SMART CLASSROOMS: ICT training reaps 1000th Orange Card holder
Fruits of labour ... Boonah State High's Robert Stanfield (centre) receives the 1000th Orange Card from Assistant Director-General David O'Hagan and principal Jeff Hennessey after completing the online training.
The Department of Education and Training's network of qualified, on-the-ground ICT support staff is thriving, with the number of Orange Card holders growing to 1000.
Strategic Information and Technologies Assistant Director-General David O'Hagan recently presented technical support officer Robert Stanfield of Boonah State High School, southwest of Brisbane, with the 1000th Orange Card.
Orange Card holders are qualified to support Queensland schools with the Managed Operating Environment (MOE).
'Congratulations to Robert and our 1000-strong network of Orange Card holders for successfully completing the card's accredited training program,' Mr O'Hagan said.
'The Orange Card qualification is the lynchpin of the department's multi-pronged approach to providing enhanced ICT support services to state schools.
'Boonah State High School was the second school in Queensland to trial the new Managed Operating Environment so it's great to see them continue to take the initiative.'
Delivered through the Learning Place, the online course to gain the Orange Card is self-paced with modules covering all aspects of the MOE.
With the Orange Card, technical staff can gain recognition of competencies towards the Diploma of Information Technology from the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE in exchange for limited study. This diploma gives them advanced standing for Queensland University of Technology's Bachelor of Corporate Systems Management.
For more information, visit the ICT Support Services for Schools Online Community