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April 14, 2011
By SQNLDR Deanna Nott
DEFENCE is encouraging all
reserves to share their civilian
skills and experience through the
Civil Skills Data (CSD) Project.
Every active reservist in Australia
has been sent an information pack
encouraging them to complete an
online e-survey at www.civilskills-
data.com. Reserves who complete
the e-survey can claim half a day's
pay.By uploading details of their
civilian qualifications, skills and
experience into PMKeyS, Defence
will have unprecedented knowledge
of the niche capabilities reserves
The Head of the CSD Working
Team, GPCAPT Carl Schiller, said
the use of members' civilian skills
acknowledged their talents and
would hopefully provide them with
a greater sense of fulfilment in their
"The CSD is a very exciting ini-
tiative," GPCAPT Schiller said.
"The effective use of civil
skills may provide opportunities
for deployment or other diverse
"We regularly say reserv-
ists' contributions are vital to
Defence capability and this is a
fact. Recording this information in
PMKeyS will truly allow reserves to
offer more to Defence."
He said the CSD project was not
a one-off snapshot.
"It will provide longer term
solutions, with more user-friendly
access to help members enter and
update their entries after the initial
e-survey," he said.
CSD will flow into PMKeyS in
the near future.
The initial phase of CSD does
not involve standby reserves.
Payment for the time taken to com-
plete the survey will not be made to
reserves on full-time service.
For more information visit www.
civilskillsdata.com or call SQNLDR
Deanna Nott on 0438 013 548.
Reserves urged to register skills
OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND: Reserves have the chance to make
Defence aware of their civil skills in an e-survey.
Photo: LSIS Helen Frank
POPULARITY is growing in Tasmania
for a Vocational Education and Training
(VET) course preparing college stu-
dents for potential Defence careers.
Thirty students -- the largest intake in
10 years of the ADF-VET course -- have
been inducted into the Certificate I in
Public Safety (Defence Force Cadets)
course at Hobart's Claremont College.
CO Navy Headquarters -- Tasmania
CMDR Steven Bliss welcomed the new
students at a ceremony in March.
The course seeks to improve the
chances of students being selected for
entry into the ADF. It increases their
knowledge of the ADF and focuses on
academic and physical requirements set
by Defence Force Recruiting.
Tassie students eye careers
By POCK Tristan Jelley
EIGHT staff from the RAN School
of Survivability and Ships Safety at
HMAS Stirling cleaned the north-east
beach on Garden Island as part of
Clean Up Australia Day on March 6.
Fifteen bags of rubbish were collect-
ed comprising various plastics, aban-
doned fishing gear and several lengths
However, the most interesting finds
were a large sheet of corrugated iron,
two buckets and a large sheet of ply-
ABBM Dean Throssel, who initiated
the clean up, said it was hard to believe
how much rubbish was collected from a
beach that was not used for recreational
"Most of the rubbish had washed up
on the shore or been abandoned by rec-
reational boats," he said.
The manager of RANSSSS-W,
WOMT John Scarfe, said it was encour-
aging to see so many young environmen-
tally aware able seamen involved in the
Sailors clean up Stirling
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