Trainee Programs

Find out about our current Traineeship opportunities.

Maritime, Waterways Safety Management 

The Department of Transport Waterways Safety Management branch is responsible for the safe and sustainable use of navigable waters along the Western Australian coastline and inland waterways. We achieve this by engaging in a positive and collaborative manner with the public and industry groups to change behaviours and ensure compliance with relevant laws and legislations.

The Waterways Safety branch consists of three teams:

  • Compliance and investigations 
  • Navigational Safety 
  • Safety Education 

Our Maritime traineeships are an annual intake, with applications opening in October of each year. Find out about our marine traineeships.

Trainee Marine

As a Marine Trainee your role is varied covering compliance and education patrols by vessel and vehicle in many locations around the State. You will navigate patrol vessels, speak to the public, inspect equipment, enforce the rules and at times issue marine infringements and boating cautions.

In the role you will:

  • inspect moorings and jetties
  • monitor aquatic events
  • provide education to schools and groups
  • participate in sea search and rescue, and
  • other emergency response situations such as oil pollution clean ups.

This is a uniquely challenging and highly rewarding role with excellent training and qualifications provided and opportunities to progress to other positions.

Visit JobsWA to apply for this traineeship.

Trainee Maritime Safety Education Officer

Are you ready to embark on a challenging yet rewarding journey in the world of marine safety?

We are seeking a Trainee Officer to join our dedicated and energetic team and fill an operational and front-line position.

As a Trainee Officer, you are an integral part of our team, where you’ll learn and contribute to our vision of fostering safe and responsible recreational boating. 

In the role you will participate in a structured training program and build a strong foundation in marine safety.  As a Department of Transport employee, you can expect a competitive salary and a range of employee benefits.

Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your career in the dynamic world of marine safety. 

Visit JobsWA to apply for this traineeship.

Why work at DoT?

The Department of Transport provides a safe, inclusive environment for trainees to gain work experience in the public sector while providing reasonable adjustments to suit their needs. 

We recognise teams with diverse members are better able to contribute to our organisation’s goals and outcomes through enhanced creativity and innovation. We celebrate great performance and act in alignment with Our Values. We recruit people who embody our values and demonstrate the potential to drive our organisation forward. We invest you, because we know you will add value straight away and as you progress with us.

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Learn more about working at DoT.

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