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Saab Australia launches combat systems engineering micro-credential

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Saab Australia (Saab) is accelerating the growth of combat system engineering skills with the launch of its “Introduction to Combat Systems Engineering” micro-credential, which provides upskilling and reskilling for current employees or those looking to transition from an adjacent industry.

Supported by industry, and approved by the SA Skills Commission, this micro-credential gives individuals an industry recognised certificate that can help them gain employment in a rapidly growing industry.

“We identified a gap in skilled resources, particularly in combat systems engineering, and in response we developed the ‘Introduction to Combat Systems Engineering’ micro-credential with the support of the NSC and industry,” says Dave Symonds, General Manager, Maritime, Saab Australia.

“The demand for skills in this field of engineering that meets the unique needs of Naval Shipbuilding programs will only become stronger as Australia continues to develop its sovereign capability. At Saab, we continue to prioritise the development of knowledge and advanced skills to support and optimise local SME participation in Defence and manufacturing with our high-tech offering.

”The CS Engineering micro-credential is recognised throughout South Australia, and addresses the gap in a highly competitive market while creating a pathway for jobseekers to prepare for employment. Similarly, employers can benefit from staff who have undertaken timely and targeted training that addresses current and future skills as identified by industry.”

Micro-credentials are short courses that build skills, knowledge, and/or experience in a subject area or capability, to meet specific current and future industry needs.

This micro-credential will be offered through the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC) and can be delivered and assessed over 75 hours over a three-month period, or as an intensive two-week course. Saab is running an inaugural course commencing at the end of Quarter 1, 2022 with a rolling course offering throughout the year.