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Message from the CEO 

Welcome to the May issue of the Cooperative Research Australia Newsletter.  

With a new government in Canberra and three new Cooperative Research Centres announced, we have a bumper edition for you. 

CRA Annual General Meeting 

Thank you to the more than 40 members who joined the AGM yesterday. It was great to see so many participate. The primary outcome of the AGM was the election of the new directors, and Justin Coombes from Marine Bioproducts CRC was elected to the Board, and Michael Crawford from the Soil CRC re-elected for a second term. This AGM saw the retirement of David Chuter from IMCRC and Andrew Davis from the Autism CRC after dedicated service to the community. Both have been generous guides and great advocates for CRA.
A new government and a new opportunity to step up innovation.
Last Saturday Australia elected a new federal government and Canberra, which is traditionally very quiet during an election, has sprung to life as the work of the peaceful transfer of power occurs. For those of you interested in a view from Canberra, we’ve included a political and policy update for you in this newsletter
Cooperative Research Australia congratulated the incoming Albanese Government and new Parliament.  
Australia’s innovation system is a rich source of talent and potential, from our world-leading universities to collaborative entities like National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities, Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), Drought Hubs, Trailblazer Universities, Growth Centres and so many more.
There is a real opportunity for the incoming Minister to bring together participants across the innovation ecosystem to foster better collaboration and stronger cross-government and intergovernmental coordination of innovation and research. Stepping up that cross-fertilisation will improve Australia’s competitiveness as an innovation nation.
The new Minister will have on their desk the ACIL Allen Impact Assessment of the CRC Program. We know from data presented at our Collaborate Innovate Conference in April, that the present and anticipated economic benefits (to 2025) of the CRC Program over the period of 2012- 2020 are $31 billion. GDP is currently $12.2 billion higher because of the program and GDP increased by $5.61 for every dollar of Government funding, and 22,007 full time equivalent job years have been created because of the Program.
That is a huge impact. More than 30 years after the Hawke Government established the CRC Program, it perhaps can be viewed as a successful 30-year pilot, whose model, and lessons ripple across the system.
We are looking forward to working with the new Minister and Government to advance Australia’s capacity for industry-research collaboration to benefit our economy, society, and environment. The importance and value of industry-research collaboration cannot be understated as we emerge from the pandemic and face a challenging global economy.  
Three New CRCs - Round 23 Announcements 
The three newest CRCs were announced over the course of the election campaign by then Minister of Science and Technology, Hon Melissa Price, with $154.4 million Commonwealth funding for Round 23 leveraging more than $372 million in cash and in-kind to tackle some of Australia’s biggest challenges.

The six CRC bids that interviewed with the CRC Advisory Committee were all outstanding bids, and the quality and competitiveness of the bids only illustrates the untapped potential for greater impact on our economy through the program if there was an expanded funding pool. 

Each of the new CRCs is tackling a complex and critical challenge for Australia and we were delighted to speak to each for introductory profiles for this newsletter. 

Antimicrobial resistance is an existential threat that will be tackled by the Cooperative Research Centre for Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food and Environments (CRC SAAFE). CRC SAAFE leverages $112 million in cash and in-kind contributions from 53 partners, working across five states and territories to help solve antimicrobial resistance challenges posing a growing threat to Australia’s food, agribusiness, and environmental sectors.

The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC) leverages $189.3 million in cash and in-kind from 36 partners to transform Australia’s established composite technologies capability into sovereign leadership, creating a world-class, highly automated, digitally enabled, network of designers, manufacturers, and service providers Commonwealth funding. 

Finally, One Basin CRC leverages  more than $106.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions from 85 partners, working across five states and territories to connecting industry, government, research organisations and the community to deliver science-based solutions that contribute to growth and benefit rural communities and the environment to manage climate and water risks in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Congratulations to all the successful recipients, and we are looking forward to our first Round 23 Cohort meeting today.

Election Campaign Announcements

The Autism CRC has received further support to continue its work, with the Government announcing $2 million to enable the Autism CRC to support the development of a National Autism Strategy

The election campaign also saw the announcement of 6 – rather than the expected 4 - Trailblazer universities, which bring together universities with industry partners and have each received $50 million in Commonwealth funding. The Trailblazers announced are: Congratulations to each of the new trailblazers.

