Offsite Tours

There will be two offsite tour options for SETE2018. The tours will be held on Monday 30th April 2018 in the afternoon, with buses transporting delegates to the offsite tour via buses leaving from The ICC Sydney. To secure your spot on one of these tours please do so via the registration site when it opens on January 12th 2018, spots are limited so get in quick!

Information about each tour can be found below:

The Navy Training System Centre – Randwick:

The Navy Training System Centre – Randwick (NTSC-R) was Officially opened by Chief of Navy on 08 April 2016.

This facility has been designed to cater for the delivery of both LHD and DDG training through the life-cycle of these platforms whilst also being designed to be able to be extended to accommodate future platforms.

The NTSC-R is located in Building 310 of Randwick Barracks and incorporates six conference rooms of various sizes accommodating between 12 and 80 personnel.

The following types of training are conducted at NTSC-R for both LHD and AWD ships:

  • Operator and Maintainer
  • Class Room
  • Virtual Walkthrough

Below is a sample of the types of systems that training is conducted for:

  • Australian Tactical Interface
  • SATCOM
  • Navigation
  • Electro Optical Tracking System
  • Electronic Support Measures
  • Deck Mech Handling
  • Counter Measure Launch
  • Sonar Control
  • Sonar Deploy and Recovery

The Automated Bus:

The driverless shuttle bus is part of a two-year trial of autonomous vehicles launched in 2017 by the NSW state government. The $250,000 bus is capable of carrying 11 people at a top speed of 45km/h and read traffic lights and sense other vehicles. The first stage of the trial in 2017 involves tests and safety checks of the shuttle bus in an off-road environment at Newington Armoury near the former Olympic village. The vehicle runs autonomously on a pre-programmed route. The trial will be extended in 2018 to roads at Sydney Olympic Park where office workers and other members of the public will get a chance to ride the driverless vehicle. The NRMA, which is involved in the trial, said the use of autonomous vehicles on the state’s roads could save thousands of lives, and reduce crashes and injuries.