From taking to the skies to shooting for the stars

After starting out as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force, Dr Jordan Plotnek took advantage of South Australia’s booming space industry, and sky-rocketed toward a career in space cyber security. Jordan’s days are now spent democratising their knowledge and expertise as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at UniSA, and as Critical Infrastructure Lead and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for veteran-owned professional services firm, Anchoram Consulting. Growing up, Jordan’s curiosity for wireless communications piqued at the drive-in theatre. [...]

2023-09-21T11:50:11+09:30September 21st, 2023|Categories: News|

Defence industry and academia partnering together to deliver real-world impact

The Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability is a strategic $240 million partnership between the University of Adelaide and UNSW, over 35 industry partners and the Commonwealth Department of Education. In collaboration with industry, academic and government partners, the Defence Trailblazer aims to strengthen Australia’s defence capabilities by developing cutting-edge technologies and solutions, while simultaneously equipping the next generation of innovators with specialised knowledge and skills to meet the current and future needs of Defence. With access to defence [...]

2023-08-23T16:16:03+09:30August 23rd, 2023|Categories: News|

Scholarship program opens doors for a career in software security

Seeking a graduate placement that would give him an advantage, Scott Pearse set his sights on a Cyber Technology internship at DEWC Services. Supported by the South Australian Government’s Defence Industry Scholarship Program, the move has launched his career in software security at one of the defence industry’s top electronic warfare companies. Completing a Bachelor of Information Technology at Flinders University and a rifleman in the Army Reserve, Scott wanted to find a placement that incorporated his interest in Defence [...]

2023-06-13T10:17:03+09:30June 13th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Gretel navigates through defence industry

Dr Gretel Png’s career journey has seen her work and study across the globe before landing in South Australia to work at Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) in late 2018. Through DSTG’s 2021 inaugural NAVIGATE program, Gretel is currently undertaking a placement with the Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP) where she is working to get the new Activator Fund off the ground. “I’ve applied for grants in the past and I wanted to see what it’s like on the other [...]

2023-06-13T10:35:43+09:30June 5th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Find your place in space and unlock a career that matters

In a time not all that long ago, you could have been forgiven for thinking a career in the space industry was something you would have to go overseas to do, and it involved being a rocket scientist or astronaut flying to the moon. This is definitely not the case with a range of exciting careers now available in South Australia in an industry that’s making a difference to the way we live, and helping to create a sustainable future. [...]

2023-05-09T20:33:30+09:30May 9th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Zahra’s story

Antennas are everywhere. There are tiny ones in every mobile phone and laptop, and in the hardware that helps them connect to wi-fi. They are in the security tags that prevent shoplifting in stores. They’re in medical devices that can detect cancerous tumours. And, of course, there are the big ones that capture signals from satellites in space. Zahra Esmati has been fascinated by antennas ever since she studied telecommunications back in her home country of Iran. Now, she’s is [...]

2023-04-19T13:57:35+09:30April 19th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Find your place in defence and space at The Big Meet THIS FRIDAY

South Australians looking for exciting lifelong career opportunities need look no further than the defence and space industries. With a range of high paying careers across naval shipbuilding, information warfare, cyber and space, the state will be looking to employ more than 10,000 people over the next two decades. Keen to find out more? Come and see Defence SA and a range of defence and space industry at The Big Meet on Friday 24 March at the Adelaide Convention Centre, [...]

2023-03-22T10:51:14+10:30March 22nd, 2023|Categories: News|

Graduation success for Defence Industry Scholarship Program students

An impressive cohort of 36 South Australian university students have taken the next step in their defence industry careers, graduating from the highly regarded Defence Industry Scholarship Program. The South Australian Government-funded scholarship program, administered by AiGroup, provides eligible university students with grants of up to $10,000 to undertake work placements at a local defence company. The graduation ceremony held at Edinburgh-based manufacturer, AML3D, recognised students who have completed their defence industry placement across a range of roles, gaining in-demand skills, knowledge [...]

2023-03-15T14:38:27+10:30March 15th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , ,