CRC CARE's Education and Training program aims to:
- Cultivate a new cohort of PhD graduates specifically in the area of
environmental contamination, assessment and remediation;
- Prepare industry-ready commercially-focused research graduates
specialized in environmental contamination, assessment and
- Enhance the awareness and scientific skills of active research
staff in this industry; and
- Increase awareness of opportunities and procedures for commercial
adoption and utilisation in the Australian environmental
contamination assessment and remediation industry.
The program addresses a serious structural weakness in Australia's
environmental clean-up sector - the acute shortage of trained
technical experts and researchers in environmental contamination
assessment and remediation.
The CRC's target is 75 PhD students over its life. To encourage
close identification with the CRC and its work, all students are
required to attend and make a presentation at its annual meeting.
To ensure industry-ready postgraduates, all CRC PhD students
undertake a course in IP Management and Commercialisation and
industry partners are encouraged to co-supervise a young
researcher. PhD students are also exposed to regulatory and legal
frameworks and their applications.
Publication of the centre's outputs is important to the technology
transfer process. Where publication does not undermine the
potential to patent its science or reduce the value of its
intellectual property the centre seeks to communicate its work to
the scientific community, industry and public.
Industry training is provided through industry research
participation, researchers placed in industry, AusBiotech linkages,
and a structured program of conferences, seminars, workshops and
publications. The centre produces its own training modules suitable
for external delivery, including professional and intensive short
courses for industry, working with industry, TAFE and other
CRC CARE uses best practice models in PhD education including
industry placements, full and top-up scholarships, attendance and
presentation at international conferences and an annual CRC
postgraduate workshop ensuring a high visibility of CRC's research.
The CRC undertakes extensive public awareness and education around
enviro-technologies and applications. Participating industries
provide field sites and personnel to supervise postgraduate
students to participate in the CRC's industry research programs.
Preference is given to students with the skills and motivation to
develop new business opportunities in environmental clean-up.
An eminent visitors' program draws on international research,
educational and commercial leaders to stimulate discussion on
future directions for sensor tools, remediation technologies and