Welcome to our new Service Partner members

Finally, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest service partner members, Lee Green Strategic Accountants and LCL Accounting. We're delighted to have you join the CRA community.  If you are interested in becoming a member or partnering with Cooperative Research Australia, we'd be delighted to meet. Please email us here.

We hope you enjoy this latest edition of the newsletter and welcome your feedback, contributions, and story suggestions.  
Warm regards,
Jane O'Dwyer

Politics Update 

While the Australian Electoral Commission is finalising the counts in a handful of close seats and the Senate, Canberra has already seen the official change of Government with the swearing on Monday morning of Prime Minister Hon Anthony Albanese MP, along with his Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Hon Richard Marles MP, Foreign Minister Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Treasurer Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP and Minister for Finance, Minster for Women and Attorney-General Hon Senator Katy Gallagher.

The ‘group of five’ will hold all portfolios until the full new Ministry is sworn in next Wednesday following a Labor Party Caucus meeting on Tuesday.  The Prime Minister announced that the Parliamentary sitting schedule will be reshuffled, and the new Parliament may not sit until as late as July. The Parliament must sit within 30 days of the writs being returned, so Parliament will need to sit before the end of July. The Treasurer has indicated that Budget Update will be released when Parliament resumes, and that the government will hand down a new Budget in October.

There will need to be a reshuffle of the Labor frontbench to account for the loss of two frontbenchers – Kristina Keneally and Terri Butler. At this stage, we expect limited change and that that Ed Husic will remain in the Industry and Innovation Portfolio. Richard Marles, who currently holds the science portfolio is rumoured to be headed to Defence. In which case we may see either Tanya Plibersek take on Education and Science, or a new Minister take the reins of science. There is no doubt that bringing Education, Science, Research, Industry and Innovation closer together in the Ministry would bring greater coordination across government to these closely linked policy areas.

The Prime Minister has signalled his intent to work collaboratively across the political divide, with the large cross-bench and the Opposition. The high number of candidates elected on platforms of greater action on climate change along with the high Greens count in the Senate will mean his government will face considerable effort to go further than current Labor policy on climate mitigation and decarbonisation.  

In his first media conference, the Prime Minister reiterated his three first priorities of an independent national corruption commission; a national employment summit; and constitutional recognition of First Nations Australians. New governments, rather than returned governments, are rare in Australia, and are usually accompanied by energetic reviews of policy and an upswing in consultative processes and community engagement that create new opportunities to participate in policy discussions. We would expect early movement on the establishment of the National Reconstruction Fund.

We have collated a roundup of reactions from those across the innovation ecosystem:
Science and Technology Australia 
Universities Australia
The Group of Eight Universities
Innovative Research Universities
AI Group

Alumni Profile | Associate Professor Kathy Evans

Associate Professor Kathy Evans is an accomplished agricultural scientist and industry-research trailblazer who has grown the innovative capability of farms in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, and other regions. She is currently Director of TASAg Innovation Hub and formerly Head of Research at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tasmania.
After an undergraduate degree in agricultural science, Kathy joined Shell Chemical Australia Pty Ltd as a research and development officer in their graduate program. 

‘I was put in the agricultural chemical division, which meant I had this wonderful opportunity to travel all around country Victoria to do field trials on farmers’ properties. I learned so much more about farming there than in my agriculture degree.’

Although the industrial work was rewarding, Kathy yearned to expand her knowledge and completed a master’s in plant pathology in the US before deciding to begin her PhD. She was attracted by viticulture, the cultivation of grapes, because she was a wine enthusiast herself. The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Viticulture, which existed from 1992 until 2007, had recently started up and she commenced her PhD there with the University of Adelaide.
Read the full profile here

Welcome to the new CRCs

The Cooperative Research Centre for Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food and Environments (CRC SAAFE)

The Cooperative Research Centre for Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food and Environments (CRC SAAFE) was announced in May as one of the three successful Round 23 CRC Program bids. It will receive $34.5 million from the Australian Government and will leverage more than $112 million in cash and in-kind from 53 partners over a 10-year period. 

