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Pathway to defence jobs


A career in the defence industry is now a real possibility for Kildare College student Meera Antony Jeganathan who recently completed the Defence Industry Pathways Program (DIPP).

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Offered at TafeSA’s Regency Park campus, the highly technical course focuses on advanced manufacturing and design, with students developing skills that are conducive for employment in the defence industry.

For one of her assignments Meera was immersed in shipbuilding, designing and 3D-printing scale models of a Collins Class submarine and Air Warfare Destroyer. She also had the opportunity to visit the ASC manufacturing base at Osborne to view the AWD which was recently commissioned by the Australian Navy.

Entry into the DIPP is competitive, with only 14 students accepted across the State each semester. In great news for Kildare, Meera’s fellow classmate Amatullah Mansurwala has also been accepted into the program, beginning her course at the start of Term 3.

Kildare deputy principal Tina Neate said the college was proud of both students’ achievements.

“STEM is a focus at Kildare from Year 8. We provide our students the opportunity to participate and engage in technology education and increase their digital literacy in readiness for the jobs of the future,” she said.

“To have this authentic real-life learning experience is invaluable and a credit to TafeSA for offering this opportunity for students.”


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