This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
EDUCATION


Meeting the region’s skill challenges


CQUNIVERSITY IS EARNING A REPUTATION FOR PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH. AS A RESULT, IT IS ATTRACTING STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, SAYS THE UNIVERSITY’S PRO VICE- CHANCELLOR AND EXECUTIVE DEAN, PROFESSOR KEVIN TICKLE.


QWhat are the skill needs of modern global businesses, and how is the university meeting these needs?


AThe university has identified several disciplines and skill areas where international demand is likely to remain high. For


example, growth in the private sector in China and India will require thousands of skilled workers in accountancy, business, and management. CQUniversity maintains a strong focus on these disciplines, and has recently added a new program in law studies. There will also be rising demand for workers with a second


language, and this is reflected in the recent upsurge in international students wanting to enroll in programs that will enable them to teach English as a second language in their own country. Third, rapidly developing consumer markets in the region


entail growth in production, distribution and sale of fast-moving consumer goods. This in turn creates skill needs in logistics and distribution, international law, internet-based technology, and production, infrastructure, and ICT engineering. Finally, the university has responded to the growing need for


international-standard qualified health workers with additional programs in medical imaging, as well as complementary health programs such as podiatry and chiropractic, on top of nursing and midwifery programs. With the rise of remote monitoring and long-distance medical interventions and information distribution, specializations for ICT and internet- based information management are available in many of these disciplines.


QDespite the emergence of a global market, cross- border issues remain. Do your students learn about these


issues?


AThe export of products and services will remain a major cross-border issue in the Asia-Pacific region due to political


barriers, government policies and differences in legislation. The establishment of corporate joint ventures for the manufacture of products and parts outside Australia can be viewed to some extent as a response to these challenges. CQUniversity has addressed these trends in its coursework, covering such areas as employment conditions and contracts, IP, and logistics and financial issues such as payment and debt management.


90 FAMILY OFFICE: ASIA TOMORROW QIs Asian investment in Australia likely to remain strong?


AWhile inward investment in Australia is dependent on future government policies, CQUniversity believes the outlook for local investment from the Asia-Pacific region is positive, given that Australia’s top four export markets are all in Asia. Service trade with Asia is growing at twice the global rate. Australia’s economy relies heavily on regional trade, and further growth in Asian investment in Australia seems a natural outcome.


QWhat are the main challenges facing tomorrow’s business leaders, and how is the university addressing them?


AThe university takes a holistic view to business problems – not merely a focus on foreign finance and delivery of


major economic deals as occurs elsewhere. It acknowledges that business is increasingly held to account for practices associated with resource development and is moving towards less invasive models of economic development. In this context, courses that address such areas as sustainable tourism; environmental management under competing demands from multiple uses; bespoke-designed mining, ICT and engineering courses; corporate governance; strategic market and portfolio management; and strategic marketing management; are in strong demand.


QIn summary, what do you see as the university’s strategic strengths?


ACQUniversity has campuses located in the centers of major resource extraction and processing areas and within world


heritage national parks such as the Barrier Reef. The university has full-service campuses in state capitals and surrounding markets along the Australian east coast. Its research is funded by the ARC and centers of excellence in areas such as beef farming, high-grade coking coal for the steel industry and coal extraction for energy generation. The university provides market-ready graduates for Asia – people who are familiar with the medium to long-term issues facing Asian economies and societies.


Q &


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132  |  Page 133  |  Page 134  |  Page 135  |  Page 136  |  Page 137  |  Page 138  |  Page 139  |  Page 140  |  Page 141  |  Page 142  |  Page 143  |  Page 144  |  Page 145  |  Page 146  |  Page 147  |  Page 148