in the best interest of its clients and customers, reaching international standards and achieving global recognition.

It has branches in Nugegoda, Trincomalee and Jaffna, and caters for over 20,000 student registrations annually, who follow a range of over 200 study and training programmes on offer, all leading to highly sought-after opportunities of employment in the fields of Maritime, Engineering & Technology, Health Sciences, Aviation, IT, Logistics, International Transportation, Management, Marketing & Branding, Tourism & Hospitality, Law, HR, English Language & Education, Banking and Finance, Sports & Physical Education and Vocational Training.

About alankaEd

alankaEd Pty Ltd is founded by Bhanuka Wanasinghe and based in Melbourne wth the objective of developing joint venture partnerships between Australian and Sri Lankan education institutions. Bhanuka Wanasinghe is a professional in international education with eighteen years’ experience including holding senior executive roles at Australian universities. Chisholm – CINEC partnership is the first such joint venture developed by alankaEd and it is one of the three joint venture partners. alankaEd as the conduit of the joint venture will engage and contribute towards financial capital, delivery model, project activities and quality assurance strategies of the partnership.

About Chisholm

Chisholm has been leading the way in providing quality education and training throughout Victoria, nationally and overseas since 1998. We exist to inspire success and transform lives, with over 41,000 students a year.

As Chisholm, we offer over 300 nationally accredited certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate, degree and short courses.

We are proudly government-owned and focused on providing quality, practical education that can enhance the social and economic futures of individuals, communities and industry.

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