Marine Careers

Are you interested in a marine or maritime career?

A voyage on STS Leeuwin II will provide you with valuable skills for your resume or portfolio for tertiary entrance. It will demonstrate a strong commitment to your chosen career and equip you with future ready skills.A career in the marine or maritime industries can include roles in:

  • Marine engineering
  • Naval architecture
  • Marine biology
  • Maritime Law
  • Maritime Logistics and Scheduling
  • Shipwright or boat building
  • Marine cooking
  • Marine electrics / electronics
  • Marine mechanics
  • Marine tourism
  • Oceanography

Leeuwin’s Captain, Angela Lewis started her career with a Leeuwin voyage in 2002. Hear about her Leeuwin journey in the video below.

Captain Angela Lewis’s story

Woodside Sponsorship

Woodside Energy is an ongoing supporter of Leeuwin’s youth development programs, acknowledging the benefits of Leeuwin Ocean Adventure’s voyages for the development of young people.

Woodside Marine Career Pathway Sponsorship

The Woodside Marine Career Pathway Sponsorship supports young people aged 14-25, who reside in WA and who are interested in a career in the marine environment or the maritime industry, to join one of Leeuwin Ocean Adventure’s voyages.

The Woodside Marine Career Pathway Sponsorship covers up to 75% of the full voyage fare, excluding the cost of transport to and from the ship.

If you are looking to complete Certificate III courses in Maritime Operations, the time spent on your Leeuwin Ocean Adventure voyage (and any volunteering time following the voyage) can contribute to your sea-time.

Sponsorship Application Form

Woodside-Leeuwin Maritime Cadetship Program

Each year, applications are sought from young people seeking a career in the maritime industry to be one of three Woodside-Leeuwin Maritime Cadets.

The twelve-month cadetships are a unique combination of fully funded study, on-the-job training and opportunities for work-experience with maritime operators in Fremantle.

Woodside’s sponsorship of the cadetship provides funding for the following training:

  • Certificate III Maritime Operations – Master <24m near coastal
  • Certificate III Maritime Operations – Marine Engine Driver (MED 2)
  • STCW95 Certificate of Safety training
  • AMSA Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Sea service and oral assessment requirements
  • On-the-job training and relevant work experience

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure provides support from industry trained professionals and mentoring to give each cadet the best possible chance of meeting all of the objectives of the course and successfully completing the units of study and assessments.

Woodside-Leeuwin cadets can expect to spend up to half the year at sea! It is a rigorous program with outstanding results.

Hear from our past and present Woodside-Leeuwin Maritime Cadets below. Learn about their journey with Leeuwin and the goals they have achieved.

Learn about Cadet Career pathways

Learn how you can apply for a Cadetship Scholarship
Maritime Cadetship Sponsorship 2021

Riverwijs Maritime Cadetship Program

Similar to the Woodside cadetship, the Riverwijs Maritime Cadetship Program offers a twelve-month sponsored program including fully funded study and on the job training with Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation and other maritime operators in Fremantle. Since 2019, Riverwijs has offered a cadetship to an individual with a genuine aspiration for a career at sea.

Woodside Sponsored Crew and Volunteer Exchange Program

Each year, up to three crew exchanges are offered to outstanding crew or volunteer crew for an experience on board another vessel.

This opportunity is awarded to those who sail on STS Leeuwin II and are interested in further developing their personal and professional skills.