Topic: Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP)
Recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program took part in The Great Northern Clean Up at Holloways Beach, Qld, joining forces with the local community walking the five kilometre stretch along streets, parks, scrub and muddy marshes.
As the nation works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage has demonstrated a commitment to Australia and the local community in his role at the Osborne Naval Ship Yard in South Australia.
Navy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognised at the Australian Human Resources Institute Awards in Melbourne.
Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program got a chance to take a closer look at what life is like onboard a Royal Australian Navy minehunter, when sixteen participants visited Sydney recently.
The national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour arrived back in Cairns on 4 August crewed by 24 youths from across Australia. The young Australians sailed the square-rigged tall ship on an 11-day voyage out of Cairns, completing the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program.
A recent graduate of the Defence Indigenous Development Program and a Navy Cadet from Esperance in Western Australia were amongst the excited young crew who embarked on an 11 day adventure at sea when Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour departed Cairns on 25 July.
Twenty two indigenous recruits from across Australia graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program – Navy (DIDP-N) at HMAS Cairns earlier this month.
Seventeen Recruits stood tall in front of friends and family on 16 December, at a ceremony to recognise their graduation from the fourth iteration of the Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program.
Thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers from around Australia converged on Bendigo over 17-18 October for the Koori carnival, an indigenous Australian rules footy competition featuring the first Australian Defence Force indigenous team.
Three trainees from the recent Army variant of the Defence Indigenous Development Program have ‘jumped ship’ and been offered employment with the Navy. The trainees have been under training since April and are due to graduate at the end of this month.