Communication And Information Systems Operator

Your role:

This isn’t your average communications job. In this highly technical role, you’ll be trained to operate the Navy’s vast array of communication and data systems to keep information flowing securely between Navy vessels at sea and beyond.

Some of the core duties of an Operator include, but are not limited to:

- Operation and coordination of radio, Satellite, ICT, and visual communication systems,

- Using a variety of Navy's communications systems to meet operational outcomes,

- Communicating through teletype, satellite, flashing light (Morse code),

flag signalling and more,

- Communicating by data and voice between ships, shore, Army, Air Force and other government/civilian organisations,

- Working with highly classified information,

- System diagnosis and recovery,

- Providing tactical communications advice to Command, and

- Flag ceremonial procedures. 

If you’re someone that’s fascinated with modern communication and data systems, and like the sound of being responsible for the protection of highly classified information, then this career path could be for you.

Prior experience isn’t needed, but a high level of focus, composure and professionalism is required for the job. You need to be able to work independently as well as part of a tight-knit team. As an Operator, there’s a clear pathway and opportunity for career progression as a specialist communications supervisor or information systems administrator.

Life in the Navy:

A career in the Navy is a challenging and 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 stationed locally not too far from home.


Be paid to train and learn the skills required to become a qualified Communication and Information Systems Operator. Upon completion of your initial military and initial employment training, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary package of up to: $81,494 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.

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.

Click the APPLY button if you think you have what it takes to become a Communication and Information Systems Operator and we’ll get in contact with you shortly.

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