Cairns careers

The Cairns Maritime Careers Open Day will offer something for everyone.

10 May 2023


With more than 30 businesses from the marine, reef tourism and manufacturing industries involved, the Cairns Maritime Careers Open Day will be held on Saturday 13 May between 9 am and 1 pm at TAFE Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef International Marine College on Tingira Street, Portsmith.

There will also be representatives from the defence, supply chain and sustainment, commercial shipping and superyacht sectors.

Guided tours will run every 30 minutes through Austal, Norship, and Tropical Reef Shipyard as personalised information is provided to attendees through live activations and career information sessions. Please note, enclosed shoes are required to take part in these on-site tours.

Champions of local industry will be on hand to discuss apprenticeships and the sector’s focus on increasing employment opportunities.

Training organisations and apprenticeship centres will be available to discuss how to gain the highly sought-after industry-standard tickets and licenses.


The event will also feature a live radio broadcast from the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College and demonstrations including the fire simulator will provide attendees with a unique experience.

Businesses and organisations on display include the Navy, BAE Systems, Norsta, Coral Expeditions, Experience Co, Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef and North Marine to name but a few of the exhibitors.

The primary focus of the event is to highlight the local career opportunities in the marine/reef tourism and manufacturing industries, as well as the global career opportunities in the defence, supply chain and sustainment, commercial shipping, and superyacht sectors.

A jobs board will be available for career seekers to see first-hand the immediate job opportunities that exist within the region. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register online to secure their place.

This event held in collaboration with Workforce Australia – Local Jobs Program, The Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef, and is supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, TAFE Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef International Marine College and their state government initiatives of Cairns Regional Jobs Committee, and Jobs Queensland.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore Tingira Street and the exciting career opportunities available in the Cairns marine industry. More information and registration on the event website.



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