Minister for Defence Materiel – Industry feedback on Defence skills program

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today encouraged defence industry to have their say on the effectiveness of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry program.

The Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry program (SADI) provides funding to defence industry to boost the skills of their workforce.

Since 2005 the SADI program has funded more than 24,000 training places, including more than 2200 apprentices.

This year, the federal Government will provide $14 million to 109 companies for more than 4000 training places to boost the skills of the Defence industry workforce.

“SADI is a great program – but there is always room for improvement,” Mr Clare said.

“That’s why the Defence Materiel Organisation will hold a series of roundtables around the country to give as many companies as possible the chance to provide feedback on the program and make it even more effective.”

The roundtables will be held in:

  • Canberraon 30 September;
  • Darwinon 6 October;
  • Brisbaneon 7 October;
  • Sydneyon 11 October;
  • Melbourneon 12 October;
  • Adelaideon 13 October; and
  • Perthon 14 October.

Companies wishing to attend can register by emailing by 26 September.

Any businesses unable to attend can send their ideas to the same email address.



Media contact: Korena Flanagan – 02 6277 7620


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