Western Australia's defence industry needs skilled workers to meet future industry requirements and prepare for major projects happening now and up to the next 20 years. Defence career opportunities are available across Western Australia’s defence industry in trade, paraprofessional, professional and specialist roles.

Occupation spotlight

When considering your role in Western Australia’s defence industry, the following 21 occupations are in-demand and will be required to sustain current and upcoming defence projects in Western Australia. 

  • mechatronics engineer holding a propeller

    Automation / Robotics / Mechatronics Engineer

    Automation / Robotics / Mechatronics engineers contribute by designing, developing, manufacturing, and testing robotics systems and smart machines.

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  • business development manager
    Project management and supply chain

    Business development manager

    Business development managers identify, plan, and coordinate research and development activities to enhance the business' goods and services.

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  • naval radar

    Combat systems engineer

    Combat systems engineers design, develop, install, and test critical components used in warfare equipment, weapons, and sensors.

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  • Cyber security classroom
    Information and communication technology

    Cyber security specialist

    Cyber security specialists design, develop and test cybersecurity software applications and systems.

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  • drafter looking at CAD drawing


    Drafters work closely with engineers to create precise drawings, technical plans and maps.

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  • electrical engineer

    Electrical engineer

    Electrical engineers design, develop and oversee the manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical machines and systems. 

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