Elexon Electronics Upskilling Program

Elexon Electronics is excited to announce that we have been awarded the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry grant, after being recognised by the government as an important advanced manufacturing provider for the defence sector. 


Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry grants provide businesses servicing the defence sector with upskilling and training opportunities to build skills capacity and capability to meet current or future Defence needs.  

The entire grant will be allocated to upskilling and development of the brilliant Elexon Electronics team, with training across project management, business skills and IT, Agile and Lean management. 

“Team development and upskilling is one of the growth pillars of Elexon Electronics,” Elexon Electronics Marketing Manager, Sandra Simpson, explained. 

“Understanding there is a growing workload across our roles, Elexon Electronics has secured funds for a staff upskilling program that will help us to get the best use of various software, programs, and techniques available to us so we can become more efficient and improve our work/life balance.” 

Training will be provided across the coming months by SA Partners, Citadel Secure, and the Learning People.  

Employees will undertake the following training: 

Lean and Agile project management training to improve Elexon’s manufacturing capability to compete with international electronics and PCB suppliers for defence projects. This will be completed through two training programs: 

  • Agile Project Management
    (leading to Lean Manufacturing)
    (20 employees across the group) 
  • Green Belt (5 employees)

Prince 2 – Project Management Course (7 employees) 

Business skills – Variety of programs and skills (12 employees) 

This training builds on the work completed by SAAB, through a CDIC/ODIS grant, to complete our recent cybersecurity uplift. 

These three separate training programs will be undertaken using a flexible online delivery option provided through The Learning People education platform. 

Once this training is completed, Elexon Electronics will be able to demonstrate to domestic and international Defence Agencies and Primes, that we have the capability to deliver high-end electronics manufacturing work packages as a Tier One or Two supplier.