The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agenda is that all Australian school students acquire the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in society and employment in a global economy and make successful transitions to further education, training and work.
The Western Australian School Pathways Program – Defence Industries forms part of the National Partnership Agreement and aims to:
Enhance sustainable school-based education and training pathways (VET and academic) to higher education/workforce;
Focus on applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and
Address skills shortages in the defence industry sector.
There are 22 schools participating in this program divided into 4 clusters.
Including Swan Cluster, Canning Fremantle Cluster, Peel Peron Cluster and Henderson Cluster.
Defence & Allied Industries
A diverse and interesting range of careers and opportunities are available in this sector.
Including Industry & Career Pathways and Student Placements.
Education & Training Pathways
Information on Education and Training Pathways for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Including Electrotechnology, Engineering, Geospatial, ICT, Mathematics, Naval Architecture, Physics and Telecommunications.
Supporting the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the classroom. Including Data Logging, Defence Materiel Organisation, Engineering Software, Physics, Robotics, Science, Telecommunications and Scholarships.