We sat down with Professor Erica Donner, bid lead, interim CEO of CRC SAAFE, and environmental scientist at the University of South Australia, to discuss the importance of having a CRC to tackle what has been termed an existential threat. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and parasites become resistant to the medicines and chemicals used to control them, thus rendering treatments ineffective. 

‘Antimicrobial resistance isn’t just a human health issue. Many industries rely on access to effective antimicrobials and it’s important that our agricultural industries and food and beverage producers manage AMR, so that Australia can maintain its reputation as a premium producer. Managing AMR is also important for the health of Australia’s animals and natural environment,” Professor Donner said.

She explained why the CRC model was the right fit for tackling this issue. 

Read more here

The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC)

The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC) was announced on 11 May 2022 as one of the three successful bids for Round 23 of the CRC program. 

The CRC will focus on automation for composites received $69.9 million in Australian Government funding and will leverage $189.3 million in cash and in-kind contributions from across industry, research, and government over a period of 10 years. 

The Centre bid was led by the UNSW Sydney, and we recently spoke with interim chief executive officer Dr Andrew Beehag and bid leader, research director and Director of ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) Professor Gangadhara Prusty. The CRC Program was no stranger to both; UNSW has a long history with CRCs and was a participant in the Round 1, CRC for Aerospace Structures (later the CRC for Advanced Composite Structures) that was one of the first groups announced in 1991, and in 2019 Professor Prusty led a CRC Project working on dentistry without mercury – glass fibre reinforced flowable dental composite restorative materials. 

Composites are manufactured materials that when combining two or more different materials together form overall structures that are less expensive, lighter, stronger, or more durable than traditional materials.

“It’s a diverse industry and a high-tech flagship industry. Composites touch a lot of sectors such as energy, space, defence, automotive, and marine infrastructure. Australia has a real opportunity through collaboration and next level technology to build sovereign capability, increase global competitiveness and uplift the manufacturing sector,” said Dr Beehag.

Read more here

One Basin CRC

One Basin CRC was confirmed as the third Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) as part of Round 23 of the CRC Program on Thursday 19 May 2022. 

Receiving $50m in Australian Government funding as part of the CRC Program and leveraging a further $106.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions from 85 partners, working across five states and territories, over a ten-year period connecting industry, government, research organisations and the community to deliver science-based solutions that contribute to growth and benefit rural communities and the environment to manage climate and water risks in the Murray-Darling Basin. 

This industry research collaboration represents the largest of its kind in the Murray-Darling Basin. Speaking with Professor Michael Stewardson interim CEO, who is well accustomed to the CRC Program having been involved in three CRCs during his career. He completed his PhD in the CRC for Catchment Hydrology, which was funded in the second round of the CRC program. He went on to be a Program Leader in this CRC and continued this role in eWater CRC.

Read more here

Cooperative Research News

Funding commitment for National Autism Strategy 

Autism CRC welcomes the recent funding commitment to support the development of a National Autism Strategy, underpinned by a national research agenda and evidence-based practice. The ALP has committed $1M to its development in addition to funding to enable Autism CRC to support the strategy development while continuing other activities.
Read more here

Support Your Volunteers: Volunteer Leader Toolkit launch 

A thriving and diverse volunteer workforce is essential to build resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards. To help volunteer leaders build effective skills that support volunteers across the country, researchers at Curtin University have created a new toolkit full of helpful and engaging resources.

Natural Hazards Research Australia and Curtin University are launching the Volunteer Leader Toolkit in an online event for volunteers and their leaders across the country at 1pm AEST on 31 May.
Register Now

Western Australia ag data platform gets tick of approval from data experts 

Western Australia’s new agricultural data sharing platform, recently  launched as Extrata™, has been given the tick of approval from Food Agility CRC data management experts.

The platform was officially accredited as meeting standards set out in the Food Agility Best Practice Data Policy.

Food Agility CEO, Richard Norton, commended the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), Western Australia for making data management atop priority in the platform build.

