Are you an SME that wants to break into the defence industry or is looking for new opportunities in the sector?

Defence is a multi-billion-dollar industry and SMEs provide more than half of the sector’s employees. There are many  opportunities for regional manufacturers and providers of goods and services to participate, however many firms don’t know how to meet defence industry requirements or build the business relationships that will help them win contracts.

Hunter Defence can help SMEs gain an understanding of the compliance requirements and procurement processes specific to the defence industry so they can position their firm to be a defence supplier. We can provide the knowledge SMEs need to develop successful business and selling strategies within the defence sector, as well as help firms to connect with contractors, fellow suppliers and industry experts and can alert them to contract opportunities and avenues for government assistance.

Our aim is to help SMEs progress from being ‘Defence Interested’ to 'Defence Ready’ – with potential to become an Advanced Defence SME or an industry Supplier of Choice.

Hunter Defence and AIDN NSW (the Australian Industry & Defence Network – NSW Incorporated), are running a Defence Readiness Seminar series designed to educate, prepare, grow and mature NSW businesses who are either active in, or considering, Defence as a business opportunity.

The Defence Readiness Seminar Series is designed to assist SMEs to:

  • develop sustainable organisational capabilities and competencies to meet Australian and International Defence Prime Contractor requirements;
  • overcome identified weaknesses or shortfalls in their capabilities, competencies; or
  • when they must meet specific Defence tender requirements that require a credible response.

Hunter Defence has a range of seminars planned for future release that are
grouped into three levels:

For those with little or no knowledge of the Defence market and wishing to discover if it may be for them.
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Seminars at this level:

DEFENCE INTRODUCTION

For those entering the Defence market and wanting to know more about it.
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Seminars at this level:

DEFENCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DEFENCE CONTRACTING

DEFENCE SECURITY

DEFENCE ISO BASICS

DEFENCE TENDERING

COLLABORATION IN DEFENCE INDUSTRY

DEFENCE CYBER REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

DEFENCE INDUSTRY’S WORKFORCE

DEFENCE INDUSTRY BUSINESS
CONTINUITY ESSENTIALS

DEFENCE INDUSTRY’S WORKFORCE:
RESILIENCE AND WELLBEING

For those already in the Defence market and now needing specific skill areas.
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Seminars at this level:

DEFENCE EXPORT CONTROLS

DEFENCE RELEVANT DATA

DEFENCE ISO ADVANCED

Register your interest below for the future seminar series

EOI Hunter Defence Readiness Seminar
Do you currently work in Defence? *
Do you have an appetite to service Defence? *
What seminar series topics are you interested in? *
Would you prefer a virtual or face-to-face format? *
The inclusions and time required to participate within each seminar series topic range in length from 4 hours – 14 hours and are spread over weeks/months. Will you be able to commit to completing the course? *
Sign up to the Hunter Defence mailing list? *

Goal Group is the specialist training provider delivering this series. Goal Group is a Member Firm for the Hunter Defence Task Force and a long time AIDN NSW member. A training provider of strategies, methodologies, tools and techniques for those in Defence Sector and those planning to enter the Sector, Goal has brought together a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers to deliver the Defence Readiness Seminar Series program.

Hunter Defence Task Force acknowledges the commitment of the NSW Government, HunterNet, Hunter Business Chamber, RDA - Hunter, AiG, AIDN, ICN, Goal Group, University of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE in the cooperative development of the Defence Ready Seminar Series for SMEs.

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