Navy Officer Āpiha Tauā Moana

Navy officers train navy sailors, manage field exercises and lead sailors in combat, peacekeeping missions, border patrols and disaster relief.

Navy officers may do some or all of the following:

  • organise and conduct training
  • instruct and lead sailors during training exercises and on deployment
  • budget, and manage resources assigned to them
  • operate and maintain Navy equipment
  • help in search and rescue operations, border patrols and disaster relief efforts in New Zealand and overseas
  • train sailors in fitness, first aid and combat.

Navy officers also have duties related to their area of specialisation. For example, airborne tactical officers control the operations and communications of helicopters that are based on ships.

Physical Requirements

Navy officers must pass Navy fitness tests, so they need to be fit, healthy and strong, with good hearing and eyesight (with or without corrective lenses). Some positions require you to have normal colour vision.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for navy officers includes:

  • training as a sailor in the Navy
  • being a member of the Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • involvement in youth organisations such as Sea Scouts and Cadets
  • experience at sea
  • work or sporting experience in a team environment
  • experience in a trade such as automotive or mechanical engineering.

Personal Qualities

Navy officers need to be:

  • disciplined and organised
  • confident
  • careful and accurate, with an eye for detail
  • efficient and able to work well under pressure
  • able to manage and lead people
  • able to solve problems and make decisions
  • able to give instructions well.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for navy officers includes:

  • training as a sailor in the Navy
  • being a member of the Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • involvement in youth organisations such as Sea Scouts and Cadets
  • experience at sea
  • work or sporting experience in a team environment
  • experience in a trade such as automotive or mechanical engineering.

Subject Recommendations

NCEA Level 2 with a minimum of 12 credits in English is required for this job. Useful subjects include construction and mechanical technologies, digital technologies, maths, physical education and physics.

Navy Officers can earn around $39K-$52K per year per year.

Navy officers may progress in rank to:

  • ensign
  • sub-lieutenant
  • lieutenant
  • lieutenant commander.

Navy officers may specialise in: 

  • aviation
  • combat and security
  • engineering and technical trades
  • hospitality
  • intelligence, IT and communications
  • logistics and administration
  • medical and health.

 

Navy Officer

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