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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2009
naVY SuPPLY nEWSLEttER autumn 2009 17 initiaL WRitER tRaininG CPOWTR Lansdell and LSWTR Murphy have been busy since the beginning of the year redeveloping the initial Writers course with the introduction of a number of new modules to the course. These include the re-introduction of ADFPAY operator training and typing speed and accuracy to the introduction of new subjects on customer service and business technology. These new modules will be piloted on the first initial Writers course for 2009 commencing on 2 March. By CPOWTR Andy Maskell – CIO WTR adF dEntaL SCHooL The ADF Dental School (ADFDS) has been in operation for over ten years and is responsible for all auxiliary training within the Defence Force. We are a very small school compared to the remainder of the SHF; however, we do our best to ensure training is delivered to a professional standard. Over the last year, LCDR Page and Course Managers have been busily updating all the courses conducted at the ADFDS. This has been a long and arduous task with the aim of ensuring all courses are structured to meet Australian and Defence Standards. Courses delivered The ADFDS conducts the following courses: Dental Assistant – 12 weeks; Senior Dental Assistant – 6 weeks; Senior Dental Assistant Preventative – 5 months (Old Hygienist); Dental Technician – 18 months (Single Service - Army); Dental Supervisor – 12 months (correspondence); Dental Manager - 12 months (correspondence); and Dental Officer Initial Course – 2 weeks. dental officer initial Course The pilot course was held last year; the two week program covered administration, field equipment, specialist topics, forum, denture repairs, medical emergencies and simple procurement. The course was designed to introduce new dental officers to the basic responsibilities they may encounter within the Defence Force and assist them with the transition from a civilian environment. the Staff The end of the year saw a big change to the staff at the school. LCDR Mark Page, CPO Andrea Marsh and PO Craig Watkins all jumped ship and this meant new blood has been introduced to the team in 2009. Their individual dynamics, experience and drive will be sorely missed. By CAPT Paul Jacobsen – A/OIC ADFDS auStRaLian dEFEnCE FoRCE SCHooL oF CatERinG As this article is being produced, 2009 has well and truly begun and once more the ADF School of Catering (ADFSC) is preparing for the training year, both at HMAS CERBERUS and the Field Training Detachment (FTD) Bonegilla. There has been the usual staff turnover with eight personnel leaving in the latter half of 2008, and the arrival of 10 new faces. The school is expecting another busy year in 2009, with little relief from the high tempo of training. Over 550 students were trained through the ADFSC in 2008 across the three Services, and the school accounted for 37 percent of the Supply and Health Faculty’s total throughput. There will be much to be achieved in 2009, particularly in the area of course development. The Skills Industry Council Hospitality Package (SIT07) will be implemented in July 2009, and although most of the impetus will be towards Initial Category training, there are some minor changes to be made to Intermediate and Advanced Courses. Much work has already been done to meet the implementation date, and the Navy finds itself ahead of the game, particularly in the area of Competency Logs. The first item for the School to focus upon this year is the imminent celebrations of the ADFSC’s 10th anniversary as a tri-Service unit. There will be some out there who will recall the days of the RAN Cookery School (and the ARMY/RAAF equivalents), and others who will ponder how quickly this milestone has been reached. The anniversary will be marked by events to be conducted in March 2009, so look for the reports in future Navy Supply Magazine editions. And finally… Congratulations to CAPT Jo Cripps and LEUT Jeremy Richardson on their recent awards. CAPT Cripps was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) in the Australia Day Honours List for 2009, for outstanding service as the Company Sergeant Major, Administration Company, the 7th Combat Services Support Battalion. LEUT Richardson received a CANSC Commendation for his role as Staff Officer-Training at the ADFSC. Well done to both. 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