Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc awarded SADI grant to upskill Defence Industry SMEs in partnership with ICCPM

The Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce & Industry INC (CCNT) has been awarded nearly $180K from the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Grants Program to upskill Defence Industry SMEs situated in the Northern Territory in core Defence-Ready skills. The project is a joint effort with the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM).

The project will deliver specialist training in complex project management to 40 project managers, engineers and other project professionals from the local NT Defence SME Industry. In turn, this initiative led by CCNT will contribute to the improved performance of complex Defence projects in the NT and underpin growth in the NT by ensuring that these core Defence skills can be sourced locally.

Chamber NT CEO Greg Ireland has actively supported the announcement of the SADI Grant award for NT Defence Industry businesses.

The growth of Department of Defence activity in Northern Australia has resulted in increased sustainment demands on NT Defence Industry businesses. To meet Defence demands, local business has had to adjust their operations to support more and increasingly complex project delivery.

The partnership with ICCPM to deliver complex project management skilling is extremely important. Continuing the development of local companies will result in NT Businesses achieving improved capability. We extend thanks to Department of Defence and ICCPM in supporting delivery of these programs.

– Greg Ireland, Chamber NT CEO

The project will span 10 months from May 2022 to February 2023 and will be delivered in Partnership with ICCPM. It will develop organisational capability within the participating SMEs and strengthen the Defence sector in the NT. CCNT and ICCPM will work together to support the participating SMEs beyond the SADI program through their existing programs and services.

ICCPM is thrilled to continue helping Australian SMEs build their organisational capability in complex projects. The recent pandemic underscored the importance for organisations to be resilient amidst uncertainty. Through our collaboration with the CCNT, we aim to support participating SMEs by teaching the necessary skills and frameworks to respond effectively to complex issues.

– Collin Smith, ICCPM Managing Director & CEO

The following ICCPM Courses have been made available through the SADI project:

  • Certificate IV in Responding to Project Complexity (10916NAT)
  • Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Complex Projects
  • Essential Skills in Navigating Project Complexity (includes Complex Project Simulation)

This project involves the participation of the following SMEs:

  • CTL International Pty Ltd
  • DICE Aust Pty Ltd
  • Dynamic Catering Solutions
  • Fyfe Pty Ltd
  • Gold Medal Services NT
  • Northtrack Machinery Pty Ltd
  • NT Link
  • NTEX
  • Pritchard Francis
  • Programmed Skilled Workforce
  • Rise Project Consulting
  • Specialised Force Pty Ltd
  • T&J (NT)
  • Territory Generation
  • Treeti Business Consulting
  • We Fix IT (NT) Pty Ltd

Current projects being carried out by some of the participating SMEs include Northtrack Machinery who are currently engaged in Navy and Australian Border Force vessel sustainment.

For more details on this project, please contact ICCPM at

About CCNT

Established in 1957, the NT Chamber of Commerce & Industry is the largest employer association in the Northern Territory. An independent, not-for-profit and non-government body – their membership and offices span the Territory.

They are proud to provide their Members and the Northern Territory business community an effective platform for lobbying on the issues that impact upon business, whilst providing services and support to business in a number of key areas including industrial relations, training, employment, education and training advice, networking and premier business events. To learn more about the CCNT, visit their website at


The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) is an independent, not-for-profit, member-based organisation. As the peak body for complex project delivery, it is the custodian of the Complex Project Manager Competency Standards on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. ICCPM delivers training, communities of practise and thought leadership in line with the standards. ICCPM’s areas of expertise include project complexity, risk management and decision making in complex projects, systems thinking, leadership and team development, and stakeholder engagement, amongst others. ICCPM is a registered training organisation (RTO #41394), delivering accredited training and short courses online, in-person or in-house. ICCPM Members benefit from exclusive access to webinar recordings, communities of practice, training discounts and more. To learn more about ICCPM visit