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Maritime Logistics Community News : December 2008
10 NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER SPRING 2008 3. Agreeing to abide by the profession’s ethical code of conduct. 4. SOPD is to be notified of the application for accounting purposes and invoices for membership fees are to be forwarded to SOPD for payment. capability of the RAN. This sentiment applies to all CKs whether you have been at sea deployed to an operational area, at sea conducting patrols and weekly running, ashore working in a galley, an establishment or directorate, or a SMNCK progressing your competency journal. These are all roles that at some stage lead to the ‘pointy end’ and contribute to ‘raise, train and sustain capability’. 2008 outcomes The Supply category sponsors in 2008 have achieved the following; • conducted category sponsor visits to all RAN establishments, • conducted category sponsor visits to FBE, FBW and FBN and many MFUs and MWvs attached to these positions, and • presented to over 70% of the Supply category personnel via Cat sponsor visits and presentations. LEUT JODIE WILKINSON (SOPD) WITH MR RUSSELL AND RADM ROBINSON AT A CILTA PRESENTATION Why CILTA and CPL Membership is important During the 2006 DFRT hearing for the ADF Engineers Graded Officers Pay Scale (GOPS) placement case, it was apparent that the DFRT understood and appreciated the importance of the professional alignment and third party accreditation with Engineers Australia. All the ADF Engineers that presented during the site visits intimated that they had either attained Chartered Professional Engineer status (CPEng) or were working towards it. Statistics like the number of our people who are Certified Professional Logisticians and Chartered Member/Member of CILTA will in the future continue to assist other organisations including the DFRT understand the external value of Supply Officers. It is our vision at DNPR (E&L) that in the immediate future, the majority of Supply Officers can proudly add the post-nominals of CPL and CMILT to their names. DNPR(E&L) will provide funding for the annual membership fee of $143 for CILTA membership, the one-off review fee of $500 for CPL applications and the annual fee of $75 to maintain the CPL accreditation. Recording CILTA and CPL details in PMKeyS CPL Certification and CILTA Membership may now be recorded within PMKeyS. To have your PMKeyS data updated please forward certified true copies of your Certificates or confirmation letters to the following address: Attn: Mr Scott Dale NPTC-Canberra R8-LG-007 Russell Offices Canberra ACT 2600 Certified true copies are to be marked as ‘original certified true copy’ and include the certifying officer’s signature, rank, name, PMKeyS number and position in legible writing. Much of the information discussed within this article and more can be found at the DNPR (E&L) website http://intranet.defence.gov.au/ NavyWeb/sites/DNPREL/ and follow the link ADNPR (SU). FRoM THE CooKS CATEGoRY SPoNSoR By WOCK Craig ‘Curly’ Nickels In reflecting upon the year, 2008 has been extremely busy. I can hear many CKs saying ‘No kidding Sherlock’ or ‘Gee this guy’s a genius’. I don’t need to tell you how busy you have been but hopefully you have reflected upon your achievements for the year and understand how you fit into the Outcomes for the CK category for 2008 have included; • establishment of a professional library presented to CKs on graduating the Intermediate and Advanced CK course, • updated Competency Task Journals (CTJ) for SMNCK, • introduction of new Competency Task Journals for LSCK and POCK (which will assist with up-skilling and deliver higher qualifications) • review and amendment to the management of Provisions, • introduction of improved RMA spreadsheets and development of a ‘RMA Users guide’, • an updated version of ABR 5562 Vol 1 & Vol 2 (NAVSUPMAN5), and, • an additional POCK position in HMAS COONAWARRA. The above outcomes are all extremely good for the CK category as they all impact directly upon our core role as CKs. The introduction of a professional library promotes up-skilling and recognises qualifications and important milestones. The CTJs for LSCK and POCK will achieve up-skilling and increase qualifications awarded to Skill grade 5 personnel. The review to Provisions management and RMA allows CKs to complete the core tasks in a streamlined and efficient manner. ABR 5562 (NAvSUPMAN5) delivers updated policy guidance, and the additional POCK position in COONAWARRA ensures CK personnel are positioned appropriately to meet work requirements and greatly assist with personnel management. It also increases posting locality stability for personnel posted to the FBN area. All of the above could not have occurred without the work of many people including personnel from STG/FHQ (FWOCK Rudge OAM, FCPOCK Kelly, and LSCK Fry) ADFSC (WOCK Kirk OAM, CPOCK Farrugia) CMC HMAS CERBERUS (WOCK Bohm OAM, POCK Fitzgerald, CPOCK McInerney) LCDR McAuliffe, RAN and LCDR R.E.B Thompson, RAN. The next challenge It should be important for all of us to look at the next year and decide what it is we want to achieve. Everybody at some stage next year will be required to sit down and consider their goals for SPARs, but what about your own personal goals. Goals without a clear and decisive plan attached to them are no more than dreams and probably will remain only passing thoughts and unfulfilled. The goals we set ourselves are as different and varied from each other as our own individual fingerprints are, but we all share the same requirement to plan. Whether your goal is to complete your comp log, get to sea, increase your personal wealth, increase knowledge base or education,