Developing Australia’s workforce behind the defence force

06 Nov 2018

Australia’s transformative Naval Shipbuilding College has been officially opened. The College will deliver a coordinated, national approach to workforce development and skilling for our naval shipbuilding enterprise.

Liberal Candidate for Hindmarsh, Jake Hall-Evans, welcomed the Australian Government’s continued investment into South Australia’s defence industries, and the flow-on effect it is having on the revitalisation of Port Adelaide.

“The opening of the Naval Shipbuilding College presents an exciting opportunity for our community to be able to gain the skills needed to participate in the economic opportunities of the future,” Mr Hall-Evans said.

“The Government’s significant commitment to defence shipbuilding at Osborne will provide decades of work for South Australians and inject billions of dollars into both the local and state economy.

“I’m glad to be part of a Liberal team that is committed to not only securing the future of shipbuilding here at Osborne but one that has a genuine economic plan to deliver more jobs, guarantee essential services and lower costs for hard working Australian families.”

Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne officially opened the College at Osborne in South Australia last week, saying the college was an integral interface with the shipbuilding industry to identify workforce requirements throughout all phases of construction and sustainment.

The Australian Government released the Naval Shipbuilding Plan in May 2017, which outlined a long term vision to establish Australian sovereign capability in naval shipbuilding.

The Government is investing $90 billion into the continuous shipbuilding program which is expected to create 5200 shipbuilding jobs within 10 years, with additional jobs created in the sustainment and supply chain.

Those interested can register at www.navalshipbuildingcollege.com.au