AMC to create pathways with TAFE NSW
Australian Maritime College to partner with NSW colleges on maritime skills.
The University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College has extended its partnerships with TAFE colleges around the country with a new memorandum of understanding being signed with TAFE NSW.
The agreement follows similar partnerships set up previously with TAFE SA and South Metropolitan TAFE in WA.
The new agreement will see the two organisations develop direct study pathways from TAFE NSW vocational education and training programs to the Australian Maritime College specialist undergraduate degrees, particularly in the areas of maritime engineering and global logistics management.
AMC students are also set to benefit with opportunities for reverse articulation to TAFE NSW’s vocational courses, allowing them to upskill and engage in ongoing professional development.
“We are very much looking forward to collaborating with TAFE NSW to create a study continuum so that more students in New South Wales can participate in the growth of the shipbuilding industry,” said Professor Rufus Black, University of Tasmania vice-chancellor.
“The collaboration is a good strategic fit for both of our operations, with New South Wales set to be a key location for Defence sustainment activities as well as already supporting a large maritime industry sector through the major ports of Sydney, Botany Bay, Newcastle and Port Kembla.”
TAFE NSW chief operating officer, Glen Babington said the new partnership would provide a valuable opportunity to bring more young people through the doors eager to study in the areas of maritime engineering and global logistics management.
“As Australia’s largest education and training provider, TAFE NSW prides itself on providing the practical training and relevant skills students need to get a job. We also recognise the changing nature of work and rise of new technologies, which is why we’re designing state-of-the-art training to skill the workforce of the future,” he said.
“By liaising with industry to develop, teach, and maintain course curriculum, we can ensure our students finish their studies with precisely the skills they need to be job ready.”