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New naval shipbuilding course to skill Australia’s future workforce

TAFE SA and the Naval Shipbuilding College unveiled a new introductory naval shipbuilding course.

TAFE SA and the Naval Shipbuilding College unveiled a new introductory naval shipbuilding course.

TAFE SA and the federal government’s Naval Shipbuilding College have confirmed that they will begin delivering an Introduction to Naval Shipbuilding to students across the country, to learn more about Australia’s shipbuilding industry.


It is hoped that the course, which aims to teach key concepts, projects and language, will help the program’s participants find employment within Australia’s shipbuilding sector.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price noted that the training was an important tool for Australians to find careers in the industry.

“The booming naval shipbuilding industry offers a wealth of long-term career opportunities for Australians,” Minister Price said.

“By 2030 Australia’s National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise will employ about 15,000 people across the nation, from trades to PhDs.

“We are ensuring that we have a workforce that can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the Morrison government’s unprecedented $270 billion investment in Defence capability.”


South Australian Minister for Education John Gardner welcomed the course, noting that it will help students train for Australia’s future workforce.

“Employers will have access to skilled jobseekers who are well prepared to enter the industry,” Minister Gardner noted.

“The focus is on preparing students for the shipbuilding jobs of the future and ensuring they have the appropriate skills and experience as the enterprise expands.”

The course will begin in April with subsequent courses expected beginning May and June.

[Related: Defence awards swathe of new shipbuilding scholarships]

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Editor – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.
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