New Training Partnership for Naval Shipbuilding
Naval Shipbuilding College Program Director Bill Docalovich said the leading training organisations have signed a letter of intent to develop direct study pathways.
“South Metropolitan TAFE’s vocational training programs will now be linked with the Australian Maritime College’s specialist undergraduate degrees in the areas of maritime engineering and global logistics management,” Mr Docalovich said.
“The College supports any initiatives that will ensure education and training providers are better able to meet the future needs of the naval shipbuilding industry.
“The Commonwealth’s investment in a continuous naval shipbuilding program will lead to a diverse range of career options, from welding, engineering and project management.
“Collaborations like this between our education and training partners, in consultation with the shipbuilding industry, will contribute to the future viability and employment outcomes for trades, semi-professional and professional roles in naval shipbuilding in the future.”
“Students will be the big winners as they’ll graduate job-ready and they’ll be a very attractive prospect for naval shipbuilding companies.”
This new collaboration builds on a longstanding partnership between South Metropolitan TAFE and the Australian Maritime College across their seafaring courses.
The collaboration with South Metropolitan TAFE follows an earlier agreement between Australian Maritime College and TAFE SA to work together on training pathways.
The Naval Shipbuilding College has established a Workforce Register for potential candidates interested in being involved in Australia’s revitalised shipbuilding industry.
For more information visit www.navalshipbuildingcollege.com.au