By Eleanor Reader
SAP Australia and New Zealand has taken steps to address the shortage of
IT skills in Queensland by partnering with Brisbane North Institute
TAFE (BNIT) to offer online SAP courses.
BNIT will be the first TAFE in Australia to offer the self-paced
learning program as part of SAP’s uAcademy, a skills-based learning
program targeted at business and IT students.
Francesca Salvo, director of SAP Education, Australia and New Zealand,
said they will be working closely with BNIT to ensure students receive
appropriate SAP certification that is recognised in the industry.
“SAP professionals are in high demand for their technical and business
skills, as well as their abilities to deliver SAP solutions to
enterprises and government,” Salvo said. “Despite this demand, the
number of students graduating from universities who understand the
business value of enterprise software, or who are able to integrate
their business acumen with use of solutions in organisations is low.”
The program, which will offer subsidised places, gives students the
opportunity to supplement their business skills with SAP skills
currently in high demand.
BNIT institute director, Lynne Foley, said, “Through our relationship we
aim to introduce much-needed SAP skills to the marketplace and provide
an entry point for students wanting to begin or enhance their existing
careers in SAP-related roles.”
The SAP uAcademy courses combine e-learning content with hands-on
experience with SAP software and live training systems, and at the
conclusion of the course, students will have the requisite knowledge to
sit for SAP Associate Certification.