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Defence Industry Pathways Program

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Defence Industry Pathways Program

Get a taste of what it's like to work in the defence industry. 

From technical engineering and cybersecurity through to logistics and procurement... Try each role first to discover the right pathway for your future! 

What's included?

  • Certificate III in Defence Industry Pathways
  • 12-month traineeship program (full-time)
  • Earn and learn as you train on-the-job
  • First-hand practical experience with global leaders
  • Multiple traineeship positions are available
  • Year 12 completion desirable 

Get a foot in the door, into Australia's booming Defence industry.

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Defence Industry Pathways Program

Traineeships available now! 

Working on Curtis Island's LNG facilities

Shell’s QGC business and ConocoPhillips as downstream operator of APLNG are the pioneers of the LNG industry in Australia and are some of the largest Australian natural gas producers. They have a global portfolio and are recognised for their world-class capabilities as an integrated upstream supplier of energy.

Shell’s QGC business and ConocoPhillips' success is driven by their people, and they aim to attract, develop and retain a diverse high-performing workforce. Their proven track record and distinctive capabilities are underpinned by more than 65 years of experience, making Shell’s QGC business and ConocoPhillips employers and partners of choice.

Programmed supporting the Australian Government and South Metropolitan TAFE

Programmed is proud to support the Australian Government and South Metropolitan Tafe in recruiting a large number of trainees to work in the Australian Government's new Defence Industry Pathways Program.

The program is being jointly developed by South Metropolitan TAFE (SMT) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as a vocational education and training (VET) pathway program that exposes graduates to a number of fields prior to deciding on a maritime defence pathway for the future.

Inclusion and diversity

At Programmed, Shell’s QGC business, ConocoPhillips as downstream operator of APLNG and Santos GLNG, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We welcome and encourage women and men, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Work-life as a Defence Industry Pathways Trainee