Home' Air Force News : November 21st 2013 Contents Master of Systems
Never Stand Still
School of Engineering and Information Te chnology
-- Systems Engineering Practice
-- Requirements Engineering
-- Test & Evaluation
-- Capability Option Analysis
Plus four elective courses.
-- Test and Evaluation
-- Space Systems
-- Electronic Warfare
-- Marine Engineering
-- Weapons Ordnance
Entry to the program is available
-- with a relevant first degree
-- without a first degree providing they
have acceptable experience and/or
-- via distance or intensive delivery mode
Applications for Semester 1 close
20 January 2014 (Defence funding
applications close 1 November 2013).
Apply online at:
If you require more information about this
program please contact:
Telephone: +61 2 6268 9566
The Master of Systems Engineering (MSysEng) at the University of New South Wales
in Canberra provides you with the opportunity to acquire high-level understanding
and advanced analytical skills in the key areas of systems engineering, requirements
engineering, test and evaluation, and capability option analysis.
PERCEPTION is just one
of the topics covered in the
Military Life Skills (MLS) pro-
gram at the RAAF School of
Administration and Logistics Training
The program aims to give graduates
the skills and tools to better prepare
them for life in the Air Force.
MLS is presented to the Personnel
Capability Specialist, Supply and
Movements Phase 1 courses as part of
the course curriculum.
These courses mostly consist of
airmen and airwomen who have only
recently completed the 10-week recruit
training at No. 1 Recruit Training Unit,
and have had no further experience in
the Air Force.
A range of topics are discussed in
an open and inclusive environment,
including dangerous driving, alcohol
abuse, sexual misconduct, the use of
social media, unacceptable behaviour
and familiarisation with bases, plat-
forms and force element groups.
The course is based on a similar
course called "Putting Youth in the
Picture", created by solicitors Adair
Donaldson and Peter Shannon.
Adair Donaldson, an Army Reserve
Legal Officer who has represented ADF
members, designed the course to edu-
cate young men and women from all
backgrounds and workplaces on their
legal responsibilities and consequences
when faced with common situations.
Commanding Officer RAAFSALT
WGCDR Wendy Gill said the sessions
were presented in a way that gave the
students the best learning environment
"The sessions are facilitated by
volunteers within the unit, as well as
representatives from the chaplains,
legal officers and the Defence financial
institutions," WGCDR Gill said.
"We also make sure that the MLS
lesson presenters are not the course
members' primary instructors, so the
students can feel free to speak candidly
and discuss issues that they may not
otherwise consider or discuss."
The MLS sessions are scheduled
once a week within the course class-
room, each week focusing on a differ-
WOFF Paul Wutzke, School
Warrant Officer at RAAFSALT and
a program facilitator, said one of the
most important lessons in the MLS was
one of perception.
"We present information to the
students on how a difference in percep-
tion can lead to different conclusions
and outcomes, depending on what
you know and how you see an issue,"
WOFF Wutzke said.
"It's very important for the students
to understand not only to respect differ-
ences of opinion, but to also understand
how others may perceive their actions.
"I use a very simple example with
two photos I took of a pine forest. One
is looking forwards across the land-
scape while the other is on the ground
looking directly up at the treetops. Both
are taken in the exact same place, but
both look vastly different -- it is just a
matter of perspective."
Initial-entry airmen and
airwomen are being
readied for life in the
Air Force at Wagga,
FLGOFF Jesse Lovell
November 21, 2013
Learning about life
'It's very important
for the students to
understand not only
to respect differences
of opinion, but to
also understand how
others may perceive
-- WOFF Paul Wutzke, School
Warrant Officer, RAAFSALT
get with the
WGCDR Gill said the feedback had
been very favourable from the gradu-
"Most students have found the
sessions to be very informative and
relevant and are thankful for the infor-
mation provided before they embark on
their initial posting," she said.
"Some of the information reinforces
lessons learnt at 1RTU, however, other
sessions are quite eye-opening and give
the students a lot to think about."
For further information about the Military
Life Skills course, contact WOFF Wutzke at
CLASS IS IN: Personnel at the RAAF School of Administration and Logistics Training participate in the Military Life Skills course, which teaches
students to think about a range of issues and prepare them for life in Air Force.
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