Naval Shipbuilding College endorsed courses to span the nation
WATCH VIDEO: TAFE Queensland has become the first education provider in the state to receive course endorsement from the Naval Shipbuilding College.
Education and training providers throughout Australia have partnered with the Naval Shipbuilding College to ensure their graduates are ready to seize future jobs.
The Australian Maritime College, TAFE SA, Flinders University, TAFE QLD, Charles Darwin University, TAFE NSW, Chisholm TAFE and Box Hill Institute have committed to an endorsement process which will ensure their courses align with the naval shipbuilding industry’s needs.
The College’s Paul Whetstone said the initial programs set to be endorsed range from welding and computer aided design to specialist engineering courses.
“The tremendous support shown by Australia’s training and education providers will ensure students gain the skills and confidence they need to secure naval shipbuilding jobs with build, sustainment and supply chain functions.
“We are working closely with other education and training providers in every state and territory to identify more programs of study that offer direct pathways into these highly rewarding careers.
“This ongoing support is an outstanding validation of our collaboration with industry.
“Employers in the naval shipbuilding industry can be confident the skilled workforce they need to create a sovereign naval shipbuilding capability will be there when they require it.’’
Under the Naval Shipbuilding Plan the Royal Australian Navy fleet will be enhanced by the introduction into service of 12 Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels, nine Hunter class anti-submarine Frigates and 12 Attack class submarines.
Based at the Osborne Naval Shipyards in South Australia, the College was established to build the skilled national workforce required to deliver the $90 billion future fleet.
More than 15,000 skilled and professional jobs will be created to support shipbuilders, as well as the thriving sustainment and supply industries that stretch across the nation.