At Shoal we don’t just practice; we preach.

We help our clients improve their ability to deal with complexity through organisational development, professional mentoring and specific, tailored training in what we do.

We apply the specialist knowledge of our team in a range of domains, particularly aerospace vehicles and space technology and deliver technical training.

Please contact us via email at [email protected] if you would like any further information on these training courses, or are interested in discussing a tailored solution to your training needs.


Shoal is able to offer a five-day training program covering Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using CORE over three days and then two days for Model-Based Capability Design using CORE. We also offer a two day Advanced CORE Techniques course that focuses on allowing participants to tailor CORE and make the most of its functionality.

The basic MBSE using CORE course covers systems thinking and the CORE application paradigm; introduction to behaviour modelling; the model-based approach to standard systems engineering processes of requirements analysis, functional analysis and allocation, and system synthesis; plus verification and auto-generation of reports and documents.

The Model-Based Capability Design using CORE course builds on the MBSE using CORE course, taking the classic systems engineering techniques and applying them to capability design. This demonstrates a way of applying well developed MBSE techniques to rigorous problem definition and user needs development.

The Advanced CORE Techniques course further explores the power of CORE through advanced schema tailoring and in depth application of the COREscript language for document production, enhanced simulations, and data exchange, as well as examining other advanced CORE features in more detail, such as the CORE model diagnostics capability.

This course is offered as

Basic MBSE using CORE® Course (3 days)


CORE & MBSE foundation: System basics, behaviour modelling & verification, behaviour case study.


System analysis: Requirements capture and analysis, concern and risk handling, behavioural analysis.


System definition and document generation: Functional allocation and solution definition, interface definition, reporting techniques, template modelling and document auto-generation.

Model-Based Capability Design using CORE® Course (2 days)


Operational analysis: The Defence Architecture Framework (DAF) schema, scenario modelling, user needs and constraint analysis.


Capability definition: Stakeholder needs analysis and system requirements derivation, operational and system viewpoint and DAF views, capability definition reports and documents.

Advanced CORE® Techniques Course (2 days)


Schema and scripting: Explore using the powerful COREscript language to manipulate model data, receive input and produce tailored outputs.


Using advanced CORE features: Become a power user of CORE by utilising its cross-project relationships, model diagnostics, critical design parameter and notification functionality.

In-house training is presented in your premises (or suitable venue provided by you)

Shoal has world-leading expertise in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) including extensive experience in the application of CORE.  Shoal is pleased to offer the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using CORE & the Model-Based Capability Design using CORE twice a year in Adelaide during the months of November and February, based on demand.

If you are interested in this course, please contact us at [email protected] to register your interest.


Most descriptions of the systems engineering process begin with “receipt of customer requirements”. It is crucial that the customer requirements (the user’s needs) are well defined but where do they come from and how are they developed? This course explores the generation of user needs and stakeholder requirements using model-based methods and system requirements analysis.

Over two days participants will learn how to apply a practical Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) method for the analysis of a capability system problem space using case studies and practical examples. Participants will be introduced to Vitech’s CORE systems engineering environment and understand how it can be used in the application of MBSE techniques.

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • have an understanding of the spectrum of systems analysis and design activities including the development and management of user needs and system requirements
  • have developed a conceptual design model of a capability
  • identify and manage technical concerns and risks
  • conduct of functional and behavioral analysis
  • synthesize a system solution
  • be introduced to the Model Based Systems Engineering capabilities of CORE
  • use CORE’s in-built functionality to automatically generate supporting documentation and reports required for complex system definition.

 Day 1 – Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Conceptual Design foundation:

Introduces the basics of Systems Engineering and how they can be applied in a Model Based manner (MBSE). Gets hands-on with the CORE MBSE environment. Introduces Conceptual Design and its similarities to classic Systems Engineering. Examines the application of Model-Based techniques to Conceptual Design (the problem space) through a worked example.

Day 2 – Applying Model-Based Techniques to Conceptual Design:

Continues the worked example from Day 1 and looks at how to link this the Conceptual Design effort to classic Systems Engineering (the solution space) using Model Based techniques.


Shoal, in collaboration with EarthSpace and PS Management Consultants, delivers training to the Australian Department of Defence under the Defence Space Awareness Program (DSAP). The aim of the DSAP is to provide Defence military and civilian staff with a sound understanding of the space environment, capabilities and issues relevant to Defence needs.

We deliver the 5-day Introduction to Space Concepts and Operations Course (ISCOC) and the 2-day Space Operations Overview Course (SOOC). These courses provide an overview of the space environment, space applications, orbital dynamics, space infrastructure, space strategy and law, dependencies and the limitations of space, as well as an awareness of Australian involvement and exposure to future space technologies.