Skilled Workforce News Update
The DTC is seeking expressions of interest from member companies wishing to obtain skills set training through the new DFEEST program 'Skills in the Workplace', which is part of 'Skills for All'. Please contact the DTC Skilled Workforce Coordinator
to register interest.
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Workforce management is all about assigning the right employees with the right skills to the right job at the right time. The DTC‘s Skilled Workforce team are dedicated to ensuring defence enterprises have opportunities to develop their employee’s skills.
The DTC team works to support employee attraction, workforce planning, retention, up-skilling, leadership development and career promotion. Retention has a direct and causal relationship with employee needs and motivation. The ability to attract and retain your best employees ensures best fit for job, workplace harmony, positive workplace environment, satisfied staff, retention of organisational knowledge and learning and effective succession planning. The goal of employers is to decrease employee turnover, training costs and loss of talent. Key employee attraction and retention is critical to the long term health and success of any organisation.
Failing to retain a key employee is costly to any organisation because apart from the cost to recruit and select a new employee other issues such as training time and investment; lost knowledge; workplace restlessness, and possibly insecure co-workers will all have an impact on the organisation.
Defence Industry Workforce Action Plan
The DTC has developed a Defence Industry Workforce Action Plan (DIWAP) in consultation with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology (DFEEST).
The DIWAP was developed to respond to identified industry demand in areas of strong economic growth. It provides a framework for industry and government to support the provision of a sustainable and productive workforce for the Defence sector into the future.
The overarching objective of the DIWAP is to establish a clear direction towards which Defence Industry, the Government and other key stakeholders will work in order to secure a competitive and productive workforce able to support the proposed expansion of the industry in South Australia.
This plan has identified a range of outcomes. They include a range of strategies and actions that are currently being supported through the following programs within the DTC.
The DIWAP will be reviewed over the next twelve months, DTC members interested in being involved with the review process
please contact Kerryn Smith.
Please download the latest version of the DIWAP
Skilled Workforce Training Capability Catalogue
The Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) Skilled Workforce team, has put together a Training Capability Catalogue
for DTC members to streamline training activity
The Defence Teaming Centre Skilled Workforce Training Capability Catalogue is a listing of the capabilities, products and services of registered training providers qualified to skill the Defence industry in South Australia.
South Australia is indisputably Australia’s “Defence State”, it is the high-technology hub of the nation’s Defence industry, home to regional headquarters and operations of some of the world’s top Defence companies. The Defence Teaming Centre is the peak South Australian Defence Industry association with national capability. We assist our members, including Primes and SME’s, to grow their business in South Australia, and will influence the national Defence Industry training agenda to their benefit.
The Defence Teaming Centre Skilled Workforce team delivers improved capability and opportunities for its members, facilitating engagement with registered training organisations, developing innovative strategies to extend the industry capability through development of a highly skilled workforce.
Through the Skilled Workforce Training Capability Catalogue
we aim to provide industry with a reference to training providers that are currently training the defence industry. Training providers that have the ability to develop a highly skilled workforce to strengthen and grow the industry and provide opportunities for companies to fulfil skill requirements when bidding for Defence contracts.
Current Skilled Workforce Programs
Productivity Places Program
Accelerated Industry Development Program
Critical Skills Program
Productivity Places Program
The Productivity Places Program (PPP) for Existing Workers is a joint funded Federal and State government initiative as part of the Australian governments
Skilling Australia for the Future strategy. The initiative provides up to 90% subsidy from government towards nationally endorsed qualifications, at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Levels.
The Defence Teaming Centre has now been successful in securing 1726 training places worth $7.87m through four applications for this contestable funding; having submitted aggregated applications on behalf of the Defence Teaming Centre membership base in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011.
Skills for All
The DTC is currently trialling this approach in preparation for the new training model resulting from the South Australian Government's
Skills for All
agenda.Skills for All proposes fundamental changes to the State’s training system in order to:
• raise the skills level of South Australians
• increase the number of South Australians
with post school qualifications
• increase employment participation.
To achieve these goals an extra $194 million
has been committed over the next six years
to provide an additional 100,000 places.