MEDIA RELEASE: Naval shipbuilding industry announced as a priority skills sector

A new Naval Shipbuilding Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has been established to examine the competencies and skills needed to support Australia’s naval shipbuilding and sustainment industries over the coming decades.

It is the first time the Federal Government has implemented a Naval Shipbuilding Industry Reference Committee under the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) umbrella.

Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash made the announcement in Adelaide, where the Naval Shipbuilding College is being established to grow South Australia’s defence industry skilled workforce, as part of the Liberal National Government’s $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan.

“We are skilling young Australians, creating training places and working with industry to ensure we meet the workforce needs of our growth sectors, such as defence,” Minister Cash said.

Read the Minister’s full media release HERE.

Skills for Australia is the Skills Service Organisation for the Naval Shipbuilding sector and represents the Naval Shipbuilding IRC.

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