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Careers and VET Services


UCAT registrations open for Year 12 Students on 1 March. Many of the UCAT Preparation companies are emailing the College about opportunities. As stated in the recent information session, the Universities and the UCAT ANZ company does not recommend or endorse any of these programs promoting preparation based on the resources provided on the UCAT ANZ website. The website provides more accurate, cheaper and plentiful resources. Of course, many students still choose to participate in a private UCAT preparation scheme.

Students were given a link to the main providers at the recent session. Please be aware MedEssentials, and the National Institute of Education (NIE) have upcoming sessions and opportunities and interested students should register on their respective websites. These courses can be expensive, so we encourage families to fully evaluate before investing in these opportunities.

NIE Webinar
On 21 February 2021, the NIE will be conducting a UCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest advanced skills webinar. Spots are limited, for more information please click here.

MedEssentials Free Medicine & UMAT Workshop
MedEssentials will be holding a free Meidicne and UMAT workshop in late February at the Location: University of South Australia. It starts at 9:30am and there will be a Q&A at 12:00pm. Students in Years 10-12 or gap year students, and parents, are encouraged to attend. All applications are individually reviewed, please click here for more information.

If you did not attend the information session held in Week 2, student are encourage to email Ms Coorey to be added to the email distribution list.


When you think of shipbuilding you might be thinking it’s working with sheets of metal in shipyards. But the reality is modern shipbuilding is much more than that – it’s highly complex and involves world class technology, with roles from project management, though to engineering and trades.

Australia’s shipbuilding industry is growing fast, with seventy vessels to be built for the Royal Australian Navy by the 2050’s. These vessels require some of the most advanced technology in the world to ensure they’re invisible to attack, able to detect threats and ensure the safety of the crew on board.

There will be demand for thousands of people, right across Australia, to work in roles such as:

Engineers design the vessels and create the technology inside the ship or submarine.

  • Designers
  • Software Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers

Project Management
Project Managers oversee projects to ensure they run smoothly and delivered on time.

  • Project Managers
  • Planners
  • Schedulers

Trades are at the heart of physically building the vessels. They ensure that the hull, and everything inside, is properly and safely manufactured and installed.

  • Welders
  • Boilermakers
  • Electricians
  • Fabricators

Supply Chain
This area is all about sourcing and storing the materials needed to build the vessels.

  • Purchasing Officers
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Logistics Officers

Support roles
These are the other functions required in any business to ensure smooth operations.

  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Legal

It’s important to note that in these roles, you don’t need to join the Navy. You’ll be working for the large, often international, companies who are building the vessels, or the Australian owned businesses who are supplying and manufacturing various components.

There are many pathway opportunities into these roles via university, vocational and trade pathways, as the Naval Shipbuilding College works with over 20 universities and TAFEs across Australia to ensure you’re ready for a career in the naval shipbuilding industry.

The Naval Shipbuilding College can help you turn your interests and skills into a long, successful career. You might not quite know what you want to do yet, and that’s ok!

Click here to set up a free chat with a career consultant who will provide guidance and advice on the different options available to gain a job in the industry.

To get an overview of the industry and the types of roles available, please click here. For more information please go to the Naval Shipbuilding Industry website.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors