Agreement to Deliver Specialist Short Courses
AMC Search and Babcock International Group have signed an agreement to jointly deliver specialist short courses in maritime studies, including naval shipbuilding, ship design and complex naval systems.
The aim is to help develop the next generation of defence and industry maritime project personnel, naval architects and designers to support the Australian and New Zealand ship building and sustainment programs.
AMC Search CEO Dean Cook said the alliance provided an exciting opportunity to deliver Australia’s largest range of maritime short courses into new markets.
“AMCS, in collaboration with Babcock Training Academy, is looking forward to working with industry to develop new products to meet their training needs,” Mr Cook said.
Babcock Australia and New Zealand CEO Craig Lockhart said the academy’s core goal was to meet the naval sector’s future skills requirements and teaming with AMCS would ensure quality content was delivered across Australia.
“Our agreement with AMCS presents students and industry with a compelling pathway into an exciting career in the maritime sector. The timing for these short courses could not be more advantageous for students as the industry is now the focus of enormous investment in Australia and overseas as governments seek to create a continuous naval shipbuilding capability,” Mr Lockhart said.
AMC Search is the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Tasmania. It is one of the Defence’s key divisional suppliers and is responsible for tailoring training to meet industry needs. The company delivers between five to 12 short courses per week, varying in length from one-day refresher courses through to longer 20-day block training sessions.
Recently launched in Australia, Babcock Training Academy already delivers courses in Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide to students across subject areas including naval weapons systems, electronic warfare and engineering aspects of global positioning systems, and will ramp up its activities to deliver between 20 and 30 courses by the end of 2015.