Defence provides access to a number of support programs for industry to access opportunities to do business with Defence.
The Australian Industry Capability program helps Australian companies identify work opportunities on Australian projects for the Australian Defence Force.
The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) provides advice to the Australian defence industry, supports industry growth, and facilitates innovation. Advice and support includes assistance with exporting and accessing international supply chains through the Team Defence Australia and Global Supply Chain initiatives.
Industry Skilling Program Enhancement (ISPE) consists of a series of initiatives that aim to expand the pool of skilled workers from which defence industry can recruit, enhance work and career pathways, and address specific skills gaps in defence industry capability.
The Priority Industry Capability program identifies elements of broader industry capabilities that confer an essential strategic advantage by being resident in Australia which, if not available, would undermine Defence self-reliance and Australian Defence Force operational capability.
The SUBS in Schools ™ program is focused on engaging student interest in the technology of submersible vehicles and submarines.
The F1 in Schools ™ Technology Challenge is the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.