Australia — Students receive Defence technical experience

The Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans’ Affairs and Min­is­ter for Defence Per­son­nel, Alan Grif­fin, has today con­grat­u­lat­ed select­ed Defence Tech­ni­cal Schol­ar­ship recip­i­ents who have com­plet­ed a four-day Defence expe­ri­ence.

Mr Grif­fin said, “Forty Year 11 stu­dents and 10 school career guid­ance coun­sel­lors and teach­ers from all across Aus­tralia vis­it­ed Aus­tralian Defence Force and Defence indus­try sites in Wag­ga Wag­ga, Ban­di­ana and HMAS Cer­berus at Crib Point in Vic­to­ria.

“These stu­dents and teach­ers have tak­en time out of their school hol­i­days to see first-hand the tech­ni­cal trade career oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able to them in the Navy, Army and Air Force.

“They vis­it­ed each of the Navy, Army and Air Force tech­ni­cal trade train­ing schools as well as their respec­tive recruit train­ing schools.

“They have had a taste of what Defence bases, equip­ment and lifestyle are real­ly like and to ask ques­tions of Defence per­son­nel already doing these jobs to dis­cov­er if this is the job for them.

“These Defence expe­ri­ences can only help these stu­dents fur­ther their tech­ni­cal trade career goals, be that with the Aus­tralian Defence Force or else­where,” Mr Grif­fin said.

The Defence Tech­ni­cal Schol­ar­ships are part of the Government’s $71 mil­lion Tech­ni­cal Trades Strat­e­gy with fund­ing allo­cat­ed across 10 years to assist in attract­ing and recruit­ing more peo­ple to crit­i­cal tech­ni­cal trade careers in the Aus­tralian Defence Force.

Defence Tech­ni­cal Schol­ar­ship recip­i­ents are under no oblig­a­tion to join the Aus­tralian Defence Force or the Defence sec­tor on com­ple­tion of their schol­ar­ship year, how­ev­er appli­cants must demon­strate a gen­uine inter­est in an Aus­tralian Defence Force tech­ni­cal trade career path­way as part of the appli­ca­tion process.

More detailed infor­ma­tion on the schol­ar­ships can be found on the Defence­Jobs web­site: www.defencejobs.gov.au/DTS.

Media note: Imagery is avail­able via Defence Media Liai­son.

Media con­tacts:
Sasha Nim­mo (Alan Grif­fin): 02 6277 7820
Defence Media Liai­son: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia