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Defence Industry Scholarship Program Graduates Acknowledged

Twenty-six university students have today been acknowledged for completing the South Australian Government’s Defence Industry Scholarship Program. Administered by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the program supports the development of a defence-ready workforce by providing work-based learning opportunities for university students. The students, with representatives from Adelaide University, Flinders University and the University of South Australia, are all high calibre students completing a degree in either STEM or business. The students received grants of up to $10,000 to undertake placements with a local defence company. Defence SA Chief Executive Matt Opie said the scholarship program has proven to be ...

Defence Industry Scholarship Program Graduates Acknowledged2024-07-10T14:00:57+09:30

Concept design partners announced for South Australia’s new nuclear-powered submarine construction yard

The Hon Richard Marles MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Defence The Hon Pat Conroy Minister for International Development and the Pacific Minister for Defence Industry The Albanese Government continues to progress Australia’s conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered submarine program, today announcing the concept design partners for South Australia’s new Nuclear-Powered Submarine Construction Yard (NPSCY). Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) and an AECOM and Aurecon Joint Venture have been announced as the design partners for the NPSCY. KBR has extensive experience in supporting design and project management for defence infrastructure facilities across the nation and will design the area of the NPSCY that ...

Concept design partners announced for South Australia’s new nuclear-powered submarine construction yard2024-05-31T13:40:03+09:30

Construction of Tonsley Technical College underway

Blair Boyer MP Minister for Education, Training and Skills Construction of the Tonsley Technical College is underway, with concrete pouring and other key work taking place on site. The work has been undertaken by Sarah Constructions at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct. The Technical College is one of two colleges in metropolitan Adelaide. Both Tonsley Technical College and The Heights Technical College are due to welcome students in 2026. South Australia’s five new Technical Colleges are all now open for enrolments for 2025 and 2026, paving the way for students and their families to start planning their career pathways over the ...

Construction of Tonsley Technical College underway2024-05-22T16:21:50+09:30

Bombardier Defense opens SA office

Stephen Mullighan MP Minister for Defence and Spaces Industries Bombardier Defense is the latest business to call Adelaide home with the establishment of a South Australian office at Lot Fourteen. The new workspace was opened today by Minister for Defence and Space Industries, Stephen Mullighan. Selecting Lot Fourteen for its Australian presence ensures the business has access to a curated, collaborative research and business ecosystem dedicated to driving productivity and solving complex global challenges. Bombardier, a Canadian company founded in 1942, employs more than 18,000 people globally and has an in-service fleet of more than 5,000 aircraft, supported by a ...

Bombardier Defense opens SA office2024-05-21T15:17:42+09:30

New deal to get SA suppliers ready for AUKUS

Peter Malinauskas MP Premier Premier Peter Malinauskas has announced a new program with America’s largest shipbuilder HII to help South Australian companies enter the global supply chain for nuclear-powered submarines. The Premier announced the new program with HII while touring HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division in Virginia in the United States, where the defence giant builds Virginia Class submarines. The agreement connects the South Australian Government to HII’s Supplier Capability Uplift Program, enabling selected SA suppliers to participate in the nuclear-powered conventionally armed submarine supply chain. Given the highly specialised and technical nature of the work to build Virginia Class ...

New deal to get SA suppliers ready for AUKUS2024-05-21T09:25:09+09:30

SA and Maryland sign AUKUS pact

Peter Malinauskas MP Premier South Australia and the State of Maryland will collaborate on developing the skilled workforce required for the AUKUS program, under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Premier Peter Malinauskas. The Premier signed the MoU with the Governor of the State of Maryland, Wes Moore, in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday. Maryland is a national leader in defence, space and cyber, meaning there is strong scope for collaboration with South Australia. Fifteen of the world's top 20 aerospace and defence companies have a presence in Maryland. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, both states have agreed to: ...

SA and Maryland sign AUKUS pact2024-05-17T08:50:39+09:30