Over the next decade, more than $1 billion will be invested by the Federal Government to upgrade 73 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reserve and Cadet facilities across Australia.
The infrastructure investment will support the growth of the ADF Cadets by 10 percent over the next year and is just one component of a number of initiatives being implemented to enhance the cadet program, such as;
o Defence will increase numbers in existing cadet units create new units to complement broader Government initiatives supporting youth development and skilling. Future cadets will be engaged in:
o STEM-focused activities including cyber security, virtual reality simulation, robotics, and flight simulation to supplement traditional skills developed through the program.
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The Defence Industry Internship Program (DIIP) and QTAC matches small to medium defence industry organisations with 3rd and 4th year engineering students for a 12-week (450 hour) internship. Host employers will access to university undergraduates nearing the completion of their degrees who have been carefully matched to business requirements, bringing with them a range of skills in new technologies and current research. Employers will receive $515 per week for hosting an intern, with additional subsidies available for the intern’s wages.
Hosts are being sought for this years’ intake. If you are interested in being a host organisation click here for more information on what is required and to read the eligibility requirements. Applications close 31 May 2022 with internships commencing between mid-November and the end of January 2023.
We were delighted to see an incredible turnout of RTOs representing our diverse industry coverage areas on Friday 3 December 2021 at the LDSC annual RTO Forum. With at least representative from each industry sector: Maritime, Retail, Aviation, Road Transport, Rail, Warehousing and Logistics. A thank you to all our presenters who provided an update on their respective areas with insight into what is occurring for their organisations next year:
Do you know someone suitable for the Defence Industry Pathways Program?
Applications for the next round of trainees for the Certificate III Defence Industry Pathways Program close on 10 December 2021. This 12-month paid traineeship program is ideal for anyone considering a career in ship building or the Defence Industries.
Click here to register your interest. Employers who wish to host a trainee should contact Rebecca College via DIPP@programmed.com.au.