The Maritime Skills Centre was conceived to provide the support necessary to establish a military ship building capability for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project in South Australia. The Maritime Skills Centre is charged with supporting the development of and instruction in certain skills required by shipbuilding workforce.
The MSC is also charged with developing as a leading regional commercial maritime training facility.
These two objectives are seen to be interrelated and complimentary as their individual achievement will influence the other positively. This reflects the cooperation and good faith envisaged by the developers of the MSC's deed.