Training & Employment

Congratulations to Dougie Bauer – 2017 BIAV Apprentice of The Year

DSC_0365smlThe Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV), has awarded the 2017 Victorian marine Apprentice of the Year to Dougie Bauer at the 2017 Melbourne Boat Show on Monday, 19 June 2017.

He is currently completing a Certificate 3 in Marine Mechanical Technology at Chisholm Institute and is employed by JV Marine World in Braeside.  He was among four apprentices from throughout Victoria to be nominated for the award.

Dougie was chosen as the recipient of the award for his significant skills, dedication and behaviour both at school, the workplace and involvement with the community.  Read more…

CareersGuide_Flyer_smlThe Boating & Marine Industry Careers Guide

Developed by the Boating Industry Association of Victoria, this guide provides information to help you identify employment, education and training opportunities when deciding on career pathways that best suit your interests and abilities. Our industry values people with a wide range of backgrounds and diverse skills. The potential to develop your career is endless, from small craft construction to super yachts, engine repairs to sails; marine equipment to marine electronics; marina management to marine tourism. This guide is an important resource for young people, career practitioners, teachers, parents and employers on jobs within the boating and marine industry in Victoria.


Meet these Marine Apprentices

Want to know what it’s like to be an apprentice in the marine industry? Find out by reading these profiles from marine apprentices throughout Victoria.

Caleb - Apprentice with Wes Frost Marine in Mornington

Chris - Apprentice with Webster Marine in Paynesville

Conner - Apprentice with Western Port Marin in Hastings

Jordan - Apprentice with Gippsland Ports Boat Yards in Paynesville

Nathan - Apprentice with Evolutions Boats in Bayswater

Tristan - Apprentice with Penfold Marine in Williamstown

Jobs and Apprenticeship Opportunities

Senior Project Officer – Maritime Technical Services

Bruce Harris maker of the Sharkcat and BIAV Education Chair, Neil Hancock talk about careers in the marine industry