Wollongong Uni to train Border Force officers

Peter Dutton says Border Force will 'promote best-practice maritime security'.

The University of Wollongong has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the immigration department to provide training for Border Force officers in maritime border security.

Under the terms of the MoU, the University’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) will train Border Force officers in maritime enforcement, civil maritime security policy development, research and regional capacity building.

Minister for immigration Peter Dutton said the MoU would provide a framework for the department to work with ANCORS on academic maritime security initiatives and directed research. “It will also promote best-practice maritime security competency and knowledge,” he said.