none

SIMULATION TRAINING HAS REAL WORLD IMPACT

30-11-2017
by 
in 
TAFE SA Principal Lecturer in Creative Studies Mark Wilson with screen and media students.

A collaboration between a leading defence technology company and education provider TAFE South Australia will result in Australia’s first Simulation and Training Diploma offered from 2018.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has teamed up with TAFE SA to offer the 12-month course specifically designed to develop graduates with the high end graphics skills required to build defence-specific 3D virtual worlds.

Rheinmetall’s Adelaide-based operations focus exclusively on Electronic Solutions for a range of customers including the Commonwealth of Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group at Edinburgh and the Australian Army.

The course builds skills in the creation of 3D virtual worlds, mechanical props and supporting multimedia chiefly for defence support industries. The additional skills learned can also be applied in technical art and animation.

The qualification is a result of TAFE SA and Rheinmetall working collaboratively to develop skills to meet industry needs.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s business is a subsidiary of Dusseldorf-based technology and security group Rheinmetall AG and operates offices in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Managing Director Gary Stewart said TAFE SA had shown a great deal of innovation in designing this course “so that together we can develop graduates that have the skills we need” to grow Australia’s defence industry.

“Rheinmetall will facilitate internships and industry content and we expect significant numbers of graduates will be selected for employment with us and other Defence and South Australian Industry employers,” Stewart said.

He said students undertaking the course would be able to launch their careers as digital artists in the simulation and training industry.

TAFE SA earlier this year partnered with South Australia’s three public universities and peak industry body the Defence Teaming Centre to help deliver a defence-ready, and especially maritime-ready, workforce with skills in engineering, information and computer technology, and a range of trades.

The new Defence Industry Education and Skills Consortium will work closely with multinational, national and local defence companies to ensure Australian jobs are at the forefront in defence projects worth $195 billion over the next 20 years. This includes the Australian Government’s $89 billion investment in naval ships and submarines, the bulk of which are expected to be built at Techport Australia in Adelaide.

TAFE SA’s Education Manager for Digital Media Liz Lowe said TAFE SA had been closely guided by Rheinmetall in tailoring the Simulation and Training Diploma to meet the needs of the Defence Industry.

“We are thrilled to be increasing the opportunities for our students to work on authentic workplace projects during their study and boost their chances of employment,” Lowe said.

“This qualification will give students a sound skills base in a range of specialised, technical competencies that are required in defence simulation and training applications and employment in defence support industries."

Related news & editorials

  1. 27.05.2020
    27.05.2020
    by      In , In
    At the peak of the global shift to Industry 4.0 is the manufacturing landscape. As the workforce spreads along a new and complex value chain, OEMs and operators must play a dual role as they upskill workers and maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving market.
    According to recent World... Read More
  2. 11.05.2020
    11.05.2020
    by      In , In , In
    The Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) has launched an industry-first online training program for mental wellbeing in the resources and energy sector.
    Employers will be provided with industry-specific awareness and practical tools to support psychological health and safety in the... Read More
  3. 29.11.2019
    29.11.2019
    by      In
    The majority of Australians believe the continued and increasing need for high-technology skills in the workforce should be addressed through domestic education and not by foreign skilled immigration, according to a new attitudinal survey.
    Compounding the current critical shortage of high-tech... Read More
  4. 28.10.2019
    28.10.2019
    by      In
    Hydraulink has established a new training school designed to provide its hose centre staff, hydraulics field technicians and customers with top training, skills and standards of safety and environmental practice.
    The Hydraulink Academy offers a range of hydraulics-focused training programmes,... Read More