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Making a Transition?

edVirtus provides transitioning Defence personnel with the education and upskilling required to meet their new career challenges with confidence. The Australian Defence Force is one of the most highly skilled workforces in Australia. However, transitioning to civilian life can be daunting for many. In the current employment environment, it is vital for those transitioning from Defence to be strategic in their approach to education and training, to ensure they are equipped to thrive in their civilian careers.  In this dynamic domain, edVirtus responds with a collective of ex-Defence instructors—Dr Mike Ryan, Dr Shari Soutberg, Dr Ian Faulconbridge, Dr Craig Benson, Dr Trevor Wheatley, Dr Chris Jackson, Dr John Davies, Mr Matt Squair and Dr Andrew Jacopino—who are international experts in Defence, industry, and academia. edVirtus arose from a need to address the growing demand for currency of knowledge and skills required in the capability management environment, particularly in Defence. Working with Defence projects requires a deeper understanding of the disciplines of Project Management and Systems Engineering including the associated processes, tools, and management practices. edVirtus courses place systems engineering principles in the context of related disciplines involved in the delivery and management of capability. Disciplines such as Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM); Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA); Systems Safety; and Human Factors are explained in courses tailored for managers and discipline experts. More comprehensive courses provide a focus on critical activities such as Requirements Writing and the development of Project Execution Strategies. To support the development of military systems, edVirtus provides training for engineers and project managers that work in technical domains such as Tactical Electronic Warfare and Explosive Ordnance Systems. Managers and specialists can undertake courses in aircraft systems including Radar Fundamentals, Avionics Systems, Guided Weapons, and Air Weapons Integration. Courses are available in the Fundamentals of Communications Systems and Satellite Communications Systems. edVirtus Laser Safety courses meet the needs of Australian/International standards for laser safety officers (Defence Level 1 Laser Safety Officer—LSO1), laser safety supervisors (Defence Level 2 Laser Safety Officer—LSO2), and laser operators and maintainers. These courses are convened across most major Australian cities during the year and in virtual mode. edVirtus Courses are delivered in physical and virtual modes. Live presenters engage with attendees in real time. The courses program is available on the edVirtus website along with locations, dates, and timings. Students enrol and pay online. On completion of a course, attendees retain their comprehensive course materials and gain a certificate of completion. During times of transition, those who engage training partners can better position themselves to meet their future employment goals with confidence. The expert team at edVirtus understands this and is well equipped to assist in realising these goals. Jump on the edVirtus website today and arm yourself for a bright future.

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