Acoustic Analyst Submariner

Your role:

In this unique role, you’ll operate, supervise and manage all passive and active sonars and acoustic sensors on board submarines. You’ll undergo extensive training to learn how to detect, track and classify noise sources in the ocean, passing the critical information that you gather on to Command. This role is vital to protecting the submarine from being detected and helps keeps Australia’s maritime environment free from the threat of enemy attack.

As an Acoustic Analyst Submariner, you’ll be operating some of the most advanced systems in the Navy—making tactical recommendations relating to the information and data that you receive.

In addition to your core duties, you’ll also be involved in tasks that affect the operation of the submarine.  These may include being part of the submarine's medical emergency team, and carrying out seamanship duties. When the submarine is on the surface, you’ll take part in roles like control room watch-keeping, lookout, helmsman, first response team for incidents and assisting in small boat and aviation operations.  When the submarine is underwater, you’ll keep watch as a sonar operator and fulfil a range of other positions like navigator’s assistant, damage control and survival equipment sailor. All this provides great variety day-to-day.

This role enables you to play a vital part in protecting your country as part of a Navy force that’s second to none. All while travelling the world with a tight-knit team that become your best mates. If this speaks to you, then a role as an Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner could be for you.

Life in the Navy:

A career in the Navy is a challenging yet highly rewarding working environment that comes with good work/life balance, competitive salary and skills for life. You can expect to feel a unique sense of accomplishment and pride from serving and protecting our country and helping to keep our vast coastlines safe.

Life in the Navy is anything but mundane. You’ll enjoy varied lifestyles, rewarding careers, opportunities to travel, and excellent social and fitness facilities, free medical and dental; all in a dynamic and fulfilling working environment.

Don’t worry, it’s not all life at sea—there’s more to the Navy than ships, submarines and helicopters.

Some days, you might be exploring exciting new countries with your fellow crewmates. Other days, you could be based locally not too far from home.


Be paid to train and learn the skills required to become a qualified Acoustic Analyst Submariner. Upon completion of your initial military and initial employment training, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary package of up to: $99,600 including service and uniform allowances, as well as a Maritime Allowance (if applicable).

In addition to your salary, you will receive generous superannuation, housing subsidies and free medical and dental care.

Apply Now:

For this role, you must be over 17 at time of enlistment, an Australian Citizen and have passed Year 10 English and Maths. However, you may apply while still studying year 10.

Click the APPLY button if you think you have what it takes to become an Acoustic Analyst Submariner and we’ll get in contact with you shortly.

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