“DPIRD’s Extrata™ team invited us to put their data management protocols to the test and have proven them to be world-class,” Mr Norton said.

“Farmers can be confident that appropriate measures are in place to protect data they hare on Extrata™. This is an important step forward for agricultural innovation in Australia, which increasingly relies on data shared between farmers and service providers.”

Read more here

A comprehensive, longitudinal look at what we have learnt about working arrangements and transport demand during the pandemic

Over the last two years iMOVE and partners have been working on projects looking at many aspects of Working from Home (WfH) including trends, behaviour and perspectives from both employers and employees.  The findings and policy recommendations have been compiled into a report, Prospects for Working from Home: Assessing the evidence.

More information on these projects can be found here:

Read more here

iMOVE CRC transport digitisation – lessons and opportunities for Australia

Watch the recording of the Digitisation of transport and freight: How are we tracking in Australiaand where are the opportunities? webinar, held on 17 May 2022.
Read more here

MinEx CRC LIBS prototype begins simulated downhole testing 

The first real-time downhole assay prototype based on LIBS technology has reached the first stage of “real world” testing – analysis of a simulated drillhole in the lab based on real lithologies from the field.
The very ambitious aim of developing a novel, real-time downhole elemental analyser has reached an important milestone – actual testing in a simulated laboratory drillhole. The four main parts of the project that have been progressing in parallel – LIBS hardware, LIBS calibrations from real lithologies, dual-spectrometer software, and data analysis and modelling – are now sufficiently advanced that they will be incorporated for the first time into a real-time downhole analysis platform.

Wrap-up of Blue Economy Annual Participants Workshop 

The Blue Economy CRC hosted its 3rd Annual Participants Workshop on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May, 2022 along with hosting the 2022 Tasmanian Salmon Symposium and 2022 Australian Ocean Energy Market Summit on the 10 and 11 May. The three events combined attracted over 400 delegates in Hobart across 4 days. 

The 2022 Tasmanian Salmon Symposium brought together key stakeholders and presenters to discuss the ethics, values and social licence of aquaculture in offshore environments across two days. The Australian Ocean Energy Group’s Market Summit event focused on increasing market adoption of renewable ocean energy in Australia. 

A gallery of the event can be found on the Blue Economy CRCs website. 

Building 4.0 CRC Latest Video Conversation

Venture Partner, NEA, author, and former Chairman & CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt is interviewed by his previous employee, now CEO of Lendlease Digital, Bill Ruh. 

BlueScope Steel, University of Wollongong and the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre have announced a project to reduce carbon emissions from steelmaking

The project is assisted by $924,784 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and will consider the technical and economic feasibility of different decarbonisation and energy-saving options. 

Learn more

QuantX Labs & SmartSat CRC accelerate the development of an orbiting space clock in an Australian first

SmartSat CRC recently announced $1 million to assist QuantX Labs in the development of its optical atomic clock satellite payload that will deliver the heart of a future Australian sovereign navigation and timing capability. 

This partnership will accelerate the space-qualification and commercialisation of a new type of atomic clock. QuantX’s clock delivers a quantum leap in timing performance by using high-precision lasers to interrogate a specially prepared vapour of Rubidium atoms. Precision timing is of vital importance to our modern society and is utilised daily though the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, which generates trillions of dollars each year in economic benefits around the globe.

Learn more

All systems go for next phase of South Australia's first state satellite - SmartSat CRC

South Australian Space Mission satellite Kanyini has passed its Critical Design Review.
The SmartSat CRC has identified one of its projects that can utilise the technology onboard Kanyini to monitor groundwater bores for the Department of Environment and Water.
Kanyini will use Internet of Things (IoT) and nano-satellite telecommunications to provide tangible data to the South Australian government
Read more

Australian made smart positioning technology 

Australian automated monitoring business, Monitum has successfully launched its smart positioning and monitoring technology – Kurloo. Designed and developed in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as part of a three-year IMCRC co-funded manufacturing research project, Kurloo is set to transform the way industry measures displacement, using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) sensors with low-power wireless connection and cloud-based analytics.
Read more

