The South Australian Government, in partnership with defence industry, the Australian Government and our local education institutions, is committed to supporting and developing the state’s defence industry workforce. A number of key initiatives are in place to ensure South Australia has the highly skilled workforce in place to deliver key Defence projects, including the Hunter class frigates.

Workforce and Skills Campaigns

Defence SA has developed two targeted campaigns to support the growth of South Australia’s highly-skilled defence industry workforce.

Find your place and Make your move are aimed at educating and attracting the future workforce to defence industry jobs in South Australia.

From project management to combat systems engineering; contracts management to Information Technology; supply chain to WHS; marketing and communications to logistics; South Australia is offering exciting lifelong careers. Not only are there many long-term and rewarding career opportunities available, South Australia’s affordable and enviable lifestyle is ready for the taking.

The campaign website provides resources about defence industry study options, career pathways and job opportunities for school students, recent graduates, mature-age workers considering a career change and veterans. It also provides information for those looking to move to South Australia including relocation assistance, information on South Australia’s education system, property market and much more.

For more information, head to the campaign website.

Defence Industry Scholarship Program

The Defence Industry Scholarship Program supports the development of a defence-ready workforce by connecting South Australian university students with defence companies through scholarship placements.

The South Australian Government-funded program, administered by the Australian Industry Group, , offers scholarships to support eligible students to undertake work placements with local defence companies and gain defence industry experience.

Scholarships will be available to high-calibre students who are completing a degree in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) or business, majoring in project management or logistics.