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Industry opportunities in defence

With the Australian Government investing a historic $200 billion to modernise the Australian Defence Forces, the defence sector will see serious growth and development over the coming years.

What to expect from a career in this industry

What’s great for job seekers is that you don’t have to be enlisted in the Armed Forces to benefit from the new employment opportunities created as a result of this government commitment.

Careers in defence are often reliable yet adventurous; professionals in this field (often called  ‘the workforce behind the defence force’) play a crucial role in planning and delivering strategies behind the scenes. 

Career outcomes for those with knowledge and experience in the defence industry vary. However, some in-demand trades include architectural draftsperson, ICT security specialist, mechanic, carpenter and joiner, electrician, and aircraft maintenance engineer – to name a few.

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • Very consistent, stable employment
  • Great opportunities for adventure
  • Options to upskill through ranks 
  • Work that’s at the forefront of technology.

There are many pathways to becoming skilled in this diverse sector. For example, you could look into a trades apprenticeship as a mechanic, electrician, carpenter or joiner. These qualifications open up the door to further education for future career growth if desired.

Defence industry apprenticeships and traineeships

Get practical experience and a nationally-recognised certification to launch your career in the defence with Mas. Mas helps job seekers who are looking to reskill or upskill to find the jobs and careers they want.

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, Mas provides guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.