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Master of Project Management
The Master of Project Management at the
University of New South Wales in Canber ra
provides students with the opportunity to
acquire an understanding and advanced
analytical skills in the key areas required to
manage a project including:
-- integration management
-- scope management
-- communications management
-- risk management
-- quality management
-- schedule management
-- cost management
-- human resource management
-- procurement management
Doctor of Project Management
On completion of a Master of Project
Management degree, a further period of
research (2 years full-time equivalent) may be
under taken to lead to the award of a Doctor of
Modes of Study
Courses are available via distance or
Program participants can tailor their program
in a flexible lear ning education environment
to suit their experience and background and
focus their studies in areas best suited to
their workplace and career aspirations.
Applications for session 2 close 20th June 2012
Apply online www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/pg_apply/
If you require more information about these
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regulatory environment, the technologies they either deliver or utilise, and their relationships
with suppliers and customers in achieving their strategic objectives. Regardless of whether
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March 29, 2012
AC Coen Henry believes that
if you want something badly
enough and work hard for it
then you will achieve it, even
if at times it seems to take longer than
And he should know.
AC Henry, of the RAAF School
of Fire and Security at RAAF Base
Amberley, decided to enlist in 2008. All
he wanted then was to do more to sup-
port his family. He and his partner were
living in Mt Druitt in Sydney's west and
had obtained custody of his nephew and
A career in the ADF seemed a possi-
bility so he researched jobs, careers and
lifestyle. It seemed an attractive option.
"I heard about a program called the
Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course
(IPRC), which is aimed at helping
indigenous personnel gain careers in
defence," AC Henry said.
"The course involved several tours
around Navy, Army and Air Force
establishments and learning about the
different job roles and requirements by
interacting with the different military
personnel on the tours.
"After completing the IPRC, I knew
pretty much straight away that Defence
had all the factors that I was looking
for as an employer, with job security,
competitive salary, career opportunities,
continuation training, state-of-the-art
facilities and environments, as well
as support networking and assistance
agencies, all in the one organisation."
His journey to 1 Recruit Training
Unit (1RTU) would take 2½ years.
There was a problem.
AC Henry had a neck tattoo, which
was unacceptable to the recruiters.
He was told it would need to be toned
down to an acceptable level.
He spent more than $1000 and
endured 10 laser therapy sessions to
achieve the required acceptability.
Along the way, he was also rejected
"I did struggle at times because
the local community questioned my
application and started not believing me
because of coming close to enlisting so
many times," he said.
In March 2011, his determination
Recruiting contacted him and asked
him if he would like to fill a vacancy
with an enlistment date of April 26.
"I was overwhelmed that I was
enlisting in the space of three weeks."
He flew to Wagga and said it was a
challenging experience because it was
the first time he had flown and it was
also the first time he had been away
from his family.
"1RTU was an awesome experience.
It was challenging and rewarding, and
I learned a lot about the Air Force, its
values and the basic skills I would need
to be an effective airman.
"It was a memorable day to graduate
and wear my uniform, knowing now
I'm a serving member of the ADF, and
that I'm also a part of our country's
history and culture forged by our fore-
fathers in battle.
"I talk highly of my experiences and
career in the Air Force and I'm glad
that I have been given the opportunity
to serve my country with pride and be a
positive role model to the youth in my
community, to inspire people to chase
their dreams and to never lose hope.
"I'm grateful for the things that
Defence has taught me and the way in
which it supports its members, regard-
less of their circumstances. Every mem-
ber is equal and shares the same cause."
The Air Force Indigenous
Engagement team is looking for
stories of interest about indigenous
Air Force members. If you have
a story to tell, contact FLGOFF
Allan MacKay at allan.mackay@
More information on the IPRC course is
IPRC9620brochure.pdf or www.defence.gov.
GLAD TO BE HERE: AC Coen Henry who pursued his dream to join
the Air Force for more than two years.
Photo: CPL Casey Smith
An indigenous member who endured laser therapy to help his chances of
joining the Air Force says it was worth it, writes Andrew Stackpool.
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