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May 23, 2013 www.defence.gov.au/news/NAVYNEWS
ONLINE learning is taking a sig-
nificant step forward with a new
version of Campus that enables
mandatory training and other
web-based courses to be complet-
ed anywhere via the internet.
Campus has only been availa-
ble within the Defence Restricted
Network in the past, although the
majority of course content was
Now courses will be avail-
able from the Defence Learning
Branch’s website as well as
a webpage for the new version
called Campus Anywhere.
By now, reservists should
have received an email with their
Campus Anywhere logins, tempo-
rary passwords and the weblink.
LEUT Jeffrey Ray was one
of the first Navy reservists to
access Campus Anywhere and has
already completed a number of
“As a prolific self educator,
this is great,” he said.
“The fact that Campus training
is now available off the DRN is
Phase 2 is under way to allow
all Defence members to register
their interest on DRN Campus
and be provided access.
Phase 3, later in the year,
will allow foreign nationals, stu-
dents, graduates, contractors and
potentially cadets employed by
Defence to gain access through a
One of the benefits of an
online learning system is cost
savings compared to face-to-face
Campus Anywhere will be
transferred to Campus DRN and
then on to PMKeyS. But an indi-
vidual cannot start a course on
one system and complete it on
With about 220 courses initial-
ly available, individuals will be
able to access mandatory learning
and other key corporate training
and generic lessons.
Director General Defence
Learning Branch CDRE Daryl
Bates said about 35 per cent of
Defence people, including reserv-
ists, cadets, ADFA/Defence col-
leges, deployed and deploying
personnel, did not have regular
access to the DRN.
“This presents challenges for
them to effectively access cor-
porate learning and in particular,
mandatory training,” he said.
CDRE Bates said close moni-
toring of the system’s load and
performance would also allow
any tweaks required before final-
ising the rollout by the end of
For more information on the
Campus Anywhere project visit the
Learning Solutions website: http://
LearningSolutions and the Campus
web page on the DRN.
CPO Pete Marshall
has launched a new professional
development website for maritime
warfare sailors and officers.
the website hosts a new con-
cept in presenting professional
development material through a
series of information sessions.
the information sessions
engage the user with video,
PowerPoint and access to live
the sessions also offer the user
an interactive topics list allow-
ing for quick and easy navigation
throughout the presentation.
Head Maritime Warfare-
South CMDr Mark Muir the
sessions did not take a lot of time
and were simple to follow.
“all sessions do not go any
longer than 10 minutes and are
structured for easy viewing,”
CMDr Muir said.
“this includes several features
that allow the user to manipu-
late how the presentation can be
the website hosts several
sessions covering a broad range
of topics including seamanship,
weapons, policing and survival
“these sessions are a useful
way of keeping up-to-date with
ThE Defence Alumni Network (DAN) – a social net-
work built by Defence for Defence – hit 10,000 mem-
bers this month and has so far facilitated more than
The DAN is open to current and former ADF
members and recently opened to Defence APS and
Australian Defence College students graduates
(Australian and overseas).
More than 10,000 people have joined the DAN,
with profiles, groups and events among the most
popular sections of the social network.
Project Manager CAPT harry Lok said the plat-
form had helped thousands of personnel reconnect.
“One of the underlying objectives of the DAN
has always been to facilitate ongoing connections
between Defence people and I’m thrilled that more
than 10,000 people see the platform as a valuable way
to stay in touch,” he said.
“The fact we are universally accessible online and
also a secure network built just for Defence have been
key factors in our success.
“The DAN is a dynamic and busy platform. Media
articles are uploaded daily, our revamped profiles
mean you can add your honours, awards and crest and
commendations and we also offer video chat capabil-
ity,” he said.
To join the DAN, visit www.dan.gov.au
PERSONNEL have the opportunity to influence
important decisions about their pay, conditions and
workplace through the YourSay survey that went live
on May 10.
DCN and head of Navy People and Reputation,
RADM Mike van Balen, said each year Navy per-
sonnel were selected at random to participate in the
survey and voice their views on future policy and
“This research lets us know what is important to
you and what you think,” he said.
“It is essential that we have this information to
make informed decisions about your future pay, con-
ditions and workplace environment.
“So if you are chosen to participate, I highly
encourage you to log on and let us know what you
think – this is your chance to influence our future.”
The survey closes on May 27.
For more information, questions or comments contact the
YourSay research team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
Campus Anywhere can now be
accessed online at any time.
New site leads the way
core skills and maintaining skill
consistency,” CMDr Muir said.
“the presentations can also
be used by supervisors, managers
and divisional staff for briefings,
divisional meetings and an alter-
native to continuation training.”
flexible learning team is continu-
ally developing new information
sessions and welcomes ideas for
Contact the Maritime Warfare -South
flexible learning team at: information.
Take the chance
to have a say
NEW TOOL: Maritime Warfare -South’s new professional development
website covers a range of topics including seamanship, weapons
and survival equipment.
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