See yourself in the Navy? This 21-week program will prepare you to meet the education and fitness requirements for the Navy and help build your confidence and resilience before you get started.


The Navy Indigenous Development Program (NIDP) will give you the opportunity to improve your literacy, numeracy and fitness. It runs for 21 weeks, and you'll be fully paid while you learn new skills and grow as a person.

You’re encouraged to contact our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist Recruiting Team who are serving ADF members. They can explain the program and guide you through the application process.

What You'll Gain

  • Improved language, literacy and numeracy
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Leadership and character development
  • Cultural awareness
  • Physical fitness
  • Military skills.

Successful completion of the program will give you a Certificate Il in Skills for Education, Training and Employment Pathways.

Where You'll Go

The Navy Indigenous Development Program is based in Cairns, QLD.

Who Will Mentor You

You’ll receive guidance and mentoring from current serving ADF members who will help you as you begin your career in the Navy.

Who You'll Become

You'll leave the program with the potential to start a Navy career with the relevant skills, knowledge and qualifications.


See where a career in the ADF can take you.

Check out some of our other Indigenous job programs

6-week program
Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program (IPRP)

After a successful application this 6-week program can help build your confidence, fitness and resilience.

17-week program
Army Indigenous Development Program (AIDP)

This fully paid 17-week program will help prepare you for the Army education and fitness entry requirements.

Air Force Indigenous Options

We’ll assist in finding the right job for you so you can watch your career grow.

13 19 01

Call 13 19 01 and ask to speak with our dedicated Specialist Recruiting Team for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Contact Details
08:00am - 09:30pm EST
08:00am - 07:00pm EST
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