NEWS AND INFORMATION FROM ASC AUTUMN 2008 reach New project A groundbreaking start management courses Construction of our $100 million shipyard facility got off ASC employees now have the opportunity to a groundbreaking start on 7 to take part in a new postgraduate March 2008. qualification that has, this month, been offered for the first time. An outdated amenities building was demolished and a more Up to 25 students will undertake the traditional soil-turning performed first components in the Master of Project to symbolise the beginning of the Management program, to be delivered development – ASC’s biggest through the University of South Australia. infrastructure program since the The courses, funded by Defence establishment of the Collins Class Materiel Organisation’s Skilling submarine facility in 1987. Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Located adjacent to Techport program, will be delivered through the Australia’s Common User Facility, South Australian Government’s new our Osborne shipyard will be Maritime Skills Centre; part of the instrumental to our role of Techport Australia precinct at Osborne. shipbuilder in the Air Warfare Students will receive a strong theoretical Destroyer (AWD) Program. framework in which to develop their The new shipyard will include state- project management skills. First-year of-the-art AWD production facilities, subjects include risk management, new office accommodation for 400 procurement and quality management. employees and a wharf support ASC Managing Director Greg Tunny said building with office space and that the complexity of the company’s workshops. through-life support services for the “This is an exciting day in the history Collins Class submarines and construction of ASC,” said ASC Managing Director role in the Air Warfare Destroyer Program Greg Tunny at the traditional soil meant that employing the best project turning event. managers is essential. “We have begun to build the “We are committed to providing our staff shipyard in which we will construct with the right training and professional and consolidate three air warfare development opportunities that not only destroyers in what is one of the boosts the professional capabilities of our most complex engineering projects people, but also our overall capability as ever performed in this country. a company,” Mr Tunny said. “We have already achieved many “The new Project Management program planning and design milestones for shows that we are delivering on this the AWD Program, and now we’re commitment.” getting down to the business of building ships.” Construction of the shipyard is expected to create up to 350 direct jobs at its peak, with numerous spin-off opportunities for local construction industry. Project Management courses will be taught ASC Managing Director Greg Tunny and Hansen Yuncken Managing Director Peter Kennedy at the new Maritime Skills Centre in traditionally turn the first soil. Osborne, South Australia. ASC reservedly State employer of the year briefly ASC has beaten more than 40 other Around 12 ASC employees are enlisted “It is only through the knowledge that employers, including defence with the Reserves, and our policy my manager and ASC will support me companies such as Raytheon and allows for up to two weeks’ Defence without any sort of negative impact Reaching new Tenix, to win a major defence award. Force Reserves leave per year. on my professional full-time career that I can actively participate in my safety milestones We were recognised as State Safety Certification Group Employer of the Year by the Defence Administration Manager, Ashley Ruth, part-time career in the Army It’s been a record-breaking Reserves Support Council for our who also serves in the Army Reserve Reserves,” he said. 2008 already for our Western support of reservists across all three as a Corporal with the 34 Military Australia staff. In January our services (Navy, Army and Air Force) in Police Platoon at Warradale Barracks team surpassed the previous their employment. said ASC is extremely supportive. record for being Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free of 158 days. Our staff aren’t the only beneficiaries of a safe workplace: for achieving 100 LTI-free days, we donated $1750 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in recognition of its important contribution to the health and wellbeing of the rural community. Meanwhile in South Australia, our personnel also celebrated their own century milestone achieving 100 LTI-free days last year. To recognise the achievement, a cheque for $11,000 was donated to the McGuiness McDermott Foundation; a leading charitable trust benefiting children with Ashley Ruth, Administration Manager and Army Reserve Corporal; Ross Milton, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Mike Folland, cancer or other serious illnesses, ASC Assistant Contract Administrator and ADF Chaplain. and their families. ‘Amazing Race’ comes to ASC ASC West nearly Staff in our Graduate Program found And, fortunately, the last-placed complete themselves in their own version of team did not suffer the same fate Further information hit TV show The Amazing Race as as their TV counterparts: they were The countdown is on for our Western email@example.com part of a team-building exercise not ‘eliminated’! Australia staff as the finishing touches in December. are applied to our new submarine ASC Pty Ltd Applications for ASC’s 2009 Graduate maintenance and support facility at the Mersey Road, Osborne The teams had to perform a multitude Program opened on 3 March 2008 Australian Marine Complex in South Australia 5017 of tasks and activities across the and will close on 23 May 2008. For Henderson, Western Australia. Telephone: +61 8 8348 7656 Adelaide CBD to gain points. further information, check out our Fax: +61 8 8346 7001 website at www.asc.com.au Construction of the $35 million state- of-the-art facility is proceeding on Reach is ASC’s quarterly newsletter schedule and on budget. designed to keep you informed about employment opportunities at ASC, The relocation of staff will begin this as well as providing you with news month, with a formal opening to be and information from across the company. held in April. The facility will house 185 personnel and will be home to all of If you do not wish to receive ASC’s submarine work in the west. this newsletter, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Remove Me' as the subject heading. www.asc.com.au The winning Amazing Race team: Brendan Gordon and Joel Smith, Graduate Engineers; Work on our new facility at Henderson, and Jason Farman, IT Graduate. Western Australia is nearly complete.
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