Meetings, Events and Conferences

CRA Community of Practice events

Cooperative Research Australia is hosting several community of practice events over the next few weeks. These include the following:
  • CRC Round 23 Cohort Roundtable, Thursday 26 May
  • CRC Rounds 20-23 Roundtable, Wednesday 1 June
  • Education Managers Forum, Thursday 2 June
  • Business Managers/CFOs/COOs Forum, Friday 3 June
  • Mining and Energy Group on Monday 6 June
  • Research Institution Professional Staff Forum, Tuesday 7 June
  • Research Leaders Forum, Wednesday 15 June
  • Communicators Forum, Thursday 16 June
  • CEOs Quarterly Catchup, Thursday 23 June
  • Chairs Meeting, Wednesday 29 June 
  • Decarbonisation Group on Thursday 30 June
  • Education Managers Forum, Thursday 30 June

If you belong to a member organisation and would like to participate in future events for one of the communities of practice, please contact Vicki Stanley, Membership and Business Development Manager at Cooperative Research Australia.
Contact Vicki Stanley

Digital Agrifood Summit

Delegates at the Digital Agrifood Summit will be treated to live, in-field technology demonstrations, including of robotic tractors, automated spreaders, drones, sensors and advanced data-driven apps.
The demonstrations are part of the Global Digital Farm tours that are sure to be a popular attraction at the Summit, which is being held at Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga campus on 1-2 June.

Can’t make it to Wagga Wagga? Join via livestream
Buy Tickets Here

FEnEx CRC Annual Conference 2022


In a two-day event organised around the core themes of the FEnEx CRC, key stakeholders from across the hydrogen and LNG sectors will provide updates on major projects and policies. The objectives, outcomes and achievements of the CRC’s current research programs will also be presented giving attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest emerging technologies and knowledge. Hosted at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle WA, the conference will deliver plenaries, informational and technical sessions and include a workshop to tackle the key issue of fugitive emissions.

Register here

Annual Conference 2022

Building 4.0 CRC will hold their first Annual Conference will be held on 31 Aug - 1 Sept at Monash University Caulfield Campus, in the fantastic Pavilion. Registrations open soon. Subscribe here to keep up to date.

Learn more here

Innovative Manufacturing Accelerated

To tackle today’s economic, social and environmental challenges, Australian manufacturers and research organisations alike need to make innovation a priority, set ambitious goals and invest in opportunities that allow them to grow, build competitive advantage and create real-world impact for their organisation and for Australia’s manufacturing and innovation ecosystem.
On Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at the ICC Sydney, the Innovate Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) is hosting an engaging industry event where business leaders and experts such as Dr Amantha Imber (Inventium), Maurice Ben-Mayor (Stryker), Sally-Ann Williams (CICADA Innovations) and others discuss what's needed to accelerate manufacturing innovation in Australia.
Date: Wednesday, 8 June 
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Location: ICC Sydney
Learn more here

SmartSat CRC Queensland Hub for this Space Partnership Workshop - 13 June 2022

The Queensland Earth Observation Hub (the EO Hub), incorporating the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (SmartSat) Earth Observation Node, is a jointly funded initiative of SmartSat and the Queensland Government through the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning. 
The Hub has launched a number of collaborative grant programs to support Queensland businesses to partner, and establish knowledge exchange programs, with research teams. The first round of applications will close on the 30 June 2022
This workshop will provide an outline of the programs and aim to match industry challenges to research expertise that will lead to successful grant program applications.
The workshop will be follow by a Queensland Space Industry Networking event to enable valuable conversations and connections. 

Learn more here

Where are the most viable locations for bioenergy hubs across Australia?

