(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.
 

(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.
 

(SS1) System Safety Foundational 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.
For an overview of the course - please watch this animation.
https://youtu.be/3iVyUW7YW9A  (Copyright Nova  Systems)
 

(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.
For an overview of Test and Evaluation so you understand where Acceptance Test and Evaluation fits - please watch this animation.  https://youtu.be/3iVyUW7YW9A  (Copyright Nova  Systems)
 

(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. 

For an overview of Test and Evaluation please watch this animation.  https://youtu.be/3iVyUW7YW9A  (Copyright Nova  Systems)

Nova T&E Practitioner Course has returned to a Face to Face delivery as off October 2021.  

We will continue to monitor this and it may change at short notice. 
 

(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 - Introductory 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.
 

(UXS1) Unmanned Systems (US) Fundamentals

Unmanned and Autonomous Systems are one of the fastest growing capabilities across a range of domains and?industries and have revolutionised the way we collect data, deliver packages, and even how we drive, mine and explore the oceans. However, in order to reap the benefits of unmanned and autonomous systems, you must understand their capabilities and how to choose the right system for your application?and needs. This course will provide a foundation in unmanned and autonomous technologies for engineers, operators and decision makers working in land, maritime or air domains.
 

ASCE: Creating and Understanding your Case

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. 

Nova offers the ASCE training course composed of 4 modules, each designed to provide you with different ASCE skill set. The first two modules, offered under the "ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case" course, will introduce you to the fundamentals of using ASCE for assurance case development. The final two modules, offered under the "ASCE: Enhancing and Sharing your case", course will advance your knowledge further in order to become a proficient ASCE user.

Note that attendance at the ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case course is advisable but is not required in order to attend the ASCE: Enhancing and Sharing your case course. However, a good level of proficiency in using ASCE is highly desirable to get the most from the second course.
 

Fundamentals of Model Based Systems Engineering

Model based systems engineering (MBSE) is a systems engineering methodology that focuses on creating and exploiting systems models as the primary engineering artefact and means of information exchange, rather than distributed sets of documentation.
Nova offers a five (5) day on-site training course that provides an introduction to the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and the practical application of Model Based Systems Engineering with Cameo Systems Modeler. This course is comprised of three (3) days of MBSE & SysML training and a two (2) day hands-on practical (applying SysML). The course also provides several case studies of practical and effective application of MBSE to industry problems.
 

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 course is moving back to a Face to Face delivery from October 2021 and is held in Canberra.

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)

The Diploma of Test and Evaluation is available for application. 
Note you need to have completed at least 1200 hours of on the job activities related to managing Test and Evaluation as a manager.  
If your interested please send through an enquiry and prepare a CV which details your work experience and where possible relate it to the Diploma core subjects.


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 is delivered in the virtual classroom over 12 months for flexibility and to enable the learner to complete assessment between each day of study.  

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. 

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 (T&E1) Introduction to Test and Evaluation.