The new centre will be funded by the Department of Defence as part of the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement. The funding will be spread across the decade to 2025-26.
The Centre for Defence Industry Capability will help build defence capability and promote Australian defence industry competitiveness by providing:
- advice and funding to help Australian defence industry build its skills and capabilities
- development support for small to medium enterprises, including assisting industry to access global supply chain markets
- information about Defence’s innovation requirements, to support the development of innovative capabilities by Australian defence industry.
More information about the Centre for Defence Industry Capability can be found here.