Canberra: The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will employ innovative new training systems as part of a plan to grow its workforce to more than 20,000 people by 2040.
The new Navy Training Force Platforms and Systems Training Contract with CAE Australia will deliver essential platform and system training to Navy personnel ashore, to enable effective Navy capability at sea, said a statement from Australia’s Department of Defence today.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Matt Thistlethwaite said (RAN’s) ability to operate and maintain current and future capability is fundamental to Defence’s mission.
“Consolidating platform and systems training into a single contract will allow Navy to deliver trained sailors to the fleet faster than ever before, generating a capable, productive and skilled workforce,” Thistlethwaite said.
“The new training model will be flexible and based on-shore, meaning Navy personnel will spend less time away from home and have greater access to training that suits their needs.”
The AUD50 million ($34 million) project, expected to commence in January 2023, will bring together the delivery of training services for the Canberra-class landing helicopter dock, Hobart-class guided missile destroyer, Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment, Huon-class mine-hunter and related cross-platform courses.
Previously delivered as separate contracts, the consolidated delivery of training services in partnership with Royal Australian Navy training personnel, will offer new opportunities for innovation and efficiency in training content and delivery. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: CAE)