Develop skills in the management and delivery of large projects

Leaders of major projects in Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay will soon be able to further develop their skills and expertise, with the state government set to provide the Victoria Projects Office. [OPV] Distinguished Australian Leadership Academy for Major Projects [AMPLA] program.

The state government has appointed McKinsey & Company and the Stanford Center for Professional Development to run the 12-month program, which will build the capacity of public sector leaders to guide Victoria’s more than 160 major road and rail projects, including including the West Gate Tunnel project, the continued removal of level crossings, and the construction of the new Footscray Hospital.

The training program will focus on on-site learning tailored to participants’ needs to hone construction management and leadership skills.

Treasurer Tim Pallas said as the state paves the way for major projects in the health, education and transportation sectors, it is important to ensure leaders have the right management skills of project.

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