12-Month Navy Experience – Maritime Warfare Officer

Australia, All states and territories
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  • Good salary package and numerous benefits
  • Develop your potential with fully paid leadership training
  • Learn what it takes to lead a team of highly capable Navy personnel

Your role

Take this great opportunity to develop as a leader with the Navy building your ability to think on your feet, prioritise, take in Information to make decisions and direct the play on the bridge of a ship. Learn what it’s like to be the Commanding Officer’s representative – the point person for executing the safe navigation and general operations of the ship or submarine.

Maritime Warfare Officers need to understand all aspects of the running of a ship or submarine so during your Gap Year you will also get a taste of the engineering, logistics and aviation departments providing a great overview of the Navy organisation – as well as having the opportunity to travel while you do it.

The position of Maritime Warfare Officer is highly respected and you will learn from those in executive roles. You will observe Maritime Warfare Officers leading their bridge team and directing other areas of the ship to get the job done – this includes s navigation, managing any issues that arise or the safe operation of helicopters on and off the ships as just some examples. You will also learn how Maritime Warfare Officers manage their team’s training, career development and welfare.

Coupled with the highest standard of leadership training, the skills you across this role are transferable to other management and leadership positions and will provide you a unique edge.

There’s also the extra opportunity to undertake ADF Gap Year as a Maritime Warfare Officer Submariner. You get all the same leadership experience, except you’re working as part of a tight-knit team in an advanced Collins Class submarine.

These action-packed roles aren’t just reserved for people that are straight out of school. It’s a unique opportunity where you’ll get the chance to try out a year in Navy working alongside fully qualified Maritime Warfare Officers, all without needing any prior qualifications. You’ll get paid to travel and gain invaluable life and work experience, while making friendships that could last a lifetime.

Life in the Navy Gap Year Program

The Navy Gap Year Program is a one-year commitment that takes you well beyond the ordinary to experience everything the Navy has to offer. Whether you’re sailing across the seas by ship, exploring the oceans depths by submarine or soaring above by helicopter, you’ll be given skills and experiences which could extend into a longer-term role in the Navy or elsewhere.

On top of the many benefits you get from a job in the Navy, you’ll also experience a very supportive and collaborative team environment to help you thrive.


During your 12-month role, you’ll receive a salary package starting from $33,126.

In addition to your salary, you will receive generous superannuation, housing subsidies and free medical and dental care, service and uniform allowances, as well as a Maritime Allowance (if applicable).

Apply Now

For this role, you must have completed Year 12 level of secondary education (or equivalent) to Officer Entry standard and achieved an ATAR which would qualify you for entry into a degree at UNSW/ADFA. Applications can be considered if you are yet to complete Year 12 and are tracking towards the required ATAR.

Click the APPLY button if you think you have what it takes to spend 12 months as an ADF Gap Year Maritime Warfare Officer or Maritime Warfare Officer Submariner and we’ll get in contact with you shortly.

You can also visit the link below to view the full position description and learn more about life in the Navy.




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