Defence Aeroskills Training Academy

The Defence Aeroskills Training Academy (DATA) delivers ADF Aviation Technical Training (ATT) at RAAF Base Wagga. Managed by BAE Systems and its partners RMIT University and Pennant Training Systems, DATA was established in March 2013 to provide initial and postgraduate training for ADF aircraft related technical trades to about 900 trainees each year.

DATA delivers state of the art training, which includes some of the most advanced training aids and the use of tablet devices (similar to an iPad), to meet students’ learning styles and ensure the most effective outcomes are achieved. New training aids are being incrementally introduced, with the arrival of the first of the Integrated Avionics Maintenance Trainer (IAMT) and Generic Flying Control Trainer (GenFly) devices – the first of their type in Australia – in April 2015.

An integral part of RAAF Base Wagga, DATA is proud to be helping to prepare the ADF’s future aerospace technicians.

More about the DATA team

BAE Systems is Australia’s largest defence and security company. For more than 60 years, it has been designing, maintaining and integrating systems for the ADF. BAE Systems is the prime contractor for the ATT project.

RMIT University is Australia’s largest tertiary institution with 75,000 students. It offers education programs at TAFE, degree and postgraduate level, and is the leader in TAFE education in Victoria.

Pennant is a leading provider of technology based training solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence, major defence contractors and international governments. In Australia, Pennant has provided instructor-led and self-paced courseware and high fidelity maintenance training emulation environments at RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Pearce to support the Hawk Lead-In Fighter (LIF) program since 2001.