STEM Career Pathways

REA facilitates career intervention activities which link schools, industry, TAFE, universities and parents in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment focused on encouraging students to engage with STEM at schools and to take up STEM career pathways after school.

To facilitate these outcomes key goals include:

  • Increasing exposure of students to employment pathways to industry
  • Deliver practical industry career experience initiatives for students
  • Deliver student mentoring and network opportunities

An historic $200 billion is being invested by the Australian Government into modernising Australia’s defence capability, securing our nation while strengthening our defence industry and creating Australian jobs.

The ‘defence industry’ is the thousands of Australian businesses, men and women across the country who aren’t in the Defence Force but use their expertise, experience and trade skills to supply and support it – they are the Workforce Behind The Defence Force.

There will be more opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to join over 3,000 business already working in the defence industry. Many of the opportunities will not be directly with Defence, but in the supply chains of the ‘prime’ companies that deliver many of the major Defence projects in Australia.

Careers in Graphics, Print & Signage

Researching Careers in Defence Industries

In support of promoting research into career pathways, all participants in REA’s programs are required to research information about Defence Industries and possible career pathways within those industries which match their skills and passions.

The Department of Defence supports a range of skilling and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives which seek to address industry capacity and capability gaps and boost the pool of STEM skills available to the Australian defence industry.

The Re-Engineering Australia Foundation is a recipient of a Department of Defence 2017-18 School Pathways Programme Grant and undertakes a range of activities to increase the pool of young people undertaking STEM subjects at school and raise students’ awareness of defence industry as a viable, exciting and long-term career option.

For more information on the School Pathways Programme and other Department of Defence initiatives, please visit the website.

For more information about defence industry, The Workforce Behind the Defence Force, please visit the website.

The following links will help students access information about the thousands of career opportunities which exist within the industry which support Defence.

Defence & Industry

With billions of dollars of hi-tech Engineering projects over coming decades our Defence industry offers more than 100 non-combat technical roles from Engineering Design to Maintenance & Service Technician.

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Dept of Defence

Our Army, Navy and Air Force offer a wide variety of exhilarating careers and you can study for them whilst being paid from day one.

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DST Group

“The Brains Trust Of Defence” where tomorrow’s technologies are being developed today. Including autonomous vehicles, electronic warfare, cyber, surveillance and space, and human science.

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Australian Made Defence

We are indeed a clever nation! Take note of the Offshore Patrol Vessel case study – the team includes an REA alumni who is now a Naval Architect!!!

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My Skills

“There are many ways to succeed” with nationally accredited training providers which offer hundreds of courses to start you on your way.

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Australia’s largest ship and submarine builder. Their next major project, the $50Bn Future Submarine, will be the biggest Engineering feat in Australia’s history.

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Visual Connections

Australia’s largest manufacturing sector: signage, printing and graphics. We are all impacted by it every day.

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Sign Careers

The industry has over 7,600 businesses and the value of production in Australia is worth many billions of dollars. In an industry this big there are many great career opportunities available almost anywhere in Australia.

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Engineers Australia

Everything you touch and use from waking up to going to bed is the result of the innovation and design skills of engineers.

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