Training model gets thumbs up

CENTRAL Queensland University's Bachelor of Learning Management is an innovative model of training that does not deserve the criticism it received from the QTU last week, an Education Queensland spokesperson said yesterday.

Education Queensland Gladstone district manager of education services Mark Collis said he had only received positive comments from principals about the quality of the BLM graduates and comments to the contrary were unfounded.

"This is an innovative model of training where our senior teachers play a role in mentoring BLM students into the profession,'' Mr Collis said. He said QTU policy adviser Lesley McFarlane's comments that the BLM was based on an apprentice model was denigrating to the BLM and the apprenticeship system. "These graduates are ready to hit the ground running and I haven't had any comment that down the track they are any less prepared than anyone else.''

Mr Collis said CQU had sought input from EQ for the BLM program in the past and had been asked several times for feedback about the graduates and of the structure of the course.

"We have generally had very positive experiences.



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