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Job Description:

As a Submarine Medic provide Navy personnel with first response medical services, while enjoying:

  • a good salary plus generous superannuation
  • ongoing investment in your personal and career development
  • free medical and dental
  • job security and a good work/life balance
  • rewarding work and world-class training
  • subsidised accommodation
  • a supportive team environment
  • travel and leave entitlements
  • free access to sports and fitness facilities when on base
  • friendships that last a lifetime

All that plus meaningful experiences such as joining humanitarian and disaster-relief missions.

Your role

Deep beneath the ocean's surface there has been an accident on your submarine. A number of crew members have been injured and the nearest hospital is hundreds of kilometres away. Thanks to extensive training you're able to provide your mates with immediate life-saving medical care.

This is no ordinary emergency services role, and a submarine is no ordinary workplace.

It takes a special kind of resourcefulness to join the Deep Elite, living and working with a close-knit team in the unique environment of a Collins Class submarine. But the rewards are many and varied and the onboard camaraderie is like no other.

As a Submarine Medic your main responsibility will be the provision of healthcare to support and maintain the health and well-being of fellow crewmembers. You may also be called upon to help civilian communities in need.

You don't need any experience to apply for this role as full training is provided by expert medical personnel. The skills you acquire will enable you to carry out:

  • advanced first aid
  • pre-hospital emergency care
  • advanced life support
  • evacuation services
  • in-patient healthcare, and
  • nursing care for the sick and wounded.

You will be trained to provide these services in a variety of situations and environments, working independently and effectively under a range of conditions including at sea.

Given the limited crew size on submarines, you will also gain the skills and knowledge to multitask on your vessel and react in the shortest possible time to incidents as they occur. This means you will perform duties such as:

  • surface lookout
  • helmsman, and
  • first response fire fighter.

If you love helping people and have the strength of character to remain calm under extreme pressure, this could be a great job for you. Better still, you’ll be working for a dynamic organisation that offers a unique lifestyle plus opportunities you simply won’t find anywhere else.


  • Fully-paid medical training
  • Once trained, earn over $66,000 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Numerous other benefits


  • Any fleet unit or shore establishment in Australia
  • Some of your time will be spent at sea

Entry Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Year 11 completion with passes in English and Biology, plus Year 10 Mathematics
  • Year 11 Chemistry also highly desirable

If you do not have the required passes you may be eligible to sit an Alternative Education Equivalency assessment. Medical and fitness guidelines also apply.

How to Apply

Sounds good? Then apply now on the Defence Jobs website.