WOMEN IN DEFENCE

Make your career work for you

In every one of our 300+ roles, women are showing how it’s done. Whether you’re after a full-time or part-time role, you can find excellent career opportunities that champion equality in a supportive and inclusive workplace.
Choose where you work
Recruit to Area (Army and Air Force)

  • Available by request but only where possible
  • Available after completion of recruit and Initial Employment Training (IET)
  • For high priority reasons such as family.

Choose when you start
Recruit When Ready

  • Available if the starting date request aligns with the ADF’s intake date
  • Start your career when it suits you
  • For those wanting to join as soon as possible.

Get help with pre-recruit fitness
Army Pre-Conditioning Program (APCP)

  • Boost to your fitness, confidence, and resilience with a 7-week program
  • For those 17+ years applying for a General Entry role.

Financial assistance (pilot and mission roles)
Tertiary Aviation Reimbursement Scheme (TARS)

  • For those currently studying or have a Bachelor-level degree in Aviation
  • Have your university fees reimbursed if you successfully reach certain training milestones.

Stories from women in the ADF

Check out some of the benefits

Flexibility

Enjoy flexible work arrangements like working from home, working from another location, or working outside normal core hours.

 

As long as you have approval from your respective Service (Navy, Army or Air Force) and subject to capability requirements, you can work to suit your situation. Applications for flexible working will be considered after completion of recruit or officer training and Initial Employment Training – typically several months after appointment or enlistment.

SHORTER COMMITMENT
Concerned about a long-term commitment? There are plenty of roles that only require 2 to 3 years in service.
A woman in uniform smiles.
How are women treated in the ADF?

Find the answers to frequently asked questions.

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