Elite program bolsters Victoria’s construction expertise


Andrews’ Labor government has appointed partners to help Victoria’s key project managers develop their skills and expertise as the state rolls out a record $144 billion infrastructure package.

McKinsey & Company and the Stanford Center for Professional Development will deliver the preeminent Australian Major Project Leadership Academy (AMPLA) program at Office of Projects Victoria (OPV).

The 12-month program builds the capacity of public sector leaders to guide Victoria’s more than 160 major road and rail projects, including the Tube Tunnel, Level Crossing Removal, West Gate Tunnel, Northern Link east, the commuter rail loop, the Melbourne Airport train and the main road. upgrades around the state.

The housing projects are led by the historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build project, which is delivering 12,000 new homes and increasing the state’s social and affordable housing stock by 10% over four years.

Health projects include construction of the new Footscray Hospital, expansion of emergency departments at Casey Hospital Berwick and Werribee Mercy Hospital, and redevelopment of Ballarat Base Hospital.

Refining construction management and leadership skills, the training focuses on on-site learning tailored to participants’ needs, with their areas of professional growth identified using capacity development plans.

Participants receive specific work-related tools and engage in real-time learning by identifying and completing a workplace project during the program.

The Labor Government, through OPV, is stimulating the growth of leadership and construction management skills with the AMPLA programme. Consultants appointed in conjunction with OPV will ensure that AMPLA builds on its national and international reputation for project management training.

Victoria established AMPLA in 2019 and authorities across Australia are now looking to enroll their engineers and project managers in its programme. By the end of the year, the AMPLA program will have trained 229 major project managers from across Australia.

AMPLA has established its reputation by consistently providing project managers with the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners in leading major projects.

As Treasurer Tim Pallas said

“Victoria is leading the way in delivering major projects that provide better health, education and transportation options for the community, and one of the reasons is the excellence of our project management ranks and our workforce. -work.”

“This program builds the state’s skills in project management and delivery and ensures that Victorians derive great value from every ongoing initiative.”

As stated by Cressida Wall, CEO of the Victoria Office of Projects

“This world-class development initiative will ensure that our key decision makers are at their best with enhanced skills that are critical when delivering a pipeline of multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects.”

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