Program Management and Professional Services

At Sayres Australia, we help clients assess, develop, and implement effective leadership, management, strategy, and governance programs.  This includes: 

  • Strategic review of existing and new Defence capabilities
  • Supporting the implementation of new assets, tools, or capabilities
  • Training competency frameworks and workforce capability reviews
  • Developing end-to-end training solutions across the Capability Life Cycle

Our Clients

Sayres Australia’s clients include:

  • The Australian Defence Force – we support Defence capability across a range of assets and projects
  • Government agencies – we support other agencies at both the Federal and State level
  • Corporate – our team supports partners in the Defence and other industries with their training analysis and development requirements

Previous experience

Our previous experience includes:    

  • Authoring Joint Concepts and Doctrine
  • Program and Project Management, including Authoring Operational Concept Documents and Capability Development Document Suites
  • Workforce and Command and Control Training audits and reviews
  • Strategic training reviews for corporate partners and a State Police Force

Learning and Development Support

Sayres Australia Pty Ltd specialises in the Systems Approach to Instructional Design, with emphasis on compliance with the Australian Defence Force Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL). Sayres Australia is partnered with:

  • several large Defence Primes as their training consultants on acquisition projects, and 
  • University of New England – Partnerships, and the University of Technology Sydney to deliver Learning and Development support to Industry and the Australian Defence Force.

Sayres Australia’s Learning and Development Team includes military veterans with over 60 years’ combined experience in complex training roles in the single service, rationalised, and joint environments.   We can support Industry and Defence across all phases of the Australian Defence Force’s SADL process, including drafting all the required documentation artefacts and managing the approval process.   

Training Services:

Sayres Australia’s training services support industry and Defence through the analysis, design, development, and evaluation of tailored training solutions to meet specific capability requirements at the individual, system, and platform level.  Services provided include:

Training Analysis

Sayres Australia provides a range of training analysis services including scoping training requirements, determining workplace requirements, and developing individual and workgroup job statements.  

Sayres Australia can also conduct Performance Needs Analysis, comparing current and desired skill sets to identify specific performance skills gaps and determine the feasibility of both training and non-training solutions to address the gap.  

Sayres Australia can draft all of the prescribed SADL Analysis Phase documentation for defence clients.

Course Design

Sayres Australia designs training solutions to meet individual, system, and platform requirements.  Based on robust analysis, Sayres Australia can:

  • break down any identified performance requirements into the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes required, and 
  • design learning events to appropriately skill workforces.  

To ensure the most effective and efficient means to close any performance gap, the design process includes:

  • developing learning outcomes statements
  • developing assessment and delivery strategies
  • selecting the appropriate delivery method and media

Course Development

Working with our partners, Sayres Australia can develop learning materials utilising the full range of available modern media including: 

  • simulation
  • virtual reality
  • augmented reality
  • eLearning
  • syndicate
  • Face to Face, or 
  • a blend of two or more of the above.  

Based on robust analysis and design, Sayres Australia can deliver training courseware tailored to meet clients’ time, budget, and resource constraints while still meeting all identified performance requirements.

Training Audits

Sayres Australia can conduct:

  • course evaluations of training events – including learner reviews – to measure the effectiveness of the learning experience (Kirkpatrick level 1 & 2), and 
  • course evaluations to determine the effectiveness of the training in the workplace (Kirkpatrick level 3 & 4).  

Sayres Australia is also able to conduct third party Trial Evaluations. 

Past Performance

Sayres Australia’s experience includes: 

  • the modernisation of Maritime Warfare Officer training and naval Communications, 
  • Cryptological and Intelligence training, and 
  • the redevelopment of Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving training.

Recent projects include:

  • The analysis and redesign of the Suite of Logistics Officers Courses for the Army Logistics Training Centre, including the redrafting of Job Task profiles, redrafting the Employment Specification and the development of Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria, teaching Points for individual Corp components and army logistics common components.
  • The design of Introduction Into Service training packages associated with the SEA1778 Unmanned Submersible Vessel delivered to Navy by Thales Australia. 
  • Strategic training review of national training programs for a large Defence Prime to support emerging capabilities. 
  • Lead training designer for the SERCO LAND8710 Army Landing Craft tender bid.  
  • Redesign of the Navy Surface Warfare Officer training continuum (underway).  

