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APPLICATIONS are being sought
for the 2012 Matthew Davey
Award -- Overseas Studies Grant
The award provides a member
of the Naval Reserve (NR) with a
grant to travel overseas to undertake
study relevant to Navy capability.
Funded by Director General
Reserves -- Navy's Professional
Studies Program, the award hon-
ours the memory of former reservist
LEUT Matthew Davey who lost his
life in the Sea King Shark 02 trag-
edy in 2005.
As part of the application pro-
cess, reservists are required to
develop a positive and meaningful
project that will benefit Navy capa-
bility. The study can focus on areas
financial and corporate man-
human resources and training;
public relations; and
The winner will receive fund-
ing for travel, accommodation and
other costs associated with the
study tour, up to a maximum of 14
Because the scheme seeks to
encourage employer support for
the NR, applicants must be in for-
mal civilian employment and have
undertaken at least 20 days of
reserve service this financial year.
Applications should be submit-
ted to the office of DGRES-N by
February 10, 2012. The study tour
must be completed by December
December 8, 2011
THE 2011 winner of the
Matthew Davey overseas study
grant, CMDR Rick Allen, left
Australia on November 4 for
the United Kingdom.
He will be studying the closely
integrated approach to Search
and Rescue (SAR) coordina-
tion that exists between the UK
Ministry of Defence and their
Maritime and Coastguard
As a nation with comparable
SAR responsibilities to Australia,
the UK will provide a worthy case
study for understanding ways of
achieving a more efficient SAR
coordination in the ADF.
On completion of his project
in the United Kingdom, CMDR
Allen will deliver a full report to
the ADF for use in considering
future SAR developments.
Further information is available by
calling (02) 6265 6137 or visit the
NR website at www.navy.gov.au/
for reserve award
Winner heads to UK
JOB WELL DONE: CDRE Vicki McConachie presents the 2011
Matthew Davey Award to CMDR Rick Allen.
Photo: Steve Dent
By Graham McBean
SIGNIFICANT new national recogni-
tion of Steward Category training and
skills has been achieved with the intro-
duction of a Completion of Traineeship
Certificate (CTC) commencing at ini-
tial trade training.
The CTC is provided through
Apprenticeship Group Australia (AGA)
and gives an additional level of civil-
ian recognition to the Certificate 3 in
Hospitality delivered through the Initial
Hospitality Training at Chisholm TAFE.
Under the two-year traineeship, new
stewards are required to keep their com-
petency task journal that validates they
practise their skills in the workplace.
Steward Category Manager WO
David Best said the CTC was recognised
throughout Australia and that stewards
were capable of doing the job.
"The Certificate 3 shows that they
have successfully completed hospitality
training," WO Best said.
"With the competency task jour-
nal they will have shown that they are
capable of performing, in the work-
place, what they have been taught and
are doing the job in ships and establish-
WO Best started work on the new
traineeship in March this year. He said
discussions with staff at the School of
Catering had raised the prospect of mov-
ing to the new traineeship.
He said the CTC had provided a great
leap forward in the recognition for stew-
"With cooks, maritime and electronic
technicians currently in apprenticeship
schemes through AGA, this has further
developed the close relationship between
the RAN and AGA," WO Best said.
"This follows closely with the New
Generation Navy principle to promote
the wellbeing and development of all
Navy people, strengthen relationships
across and beyond Navy, and be cost
for RAN stewards
UPHOLDING TRADITIONS: ABSTD Kiri Beuermann, the Captain's Valet,
serves coffee and biscuits in HMAS Anzac's wardroom.
Photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin
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