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Defence industry careers

You have a place in defence industry

The defence industry in South Australia is experiencing unprecedented growth. Starting now and continuing for the next 50 years and beyond, the Defence Industry offers a wide range of exciting careers.

Careers in defence industry are much more than building ships and submarines and you don’t need a University degree to get involved.

From project management to combat systems engineering; contracts management to Information Technology; supply chain to WHS; marketing and communications to logistics; you can find a lifelong career right here in South Australia.

Whether you are at school, about to finish school, a mature-age worker considering a career change, or somewhere in between, there are a range of study options and career pathways to help you achieve your goal of a career in Defence Industry.

Read more about the opportunities in South Australia’s defence industry.

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South Australia will be home to $90b continuous naval shipbuilding, with a lifespan of more than 50 years, so you can be sure that a career in the defence industry is a career for life.

More than 3,700 workers will be required to deliver Hunter class frigate, Attack class submarine and sustain the Collins class submarine in South Australia.

South Australia’s industry is also delivering cyber and systems solutions for major defence projects.

Key aerospace projects and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare capabilities are centred at RAAF Base Edinburgh.

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So you want a career in the defence industry?
Here are a few ways you can start your journey today:

Defence SA is the South Australian Government’s lead agency for all defence matters.

Defence SA wants to ensure South Australia takes full advantage of the major project opportunities in the defence industry.

The ‘Find your place’ campaign is a key initiative in ensuring the state has the skilled workforce needed for the exciting projects occurring here over the next 50 years and beyond.

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