Archived press activity (2011)

  • Perth Now
    X Factor star picks hard rock at Challenger
    5 December 2011
    Perth X Factor finalist has world at her feet, but she is heading underground in mining.
  • Science Network WA
    Challenger demonstrates aquaponic viability
    20 November 2011
    A successful trial of an aquaponic production system has been undertaken by Challenger Institute.
  • Sunday Times
    Something in the water at Challenger
    20 November 2011
    Barramundi, lettuce and basil are the latest products from aquaculture students.
  • Weekend Courier - Rockingham
    "Weld to Life" a winner
    18 November 2011
    The successful Weld to Life program at Rockingham has won a category of the 2011 Premier's Awards.
  • Sunday Times
    Challenger skills are on the menu
    6 November 2011
    Experience at a training restaurant is giving students a fun opportunity to develop real skills.
  • Mining Chronicle
    Women line up to snap up scholarships
    1 November 2011
    Students have a chance to gain rewarding careers in the resources and oil and gas sectors.
  • Sound Telegraph
    Young mechanic takes out gold
    1 November 2011
    Apprentice Andrew Leece won the gold medal in his division at the WA WorldSkills competition.
  • Weekend West
    Study engineers a career change
    29 October 2011
    New engineering scholarship program to attract more women to enter the resources sector.
  • Joondalup Weekender
    Fish and vegies grow together
    27 October 2011
    Challenger Institute has a commitment to growing chemical-free produce sustainably using aquaponics.
  • Kalamunda Reporter
    Catering students rise to the challenge
    25 October 2011
    Challenger hosted WorldSkills Australia Vocational Education and Training in Schools competition.
  • The West Australian
    2011 Gold Plate winners announced
    20 October 2011
    Challenger's Quinlan's Training Restaurant in Beaconsfield claims a Gold Plate Award.
  • Koori Mail
    Course a confidence boost
    19 October 2011
    15 Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers WA (AIEO) have experienced a career boost.
  • Sunday Times
    Women engineer a career
    16 October 2011
    18 women have taken up resources and oil and gas sectors through scholarships at Challenger.
  • Weekend West
    Cream team for CHOGM
    7 October 2011
    Hospitality students will be in the heat of the action serving more than 50 world leaders.
    There’s something fishy about Challenger Institute's vegetables
    6 October 2011
    Challenger's chemical-free produce sustainably has won a Seafood Environment Award.
  • The Weekend Australian
    Car-building project puts Challenger students on road to engineering success
    27 September 2011
    Mechanical Engineering students are honing their skills by designing and building an electric car.
  • Mandurah Mail Online
    Showcase for Peel learning options
    22 September 2011
    More than 180 potential students attended Peel Open Day to learn about career possibilities.
  • Guardian Express
    Young florist's future continues to bloom
    6 September 2011
    Mt Lawley florist has placed second in the 2011 WA Interflora Florist of the Future competition.
  • Drum Media
    Have You Studied At: Challenger Institute of Technology
    1 September 2011
    Q&A in one of Perth's most prominent youth street-press magazines about course offerings.
  • Weekend West
    Lecturers in demand
    27 August 2011
    Flexible working hours and career development are seeing many turn to teaching.
  • Weekend Courier - Rockingham
    Deaf Jessica graduates in IT
    26 August 2011
    Jessica was the only student who graduated without hearing a single word from the lecturers.
  • Sunday Times
    Timor talent in frame
    21 August 2011
    East Timorese trainees made an aluminium crocodile as part of their process & maintenance training.
  • Sound Telegraph
    Options for all at SkillsWest Expo
    17 August 2011
    Residents in the Rockingham area are attending a major event aimed at filling skill shortage.
  • Sound Telegraph
    Institute on display in career showcase
    10 August 2011
    Challenger Institute staged its biggest ever presence at this year's SkillsWest Expo in Perth.
  • Weekend West
    Back to the classroom
    23 July 2011
    A 79-year-old pensioner recently completed a Certificate III in Aged Care at Peel campus.
  • Weekend Courier
    Mum living designer dream
    22 July 2011
    This Secret Harbour mother is just a few stitches away from a Applied Fashion Design Diploma.
  • MedIndia Online
    Technology to the rescue of undersized fish
    21 July 2011
    Australian scientists and Challenger Institute have evolved a device to help undersized fish.
  • Mandurah Mail
    Age no barrier for Eulys
    7 July 2011
    Seventy-nine-year old Eulys has proved age is no barrier when it comes to getting a new career.
  • Mandurah Mail
    Auto apprentice on road to success
    23 June 2011
    Andrew Ashford's career has put the pedal to the metal since completing his pre-apprenticeship.
  • Mandurah Mail
    Trainee trio work a treat
    23 June 2011
    A Mandurah finance brokerage has employed three recent Challenger Institute graduates.
  • Mandurah Coastal Times
    Training works well for students
    22 June 2011
    A unique training program is giving young people the chance to enter the workforce as a trainee.
  • The West Australian
    New dimension for oil and gas at Challenger Institute
    6 June 2011
    A 3d animated modelling system designed by movie experts gives students hands-on experience.
  • The West Australian
    $28m to boost skills to address skills shortages
    1 June 2011
    Almost $28m will be provided to Challenger for an upgrade to double Rockingham capacity by 2018.
  • PerthNow
    Challenger's $1.3m oil and gas training tower
    1 June 2011
    An Australian first aimed at increasing oil and gas workers' skills has been unveiled at Challenger.
  • Broome Advertiser
    Challenger to provide training for huge Shell LNG project
    26 May 2011
    Challenger joining the Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Training Consortium to train Shell employees.
  • Science Network WA
    WA-China thinktank recommends artificial reefs
    17 May 2011
    Artificial reefs are being discussed as one solution to WA's coastal industrial projects.
  • The West Australian
    Aboriginal maternity wing open at KEMH
    29 April 2011
    Bridging the Divide with a mural for the walls of the State's main maternity hospital.
  • The Australian
    Training the key to plugging labour gap
    9 April 2011
    ACEPT is playing a key role in alleviating labour shortages in Australia's natural gas industry.
  • WA Business News
    Challenger wins Papua New Guinea training deal
    30 March 2011
    A major player in the PNG oil and gas industry has turned to Challenger to provide training.
  • ABC News
    Farmed fish hit the shelves
    8 March 2011
    Fish bred at Challenger and transported are part of the first harvest of a Midwest fish farm
  • The West Australian
    Plumber flushes away gender stereotypes
    17 January 2011
    Few career deviations can quite match that of a student who has swapped pedicures for pipe wrenches.
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