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Assistant Maritime Warfare Instructor

Job Req ID:  89105
Posting Start Date:  23-Apr-2021

Watson Bay, New South Wales, AU

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 
  • Expression of interest
  • Integral training, assessment and technology-based role
  • Work alongside like-minded ex-military personnel
  • Excellent work/life balance


Expression of Interest

Serco provides contemporary simulator based maritime warfare training that meet the unique needs of military operations, utilising immersive and simulation technology to replicate real-life situations. The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Bridge Training Faculty (BTF) is a world class training facility that features 6 full and 4-part mission simulators for training Naval Officers in navigation and warfare utilising the Kongsberg suite of simulation technology.

About the Role
The purpose of this position is to be an integral part of the provision of navigation and warfare training to RAN Officers, using simulation as a key training aid. The Assistant Maritime Warfare Instructor works alongside the Senior Maritime Warfare Instructors and RAN staff to provide world class training to Maritime Warfare Officers.


Specifically, the role requires the Assistant Maritime Warfare Instructor to operate the complex simulator system at the highest level whilst providing realistic simulation scenarios from a sailor’s perspective in order to prepare Officers for service in the Fleet.

The role requires technical understanding and first stage defect rectification when the complex simulation systems develop faults or issues. SERCO will provide training to meet these specific requirements as well as aid in gaining civilian qualifications in Training and Assessment.

The current incumbents in role come from a varied background of CIS, CSO, MW and BWC backgrounds.

Key accountabilities:


  • Configuration of the Bridge Simulator system in preparation for training, including but not limited to, simulator system, bridge simulator and auditorium setup.
  • For approximately 44 weeks of the year provide instructional support in the simulator comprising of a favourable shift-roster week of mornings, afternoons or nights providing an excellent work/life balance. Outside of this routine the standard hours of work are 0730 to 1600 Monday to Friday with flexible working arrangements available.
  • Instructional classroom teaching and on the job application of tactical signals in accordance with current RAN doctrine
  • The ability to role play various ancillary ship positions in support of training i.e Operations Room personnel and Flight Deck personnel.

The incumbent of this position MUST hold or be able to gain and maintain a defence security clearance of NV1 - SECRET, or above.

  • An Assistant Maritime Warfare Instructor shall have a proven Communication Information System (CIS), Combat System Operator (CSO) or Electronic Warfare (EW) qualification (have ideally gained the rank of LS, CIS-C, Skill Grade 3 with 12 months contemporary sea experience). Other commensurate or equivalent military experience suitable to the role will be considered.
  • An Assistant Maritime Warfare Instructor shall have at least 6 years’ service in uniform.
  • Participated in multinational exercises whilst embarked in a RAN Frigate or Destroyer within the last 5 years (e.g. Talisman Sabre or RIMPAC).
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the RAN Warfare procedures and/or RAN Navigation Fleetwork
    (Ship Manoeuvring).


About Us

We are proud to support the Australian Defence Force and have been providing critical support services in our region since 1997. We help in ways that matter such as the maintenance of biomedical equipment and complex weapon systems, integrated logistics, simulator-based training, asset management, engineering and project management, the provision of professional maritime support as well as operating a range of marine vessels.  We are also proud to have been selected to design, build and operate the Australian Antarctic Division’s state-of-the-art icebreaker.  


At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit


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If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.

Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do.  We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter. 

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds.  By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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