Australia: Students Visit HMAS Cerberus under Naval Gazing Program

Australia Students Visit at HMAS Cerberus under ‘Naval Gazing’ program

Students from Rosebud, Dromana and Padua Secondary Colleges in the South Eastern suburbs of Victoria visited HMAS Cerberus for an inside look at the Royal Australian Navy’s largest training establishment.

Students from around Melbourne have been visiting HMAS Cerberus for six years under the ‘Naval Gazing’ program, designed to offer secondary and tertiary students the chance to gain first hand knowledge of Navy careers, training and lifestyle.

Visitors see a variety of training facilities and demonstrations including initial Recruit training, Engineering, Seamanship, Communications and Fire Fighting training. Also on the agenda is a performance by the Navy Band, a look at the comprehensive sports facilities and dining with sailors in the Main Galley.

HMAS Cerberus hosts an average of 1,000 students and teachers touring the base and facilities annually.

Students who show a keen interest in joining the Australian Defence Force are encouraged to apply for a limited position on the Annual Boot Camp held later in the year, where they’re treated as sailors under training for the duration.

Press Release, May 13, 2013