On Friday, 21 November DeakinPrime's client Westpac was awarded the Employer of the Year Award at the Australian Training Awards in Adelaide.
The Employer of the Year Award recognises a large enterprise which has achieved excellence in the provision of nationally recognised training to its employees.
Through its Best Banker Professional Qualifications Program, Westpac provides its employees with training to allow them to undertake a range of specialist roles across the organisation. Westpac has set itself the key business objective of all staff holding a nationally accredited qualification by 2017. DeakinPrime has worked with Westpac on this program since it was initiated in 2013.
The program delivers qualifications ranging from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma. Approximately 1000 Westpac employees have completed formal qualifications through the program, with 8600 more expected to graduate by April 2017.
Further to the Best Banker program, Westpac has developed a virtual learning environment called eAcademy. The training programme on eAcademy has incorporated the learners’ day to day activities into the nationally recognised qualification, allowing completion of training requirements as part of daily work. Training through eAcademy includes modules in banking and finance, workplace health and safety, Westpac products, client engagement and fraud.
Congratulations to Westpac for this award.