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TAFE NSW has helped Lismore based environmental consultancy ECOTEAM upgrade their business systems to meet and capitalise on local civil construction industry opportunities and demand.

ECOTEAM is a Lismore based environmental consultancy company specialising in constructed wetlands and environmental assessment services for development and infrastructure projects.

To capitalise on local civil construction opportunities, ECOTEAM invested in a tailored TAFE NSW training program, to help Business Manager and Board Advisor Stefanie Stanley complete a part-qualification in Civil Construction Management to assist ECOTEAM upgrade their business systems to meet local civil construction industry opportunities and demand.

“Our business was tendering for highway construction and bridge infrastructure projects and the skills and knowledge I acquired at TAFE NSW helped to overhaul and boost our business systems to meet this need,” she said.

“It was a very practical, hands-on course and we were able to apply the theories learnt directly into our business and systems and also benchmark these against industry standards. It gave us the knowledge and ability to lift our systems accordingly to specific industry requirements,” she said.

As a result of the knowledge gained in the TAFE training, ECOTEAM was nominated and went on to win the 2016 Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Workplace Health and Safety award. “Through the awards our company’s profile has been boosted and this is a direct result of working with TAFE NSW,” she said.

ECOTEAM is a great model of a smart regional business that has taken advantage of industry opportunity to develop and grow using customised training with TAFE NSW, to develop strategic planning to improve business systems and focus on staff development.

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