Cyber and Security

Sayres Australia can assist with:

  • Radio Frequency over Fibre secure wireless systems
  • Cyber education and training solutions

Radio Frequency over Fibre wireless systems

Sayres Australia is partnered with Cogitari, a US-based innovative Radio Frequency over Fibre (RFoF) communication solutions provider.  Cogitari’s RFoF transport capabilities integrate cutting-edge RFoF products offering solutions to an array of communication needs across a range of industries.

Through Cogitari, we can provide:

  • Perfect point to point and distributed systems solutions for Public Safety, private SMR and secure government wireless networks
  • Antenna Remoting over fibre
  • Rapid Deployable DAS for temporary deployments or situations where wireless signals are difficult to transport
  • GPS Timing Distribution over Fibre to synchronise communications

We offer a range of RF over fibre optic links that support VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 900 MHz. This is a perfect solution for point-to-point and distributed systems for Public Safety, private Specialised Mobile Radio and government wireless networks.

These solutions can be tailored to the military, government, or commercial clients, and can be customised to suit your needs.

AURORA DAS – Secure Wireless Platform

The AURORA secure Radio Frequency over Fibre (RFoF) Distributed Antenna System (DAS) was designed with security in mind to provide government agencies with the means to use wireless devices in government facilities.  It allows governments to deploy only one DAS to provide access to Cellular, WiFi, SatCom, Public Safety Net, Land radios and all other RF communication needs. The AURORA DAS has the highest convergence in the industry.

Secure Wireless Tactical DAS

Cogitari’s Tactical version of the AURORA DAS will allow a Mobile Command Post (CP) to deploy a single wireless network to distribute all their communication needs. The AURORA Tactical DAS will provide field-based operations with numerous benefits over current deployed systems such as: 

  • enhanced security 
  • rapid deployment
  • improved SWaP
  • most convergent platform in the industry
  • RF monitoring

Fibre Fault and Fibre Tapping Detection

Instantaneous fibre fault detection relies on a patented Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) solution. It will inform you of a fibre cable break in near real-time.  This immediate notification will decrease your operating expenses and get networks up and running again in the shortest time.

One way to detect fibre tapping is by noting the increased attenuation created at the point of tapping, but some modern tapping methods do not meet the attenuation threshold and are undetected by current systems.  Cogitari has solved that problem by adding its unique Delta Power Sense (DPS) in one combined solution.

Rapid Deployable DAS

Cogitari’s Portable Rapid-deployable DAS (R-DAS) is suitable for temporary deployments or situations where wireless signals are difficult to transport (mining, tunnels, ship building, etc.).

Remote Antenna

Antenna Remoting over fibre enables greater flexibility to locate an antenna away from a radio head.  This provides more flexibility and operational security in Tactical Operations.

SatCom Everywhere

Make and receive Satellite Phone calls from anywhere. No need to step outside to “see” the satellite, our solution will work indoors and is SatCom provider agnostic.  The L/S Band Satcom Fibre Transport Link provides a simple, cost-effective and reliable RF connection between your satellite antenna and modem in those instances where coaxial cable is impractical or additional security is required.

CDL Waveguide Replacement

Current Waveguide systems are expensive to install, take up a lot of space, and are high maintenance systems with performance issues such as signal loss.  Our RFoF waveguide replacement solution fixes all these problems.  At a fraction of the cost, fibre can be installed with minimum space requirements.  In most cases, the existing waveguide run can be used as a conduit to install the fibre cable.  Fibre provides reduced maintenance requirements over waveguides and provides improved performance.  This makes it an ideal solution to replace current waveguide systems and for new installations, with RFoF CDL.

Cyber education and training solutions

Sayres Australia can assist your organisation in designing cyber education and training solutions.  We can analyse, design, develop, deliver, and evaluate cyber training solutions at the individual, system, and platform levels.  If required, training can comply with all stages of the SADL process.

We are partnered with the University of Technology Sydney, a leading deliverer of cyber and Artificial Intelligence training in Australia, to design and deliver comprehensive training packages for the ADF.  

Contact us to discuss your training needs.