Careers at Austal Australia

Austal provides outstanding career opportunities for individuals in a wide variety of trades and professions, at numerous locations. Some of the career opportunities at Austal Australia include:


  • Fabrication
  • Engineering
  • Fitout (Interiors & Carpentry)
  • Electrical
  • Site Services (Riggers, Scaffolders, Maintenance, Cleaning)

Click here to view vacant positions at Austal Australia (on Seek).


Austal Australia has a long-standing commitment to developing and retaining world-class tradespeople, which is reflected in our award-winning training record. Over 100 apprentices are currently learning and developing their trades from some of the world’s best shipbuilders at Austal Australia's Henderson and Naval Base (WA) shipyards.

Covering the key areas within the shipbuilding industry, Austal Apprenticeships provide you with an unequalled opportunity to gain a valuable trade qualification whilst building some of the world’s most advanced vessels.

In Australia, Austal takes on new apprentices and trainees each year in the following disciplines:

  • Aluminium Fabrication & Welding
  • Marine Fitout (Interiors & Carpentry)
  • Marine Fitting (Engineering)
  • First Class Machining (Engineering)
  • Electrical Mechanics (Electrician)

With uniforms, safety equipment, power tools and training provided at trade related Registered Training Organisations, these highly sought after apprenticeships are your opportunity to start a very rewarding career in a growing industry at a company with a long and successful history of excellence.

Please click here for further information on Austal Australia’s Apprenticeship Program.

To apply for an Apprenticehip at Austal Australia (Henderson, Western Australia only), please email 


  • Structural Design / Naval Architecture
  • Electrical Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • General Management
  • Project Management
  • Customer Service and Investor Relations
  • Sales, Marketing and Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Management and Accounting
  • Corporate Services (including Information Technology and Systems Support)
  • Purchasing, Procurement and Contract Management


The Austal Graduate Development Program (AGDP) is a structured program that aims to identify, develop and broaden the skills, knowledge and competencies of our Graduates so that they are able to realise their full potential. The AGDP is structured to ensure that all Graduates make a valuable contribution to the function of their respective assignments through controlled learning and development opportunities.

The AGDP aims to capture Graduates who are commencing professional employment post-graduation.

The AGDP is a foundation for successful job performance and long term career progression. The program is designed to develop a core set of professional competencies in Graduates of all disciplines through varied work-based experiences and on the job learning.


Austal Australia employees enjoy a full range of employee benefits including:

  • Annual leave (20 working days per annum)
  • Personal leave (up to 10 days per annum)
  • Annual leave loading for production staff
  • Four day working week (Mon-Thurs) for production staff (Western Australia)
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Ongoing training
  • Uniforms
  • Profit share bonus – from our profits for the year we give something back to our employees.
  • Work safe bonus for production staff
  • Access to an Employee Share plan including salary sacrificing and ability to invest up to AUD$1,000.00 per year tax free
  • Employee reward and discount schemes
  • Employee recognition awards & service recognition awards

Click here to view vacant positions at Austal Australia (on Seek).