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.

Note: if your interested in sending multiple persons on any course we can offer a discount. Also, if you have a need for a full class we can do a dedicated course and provide a quote. For either of these options – Click on the enquiry button on the relevant course, fill in your details and we will call you back.

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:

  • (EO) Introduction to Explosive Ordnance & Guided Weapons Certification

  • (EO1) Introduction to Explosive Ordnance Safety Cases

  • (EO10) Introduction to Pyrotechnics

  • (EO2) Introduction to Explosive Ordnance Certification Documentation

  • (EO3) Introduction to Energetic Material Qualification

  • (EO4) Introduction to Electro Explosive Hazards

  • (EO5) Introduction to Fuze Safety

  • (EO6) Introduction to Insensitive Munitions

  • (EO7) Introduction to Software Safety of Explosive Ordnance

  • (EO8) Fundamentals of Explosive Ordnance Test and Evaluation

  • (EO9) Fundamentals of Aircraft Stores Compatibility (Explosive Ordnance Perspective)

  • (FTD1) Introduction to Flight Simulator Evaluation, Qualification and Governance

  • (FTD2) Nova Systems Flight Simulator Evaluation Course (EoSTD)

  • (S1) Introduction to Space

  • (S2) Intermediate Space Course

  • (S3) Advanced Space Course

  • (SE) Space for Executives

  • (SS1) System Safety Management Course

  • (SS2) Introduction to System Safety Engineering Course

  • (T&E1) Introduction to Test and Evaluation

  • (T&E10) Introduction to Cyber Test and Evaluation

  • (T&E3) Acceptance Test and Evaluation

  • (T&E5) T&E Practitioners Course

  • (T&E6) T&E Manager Course

  • (T&E7) Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation

  • (TDL1) Tactical Data Link Overview

  • (TDL2a) Link 22 - Executive Overview

  • (TDL2b) Link 22 - Basic Course

  • (TDL2c) Link 22 - Planners Course

  • (TDL3a) Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Executive Overview Course

  • (TDL3b) Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Basic Course

  • (TDL3c) Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Planning Course

  • Adelard ASCE Advanced Course

  • Adelard ASCE User Training

  • Aviation Software Certification (Advanced) Course

  • SATCOM UHF Fundamentals - 3 DAYS

  • Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation

  • Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation

  • Diploma of Test and Evaluation

  • Diploma of Test and Evaluation

(EO) 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 Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Regulatory Framework, Certification policies, manuals and processes. 
 

(EO1) Introduction to Explosive Ordnance Safety Cases

This short course provides an introduction to the various aspects related to the generation of Safety Cases for ADF Explosive Ordnance (EO) items, as prescribed within the ADF EO Safety Program (DEOP 100).
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO10) Introduction to Pyrotechnics

This short course provides an introduction to the science of Pyrotechnics, the associated pyrotechnic special effects and highlight some of the inherent hazards associated pyrotechnic stores.

If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO2) Introduction to Explosive Ordnance Certification Documentation

This short course provides an introduction to the key documentation which must be developed, delivered, and maintained in support of an Explosive Ordnance Safety Case.
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO3) Introduction to Energetic Material Qualification

This short course provides an introduction to the various aspects related to the Qualification of Energetic Materials within ADF Explosive Ordnance.
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.

 

(EO4) Introduction to Electro Explosive Hazards

This short course provides an introduction to the various aspects related to the assessment of the Electro Explosive Hazards associated with Explosive Ordnance which contains Electro Explosive Devices (EEDs).
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO5) Introduction to Fuze Safety

This short course provides an introduction to the various aspects related to the assessment of fuzes and fuzing systems within Explosive Ordnance.
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO6) Introduction to Insensitive Munitions

This short course provides an introduction to the various aspects related to the assessment of Insensitive Munitions compliance of ADF Explosive Ordnance.
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO7) Introduction to Software Safety of Explosive Ordnance

This short course provides an introduction to the various aspects related to demonstrating the safety of software within complex (generally guided) Explosive Ordnance.
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO8) Fundamentals of Explosive Ordnance Test and Evaluation

This short course identifies the main concepts of Test and Evaluation and how T&E can support the selection of EO systems as well as providing evidence of on-going safety of an EO system during its ADF Service Life.
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(EO9) Fundamentals of Aircraft Stores Compatibility (Explosive Ordnance Perspective)

This short course provides an insight into the safety requirements associated with the integration of ADF Explosive Ordnance (EO) onto military helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
If more than one EO workshop is booked; a discount may be applied to the final price.
 

