Spatial analysts gathered around a computer

Next time you see a telecommunications crew installing your nbn upgrade or a new tower, spare a thought for the unseen people behind the scenes helping to make it all happen. 

These people that make up the broader Ventia Telecommunications team include designers, engineers and most recently a set of spatial analysts - thanks to a new partnership with Australian Spatial Analytics. 

Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) is a registered not-for profit social enterprise dedicated to training and employing remarkable young spatial analysts with autism, who bring their exceptional abilities to the field of data analytics.

The organisation's purpose centres on the societal need to digitise for diversity. Spatial analytics is a forward-looking industry, and it is ASA's goal that neurodiverse people be a part of the digital ecosystem. Importantly, the distinct cognitive talents of the neurodiverse people associated with ASA frequently allow them to excel as digital professionals.


Spatial analyst in front of a computer


Members of the ASA team recently commenced with our Queensland Telecommunications business to undertake design work on the nbn project. Specifically, the team is currently working on 'As Built Designs' which are the revised set of drawings that a subcontractor submits upon completion of a project factoring in all modifications and changes required during the build. 

"With this, there is great alignment with our business in data analysis that suits the ASA team's areas of focus, and we are delighted to have commenced working with them on this project", said Matthew Swan who is the Senior Project Manager ODM in Queensland for Ventia. 

The ASA people are bringing a great set of skills to our team and already we're seeing benefits of having them embedded into our completions process and the engagement is going extremely well.

According to ASA General Manager Geoff Smith, engaging an organisation like theirs can be mutually beneficial. 

"The team are thoroughly enjoying the work and it will make an enormous difference to their lives," Geoff said,

"As competency and familiarity with the task increases ASA hopes to deepen our engagement with Ventia. This is an exemplar of how social procurement can add value for both the client and beneficiaries.

Thank you Ventia for your continued support. We look forward to what the future brings together!

Spatial analysts gathered in front of a Ventia sign in