Trades & Apprenticeships

Trade work with ASC is not average trade work – it is unique, challenging and on the cutting edge of technology at the forefront of Australia’s naval defence industry.

Our tradespeople work on some of the most sophisticated defence vessels in Australia: the Collins Class submarines and the Hobart Class air warfare destroyers.

We strongly encourage professional development. Many of our tradespeople commence their career in one discipline, acquire more skills and education, then take off in unexpected and satisfying directions.

Working in a trade with us could be the right career move for you. View our current vacancies and register your interest in forthcoming opportunities at ASC.


Apprenticeships with ASC are based on operational requirements and generally include electrical, mechanical and fabrication trades. Opportunities to maximise individual development on the program is supported through world class mentoring, supervision, training and work on some of Australia’s largest defence projects.

Eligibility Requirement

All applicants should have attained a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or be currently undertaking this with good results in maths, english, science (physics/chemistry) and/or technical studies.

Personal attributes that ASC look for in an apprentice include:

  • An interest in the selected trade through work experience, project work at home and any hobby / interests;
  • A desire to learn a range of new skills associated with the trade;
  • A commitment to self development; and
  • A commitment to quality and attention to detail.

All applicants must be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

How to Apply 

Applications for our ASC 2021 National Apprenticeship Program are now open. Click on the "JOB SEARCH" page for further information or just click here

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