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New partnership supports defence space industry workforce

As a national leader in defence industry training, South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) has joined forces with Raytheon Australia to support local training and facilitate the development of the defence space industry workforce in Exmouth.

This partnership is part of Raytheon Australia’s ‘Invested in Exmouth’ program, designed to provide the community with the robust skills and knowledge needed to create strategic naval and space capabilities at the Harold E. Holt, or HEH, precinct - a facility which enables Exmouth to provide greater levels of space awareness for Australia and the US, creating a pipeline of space careers in the region.

With Raytheon Australia's 1,500-person workforce expected to grow significantly in the next two years, SM TAFE will help overcome barriers to local training and perform a training needs analysis of its diverse workforce.

Drawing on its long-standing involvement with the defence industry, SM TAFE will work closely with Central Regional TAFE to provide local training opportunities.
For more information on training pathways to employment in the defence industry, contact the defence industry team at the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre on 9599 8655 or visit in a new tab)

Image: Pictured (L-R) at Raytheon Australia’s celebratory event in Exmouth are SM TAFE Managing Director Terry Durant, Group Captain Nicholas Grey, Assistant Secretary Belinda Templeman, Raytheon Australia Managing Director Michael Ward, Brigadier General Jody Merritt and Raytheon Australia Director Space and Mission Enablers Jamie Rebbeck.