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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 degree, 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
Appllications for Semester 1, close
20 January 2014. (Defence funding
applications close 1 November 2013)
Apply online at :
If you require more information about this
programs please contact:
Telephone: +61 2 6268 9566
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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LEUT Sarah Mills
SAILORS and soldiers of HMAS
Choules undertook height safety training
during Operation Landscape.
David Thomas, of Fire & Safety
Australia, joined the ship on October 8
for four days to instruct in two working
at heights courses as well as a two-day
tower rescue training course.
The courses gave personnel the
knowledge and skills to work safely at
heights and to rescue a fallen worker
using one-on-one techniques.
Not letting the height deter them,
personnel bravely took the leap from
the aft end of Choules' superstructure to
practise their rescues.
POMT Brett Duncan said his initial
apprehension quickly disappeared.
"It was great to get out of the office
and break up the day," he said.
"And even better to be able to rappel
from the back of the ship."
SGT Geoff Coady, of the Ship's
Army Detachment, also benefited from
the training. "The training was great, it
was a really enjoyable course and I loved
the practical side of it," he said.
He said he was confident he could
rescue fellow shipmates and would trust
others on the course to rescue him if the
End of an era
IN PRACTICE: LSCIS Jackson Wolfe and LSBM Peter Bates practise a
rescue on HMAS Choules during safety and heights training.
Photo: LEUT Sarah Mills
OVER the past 18 months, New
Generation Navy's Embed Signature
Behaviours (ESB) Team has delivered
courses across Australia to help people
communicate more effectively.
The Crucial Performance
Conversations Course (CPCC) is aimed
at line supervisors of leading seaman,
petty officer and lieutenant ranks. So far,
more than 60 per cent of all leading sea-
men and lieutenants, and more than 75
per cent of petty officers have completed
More than 200 local leaders of mixed
ranks have also undertaken CPCC facili-
The courses are now travelling
to Navy personnel around the world
and five CPCC facilitators have been
posted to the US Naval Air Station in
Jacksonville, Florida, where 725SQN is
WO Darren Murray, of 725SQN, said
such opportunities were hard to come by.
"We obviously can't go to Fleet
Headquarters to take part in the courses,
so it is important to have some trained
trainers here to pass on the information,"
WO Gary Fuss, of ESB, said the team
was always on the lookout for potential
"We are looking at those people who
are keen and eager to instruct others
within their units, and believe their influ-
ence -- leading by example -- can make a
positive difference to their workplaces,"
WO Fuss said.
"If you demonstrate effective com-
munication and interpersonal skills, you
will naturally inspire others to do the
same even without trying. Good commu-
nication skills are contagious."
Height of training
Learning to communicate
LSIS Helen Frank
THE last seven photographers to
study at the School of Air Warfare
Photographic Training Flight (PTF)
at RAAF Base East Sale graduated
on October 25.
A parade was held for the six
Navy and one Army graduate of the
1/2013 Basic Photographic Course,
marking both the end of their training
and the closure of the training flight.
Formal photographic training
started during WWII when the Air
Force created a photographic flight
in Canberra. It moved to East Sale in
1946 and the School of Photography
was formed in April 1952.
In 1999 the school was disband-
ed and became the Photographic
Since then, more than 450 Navy,
Army and Air Force photographers
have received their training at the
school. AB Julianne Cropley said she
was proud to be one of the last.
"It's a sad moment but I'm excit-
ed about the life ahead of me," she
"I feel honoured to have met the
instructors and to have worked with
The reviewing officer for the
parade and OC Air Training Wing,
GPCAPT Glen Coy, said training had
come a long way over the years from
teaching and using wooden cameras
to using the latest digital technology.
"The Photographic Training
Flight closes its doors but retains its
proud history," he said.
"The graduates of 1/2013 basic
photographic course will be its final
The way ahead for imagery spe-
cialists is being reviewed as part of
the wider intelligence branch review
under Project Metis.
Category sponsor WOIS Shane
Cameron said a decision about the
training of future imagery specialists
would not be made until the review
"Along with Project Metis, the
closure of the school has created a
perfect time for Navy to re-evaluate
the capability that is required and to
develop the training to achieve that
capability," WO Cameron said.
There are exciting times ahead for
imagery specialists as new classes of
ship come online.
The two imagery specialists join-
ing NUSHIP Canberra in January
will fill the first full-time sea posi-
tions for photographers since the
decommissioning of HMA Ships
Cook and Morseby in the early 1990s.
"It's exactly where Navy imagery
specialists should be," WO Cameron
"In the future I see us having
deployable teams at sea providing
a diverse and professional output to
enhance Navy's capability.
"Imagery specialists will be
expected to shoot and produce both
stills and video imagery as well as
write articles and stories."
LAST CLASS: Graduates of the final Basic Photographic course
at PTF. (L-R) AB Thomas Gibson, AB Kayla Hayes, AB Christopher
Beerens, AB Julianne Cropley, LCPL Kyle Genner, LS Bonny
Gassner and AB Jake Badior.
Photo: Celestee Roylance
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