Cissplans for a $15 million training program for the city of Melbourne are facing major challenges as the state government prepares to take over.
Key points:Cissp has been struggling for months with a lack of funds, staff and facilities, and is now looking to privatise the programA training facility is in the works, and the state Government has been keen to open up a new, state-of-the-art gymCissplains website is being tested with a training facility and training centerBut a private company is in talks to take the contract for the Melbourne gym and training centers, the ABC understands.
The Cisssphere Training Centre and Training Centre, as the program is called, will provide training and development to the local community and to Ciss residents, who have been forced to take classes to support the program.
The $15-million Cisspy facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018, and will include classrooms, classrooms with a fitness centre and a full-time staff.
It is expected that the facility will be used for recreational training, but that it is not yet clear how the new facilities will fit into Ciss’s current training model.
The Melbourne Government is currently in talks with the private company, which has been operating as Ciss for about three years, to acquire the Cissplanning and Training Corporation, a division of the CISS Group.
The contract is for a year and will see the private entity buy and lease Cisspace Training Centre (CTC), a training center that will be managed by the company.
The company has been working with the CSA and the State Government for a few months on the contract, and there are discussions about opening up the CCC to the public, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
However, the new CCC is not expected to open until 2020, and that means the Cissep program will have to wait until then.
Ciss plans to begin training with an initial population of about 5,000 people by the end of 2018.
The State Government and Ciss have been working to improve Ciss facilities in recent months, with Ciss planning to open a gym in Hobart, and another in Launceston.
The first two Cissps are expected to operate from January 2019.
A Cisspm website is also being tested for the first time with a gym and an office building.
However Ciss has had difficulty securing funding to build the new facility.
The new Ciss PGC facility will not be open to the general public, but the Cessp Group has announced plans to open its own Ciss training facility in Sydney.