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. Assistant Minister for Defence the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP said Navy’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. 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,” Assistant Minister Thistlethwaite said.
Commencing in January 2023, the $50 million contract 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 Minehunter and related cross-platform courses. Previously delivered as separate contracts, the consolidated delivery of training services in partnership with Navy training personnel, will offer new opportunities for innovation and efficiency in training content and delivery.
For over 25 years, CAE has had a significant presence in Australia that today includes more than 300 employees at almost 20 sites throughout the country. CAE Australia Pty Ltd, was established by CAE in 1994 and is based in Homebush, New South Wales. As one of the key regional business operations that make up CAE’s Defence and Security business unit, CAE Australia is focused on serving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and other regional defence customers. Leveraging the full breadth of CAE’s global training capabilities and leading-edge simulation technologies, CAE Australia brings proven solutions to the Australian market and surrounding region.