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AIM taking training to regional Australia

Friday, September 12, 2014

A commitment given two years ago by the Australian Institute of Management to the people of regional Queensland was reinforced in August with the opening of a state-of-the-art training facility in Moranbah.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker opened the $800,000 Induction Training Centre on Wednesday 20 August and thanked AIM's commitment to the professional development of people across regional Queensland.

"This is a very exciting opportunity for people in the Isaac region," Ms Baker said. "AIM's sole purpose is to promote the advancement of education and learning in the field of management and thought leadership for commerce, industry and government.

"This centre will provide opportunities for local people to learn, develop know-how and better understand practical management."

Moranbah sits nearly 200km south-west of Mackay and it services some of the nation’s biggest mining sites. The Moranbah training centre is located in Bacon St in the town centre and its opening followed AIM’s launch of its Emerald training centre in July 2012.

AIM Chief Executive Officer Daniel Musson FAIM said the centre reinforced the Institute's ongoing commitment to the training and up-skilling of the communities in regional Queensland.

"At AIM we believe in developing long, successful relationships and becoming people's preferred partner in their professional development at all stages of their lives and careers," Mr Musson said.

"People based in Moranbah and surrounding areas now have access to the same, world-class educational and training opportunities that people based in the capital cities do."

AIM is one of Australia's largest Registered Training Organisations with more than 13,500 Members and it has campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Mackay, Emerald and the Gold Coast.

"Central Queensland has such a diverse range of industry from small businesses right up to major mining and agricultural companies," Mr Musson said.

"People in regional communities can now can come to AIM and complete any of our courses without having to leave their home towns.”