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Babcock Training Academy

We deliver world-class training in complex systems to AUS/NZ defence, government and high tech markets

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Babcock Training Academy
Level 10 70 Franklin Street Adelaide  SA  5000

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Fundamentals of Naval Architecture

11-13 October 2016

With large scale, long term expansion of surface ships, submarines and defence projects in South Australia, now is the time for engineers to upskill their knowledge and learn the fundamentals.

South Australia is the centre of naval shipbuilding in Australia and home to two major, long-term defence projects.  The state is the confirmed build location for Australia’s next generation Future Submarines and Future Frigates.

Committed to supporting skills development in the sector, Babcock is introducing a new generation of maritime engineers through a partnership with the Australian Maritime College. 

“Babcock delivers education solutions aligned to the needs of the Defence, Government and High Technology markets,” says Craig Schwartz, Training Program Manager.

“As a highly skilled and experienced workforce seeks alternatives outside of the automotive sector, aligning with South Australia’s growth sectors is a natural fit.”

The Babcock Training Academy delivers high quality, technically focussed short courses while developing, supporting, and advocating for training and workforce planning initiatives that deliver a robust pool of capable individuals – both now, and in the future.

“As a stepping stone, our ‘Fundamentals of Naval Architecture’ is delivered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College. As the name suggests, over three days, participants gain insight into the fundamentals of the sector; nomenclature, environment, forces, stresses, design, and classification and regulatory frameworks for maritime platforms,” says Mr Schwartz.

For those affected by the planned closure of GM Holden’s plant, the introduction to an aligned but growing sector may provide both an attraction and opportunities.  For engineers, understanding these concepts broadens their knowledge beyond their individual field and allows them to operate more effectively as part of an integrated maritime project team.

Babcock Training Academy has students registered who have gained funding to participate through the Automotive Workers in Transition Program.