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Integrated Logistics Support – Naval Shipbuilding

The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC), on behalf of the Naval Shipbuilding IRC, will lead a project to develop up to five new Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Units of Competency and one or more Skills Sets to meet the requirements of the naval shipbuilding industry.

In line with its objective of building a strong, sustainable and innovative Australian naval shipbuilding industry, the Australian Government is investing in developing the skills and knowledge to build the sustainable workforce required and prepare for the subsequent workforce growth.

The naval shipbuilding and sustainment workforce, including acquisition and supply chain, as well as manufacturing jobs is projected to grow by additional 5,200, to approximately 15,000 workers by 2026.

The project was initiated by the Naval Shipbuilding (NSB) IRC who is responsible for ensuring that the skilling requirements for the naval shipbuilding and sustainment industries are reflected in relevant training packages.

Integrated logistic support is an integrated and iterative process for developing materiel and a support strategy that optimises functional support, leverages existing resources, and guides the system engineering process.

The project will address the following Support System Constituent Capabilities (SSCC) contained within Integrated Logistics Support:

  • Reliability Maintainability & Availability (RM&A)
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Supply Support
  • Technical Publications
  • Configuration Management

The following products will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee for consideration no later than 30 October 2020:

  • 5 new Units of Competency
  • 1 or more Skill Sets
  • Case for Endorsement
  • Companion Volume Implementation Guide

This project will be undertaken in collaboration with, and seek significant input and support from, the Naval Shipbuilding IRC, PwC’s Skills for Australia and industry stakeholders in relation to the project outputs.

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of subject matter experts will be formed to provide subject matter expertise for the development work.

For more information on this project and how to get involved go here.