South Australia’s educational institutions work closely with the defence sector and are highly responsive to industry needs.

South Australia’s educational institutions have established tailored graduate and postgraduate programs to meet the demand for skilled workers in marine engineering, naval architecture, maritime electronics, defence signal information processing, and military systems integration and support.

Defence-specific courses on offer in Adelaide include:

Naval Shipbuilding College in Osborne, South Australia, was established in April 2018 by the Australian Government, to create a skilled sovereign workforce for the $90 billion continuous shipbuilding program. The College promotes rewarding career pathways into the naval shipbuilding and sustainment industry including design, build, purchasing, project management and supply-chain careers.

Defence Industry Education & Skills Consortium (DIESC) includes the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC), University of Adelaide, Flinders University, University of South Australia and TAFE SA. The college is a joint venture between Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) and US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). The DIESC will prove paramount to meet the demands of upcoming naval shipbuilding programs to increase the volume and skills of Australia’s workforce. For more information please direct all enquiries to Gary Barker, Talent Acquisition Manager, Naval Shipbuilding College via [email protected]

Software Engineering Institute Asia-Pacific at Carnegie Mellon University’s headquartered in Adelaide, works closely with defence and government organisations, industry, and academia to define its specialist courses.

Tafe SA has long worked with defence industry to develop customised training and defence-specific apprenticeship and technical courses. The State Government has established a $38 million Mining, Engineering and Transport training hub at TAFE SA’s Regency Campus to support growth in the defence, engineering, advanced manufacturing, and transport industries.  TAFE SA offers courses in engineering, welding, fabrication, CAD design, electronics, electro-technology, instrumentation and control, cyber security, programming, simulation and serious games, as well as training needs analysis expertise to develop customised training programs. Enquiries related to customised courses and programs are welcome at [email protected]