Western Australia's defence industry relies on trained personnel to support its operations, and training is often customised to meet industry needs and support major projects such as the introduction of new technology or machinery.
The qualifications and courses listed here can provide you with useful skills and knowledge to support a career in the defence industry, in areas such as electrical design and engineering, computer programming and software development, modifying and maintaining electronic equipment and writing technical reports. These skills are used in defence industry jobs such as engineering, technical officer or electronic systems technician.
There are also specialist maritime courses that can qualify you to work on an offshore oil rig, merchant ocean going vessel, large charter vessels, tug boats and sailing ships.
The list presented here is only for this industry category. You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training. A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.
Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the myskills.gov.au website.