The Maritime High School of South Australia program is hosted at Le Fevre High School in this state, and serves the Secondary Schools of Western Metropolitan Adelaide and was established at the commencement of the 2011 school year following an announcement by Premier Mike Rann in March 2010.
The key components of the program are outlined in the documents below. This is an exciting venture offering a range of study pathways articulating to the plethora of employment in the various components of Maritime Industries
If you are after further information on what you have seen in the pictures above, please visit the Western Adelaide Trade Schools website.
2014 Maritime Brochure (1.97 MB)
Maritime Engineering (265 KB)
Maritime Courses for 2014: see the 2014 Western Adelaide VET course booket or the link to the WATS ( Western Adelaide Trade School) web page in our LINKS section.
For more information, please contact the Maritime School Coordinator, Mr Rod Hunter on 08 8449 7004 during business hours or leave a message for him by going to the 'contact us' tab at the bottom of this page.
2012 Maritime Student Activities
2012 Maritime Engineering photo gallery (520 KB)
The Governor's Visit photo gallery (377 KB)
2012 Maritime Short Course article (449 KB)
2013 Maritime Student Activities
Maritime High School Progress - February 2013
Le Fevre High School hosted Adelaide west schools presenting a workshop on Aerodynamics Laser cutting and Manufacturing with students building gliders using modern technologies.
These technologies reflect those being used in maritime industries
This was delivered by Mr Thierry Herman who discussed the relationship between aeronautical design and marine architecture.
Maritime High School Progress – April 2013
A new Maritime Engineering class (Certificate II in Engineering) commenced on Fridays at Le Fevre High School with students from Western Adelaide schools (through our Regional VET Programs). Chris Chrisakis continues to add his experience from the engineering trades to deliver competencies with an industry and Maritime focus. Classes from 2012 also continue on Wednesdays to complete their Certificate II.
Thierry Herman has continued his Maritime Studies course under SACE Stage 1 Integrated Studies. Many students in the class have continued from the successful Maritime Scientific Studies course in 2012, which resulted in the construction of model boats that were sailed at Bonython Park in term 4 last year. The new class is using the Laser Cutter with practical projects being constructed.
Eddie Grzeskowiak has taken a lead with advanced manufacturing, making significant use of the computer-controlled lathes and milling machine. Senior classes are involved with the design and construction of items, where the project is generated using a variety of software and then machined automatically. Students are becoming aware of the processes and significance of these technologies in particular to the construction of the AWDs at Osborne.
All of these courses expose students to the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). They are also reminded of the many career pathways related to maritime industries. As the first Air Warfare Defence destroyer rapidly takes shape at ASC at Osborne, students studying these subjects will have a fresh awareness of the significance of their study at school to potential post-school pathways in our region.
Rod Hunter, Maritime Coordinator
Maritime High School Events
In 2012, students trialled aspects of Maritime Studies at the Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy (AMFA) at Port Adelaide. They completed safety qualifications that are needed in maritime industries and other national competencies related to this area. We are pleased that in 2014, students from the schools in our region will be able to enrol in a Certificate II in Transport and Logistics (Maritime Operations). This course will be advertised as part of our Regional VET Programs, and will consist of a block training week at the end of terms 1, 2 and 3, followed by a voyage in the term 3 school holidays on the sail training vessel, the “One And All” (right). This course will lead to a range of maritime pathways. Higher level study in these areas can be undertaken at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. These include courses in Engineering, Logistics and Seafaring. Visit www.amc.edu.au for more information.
We maintain an interest in the activities at the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC), in particular with the construction of the first ship that is rapidly taking shape. Staff have visited the construction site and a Le Fevre High staff member (Mr Herman) is currently spending one day per week writing curriculum for teachers at the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance. The focus of this relates to the maths, science and technology involved in such a major project. These curriculum materials will become available later this year on the ASC website.
Rod Hunter Maritime Coordinator
Bridge on RAN Frigate Arunta
Page last updated 22 July2014