SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEFENCE INDUSTRY Industry Workforcآ  Industry Workforce & Skills Strategy

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  • DEFENCE INDUSTRY WORKFORCE AND SKILLS STRATEGY 2018-2022

    SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

  • “ THE DEFENCE SECTOR IS CRUCIAL TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND GROWTH. AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE AIR WARFARE DESTROYER PROGRAM, OUR STATE IS EMBARKING ON THE MOST SIGNIFICANT NAVAL SHIPBUILDING AND DEFENCE PROJECTS IN THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA. “ Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier of South Australia

  • CONTENTS

    PREMIER’S FOREWORD

    MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

    EXECUTIVES

    04

    05 06

    GOVERNANCE

    COLLABORATION (C)

    08

    BUILD CAPABILITY

    (BC)

    SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

    (SR) 09

    11 STRATEGY

    07

    13 CONTACT

  • PREMIER’S FOREWORD

    The Defence sector is crucial to South Australia’s economic prosperity and growth. After the successful completion of the Air Warfare Destroyer program, our state is embarking on the most significant naval shipbuilding and Defence projects in the history of Australia.

    These projects will create thousands of highly- skilled jobs for South Australians, and stimulate growth across adjacent sectors, such as advanced manufacturing and research and development. Between now and 2025 we will introduce digital skills and increase the size of South Australia’s defence industry workforce to capitalise on these opportunities.

    The South Australian Government’s objective is to ensure the defence industry has the workforce it needs. We are committed to supporting the development of a strong and sustainable future workforce, with a number of initiatives underway, including:

    1. A $203 million Skilling South Australia initiative to support an additional 20,800 apprenticeships and traineeships in key industries such as the defence sector.

    2. The Adelaide City Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement, the Designated Area Migration Agreement for the greater Adelaide region, will provide employers with greater ability to source skilled workers in the defence, space, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors to transfer knowledge and meet near term shortfalls.

    3. The Veterans Employment Program, to support our veterans’ transition into new jobs in South Australia’s defence industry.

    4. The Premier’s Defence Industry Scholarships program which will provide $600,000 in scholarships to science, engineering and business undergraduate and honours students in South Australia over three years.

    5. $250m has been invested in creating modern and flexible infrastructure for 139 schools and enhancing STEM learning for approximately 75,000 students. STEM is a focus for most public schools and continues to be supported from early primary to senior secondary.

    6. The Defence Industries Pathways Program with ASC Shipbuilding and TAFE SA: Year 10 and 11 students developing vocational skills and capabilities needed in the defence industry.

    The South Australian Government’s Defence Industry Workforce & Skills Strategy provides a clear and coordinated approach to defence industry workforce and skills development from VET study in secondary school to re-skilling programs for mature aged employees.

    The strategy clearly maps how the South Australian Government will collaborate with the Australian Government and industry stakeholders to understand workforce demands and deliver education, training and employment programs to meet these requirements while enriching adjacent industries and the broader economy.

    I look forward to supporting the development of South Australia’s workers and watching these exciting projects develop in coming years.

    Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier of South Australia

    04South Australian Government Defence Industry Workforce Skills Strategy 2018 - 2022

  • A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES South Australia has earned its mantle as ‘the Defence State’, with $90 billion in naval shipbuilding programs launched at Osborne which will provide jobs and business growth over the next 30+ years and increased spending on cyber security, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare (ISREW), space and big data programs, providing new roles in IT, data management and advanced manufacturing.

    It is imperative that South Australia has the skilled workforce to capitalise on these exciting programs, as well as leveraging the economic benefits through building upon the advanced manufacturing and research and development capabilities in our defence and space industries.

    In response to this challenge, the Premier enlisted Defence SA to develop the South Australian Defence Industry Workforce & Skills Strategy. The strategy has been developed by an integrated project team with representatives from Defence SA, the Department for Innovation and Skills, the Department for Education and TAFE SA.

    The South Australian Defence Industry Workforce and Skills Strategy articulates opportunities for engagement with the Australian Government and for collaboration and coordination between South Australian Government departments, TAFE SA and industry to shape current and future education and training to meet the needs of the defence and space industries in South Australia.

    Careful planning and coordinated action will ensure this once in a life-time investment will create intergenerational, high tech careers for South Australians and help shape the industrial landscape of the future. In order to succeed, we must increase the qualification profiles of our workforce and grow the pipeline of STEM qualified graduates.

    Our veterans are valued by our community and the defence industry and we will capture their experience and insight into defence operations through a specialised re-skilling and employment program. Skilled workers from other sectors will also be supported to transition into the defence industry, bringing a wealth of diverse experience.

    We will enhance our workforce by attracting skilled workers from interstate and overseas. The Adelaide City Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement, the Designated Area Migration Agreement for the greater Adelaide region, will provide employers the ability to source highly skilled workers in the defence, space, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. The South Australian Government’s substantial investment in education and training also provides an opportunity to increase the participation of women and indigenous people into STEM careers and the defence industry.

    The South Australian Government will collaborate with the Australian Government and industry stakeholders to understand workforce needs and deliver education, training and employment programs to meet these requirements while enriching adjacent industries and the broader economy.

    Richard Price Chief Executive Defence SA

    Rick Persse Chief Executive Department for Education

    Mark Duffy Chief Executive Department for Innovation and Skills

    David Coltman Chief Executive TAFE SA

    05South Australian Government Defence Industry Workforce Skills Strategy 2018 - 2022

  • GOVERNANCE

    Reporting and Delivery

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE GROUP

    (responsible for consultation and oversight of the IPT, approval of final draft document, providing resources for execution and monitoring of the action plan, reporting to the Premier)

    • Chief Executive, Defence SA (Chair)

    • Chief Executive, Department for Innovation and Skills

    • Chief Executive, Department for Education

    • Chief Executive, TAFE SA

    DEFENCE INDUSTRY WORKFORCE & SKILLS INTEGRATED PROJECT TEAM

    (responsible for development of the strategy, implementation of the action plan and reporting)

    • Executive Director, Strategy, Skills & Government Relations, Defence SA (Lead)

    • Executive Director, Strategy, Policy & Migration, Department for Innovation and Skills

    • Director, Further Education & Pathways, Department for Education

    • Director - Defence Industries, TAFE SA

    EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS

    (consulted as required)

    • Defence Teaming Centre (DTC), Naval Shipbuilding Institute (NSI), Australian Industry Group (AiG)

    • Australian Government: Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), Department of Education & Training, Department for Industry, Innovation & Science, Department of Defence.

    • South Australian Government: Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Department of the Premier & Cabinet, Department of Treasury and Finance, Immigration SA, Training & Skills Commission and Defence, Aerospace & IT Skills Council.

    PREMIER STEVEN MARSHALL

    (responsible for final approval of the strategy)

    Consultation

    Reporting

    Reporting & Delivery

    06South Australian Government Defence Industry Workforce Skills Strategy 2018 - 2022

  • STRATEGY Collaborate with Australian Government and industry stakeholders (C)

    Build Capability (BC) Shared Responsibility (SR)

    The South Australian Government will work collaboratively with the Australian Government and industry stakeholders to develop a fit for purpose, defence industry workforce for our current and future defence projects.

    The South Australian Government will build world-class capability across the education and training system to deliver graduates with the skills demanded by the defence industry.