Maritime Training Instructor - Expression Of Interest


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Location: Rydalmere, Australia

About Thales

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

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Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

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About Your Role

We are expressing our interest in the market for several instructor roles in preparation for an upcoming project in Sydney. We are currently looking for Senior Maritime Warfare Instructors, Assistant Warfare Instructors and Senior Navigation Instructors.

All the roles are within the Avionics & Simulation (AVS) domain and specifically within the Simulation Business Unit located in Rydalmere, Sydney, NSW. The roles are part of the Training Services activity, managed out of Rydalmere, but, will be based in Northeast Sydney. The roles are to provide scenario control and training delivery for Navigation training, as well as fulfilling the roles of scenario coordinator, Commanding Officer (CO), Principal Warfare Officer (PWO) and other whole-ship positions. You will participate in delivering remedial instruction for trainees identified as not performing, provide collective briefing of trainee groups in preparation for future runs and carry out trainee performance review forums with RAN staff.

  • Maintain expert knowledge in the operation of the Bridge Simulator;
  • Run training scenarios for the Bridge Simulator;
  • Attend student briefings and provide feedback;
  • Deliver MWO training in the Bridge Simulator;

How About You?

  • An Instructor shall be a qualified Principal Warfare Officer (PWO) or possess a Surface Combatant Navigation Course (SCNC) certificate or their national equivalent. You should also have over 1 year of PWO/SCNC experience.
  • Or you are an experienced Navigation Instructor who holds a PWO N+ qualification or national equivalent.
  • Assistant Instructors will be ex RAN CIS/CSO Leading hands or Petty Officers with Combat System and/or Bridge Communications experience.

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants. 

 As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.  To learn more about clearances please visit –

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical check.

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