Collaboration for WA shipbuilding to support job surge

Posted: 27th May

Edith Cowan University and South Metropolitan TAFE have partnered with the Naval Shipbuilding College to ensure Western Australian graduates are ready to seize future jobs.

They will join a network of prominent education and training providers across Australia that deliver courses aligned with the future employment needs of the naval shipbuilding industry.

This includes mechanical and electrical engineering degrees at Edith Cowan University and South Metropolitan TAFE’s Certificate III in Engineering-Fabrication Trade (welding component). 

Naval Shipbuilding College deputy program manager Duncan Powrie said the college’s expansion into Western Australia continues at pace.

"We are rapidly establishing endorsed courses throughout every state and territory, which means more students will graduate job-ready for naval shipbuilding. Through collaboration we are strengthening student pathways into rewarding, long-term, sustainable shipbuilding careers in Western Australia," Powrie said.