Navy Engineers challenged at HMAS Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on LCDR Mick Langeveld (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Location(s): HMAS Cerberus, VIC

Topic(s): HMAS Cerberus, Naval Engineering

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence talks to the competitors during the 2019 Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Cerberus.
 (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)
Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence talks to the competitors during the 2019 Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Cerberus.

The Royal Australian Navy’s brightest engineers have put their technical mastery to the test at the finals of the national 2019 Royal Australian Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus on 23 October 2019.

Minister for Defence, Senator Linda Reynolds said the Engineering Challenge allows Navy technicians to demonstrate the strength of teamwork, as well as their technical and trade skills. 

“People are our most important capability, and key to unlocking their potential and growing a fifth generation Australian Defence Force is creating opportunities for innovative technical development,” Minister Reynolds said. 

“The Navy Engineering Challenge is an exciting platform for Navy people with technical trade disciplines in aviation, mechanical, electrical and electronic streams to put their skills to the test.

“Navy is actively building a community of professionally competent and innovative engineers and technicians and importantly, promotes an environment where people can thrive in a team.”

Engineering Challenge winners receive a Champion Technician medallion and are entitled to wear the Champion Technician cuff-rate.

Engineering Challenge winners receive a Champion Technician medallion and are entitled to wear the Champion Technician cuff-rate.

The Royal Australian Navy Engineering Challenge is held annually, with regional Aviation Technician heats held in New South Wales and regional heats for Electronic and Marine Technicians held in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Imagery from this year’s Engineering Challenge is available at https://images.navy.gov.au/S20192672.