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AIR Force has introduced four courses to enable per-
sonnel to better understand the Air Force Improve-
ment (AFI) program at a relevant level.
There are currently four levels of training avail-
able within the AFI program.
The levels are AFI awareness training, improve-
ment project team member training, improvement
practitioner training and improvement leader train-
ing.AFI awareness training is aimed at units and will
build understanding of the need for reform across
Defence, the AFI program and what it means at the
local level. It introduces Air Force personnel to a few
simple tools that can help them to improve their own
Awareness training is generally delivered by a
combination of flight commanders and the local AFI
Improvement project team member training is
aimed at personnel who are involved in improvement
projects as team members or subject matter experts.
It includes additional training on specific tools to use
in the course of the project they are working on.
The training is normally delivered by the local
AFI team or a trained improvement practitioner.
Improvement practitioner training is aimed at
those specific personnel who have been assigned to
lead an improvement project and/or those who have
been appointed as a continuous improvement coordi-
nator within their Force Element Group.
The course provides project leaders with the basic
change management and project management skills
to define and establish an improvement activity.
It also provides more in-depth training on specific
LEAN tools and techniques to be applied during a
project. LEAN is a workplace philosophy and set of
procedures designed to identify and remove waste,
uneveness and burden from the workplace.
On completion of the training, personnel should
be able to run an improvement project with coach-
ing support from an AFI team member or qualified
improvement practitioner/improvement leader.
Finally, for advanced training to improvement
leader level, Air Force is using the Defence Materiel
Organisation-contracted LEAN Level 2 course.
Air Force members are to be nominated for this
course through the AFI Training Coordinator, or their
local capability domain program office.
The courses are PMKeyS reportable, and the
AFI program is looking at the possibility of aligning
these courses with nationally recognised competen-
cies in the near future.
For more information, contact the AFI Training
Coordinator, Darion Parise, on (07) 5361 2720 or your
local AFI team.
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Program touches base
STUDENTS from remote
ties got to experience Air
Force life first-hand when
they visited RAAF Base
Williamtown on June 16.
The students, aged
between 17 and 24,
were participants of
the Defence Indigenous
The program provides
remote indigenous adults
with education, training,
life skills and confidence
to prepare them for
employment and to help
them become role models
within their communities.
For most of the students,
who were from the Cape
York and Torres Strait
region, it was their first
time on an Air Force base
and their first opportu-
nity to see a fighter jet
and Wedgetail aircraft up
For Gloria Ganaia
from Thursday Island,
the visit was a unique
insight into Air Force.
"I enjoyed the visit
very much ... it's a differ-
ent experience seeing the
aircraft [up close]," she
said. "The best part of
the day was talking to one
of the pilots."
The visit showcased
various aspects of work-
ing on a RAAF base, and
included a cockpit tour
of 4SQN's PC-9 aircraft,
the ground transport and
the base fire section and
air traffic control tower.
Students also received an
overview of the role of
air surveillance from 3
Control Reporting Unit
and 2SQN personnel.
listen in as
seat of a
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