Boating Industry Association

Careers

Do you want a career in the boating industry?
The boating industry values people with a wide range of backgrounds and with diverse skills, and can offer the opportunity to work with local, national and international companies. In such a dynamic and diverse industry there is no end to the opportunities available; from small craft construction to super yachts and beyond; from engines to sails; from boat building to fit out and repair and maintenance; from marine equipment to marine electronics; from sales and marketing to management; from marina services and management to marine tourism.

The Boating Industry Association has developed a Marine Industry Careers Guide to help you identify the types of jobs available to you and the training you can get to help you pursue a career in the industry. Click here to download the guide.

Starting out
Use the careers guide to help you decide on a career path that will suit your interest and abilities, and talk to family, friends and your careers adviser (if you are still at school). Approach marine businesses in your area with your resumé, and keep an eye on job vacancies in the industry press and on the internet.

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) provide a useful career pathways simulator, which includes the marine industry. Click here to access the simulator on the MSA website, and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the marine section.

If you’re interested in a career in Marinas, click here to find out about the pathway from marina attendant to marina manager, and training available from Marina Industries Association (MIA). More information about the MIA’s training programs can be found on their website www.marinas.net.au.