TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute (NSI), in partnership with Scientific Management Associates (SMA), has won its third tender to train Royal Australian Navy (RAN) personnel for the next five to seven years in a variety of skilled areas essential to their jobs.
“NSI training offers our navy personnel opportunities to enhance personal career skills and gain civilian accreditations,” said Rick Cummings, Site Training Manager, Technical Training Support Services (East), Scientific Management Associates (Operations) Pty. Ltd.
“After completing these courses, sailors consolidate the skills and knowledge to the RAN work environment to meet the National Defence commitment to keep our RAN ships at sea,” he said.
“TAFE NSW and SMA have been a long time provider of such training which in turn reflects the professional abilities and commitment of our RAN personnel,” he added.
Audette Benson, Associate Director, Engineering Transport and Construction and Hornsby College Director, is proud of the continuing relationship.
“NSI has been providing customised training to the Australian Royal Navy for more than 14 years and will continue to deliver the high standard of nationally recognised training courses,” she said.
“Soon after the successful tender bid, NSI was appointed as training and assessment provider to deliver the welding Australian Standard (AS) 1554 to the RAN. This was not previously delivered to RAN personnel but now those who complete the course will receive a qualification that is not only nationally recognised, it also meets Australian standards,” she added.
SMA has the contract and organises the delivery of specialist training to RAN with registered training organisations in different ports across Australia.