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Removal of Gender Restrictions from ADF Combat Roles

Implementation Plan

A well considered and phased implementation plan has been developed by Defence to facilitate and support the entry of women into ADF combat role employment categories that have previously been unavailable to them. The Implementation Plan has the full support of both the Chief of Defence Force and the Service Chiefs.

The Implementation Plan includes proposed timelines and actions to remove barriers to women’s participation in all ADF combat role employment categories. Defence will embed the implementation plan over a five year period so that appropriate levels of support are available for women who choose to pursue a career in combat roles.

The plan factors in lessons learned from past integration initiatives, where Defence opened more positions to women and the shared experiences of other nations including Canada and New Zealand which have lifted gender restrictions.

Below you can download copies of the implementation plan and attachments:

Implementation Plan (PDF 131KB)

Attachment 1: Defence (corporate) Work Breakdown Structure (PDF 68KB)

Attachment 2: Navy

  1. Navy Work Breakdown Structure (PDF 72KB)
  2. Navy Schedule (PDF 51KB)

Attachment 3: Army

  1. Army Work Breakdown Structure (PDF 88KB)
  2. Army Schedule (PDF 56KB)

Attachment 4: Air Force

  1. Air Force Work Breakdown Structure (PDF 68KB)
  2. Air Force Schedule (PDF 48KB)

Attachment 5: Risk Management Plan (PDF 101KB)

  1. Risk Log: ADF Implementation Plan - Removal of Gender Restrictions on ADF Combat Role Employment Categories (PDF 38KB)
  2. Residual Risk Log: ADF Implementation Plan - Removal of Gender Restrictions on ADF Combat Role Employment Categories (PDF 24KB)
  3. Risk Definitions and Matrix (PDF 16KB)
  4. Risk Treatment and Mitigation Approval (PDF 202KB)

All information on this page is correct as of August 2013.