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Apprenticeship opening doors to successful career in defence

Georgia Robertson is breaking down barriers and leading the way for women in the defence sector. Georgia Robertson was told she shouldn’t do an apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter and turner. So she went out and did it. She was also told she shouldn’t enter a male-dominated engineering field. So she did. Today, her efforts have more than paid off, having worked her way up to the role of quality assurance/defence security officer at Axiom Precision Manufacturing, charged with ensuring quality manufacturing standards are met and security measures adhered to. Robertson’s pathway to a career in the defence sector began ...

20 December 2021
Apprenticeship opening doors to successful career in defence2021-12-20T14:24:31+10:30

Milestone moment for Arafura class OPVs

A major step forward in Australia’s continuous naval shipbuilding program has been achieved, with the launch of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), NUSHIP Arafura. NUSHIP Arafura is the first of two new Arafura class OPVs being constructed in South Australia by Luerssen Australia at the world-class Osborne Naval Shipyard. Since construction began in 2018, a number of local businesses at all stages of the supply chain have been involved in the OPV program. Local industry involvement includes: Saab Australia is partnered with Luerssen on the design and integration of the Arafura class Situational Awareness System (SAS) Raytheon Australia is capability life ...

16 December 2021
Milestone moment for Arafura class OPVs2021-12-17T09:46:28+10:30

SA students gear up for national STEM challenge

Hosted by the University of South Australia and supported by Defence SA, the Re-Engineering Australia (REA) programs saw over 100 South Australian students develop a wide range of STEM skills to design and build miniature submarines and F1 race cars. Three South Australian schools participated in Subs in Schools, with The Heights School winning first place in the remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) class, and Brighton Secondary School taking out spatial design and submarine categories. Brighton Secondary School will go on to compete in the national finals in Melbourne, from 4-8 April 2022, while The Heights School and St Peter’s ...

15 December 2021
SA students gear up for national STEM challenge2021-12-17T09:48:13+10:30