A transformative new Diploma developed in collaboration between Flinders University, ASC Shipbuilding, BAE Systems Australia and TAFE SA brings Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing to the Hunter class frigates in South Australia’s new digital shipyard. This new course is an example of how Flinders collaborates with industry to develop required training, to upskill their employees.
Technologies such as collaborative robots and autonomous guided vehicles would bring about benefits to workers in reducing heavy lifting and improving safety and performance. The course has been designed to provide graduates with and understanding of theory and practice of industry 4.0 approaches and digital design.
It contributes to building sovereign manufacturing capability that would benefit naval shipbuilding, defence, other manufacturing sectors, SMEs and the supply chain.