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. 

  • Cyber security classroom
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    Cyber security specialist

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

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  • network administrator
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    Network administrator

    Network administrators install, maintain and optimise hardware and software systems across various communication networks.

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  • software developer
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    Software developer

    Software developers play a vital role in interpreting technical designs and specifications to build, test, and modify code for software applications.

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  • software engineer
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    Software engineer

    Software engineers develop specifications and oversee the design, construction and testing of advanced software systems.

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