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Maritime Warfare Officer (Uni Sponsorship - Earn while Studying)

Your role:

As a Maritime Warfare Officer, you’ll be responsible for ships or submarines at sea in all aspects of maritime safety, navigation, and collision avoidance. You will also play a key role in contributing to the warfare and tactical operations, positioning to enable the use of weapons, and assisting in identifying advancing aircraft and vessels.  

Whether you have recently finished school, currently studying, already in the workforce or you have no experience at all, we’re hiring. You’ll be paid from day one to gain all the skills needed with extensive on-the-job training. If you are currently studying at uni, you may be able to earn a salary, receive subsidised housing and get your uni fees covered through a Defence University Sponsorship. 

Your duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridgemanship and navigation skills
  • Accountability for the safety of the ship
  • Understanding and use of machinery and the propulsion plant
  • Launching and recovering of the ship’s boats and aircraft
  • Contributing to whole ship warfare activities
  • Assisting in identifying advancing aircraft, submarines, and other warships
  • Warfare tactics, including evasive ship handling manoeuvres
  • Monitoring of ship safety during live weapons firings
  • Providing leadership and management to sailors and junior officers within your division

You’ll enjoy a competitive salary package, career stability, opportunities for continuous progression and an adventurous lifestyle – all while making a difference to Australia.


There is also the option to specialise as a submariner and be a part of the most exclusive and stable workforce in Australia. You’ll contribute to warfare activities and be responsible for the control, navigation systems and maritime safety of Navy submarines at sea.


  • Free medical and dental
  • Competitive salary package
  • Incremental salary increases as you progress through training and ranks
  • 16.4% superannuation
  • Job security
  • Career progression and development
  • Good work/life balance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Excellent social and fitness facilities
  • Subsidised housing
  • Balance of shore and sea postings
  • Great chef made meals at sea 
  • Variety of allowances


When you first join the Navy and while studying for your degree at the university of your choice, you will be paid between $35,326 and $54,166 depending on your year of study. 

Upon completion of your initial military and employment training, you’ll enjoy a salary package starting from $92,679 for surface fleet and $103,771 for submariners.

Apply Now: 

Apply today or request more information by calling Manisha Kumar on 07 5563 4118 or emailing [email protected] 

For this role, you must be over 17 at time of enlistment, an Australian Citizen, have completed Year 12 and obtained a high enough entrance rank to qualify.

To get sponsored to finish your degree you must have completed at least one year of an appropriate degree and have no more than three years of full time study outstanding to complete your degree.

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Closing in 14 days
Closing in 14 days
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Defence, Government, Intelligence

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:







    Aug 2022 (approx)

  • Program Duration

    1 Year

  • Closing Date:31st Aug 2022, 1:59 pm


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