A one-day course for business and community leaders which will provide attendees with the fundamental knowledge required to understand the nuclear industry.
As Australia builds up for the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine projects, you will gain a greater understanding of the nuclear industry. The Prime Minister has stated that AUKUS will be the largest industrial project in Australia’s history and will require “a whole of nation effort”
Gain first hand experience from the nuclear industry.
This intensive course has been designed by experienced nuclear professionals and is delivered in-person by seasoned nuclear experts. You will gain practical, actionable insights and guidance derived from years of industry experience while some myths about nuclear will be busted.
The course content is revised regularly to remain up to date and reflect emerging technology and projects across the global nuclear sector.
Nuclear Science and the Fuel Cycle – Learn about the background to nuclear technology, examine how nuclear energy is used and understand the fuel cycle.
Nuclear, Civil Society and Communication – The role of civil society in nuclear governance and effective communication strategies for engaging with stakeholders.
Nuclear Organisations and Culture – Gain an understanding of the unique organisational structures and cultural challenges that exist in the nuclear industry.
Historical and Current Context – An overview of the history of nuclear technology and its current applications covering key events and milestones in the development of the nuclear industry and the use in nuclear-powered submarines.
International Obligations and Regulations – Understand how multi-national and global nuclear treaties, agreements and protocols affect nuclear legislation, and how that legislation is regulated.
Safety, Security and Safeguards – The key issues relating to protecting people and the environment from nuclear material , ensuring the safety of nuclear installations, and preventing misuse of material and technology.
Any person interested in the dynamic and rapidly growing nuclear sector.
Industry and community leaders wanting to gain an understanding of nuclear.
Anyone wishing to make themselves more employable in the nuclear sector.
Nuclear training and nuclear skills uplift for Australia.
The nuclear training course content has been developed by two established and respected companies in the sector, Nuclear Consulting and Global Nuclear Security Partners in collaboration with the Nuclear Taskforce and the AUKUS Forum.
Our classroom-based training programmes are designed for nuclear skills to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the nuclear industry, from the fundamentals of nuclear physics and radiation to the complexities of nuclear power generation, waste management, and regulatory compliance.
We are dedicated to helping individuals gain an understanding of the nuclear industry for Australia. Our experienced trainers are experts in their fields and work diligently to deliver high-quality, instructor-led training.
A nuclear management professional specialising in engineering and commissioning with more than 15 years in leadership roles in a major project environment. David has a strong engineering background blended with broad experience of the civil and defence nuclear sectors to drive strategic thinking and decision making. He has delivered governance and regulatory compliance arrangements from a blank sheet and has extensive experience of managing regulator interactions.
Founding and leading Nuclear Consulting (NCL) since 2010, David has been a key part of the company’s work with nuclear new build in the United Kingdom, principally supporting the Hinkley Point C project since 2012. NCL is currently engaged via a framework contract to provide support to the Hinkley Point C project across a number of areas of the commissioning programme. David supports this contract in a senior role acting on behalf of the Commissioning Programme Director.
As the Commissioning Function Interim Manager at Hinkley Point C, David developed a new functional group in the client organisation to deliver management, governance and technical capabilities. A robust strategy was developed from a clean sheet to build on worldwide experience of building new reactors, most importantly four other EPR™ units which were at various stages of completion.
As an Expert Consultant at Hinkley Point C, David has provided expert consultancy and advice as required to the HPC Commissioning Manager and subsequently to the HPC Commissioning Programme Director.
Nick is a national and nuclear security expert, with over 20 years’ experience in the UK Government and private sector. He is a Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Global Nuclear Security Partners (GNSP), a leading management consultancy specialising in nuclear security and nuclear threat reduction.
GNSP operate across the civil and defence nuclear sectors delivering world leading expertise, but also in supporting and building sovereign capabilities and developing the next generation of nuclear security experts.
Nick has led on strategic and operational level UK counter-proliferation work and has a thorough understanding of international nuclear sectors and their relevant fuel-cycles. He has worked extensively with overseas partners and delivered world class security related training and education. He has led on strategic policy & operational advice relating to Plutonium & Highly Enriched Uranium security & transportation, including the consolidation of all UK holdings.
He has led for the UK in understanding and defining the threat to the UK civil nuclear sector and working with governments, regulators and industry to address such threats. He advises clients across the civil and defence nuclear sectors, global critical infrastructure and is a World Institute for Nuclear Security, Certified Nuclear Security Professional. He is also a regular contributor to the media, providing interviews and expert comment on global nuclear issues.
Michael is involved in a wide range of organisations across engineering, infrastructure, energy, environmental sustainability, the space industry, academia, and the nuclear industry.
He is extremely well connected with Australia’s manufacturing, industrial and political leaders, as well as the country’s top universities active in the nuclear and AUKUS spheres. He is the Founding Director of the AUKUS Forum.
Widely regarded as one of the most connected people in Australian industry, with a strong focus on business transactions. Michael is focussed on transformation – helping countless businesses to access new export opportunities and enter adjacent markets such as traditional engineering firms entering the space and defence industries.
This gives him an unrivalled ability to connect with key decision makers, to facilitate contacts between Australian and overseas manufacturers, establish joint ventures and establish supply chains. Several major US corporations have reached out to him recently to find local suppliers.
He is the Founder of the Nuclear Skills Forum and Chairman of the industry led Nuclear Taskforce; Chairman of the Australian Research Council's Micro Recycling Hub; Chairman of the Missile Industries Corporation (MissileCorp) and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Australian Government’s Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub.
Michael has vast experience in politics, industry and manufacturing, having served as the National Director for Industry at the Australian Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre; and Chairman of the HunterNet Co-operative, a very successful industry cluster based in the Newcastle area of New South Wales.
Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders; a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce; and has completed courses in Leadership at the Harvard Business School.
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