(FTD1) Introduction to Flight Simulator Evaluation, Qualification and Governance

This theory only course has been developed for professionals who are involved in the acquisition, commissioning, qualification, and in-service support of civil and military flight simulation training devices. This course provides the underpinning skills and knowledge relating to regulatory standards and requirements, data analysis methods, qualification test guide design, basic flight dynamics, and the on-going fidelity checking requirements required to maintain regulatory compliance for qualified training devices. Personnel who have completed this introductory course may be given credit towards the completion of the Nova Systems full six-day course in the Evaluation of Synthetic Training Devices (EoSTD) which is recognised by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority as satisfying the training requirement contained in CASR Part 60 for personnel conducting initial and recurrent qualification of synthetic training devices.
 

(FTD2) 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.
 

(S1) Introduction to Space

This course introduces the student to the world of space systems, the environment in which they operate and some of the key aspects one needs to know when conceiving a space mission to perform a certain set of objectives. The course uses lectures, examines case studies and the first-hand experiences of the instructors to bring the subject matter to life.
 

(S2) Intermediate Space Course

This course follows on from the Introductory & Executive Courses to provide the student with a more thorough understanding of the different types of space systems, their payloads and their subsystems, as well as more in-depth understanding of orbit types and the space environment. The course uses lectures, examines case studies and the first-hand experiences of the instructors to bring the subject matter to life.
 

(S3) Advanced Space Course

This course adds to the knowledge gained in the Intermediate Course, exploring some of the more specific aspects of space systems which can influence their delivery and deployment, as well as examining current and future trends. The course uses lectures, case studies and the first-hand experiences of the instructors, as well as a hands-on design exercise the reinforce the understanding at a deeper level.
 

(SE) Space for Executives

This course introduces the student to the world of space systems, the environment in which they operate and some of the key aspects one needs to know when conceiving a space mission to perform a certain set of objectives. The course uses lectures, examines case studies and the first-hand experiences of the instructors to bring the subject matter to life.
 

(SS1) System Safety Management Course

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

(SS2) Introduction to 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.
 

(T&E1) Introduction to Test and Evaluation

Introduction to Test and Evaluation (T&E) provides instruction on the key areas of test and evaluation across the Capability Life Cycle (CLC) covering T&E from Preview to Operational.
 

(T&E10) Introduction to Cyber Test and Evaluation

An introduction to core cyber security concepts enabling engineers to incorporate cyber security into the test and evaluation process. This course will introduce common security vulnerability classes, supply chain security considerations, security for Operational Technology (ICS/SCADA), types of security testing, threat modelling and lifecycle support.
 

(T&E3) Acceptance Test and Evaluation

The course provides theoretical and practical instruction on the application of Acceptance Test and Evaluation (AT&E) to ADF programmes. The course uses lectures as enabling knowledge, reinforced by practical activities to reinforce the theoretical concepts.
 

(T&E5) 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. 
 

(T&E6) T&E Manager Course

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

Though not a pre-requisite, it is expected that those attending have completed either the Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation [DEF40517] or the T&E Practitioners course.  If you have no T&E background, you will need to completed, as a minimum, the 2 Day Introduction to Test and Evaluation prior to commencement of the qualification. 

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.  Again to gain the full benefit of the T&E Managers Course, you will have to have completed the T&E Practitioners course or undertake the Introduciton to Test and Evaluation
 

(T&E7) 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).
 

(TDL1) Tactical Data Link Overview

An Executive Overview (EO) of Link 16, 22, Variable Message Format (VMF) and Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP) 
 

(TDL2a) Link 22 - Executive Overview

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

(TDL2b) Link 22 - Basic Course

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

(TDL2c) Link 22 - Planners Course

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

(TDL3a) Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Executive Overview Course

Overview of Variable Message Format & Combat Net Radio
 

(TDL3b) 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.
 

(TDL3c) Variable Message Format (VMF) & Combat Net Radio (CNR) Planning Course

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

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.
 

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. 
 

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.
 

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
 

Diploma of Test and Evaluation Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies in to support a test and evaluation program 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.

Though not a pre-requisite, it is expected that those attending have completed the Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation [DEF40517] or the T&E Practitioners course.  If you have no T&E background, you will need to completed, as a minimum, the 2 Day Introduction to Test and Evaluation prior to commencement of the qualification. 

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.  Again to gain the full benefit of the T&E Managers Course, you will have to have completed the T&E Practitioners course or undertake the Introduction to Test and Evaluation. 
 

Diploma of Test and Evaluation

This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies in to support a test and evaluation program 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.

Though not a pre-requisite, it is expected that those attending have completed the Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation [DEF40517] or the T&E Practitioners course.  If you have no T&E background, you will need to completed, as a minimum, the 2 Day Introduction to Test and Evaluation prior to commencement of the qualification. 

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.  Again to gain the full benefit of the T&E Managers Course, you will have to have completed the T&E Practitioners course or undertake the Introduction to Test and Evaluation.