The Knowledge Exchange Program, developed by the Department of State Development, aims to improve leadership in organisations by helping more staff and students boost their skills through exchanges between government, higher education, not-for-profit sector and industry sectors. The program aims to:
- Strengthen skills, management and leadership in organisations and sharing expertise in areas of strategic importance to the state
- Provide opportunities for academic staff to engage with their industry or professional practice, and to then share these contemporary ideas with their students
- Link policy makers with researchers to work through complex policy issues
The program will enable employee exchanges between the public sector, universities and the not-for-profit sector through student work experience and internships, joint positions and academic sabbatical placements. The program will also help staff move across all sectors to transfer skills, build networks and generate innovation by breaking down the barriers between sectors. More information can be found here.