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Defence Industry Skilling and Workforce Summit 2019

Date: November 2019 - Thursday 7 November 2019
Location: Perth ,

The National Defence Industry & Workforce Skilling Summit will be held in Perth from 6-7 November 2019. Join representatives from government, industry, academia and peak industry bodies, to explore the complex skills challenges facing Australia's defence industry.

Collaborate and engage with defence industry stakeholders to build the unity of endeavour to help Australia's defence industry build its workforce and skills base.

Have your say as part of a highly interactive, exploratory, and diverse summit that will empower innovative ideas and collective action in driving forward the Workforce Behind the Defence Force.

The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry, will present a keynote address at the commencement of the summit.

Additional keynote speakers and event details will be released in the coming weeks.

Participation is free. Seats are limited. Register your interest today.

Date: Monday 25 - Monday 25 November 2019
Location: AMC Jakovich Function Centre, WA
Naval Ship Management are delighted to invite you to a powerful and compelling Health and Safety presentation with Louise Taggart and Garry Claxton. Together, their experiences remind us why workplace safety is so important and how a focus on training and raising awareness can help not only to reduce injury, but more importantly save lives. About the guest speakers: Louise Taggart, an internationally recognised Workplace Safety speaker will share her brothers’ story, who died from a workplace accident. Michael, an experienced electrician, died on 4 August 2005 as the result of an electrical incident at work. Louise outlines what went wrong and the inquiry findings, but most importantly the impact it has had on Michael’s friends and family. Garry Claxton, Special Counsel and Senior Law Lecturer from Fides Safety Management, will take us through the legal side of the WHSE Act and possible repercussions if we do not ensure a Duty of Care through demonstrated Safe Working Practices.
Date: Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 November 2019
Location: Portside Conference Centre, Sydney
Naval Ship Management are delighted to invite you to a powerful and compelling Health and Safety presentation with Louise Taggart and Garry Claxton. Together, their experiences remind us why workplace safety is so important and how a focus on training and raising awareness can help not only to reduce injury, but more importantly save lives. About the guest speakers: Louise Taggart, an internationally recognised Workplace Safety speaker will share her brothers’ story, who died from a workplace accident. Michael, an experienced electrician, died on 4 August 2005 as the result of an electrical incident at work. Louise outlines what went wrong and the inquiry findings, but most importantly the impact it has had on Michael’s friends and family. Garry Claxton, Special Counsel and Senior Law Lecturer from Fides Safety Management, will take us through the legal side of the WHSE Act and possible repercussions if we do not ensure a Duty of Care through demonstrated Safe Working Practices.
Date: Tuesday 3 - Tuesday 3 December 2019
Location: Portside Conference Centre, Sydney
Textron Systems, Bell Helicopters and BAE are looking at a number of UAS Defence Projects, and have prepared a roadshow across Australia in search of potential partners in the supply chain. The programs they are bidding for are: LAND 129 Phase 3 – Shadow 200 TUAS replacement LAND 4503 – ARH replacement SEA 129 Phase 5 – Maritime TUAS The event will consist of an hour of presentations by Textron, BAE and Bell, followed by an hour of networking.
Date: Wednesday 13 - Wednesday 13 November 2019
Location: Department of State Growth, Tasmania
Thales Australia recognises the essential role that close collaborative relationships with our local and global suppliers play in the future success of our business and in the development of innovative Defence capability for our customers. Strong engagement with customers, SME suppliers and research institutions combined with technology transfer from our global business enables Thales to tailor high quality solutions for Australian and export markets. In collaboration with the Department of State Growth, Tasmania, Thales Australia invite you to attend an Industry Engagement Seminar to learn about and hear from our business Leaders on forthcoming engagement opportunities.
Date: Monday 4 - Monday 4 November 2019
Location: The Hills Shire Council, NSW
  Register to attend and hear about the programs, grants, opportunities and services the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) provides to the small business community across NSW. In addition, hear about: DIN’s Seed Project Grant for small businesses, now open for applications.DIN-APR Intern Vouchers - funding of PhD students’ expert in relevant fields for small business's projects) You will also hear from the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) and how they assist small business engage with Defence’s Australian Industry Capability (AIC) and Global Supply Chain (GSC) programs to support members in securing long-term sustainable work in the domestic and global defence markets.

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