Award-winning training

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Topic(s): Honours, Awards and Trophies, Training Authority - Maritime Warfare

Lieutentant Ashley Bick, left, and Captain Heath Robertson from Training Authority - Maritime Warfare with the Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Award for Best Blended Learning Solution for Maritime Warfare Officer Course Phase III. (photo: )
Lieutentant Ashley Bick, left, and Captain Heath Robertson from Training Authority - Maritime Warfare with the Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Award for Best Blended Learning Solution for Maritime Warfare Officer Course Phase III.

Navy Training Force has been presented an Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Excellence Award for the dynamic delivery of one of its most popular courses.

Training Force received the Best Blended Learning Solution award for its Maritime Warfare Officer Course Phase III, recognising outstanding achievements in training and organisational development.

Director Training Authority - Maritime Warfare (DTA-MW) Captain Heath Robertson said the award was a significant achievement for his department and the wider Training Force.

“Phase III of the Maritime Warfare Officers’ Course, through a combination of classroom, simulation and live training, gives students the opportunities to see, hear, feel and smell the environment, which enhances capacity to acquire and retain skills and information,” Captain Robertson said.

“This is key for student performance and subsequent mission success.

“Recognition by the AITD is reflective of the hard work of the instructors and training development team alike - they should be justifiably proud.”

The AITD is the primary membership organisation for training professionals in Australia and, through its Platinum Partnership, Training Force maintains an important relationship with the training practitioner community.

Training Force nominated eight training programs for the award, all of which made it to the finalist stage with the Mariner Development Program being highly commended in the Best Onboarding/Induction category.

A Maritime Warfare Officer is the Commanding Officer’s representative on the bridge, and is responsible for the control, navigation, systems and maritime safety of advanced Navy ships at sea.