Australia’s Next Generation Shipbuilding Industry

Methodology for success in naval shipbuilding


Australia has embarked on some of the most technologically advanced programs in the world in our Naval Shipbuilding Industry. Experiences on these programs will be world class and create endless opportunities. Project managers are increasingly in demand as their skills and experience can transfer across a wide range of disciplines. This webinar will provide you with an understanding of the Naval Shipbuilding environment in Australia (history and future), and how the Naval Shipbuilding College can help you on the path to a long term, innovative and exciting career.


  • Submarines and Frigates are complex and challenging projects to work on
  • Project Managers are in high demand in the industry
  • By becoming part of the naval shipbuilding enterprise you are helping to secure Australia’s sovereignty, which will become even more important in a post-COVID 19 world
  • The naval shipbuilding industry can realistically see you through a job for life
The Defence CoP provides a collaborative network focused on learning, building capacity and engaging in knowledge-sharing, developing expertise and solving problems. It’s a representation of Industry and Commonwealth Defence groups who have a special interest in Project Management within the Defence sector. Project management in Defence requires not only project/program management skills but understanding of government procurement guidelines, probity, ITAR, distillation of defence capability needs and sound engagement across the all of the Defence industry.

The community is driven to improve project management best practises within the Defence sector and to support staff (project managers and others) to implement projects successfully.

Members: Free | Non Members: $40
CPD: 3 Points


Mike Humphries Mike Humphries is in charge of project managed design acquisition and sustainment of projects at Naval Shipbuilding College. He also manages complex hull cuts, jigs and fixtures, whilst overseeing all full cycle and mid cycle docking requirement from ASC and ASC Shipbuilding on the Air Warships. Mike has also worked with Saab Australia on Anzac Class, Lockheed Martin on over the Horizon Radar and F35s, as well as representing the CoA with COLSPO and SEA 1000.

Mike Humphries