Defence Skills Innovation Wins National Award

Flinders University has won the Best Future Skills Provider at the Defence and National Security Workforce Awards 2024.

Honouring our commitment to innovation, diversity, and industry collaboration, the win recognises Flinders’ efforts to prepare a skilled and capable workforce for the future through our innovative Graduate Diploma of Digital Technologies and new suite of nuclear programs, offered through a tri-national partnership with The University of Manchester and The University of Rhode Island.

The suite currently includes undergraduate majors, microcredentials and, from midyear, will expand to include a suite of postgraduate courses.

Professor in Innovation Giselle Rampersad received the award on behalf of Flinders University, and outlined the many exciting initiatives in the pipeline that will create wonderful opportunities of national significance for students in Defence and the Defence industry.

“Flinders success in securing 330 AUKUS CSP places, the launch of our Nuclear Engineering Program through partnerships with the University of Rhode Island and Manchester University and our Master in EW (Electromagnetic Systems and Spectrum Operations) that has trained members of Defence and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is reflected in the University’s nomination as a finalist.”

“We thank our students and collaborators from government, industry and academia for their partnerships and support and also congratulate the other finalists.’

The inaugural Defence & National Security Workforce Awards program recognises up-and-comers and initiatives from across the industry, from the best technical, operations, and communications specialists under 35 to the nation’s leading Reserve support and training development programs.

Read the full list of 2024 award winners here.

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