Register now for Future Fuels CRC’s latest research webinar:
Thursday 2 June 2022 – 11:30am to 1:00pm (AEST Melb/Syd)

This online forum will feature Future Fuels CRC researcher Sam Culley from the University of Adelaide sharing the latest insights from their techno-economic assessment of the viability of biomethane production for bioenergy hub locations across Australia.
The panel members are:

  • David Norman, CEO, Future Fuels CRC
  • Shahana McKenzie, CEO, Bioenergy Australia
  • Ash Salardini, Chief Economist and General Manager Trade, National Farmers Federation
  • Gabrielle Sycamore, General Manager Renewable Gas, Jemena
  • James Khedari, Portfolio Director, Low Carbon Fuels and Services, Viva Energy
  • Moderator: Benjy Lee, Strategic Advisor, Future Fuels CRC, owner Benjy Lee Consulting

This session will be recorded and available at

Register Here

Disaster Challenge to tackle wicked problems

Calling all early career researchers and postgraduate students – what can you bring to disaster management in Australia? 
The Disaster Challenge needs your new ideas, new thinking and innovative research for a wicked problem we face with natural hazards: How can disaster preparation engage with the unengaged, the moving or the hard to reach? With career-advancing and cash prizes on offer, what innovation can your team bring that Australia hasn’t tried yet? Get your entry in by 30 June.

Enter Here

Become a Cooperative Research Australia Member

Cooperative Research Australia aims to be a significant voice for industry-research collaboration in Australia, and our diverse membership reflects this. The community that CRA represents, supports, and advocates for has its origins in the CRC program but now also encompasses post-CRC entities, similar collaborative research organisations, research institutions, industry, alumni and professionals, and service providers.
At CRA, we recognise the unique expertise and perspectives that you all bring to the collaborative research landscape and can support your activities through our member offerings. These include knowledge exchange, networking, professional development opportunities, advocacy, and more. Learn more about our membership categories and member benefits here.
If you or your organisation would be interested in becoming a part of this community, get in touch with Vicki Stanley, our Membership and Business Development Manager.
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Jobs, Fellowships & Scholarships

Research Project Manager

  • Full-time position
  • University of Queensland based
Looking for something special? There is a rare opportunity to join the Queensland based team as a CRC TiME Research Project Manager. Based on the stunning The University of Queensland campus, this full time role offers a unique way to utilise your genius skills connecting research, industry, communities and governments. This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your unique skills. Become a #changemaker and apply now, Applications close 11pm AEST Thursday, 2 June, 2022
We would love to talk to you! 
Apply Here

CRC PS Bid Chair

The Bid Chair is a fixed term contract from May 2022 to August 2022.

It is an honorary position, contracted to the Wheen Bee Foundation which is acting as the secretariat of the CRC Pollination Security Bid.

There is potential for the term to be extended based on outcome of application process.

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The Bid CEO is a fixed term contract from May 2022 to August 2022.

Remuneration is by negotiation.

The role is contracted to the Wheen Bee Foundation which is acting as the secretariate of the CRC Pollination Security Bid.

There is potential for term to be extended based on outcome of application process and funding availability.

Learn more

Chief Operating Officer

SmartCrete CRC is seeking a talented, energetic, and collaborative COO to work in partnership with the CEO to lead and manage the operational environment to optimise the effective and efficient delivery of business operations to help position SmartCrete as a world leader in concrete collaborative research. The COO will have the credibility and track record to establish, lead and manage SmartCrete

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HILT CRC Education and Training Coordinator – Adelaide CBD 

Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) 

$100,000-$120,000 p.a. (plus superannuation). full time 

Deadline 06/06/2022

The Education and Training Coordinator (ETC) is a 3-year full time position which will be extended if outcomes warrant it. The ETC, reporting to the Education and Training Director (ETD), presents an outstanding opportunity to join this critical and exciting organisation as it transforms the heavy industrial sector to a low-carbon future.

Learn more

Recent Appointments

  • Rochelle Gunn, Project Manager,  FEnEx CRC
  • Shari Owen, Executive Assistant,  FEnEx CRC 
  • Professor Chris Knapp, Research Director, Building 4.0 CRC 
  • Samantha Lemons, Projects Manager, Building 4.0 CRC 
  • Dr Sarah Breen Lovett, Engagement and Education Leader, Building 4.0 CRC 
  • Verity McDonald, Operations Manager, Building 4.0 CRC 
  • Ms Mikaela Jade, Director, SmartSat CRC

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