The successful introduction of a capability, whether it is a defence system or a complex commercial plant such as an unconventional gas field, depends on a well-trained workforce. Our people have the experience of putting complex capability into service. Combined with an intimate understanding of the technology and the operational environment, we understand the core skills required to manage and operate these complex capabilities. We invest in equipping our people with knowledge of cutting edge adult learning methodologies, and with a structured training development framework, we design and deliver training solutions that comes alive with real-life examples and experience to enhance learning effectiveness.

With our global presence, we bring the best training development practices to our customers. Whether it is teaching at a postgraduate level or delivering accredited training to electrical switching workers, we can tailor our training solutions to meet our customer’s needs.
 

Our capabilities include:

  • Registered Training Organisation
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training Management
  • Specialist Engineering Training
  • Specialist Vocational Training

 

Nova offers the following courses with course details below this list:

  • Adelard ASCE Advanced Course

  • Adelard ASCE User Training

  • Aviation Software Certification (Advanced) Course

  • Introduction to Electronic Warfare Test and Evaluation

  • Introduction to Explosive Ordnance & Guided Weapons Certification

  • Link 22 - Basic Course

  • Link 22 - Executive Overview

  • Link 22 - Planners Course

  • Nova Systems Flight Simulator Evaluation Course (EoSTD)

  • SATCOM UHF Fundamentals - 3 DAYS

  • System Safety Engineering Course

  • System Safety Management Introductory Course

  • Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation

  • T&E Manager Course

  • T&E Practitioners Course

  • Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Basic Course

  • Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Executive Overview Course

  • Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Planning Course

  • Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation

  • Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation

  • Diploma of Test and Evaluation

Adelard ASCE Advanced Course

Adelard's ASCE (Assurance and Safety Case Environment) is a powerful, flexible and intuitive system for development and maintenance of assurance cases and delivery of assurance case reports. We offer a one-day ASCE course (the Foundation course), provided at our offices in London. For more experienced users, this can be extended into a two-day course (the Advanced course). Note: attendance at the Foundation course is not required to attend the Advanced course. However, a good level of proficiency in using ASCE is highly desirable to get the most from the Advanced course.
 

Adelard ASCE User Training

Adelard's Assurance and Safety Case Environment (ASCE) is a powerful, flexible and intuitive system for development and maintenance of assurance cases and delivery of assurance case reports.

This course is designed to familiarise students with the basic functionality provided within the ASCE software tool.
 

Aviation Software Certification (Advanced) Course

The Aviation Software Certification (Advanced) Course provides a solid foundation of knowledge and limited practical experience to students required to contribute to DASR Compliance Demonstration of Aviation Software such that students will understand the unique aspects of aviation software and its management throughout the development and Compliance Demonstration process.
 

Introduction to Electronic Warfare Test and Evaluation

The Introduction to EWSP course covers the specification, acquisition, evaluation and support of Electronic Warfare Self-Protection (EWSP) systems.
 

Introduction to Explosive Ordnance & Guided Weapons Certification

The 3 day Nova Systems Introduction to Explosive Ordnance and Guided Weapons Certification course aims to describe the application of the new ADF Explosive Ordnance Regulatory Framework, Certification policies, manuals and processes. 
 

Link 22 - Basic Course

Link 22 Basic is an introductory course providing a concise insight in to the subject.
 

Link 22 - Executive Overview

Overview of the operation and systems used in Link 22 Tactical Datalink.
 

Link 22 - Planners Course

Link 22 Planning is aimed at personnel directly involved with the planning process
 

Nova Systems Flight Simulator Evaluation Course (EoSTD)

This 6 day course aims to provide training of the evaluation procedures, techniques and methodologies used for assessment of Flight Simulators and other Flight Training devices. This course has been approved by the Civil Aviation Services Authority (CASA) as satisfying a key training requirement of Evaluation Team Leaders acting on behalf of CASA. Students completing this course are qualified and prepared to act as Simulator Evaluation team members
 

SATCOM UHF Fundamentals - 3 DAYS

This 3 day course provides an introduction to UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM) for those with a basic background knowledge in communications. The course covers all fundamental aspects required to understand UHF SATCOM principles and is suitable for planners, operators, technicians, engineers and practitioners. 
 

