The Boating Industry Academy is the first industry-driven program for high school students wishing to pursue a career in the boating and marine industry
The specialist program commenced in January 2023 on the Gold Coast (Robina). The initiative is run in partnership with the Australian Industry Trade College and in collaboration with industry partners based at Coomera, the largest marine precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
Start your boating or marine career at school
The Academy is for career-minded young people in Year 10 or 11 (2023) looking to work in the boating and marine industry. Students spend five weeks a term in school and up to 28 weeks a year in the boating industry at the Coomera precinct.
Students are exposed to a solid base of key skills and industry knowledge before commencing a school-based apprenticeship/traineeship in Year 11.
The program is designed to prepare young people for a career within the industry with a proven approach that supports retention and completion of apprenticeships.