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Campus celebrated its
one millionth course
completion when Able Seaman
Jenna Harvey completed
the Introduction to Security
course on May 9.
The Director General Defence
Education, Training and Development,
Brigadier Peter Gates, said under the
Strategic Reform Program (SRP),
Defence is facing one of its most
significant periods of change, with
the one millionth course completion
signifying Defence’s move towards
blended learning delivery solutions.
“The one millionth Campus course
completion is a significant milestone,
as Defence takes greater advantage of
technology for the delivery of training
and education,” Brigadier Gates says.
“Campus is used to delivering just
fewer than 3000 courses to Defence
members and has the capacity to suppor t
other forms of e-learning, including
mobile and other technologies. Campus
is a key part of our future learning and
Brigadier Gates also thanked the
Campus team for their ongoing
commitment to its development.
In support of SRP, Campus is working
to improve the e-learning experience
for Defence personnel by trialling and
By Katrina Duncan
implementing a range of innovative
technologies and enhancements.
These have the potential to produce
better education and training outcomes
for Defence personnel and generate
significant cost savings.
The Campus Learning Management
System (LMS) Upgrade took place
on May 23 and has provided Campus
with a stable foundation to carry more
concurrent users and the capacity to
expand further in future.
It has also given Defence personnel the
ability to undertake courses in a faster
and more streamlined manner.
Campus is also engaging with
stakeholders and business domains on
other potential improvements such as
mobile learning (m-learning), Virtual
Classrooms Systems and improving
the quality of course content through a
Content Developers’ Resource Centre.
The Campus team is also exploring
the possibility of access to Campus from
outside the DRN (Campus Unclass).
If these trials are successful and
the initiatives are supported into the
production environment, these projects
will significantly improve training for
Introduction to Security, the course
that brought Campus to its one millionth
completion, is one of six mandatory
courses that must be undertaken annually
by every Defence employee. This course
forms one of the building blocks in
creating a strong security culture for
With security such a high priority, it is
vital for training courses to reflect current
security issues and regular policy changes.
The Assistant Director of Security
Communications and Skilling, Debra
Moloney, says her team has worked hard
to ensure the course content is up to date
“Most mandatory courses are pretty
dry,” Ms Maloney says.
“This is the second version of the course
and when it needed updating we saw that
as an oppor tunity to modernise it and to
make it more attractive for learners.
“We don’t want to trivialise security;
in fact quite the opposite, but the content
needs to be appropriate for the medium
and the audience.”
Able Seaman Har vey agrees that the
Introduction to Security course is an
important means of informing Defence
personal of their security responsibilities.
“Security in Defence is a pretty big
issue, especially on a ship,” she says.
“Making sure personnel know the
correct security procedures is a vital par t of
maintaining Australia’s national security.”
Brigadier Gates notes the one millionth
Campus course completion is a huge
milestone for Campus and for e-learning
technology in Defence.
“As the ADO moves into a new era,
Campus is working to give Defence
personnel better training and generate
considerable cost savings that can be re-
invested to build a stronger organisation,”
Brigadier Gates says.
Able Seaman Jenna Harvey, who became the
one millionth Defence employee to complete a
The Security Communication and Skilling team (L-R): Michael Kreuzer, Debra Moloney, DiWorland, Brooke
Audsley, Nishi Pakkiyaretnam, Jess Skorupa, Southida Phommaseisy. Also in the team is Troy McKenzie, Paul Sims
and KenWilson (absent), Norman Swanson, Les Toth and Anne Hamilton (atVictoria Barracks Melbourne) and
Debbie Galloway (Edinburgh SA).
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