Topic: Training

Reserve training gets a revamp

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Angela Faulkner (author), CPO Christian Duncan (photographer)

The October Reserve Entry Officers' Course cohort participated in leadership training Operation Jaywick at Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell for the first time last month. (photo: )

The October Reserve Entry Officers' Course cohort participated in leadership training Operation Jaywick at Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell for the first time last month.

The ambition to create quality Naval Officers who are well-prepared for a career at sea has resulted in a number of innovations to the Reserve Entry Officers’ Course offered by the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Innovative training delivers future capability

Published on by SBLT Huon Fairbairn (author), ABCIS Riley Smith (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline.

The global pandemic has certainly presented challenges and hardship for the Australian community to endure. However, it has also presented the Royal Australian Navy the opportunity to devise innovative approaches toward training delivery and generating future capability.

Penguin opens new Boatswain Faculty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Students and instructors and special guest Director Training Authority - Maritime Warfare, Captain Heath Robertson, CSC, HADC, RAN, (second from left, front row), stand together for their first group photo after the opening of the new Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Students and instructors and special guest Director Training Authority - Maritime Warfare, Captain Heath Robertson, CSC, HADC, RAN, (second from left, front row), stand together for their first group photo after the opening of the new Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

At HMAS Penguin in Sydney a new Boatswain Faculty has been opened to enhance Boatswain training supporting units in the region.

Gascoyne trains the next generation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Campbell Baird (author), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea. (photo: ASLT Emma Bennett)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea.

With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS Gascoyne.

Training opportunity welcomed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR.

HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.

Harnessing future thinking for future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra.

The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.

Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark moment in the recognition of the gender impact of conflict and the need to address the rights of women and girls and conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.

New facility enhances weapons training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin.

Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.

Life at sea experience for future leaders

Published on by LEUT Steph Sackley (author), LEUT Phillip Qin (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: LEUT Phillip Qin)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour for the first time, aboard HMAS Adelaide with five ships trailing in company, is an experience never to be forgotten. For the 167 New Entry Officers’ Course 63 trainees, it was an opportunity almost missed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Still delivering Navy’s future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A further 123 Sailors from General Entry Class 385 Emms Division have graduated 11 weeks initial training at HMAS Cerberus under a strict COVID-19 cohort-distanced training environment.