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​​Defence industry career development​

Access these resources to develop student understanding of careers in defence industries.

Year Level
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12
Content Type
  • Program/Overview
  • Career practitioner
  • Head of learning area
  • Teacher
  • VET coordinator
Learning Area
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
  • VET
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Defence industry career lesson

Teachers use this classroom activity to help students research career opportunities in defence industries.


Defence industry careers presentation

A PowerPoint presentation for teachers to use. It focuses on careers in the defence industry. Use it in conjunction with the worksheet and lesson.

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The Other Force

The Other Force website aims to support skilling and employment in WA’s defence industry.

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Defence Industry website

This is the Australian Government’s website which supports students, skilled workers and businesses.

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Careers in the defence industry A4 posters

A series of A4 posters you can print and share in schools to promote defence industry careers and pathways.

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Careers in the defence industry A2 posters

A series of A2 posters you can print and share in schools to promote defence industry careers and pathways.

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Career resources for STEM educators

A government-funded website with a collection of STEM career resources for girls and inclusive classrooms.

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Defence Industry Pathways Program

The Defence Industry Pathways Program is a 12-month traineeship that provides graduates with a Certificate III in Defence Industry Pathways.

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Superstars of STEM

Engage a STEM expert to speak at your school and mentor students.

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What's that STEM job?

Download Careers with STEM job kits for free, many relate to defence industries.

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Women in Welding

A website with profiles, case studies and general information on gender equity and diversity in the welding and fabrication sector.

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Girls in STEM (GiST) quiz

Take the GiST Career Quiz to find STEM study areas and careers which suit students’ interests. Discuss which of these relate to Defence Industry.

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Girls+ in Engineering (GiE) program

UWA’s Girls+ in Engineering (GiE) program inspires female students to take advantage of STEM study and career pathways, focusing on areas of science where women are underrepresented.

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CSIRO virtual work experience

Virtual work experience allows students to undertake STEM projects. Projects are linked to real-world CSIRO research and industry challenges.

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