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Master of Project Management
The Master of Project Management at
the University of New South Wales in
Canberra provides students with the
oppor tunity to acquire an understanding
and advanced analytical skills in the
key areas required to manage a project
-- 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, a fur ther period of
research (2 years full-time equivalent)
may be under taken to lead to the award
of a Doctor of Project Management.
Modes of Study
Courses are available via distance or
intensive delivery mode.
Program participants can tailor their
program in a flexible learning education
environment to suit their experience and
background and focus their studies in
areas best suited to their workplace and
Applications for Semester 2 close
20 June 2013 (Defence funding
applications close 30 April 2013).
Apply online at:
If you require more information about these
programs please contact:
Telephone: +61 2 6268 8068
Organisations are dynamic entities that need to respond to changes
in their industry, the regulatory environment, the technologies they
either deliver or utilise, and their relationships with suppliers and
customers in achieving their strategic objectives. Regardless of
whether changes are proactive or reactive, projects play a key role in
successful change occurring through transformation and innovation.
Army June 20, 2013
Capt Sean Childs
A DIRECT Australian Forces Post
Office (AFPO) number in Kabul will
increase postal efficiency for troops in
AFPOs provide the mail service val-
ued by Australia's deployed personnel.
Post was previously sorted through
HQ JTF 633 at Al Minhad Air Base
(AMAB) in the UAE, lengthening dis-
Capt Natalie Adams, of the HQ
JTF 633 Kabul Logistics Cell, said
the dedicated postal address reflected
Australia's future role in Kabul.
"With the closure of Multinational
Base Tarin Kot at the end of 2013,
focus will in part turn to our contribu-
tions here in Kabul," Capt Adams said.
"The Afghan National Army Officer
Academy being established in Kabul
is an example. It is part of Australia's
ongoing commitment to Afghanistan."
Force Support Unit 7 developed the
plan to support the establishment of
the new AFPO, which postmaster Sgt
Robert Wroth used in the handover to
FSU 8 last month.
"The incoming FSU 8 drivers are
cross-trained as postal clerks, meaning
no additional manpower is required,"
Sgt Wroth said.
"Together we'll establish the new
procedures, issue postal stock and cer-
tify the clerks as competent."
The new AFPO details are available on the DRN
Afghanistan AFPO established
Lighter load: Mail will get to troops in the MEAO quicker with the establishment
of a separate AFPO for Afghanistan. Pictured here is LCpl Carla Armenti, the
postal clerk at HQ JTF 633 in the UAE.
Photo by PO Phil Cullinan
Cpl Mark Doran
SOMALIA veterans Maj Darren
McLeod and WO2 Joanne Cook
from the 7RAR Task Group, WO1
Craig Cook from the 2 Cav Task
Group and CDF Gen David Hurley
reunited at Multinational Base Tarin
Kot during Gen Hurley's visit on
About 1000 ADF person-
nel were deployed to Somalia in
January 1993, which at the time was
Australia's largest overseas deploy-
ment since Vietnam.
Gen Hurley was the CO of
the 1RAR Task Group, which
led the ADF contribution to the
UN-sanctioned Unified Task Force.
The Australians were recognised
for their "firm, fair and friendly"
approach to security that won the
respect of the UN, allied forces and
A 20th anniversary reunion of
Operation Solace veterans was
held in Townsville on May 12-13.
Maj McLeod, who is deployed
to Afghanistan with Combined
Team Uruzgan, said he set off to
Operation Solace in 1993 as a pri-
vate with the 1RAR Task Group.
"I haven't seen these guys for
more than 15 years -- there's not
too many of us Somalia veterans
still serving," Maj McLeod said.
"20 years ago we had soldiers
on the ground securing the area
around Baidoa and we have done
similar things in Uruzgan.
"There have been significant
changes to our equipment and pro-
cedures and although some things
have changed, some are still the
same," he said.
Somalia vets reunite
Reunion: Somalia veterans, from left, Maj Darren McLeod, CDF Gen David Hurley, WO2 Joanne Cook
and WO1 Craig Cook meet in Tarin Kot.
Photo by Cpl Mark Doran
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