System Safety Engineering Course

Building on the concepts of the System Safety Management Introductory Course, this course provides further instruction in the specific tools and techniques which are used by practitioners in the field of system safety engineering.
 

System Safety Management Introductory Course

This course provides an overview of the System Safety Management concept and reinforces these concepts through case studies and practical exercises.
 

Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation

The Nova 2-day Systems Engineering and Test & Evaluation (SETE) course introduces the systems engineering framework and the principles of T&E and how they align with each other and with the Defence Capability Life Cycle (CLC).
 

T&E Manager Course

T&E Manager Course provides the skills to manage T&E programs.
 

T&E Practitioners Course

The Nova Systems Test & Evaluation (T&E) 5 day Attendance Only Course has been specifically designed around the capability lifecycle within the Australian Defence environment. The course content mirrors that of the Certificate IV Test & Evaluation (Cert IV T&E) but has no assessment material. 
 

Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Basic Course

VMF & CNR Basic is an introductory course providing a concise insight in to both areas.
 

Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Executive Overview Course

Overview of Variable Message Format & Combat Net Radio
 

Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Planning Course

VMF & CNR Planning is aimed at personnel directly involved with the planning process.
 

Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This program has been developed to reflect the requirements of the qualification DEF40517 Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation[1] from the Defence Training Package (DEF). 

Enrolment in the RPL Package recognises the participants past experience in Test and Evaluation and is an alternate avenue to obtain the Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation.

The expectation is that those enrolling for RPL will have been working in various areas of Test and Evaluation of more than 5 years continuously, and have a detailed working knowledge at the practitioner level of Test and Evaluation form requirements definition through to disposal.

Enrolment can be undertaken any time of the year with individuals expected to complete the RPL pack within 6 months of commencement.
 

[1] Supersedes DEF42412 - Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation
 

Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation

This program has been developed to reflect the requirements of the qualification DEF40517 Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation[1] from the Defence Training Package (DEF).

If you do not want to gain the qualification (i.e. complete the assessments) you can apply for the ATTENDANCE ONLY course by selecting the T&E Practitioners Course and apply via that page.

The DEF40517 Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation (Cert IV T&E), also known as the Nova Systems - Test and Evaluation Practitioner Course (TEPRAC) is developed to meet the needs[2] of Defence and defence industry personnel involved in the coordination, planning, preparation, conduct and reporting of test & evaluation programs. The course includes case studies, practical examples, and exposure to real-world T&E programs to provide participants with a comprehensive range of relevant information that can be applied to their own program.

The course uses as it’s foundation the capability lifecycle (CLC) and relates test and evaluation activities throughout the CLC.

The course content is reviewed and updated to incorporate the latest Defence policies, guidance and processes associated with T&E, including the technical and operational regulatory framework. Nova Systems instructors have extensive, recent first-hand skills, knowledge and experience of Australian Defence T&E programs.  Where non-defence participants attended, on request, we incorporate their policies, guidelines, and processes where appropriate.

Nova Test and Evaluation training is structured to support Vocational Education and Training (VET) and provides a pathway to tertiary study.

To support the trainer / assessor Nova Training Team will ensure the latest units of competency (UoC) related to this qualification are updated and Trainers / Assessors advised via the Course Coordinator for Test and Evaluation.
 
[1] Supersedes DEF42412 - Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation
[2] Refer Defence Performance Needs Analysis – Jul 2016.
 

Diploma of Test and Evaluation

This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies in the supervision of test and evaluation in a senior role in the management of equipment / systems throughout the Capability Life Cycle. The course includes core units of project management, staff management and mentoring; and Test and Evaluation research and management.

If you do not want to gain the qualification (i.e. complete the assessments) you can apply for the ATTENDANCE ONLY course by selecting the T&E Manager Course and apply via that page.