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Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program (IPRP)

Not confident you’re ready for Initial Military Training? This 6-week program might be for you. You'll experience military life and be given some fitness pre-conditioning and skills to set you up for success in your future military career.

Navy Indigenous Development Program (NIDP)

Want to join the Navy? This program will help prepare you to meet the education and fitness requirements to apply for a future Navy career. It runs for 21 weeks and includes both military training and TAFE education. Plus, you’ll be paid while you learn new skills.

Army Indigenous Development Program (AIDP)

Want to join the Army? This program will help prepare you to meet the education and fitness requirements for entry and includes cultural activities to help you maintain connection to country. It runs for 17 weeks, and you’ll be fully paid while you gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to start your career in the Army.

Air Force Indigenous Options

Want to join the Air Force but unsure which role? We’ll assist in finding the right career for you so you can watch your career grow.

* The terms Indigenous and Indigenous Australians are used to describe all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Real Stories

Maritime Warfare Officer Sarah is on the job.

Maritime Warfare Officer

Natalie stands in the warehouse as she smiles at camera.

Supply Chain Coordinator

Loadmaster Coomara smiles at camera.


Air Intelligence Analyst Tara smiles at camera.

Air Intelligence Analyst

Hydrographic Surveyor Kelly smiles at camera.

Hydrographic Surveyor

Make A Difference And Inspire Your Community

See where a career in the ADF can take you. If you have questions, call 13 19 01 and ask to speak with our dedicated Specialist Recruiting Team for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

We'll work with you to find the right training course and career pathway


Our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist Recruiting Team can help you find a career you’ll love. They can also help answer any questions you have.


Meet and chat with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander personnel serving in the ADF. Hear first-hand about Indigenous career opportunities and learn from their experiences.


Find events near you and come and chat to us in person. We’re here to make sure you get the support you need.

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The right environment to thrive

Join a diverse and supportive workplace with unique opportunities for First Nations people.

Cultural awareness

There are plenty of opportunities to learn and understand more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

A great place to work

Feel welcomed in an enriching work environment that provides valuable growth and experiences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Career development

In the ADF, all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are given equal opportunities to develop their careers and move forward professionally.

Ongoing support

There are numerous support programs including specific Indigenous training and Indigenous employment opportunities, formal and informal networking and special provisions for Indigenous employees.

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