Navy sailors undertake a wide range of peacetime and wartime work on land and at sea, including communications, supply, seamanship, motor transport, combat systems operation, hospitality and stores.
Duties & Tasks
A Navy sailor may specialise as an/a:Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner works in submarines to monitor the presence of vessels in the maritime environment. This is achieved by detecting and analysing noise patterns from unknown sources.
Boatswain's Mate performs general seamanship duties on board Navy ships. They handle the berthing of ships, use ship's boats and small arms, and maintain the ship and its fixtures.
Clearance Diver responsible for military diving tasks, which may include underwater repairs; the securing and disposal of missiles, projectiles and explosives; and the safe demolition of maritime assets.
Combat Systems Operator works in the operations room with sensor equipment such as sonar and radar, providing combat data and operations planning support.
Combat Systems Operator (Mine Warfare) operates the combat data system on board the Navy's minehunters, including underwater mine disposal vehicles, radars, sonars and navigation systems.
Communication and Information Systems Sailor responsible for sending information into, out of and around a ship or base, using radio, satellite equipment and Local Area Networks (LAN).
Chef caters and prepares food for Navy personnel both on shore and in ships and submarines.
Dental Assistant helps with dental procedures, writes reports and looks after the accounting and appointment records.
Hydrographic Surveyor works on board Navy research vessels assisting in compiling data for hydrographic surveys of Australia's coastline and approaches.
Medical Sailor assists with patient care and comfort, hygiene and nursing care, and emergency medical and pre-hospital care of Navy personnel.
Musician performs in Navy bands at concerts, ceremonies, parades and dances, playing a range of musical styles, including classical pieces, rock, jazz and swing.
Maritime Logistics Steward responsible for the administration and general running of the Officers' Mess, providing hospitality services such as table preparation, bar services and cabin care for officers.
Supply Chain Sailor responsible for the administration and stock control of Naval Stores items.
Personnel Operations Sailor employed within the Navy's personnel organisation as an administrator to run the office on a ship or base, handling pay, accounts and general clerical work. They may also work as the personal assistant to a Commanding Officer on a warship.
at least 17 years of age
meet aptitude and medical requirements.