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.
For more information about the defence industry, jobs and careers, and training options please visit our Defence page
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We’re making training affordable and accessible so you can boost your skills and be job ready as the WA economy recovers.
How about a free training course — yes... free! Or choose from over 70 half-price qualifications that match up with where the jobs are.
To meet the specific needs of businesses for COVID-19, we have new skill sets — fast track training to get you job ready — and to make sure anyone can get skills ready we have made a range of courses available online at TAFE colleges.
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 list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry. For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.
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.