New naval shipbuilding course available online through TAFE SA

Apr 19, 2021

TAFE SA offers an online course called Introduction to Naval Shipbuilding

TAFE SA is partnering with the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC) to offer a new short course for those looking to work in the growing naval shipbuilding sector.

The Introduction to Naval Shipbuilding course was developed by the Australian Government’s Naval Shipbuilding College and industry as a face-to-face course and adapted by TAFE SA for online delivery.

The online course, which is open to students across Australia, provides an overview of Australia’s National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise and introduces key concepts, terminology, types and classes of vessels and ship systems.

Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, says the booming naval shipbuilding industry offers a wealth of long-term career opportunities for Australians.

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

TAFE SA’s Chief Executive David Coltman says the new course is an ideal way for students to familiarise themselves with Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry and prepare for a future working in the industry.

“Our focus at TAFE SA is on preparing students for the jobs of the future and ensuring they have the skills that industry needs,” he says.

“We’ve been working closely with the Naval Shipbuilding College on skills development for some time and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them to launch this course.”

The Introduction to Naval Shipbuilding is suitable for new employees working in the industry and those who are interested in gaining employment.

Individuals from outside shipbuilding who complete the course will be exposed to industry specific training to address the critical skills and knowledge needs of the current and future national naval shipbuilding workforce.

The Introduction to Naval Shipbuilding short course will start in April, with additional courses scheduled for May and June.

For more information, visit Introduction to Naval Shipbuilding - TAFE SA.