Rhys Worboys of Narooma has graduated from his latest training with the Royal Australian Navy and now holds a Bridge Warfare Certificate.
He is now posted on the Navy’s newest Canberra-class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, and is heading off to South East Asia.
Mr Worboys joined the Navy in July 2014 to become a Maritime Warfare Officer after graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Science.
He started his career at HMAS Creswell where he conducted the New Entry Officers Course and then began training for his primary qualification, commencing the Junior Warfare Application Course (JWAC) the year after in January 2015.
Over the duration of the course, he said he studied navigation at HMAS Watson and served on HMA ships Canberra, Wollongong and Parramatta.
The final phase of JWAC is conducted at Watson in the Bridge Simulator, where the trainees practice warfare simulations between ships, submarines and aircraft.
On June 16 this year, he graduated with a Bridge Warfare Certificate, which allows him to hold watches on the bridge of a warship while at sea.
“Currently I am posted to the Royal Australian Navy's newest LHD, HMAS Adelaide to firstly gain a platform endorsement and to consolidate my skills as an Officer of the Watch and to be endorsed with A Harbour Watchkeeping Certificate so I can hold duties as an Officer of the Day whilst the ship is alongside,” he said.
“I am very excited to be posted to Adelaide for two years and I expect to be promoted to Lieutenant very soon before our nine-week deployment to South East Asia in September and October.
“During my posting I would also like to become a Ship's Diver and Boarding Party Officer before specialising as a Navigator.”