The Defence Industry Education and Skills Consortium (DIESC) is an initiative of a cross-state group of universities, vocational education providers and industry bodies to provide a practical solution to the effective coordination of education and skills provision in the defence industry sector and especially, although not exclusively, in the naval shipbuilding arena.

  • The Defence Teaming Centre
  • The University of South Australia
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Flinders University
  • RMIT University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • South Metropolitan TAFE
  • The Indigenous Defence Consortium.

DIESC Capabilities

Vocational Skills Education and Training

Through TAFE SA, South Metropolitan TAFE and RMIT, DIESC delivers Vocational Skills, Education and Training for marine defence skills.

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Higher Education

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Short courses and professional education

In addition to full qualifications, partners in the DIESC offer a number of short courses across the relevant disciplines, skills sets and customisations tailored to meet industry needs. The courses provide access to industry experts, cutting edge equipment and contemporary course content enabling flexible and fast mobilisation of employees.

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Other significant defence related activities

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Programs and Initiatives to boost STEM Pipeline

The partners in the DIESC are strongly committed to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and have introduced a wide range of initiatives and STEM-based bachelor degree programs to ensure a steady pipeline of qualified graduates to meet requirements across the defence industry. Contained within many of these STEM-based professional programs are foundational skills in business and project management.

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