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Master of Project Management
The Master of Project Management at
the University of New South Wales in
Canberra provides students with the
opportunity to acquire an understanding
and advanced analytical skills in the
key areas required to manage a project
-- integration management
-- scope management
-- communications management
-- risk management
-- quality management
-- schedule management
-- cost management
-- human resource management
-- procurement management
Doctor of Project Management
On completion of a Master of Project
Management, a further period of
research (2 years full-time equivalent)
may be undertaken to lead to the award
of a Doctor of Project Management.
Modes of Study
Courses are available via distance or
intensive delivery mode.
Program participants can tailor their
program in a flexible learning education
environment to suit their experience and
background and focus their studies in
areas best suited to their workplace and
Applications for Semester 2 close
20 June 2013 (Defence funding
applications close 30 April 2013).
Apply online at:
If you require more information about these
programs please contact:
Telephone: +61 2 6268 8068
Organisations are dynamic entities that need to respond to changes
in their industry, the regulatory environment, the technologies they
either deliver or utilise, and their relationships with suppliers and
customers in achieving their strategic objectives. Regardless of
whether changes are proactive or reactive, projects play a key role in
successful change occurring through transformation and innovation.
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JUNIOR officers on the New Entry
Officers Course (NEOC) 48 returned
from sea training deployment after three
weeks experiencing life at sea on board
Eighty-six junior officers from NEOC
48 joined Choules at Fleet Base East on
The deployment is conducted at the
end of each NEOC to give the officers a
chance to experience life at sea.
Phase one of the exercise introduced
the group to life on board Choules
with members rotating through various
departments on the ship.
MIDN Chelsea Bowden, a maritime
logistics officer-in-training, said it was
great to learn what she would be in for
once she had completed her training.
"My time in the supply department
was very exciting and motivating," she
said. "It was interesting to see what my
job will be in the next few years."
The main focus of phase one was
the completion of the sea training
deployment task book, which helps
NEOCs gain an understanding of the
ship's functions and how the different
departments work together.
Phase two allows the junior officers
to get used to life at sea by shadowing
sailors as they carry out their daily
Each day is spent in a different
department in different branches.
As part of this rotation, NEOC's
were required to keep a journal to record
MIDN Kerrion Nehmelmann said the
journal had allowed her to "reflect on
my experiences on Choules, which I can
utilise in the future to further my career".
While on board, the junior officers
conducted physical training sessions
twice a day.
For most, including SBLT Jahan Barr,
this was the first time they had done PT
on a moving platform.
"PT is a great way to come together
and boost morale through fun activities,"
SBLT Barr said.
SBLT Rian Whitby said the training
deployment was a great experience that
had motivated the course members to
continue an exciting career in the Navy.
"This deployment has been the
highlight of NEOC for me so far, it has
given me memories and skills that I will
carry with me for the rest of my naval
career," SBLT Whitby said.
CPL Max Bree
NAVY and Army are on their way
to being ready for amphibious
operations after completing the first
block of training near Townsville
The training was broken up into
phases involving computer-simu-
lated landings, physical landings
with Army's 2RAR and pre-landing
During the first phase, offic-
ers from Navy's Amphibious Task
Group and 2RAR spent two weeks
planning an amphibious operation
and running it through computer
simulations while simultaneously
planning another operation.
Soldiers and vehicles were
taken ashore in the second phase,
with ADV Ocean Shield unloading
trucks and troops onto Navy land-
ing craft to be taken to a beach near
The final phase was a pre-land-
ing force concentration,
Finding out what
life is like at sea
On their way
AT SEA: (L-R) MIDN Ethan Turt, SBLT Jahan Barr, MIDN James Irwin, MIDN
Chelsea Bowden and MIDN Kerrion Nehmelmann aboard HMAS Choules.
trucks at a
which exercised all of the elements
that make up a pre-landing force
including Navy clearance divers,
reconnaissance and sniper teams.
Commander Amphibious Task
Group CAPT Ray Leggatt said the
final phase was the first time such
an activity had been conducted.
"Pre-landing operations are crit-
ical to the success of any amphibi-
ous landing," he said.
"You need to have very good
situational awareness of the envi-
ronment before you can conduct the
operation and the pre-landing force
provides that vital information."
Teams worked well together as
clearance divers checked approach-
es and officers practised landing site
handovers while 2RAR reconnais-
sance patrols made sure no enemy
could interfere with the beach.
"I've been in the job now for
just over 18-months and the rela-
tionship we have devel-
oped has come a long way in that
period," CAPT Leggatt said.
"The teams worked very well
The new dedicated amphibi-
ous task group represents a major
change from previous operations.
"What we did before was come
together for relatively short periods
of time," CAPT Leggatt said.
"We conducted an exercise for
two or three weeks then we would
go our separate service ways.
"Now we are developing an
enduring capability that will be
ready to respond to a range of tasks
at short notice"
The teams will start an advanced
training phase on HMAS Choules
Sabre in July.
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