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Australia launches defence industry skills initiative

14 August 2019
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Australia has launched an initiative to boost its defence industry skills in areas including naval shipbuilding to support major projects such as the construction of BAE Systems Hunter-class frigates (pictured). Source: Royal Australian Navy

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has published a strategy to support the development of defence industry skills over the coming decade and beyond.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Workforce Strategic Vision 2019-2030 was released on 13 August.

The DoD said the plan is intended to ensure that Australia has a "defence industry with the workforce capacity and capability" to meet the requirements of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

According to the DoD the new skills strategy will "targets gaps and opportunities" in Australia's defence industry and the country's broader education and workforce capabilities.

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