OVERVIEW

Defence Export Control Regulations are enforced by most western nations as a form of security for that nation’s indigenous technology and capability. They describe how these technologies and capabilities can be utilised and share, with protection from diversion being the primary goal. Technologies are divided into military use and dual-use, the latter being those that can have both commercial and military use. 

Australia’s regulations are administered by Defence Export Controls (DEC), who administers the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). As a result of the strong US  Defence ties, Australian businesses must also be aware of the US International Traffic in  Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), administered by the Departments of State and Commerce respectively. The US regulations are extra territorial in nature, meaning Australian businesses must be compliant with the US  regulations in their day to day operations. 

Maintaining compliance with Defence Export Controls is paramount for Defence business in the current environment. Should there be a breach of the regulations, companies and individuals may be subject to hefty financial penalties and – in extreme cases – custodial sentences. The recent extradition of a Sydney based business man to face ITAR penalties in the US shows that the topic is immediately relevant.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This seminar addresses the "Expert", which we define as:

  • those already in the market and now needing specific skill areas.

INFORMATION

Mode

Virtual

SEMINAR STRUCTURE
  • Virtual Workshops x 4
  • e-Learning x 1
  • Podcasts x 1
Duration

6 Weeks

THIS SEMINAR BUNDLE WILL ADDRESS

Delivered by our resident ITAR and EAR specialist, will raise awareness of the various export control regulations applicable to Australian businesses. It will address  the following:

  • An overview of the ITAR, EAR, and DEC 
  • How the ITAR and EAR applies to all levels of your business 
  • How to establish a compliance program in your business 
  • Advice on the transfer and retransfer requirements for sub-contractors
  • Record keeping requirements 
  • Details on licensing and agreement types relevant to Australian businesses.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Describe the compliance requirements for Australian Defence SMEs when  handling US origin Controlled Technology 
  • Discuss the operational requirements of being a Technology Control Officer for an  Australian Defence SME 
  • Identify Australian and US Origin Controlled Technology 
  • Demonstrate best practice processes for managing US Origin Controlled  Technology in an Australian context.   

SEMINAR MODULES OUTLINE

TIMING
On Demand

LEARNING MODULE

  • Introduction to seminar and  facilitator 
  • Description of seminar bundle incl learning outcomes

FORMAT
Podcast

EST. TIME TO COMPLETE
30mins

TIMING
Before Week 1

LEARNING MODULE

High level overview eLearning course to set a common level of introductory awareness.

FORMAT
e-Learning

EST. TIME TO COMPLETE
30mins

TIMING
Week 1

LEARNING MODULE

  • Introduce participants to the concept of Defence Export  Controls, both from an international and Australian Perspective. 
  • Provide an overview of the Australian regulations as they apply to SMEs.

FORMAT
Virtual Workshop

EST. TIME TO COMPLETE
30min bump in, 60mins, plus 30mins optional chat room participation

TIMING
Week 2

LEARNING MODULE

  • Introduce participants to the US Regulations. 
  • Provide an overview of the US  ITAR regulations as they apply to Australian businesses,  particularly the methods by which controlled technology will be made available and the broad implications of the ITAR  for Australian businesses.

FORMAT
Virtual Workshop

EST. TIME TO COMPLETE
30min bump in, 60mins, plus 30mins optional chat room participation

TIMING
Week 3

LEARNING MODULE

  • Discuss the implications for the management of ITAR  technical data and information.
  • Provide an overview of the US  EAR regulations as they apply to Australian businesses. 
  • Discuss the differences  between the ITAR and EAR as  they relate to Australian  businesses

FORMAT
Virtual Workshop

EST. TIME TO COMPLETE
30mins bump in, 60mins, plus 30mins optional chat room participation

TIMING
Week 4

LEARNING MODULE

  • Discuss the compliance requirements inherent to US and Australian Defence Export Controls. 
  • Provide case studies for the review and analysis of errors  made by various businesses and how these can assist Australian business compliance. 
  • Provide best practice advice based on Industry and Defence perspectives.

FORMAT
Virtual Workshop

EST. TIME TO COMPLETE
30mins bump in, 60mins, plus 30mins optional chat room participation

TOTAL COURSE DURATION

4.5 hours instructions

FACILITATORS

Kevin Chenney is a Senior Consultant with Goal Professional Services. Kevin spent twelve years in the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer before his departure in late 2012. Kevin has worked with Defence Industry for the majority of his time post service and brings with him an awareness of the Defence Force from an operational and training perspective. Kevin joined Goal in 2017 as our Export Control/ITAR/EAR specialist and is responsible for compliance audits, reviews, and training in this area. This has included delivering face-to-face training, developing online training modules and supporting clients in best practice Export Control processes and procedures. Kevin is focussed on ensuring Australian Defence Industry are compliant with the various applicable Export Control regulations. Kevin also holds a Business Development role, meaning he is active in industry events and initiatives.

COURSE SCHEDULE

EOI Cut-Off: 18 October

Successful Applicants Notified: 19-26 October

Course Joining Instructions Issued: 26 October

Course Timing: 09 November – 14 December – weekly 1-hour workshops on a Tuesday. Time TBC.

The Defence Ready Seminar Series is being delivered thanks to funding and collaboration with the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) and, for each seminar, forty (40) funded places are being made available to SMEs.

The Defence Department has set very clear guidance around the criteria for access to one of the forty funded places within each of the thirteen courses, and priority will be given to Hunter and regional-NSW based SMEs, building capability to potentially partner on Defence projects in the future.

With the full seminar series rolling out over the next twelve-months, Hunter Defence will be scheduling ongoing communications as each course gets close to commencing. If your organisation has been successful in achieving a funded place in one of these courses, Hunter Defence will let you know three (3) weeks before your selected seminars(s) of interest are due to start.

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