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Defence Work
Experience Program

Welcome to Defence's Work Experience Website.


Defence is committed to providing a national work experience program designed to:

  • contribute to the development of the skills of young people;
  • ease the transition of students into the workplace; and
  • demonstrate the wide variety of interesting careers available within Defence.

Please Note: The Defence Work Experience Program offers unpaid work experience for students residing in Australia.

See the exciting work experience placements that are on offer.

If you have any queries or feedback in relation to the Defence Work Experience Program please send them to the following addresses:

Email: Defence.WorkExperienceProgram@defence.gov.au

For more information or guidance please contact your local Work Experience Liaison Officer:




Defence Work Experience Program (2.1 MINS)

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Royal Military College activity helps to cement student’s careers
Two Sutherland Shire teenagers were among 30 students from across Australia to experience military life in the Australian Defence Forces at the Royal Military College (RMC) Duntroon in Canberra.  Read More

Mitchell Price attended a RAAF open day written by Mitchell Price
I fell in love with flying when my dad took me up in a Cessna 172 when I was 7 years old. I have continually asked dad every holiday break and birthday for a chance to go back and fly again, which we have done so multiple times.  Read More

Students get top-flight education on careers By Rachel Riley
HIGH school students from the Townsville region gained a first-hand look at careers in the air force and army aviation when they toured RAAF Base Townsville yesterday.  Read More

Student's on cloud nine By Alma Ramcilovic
CATHERINE Hguyen is hoping to get a career in the military off the ground after taking part in the Royal Australian Air Force’s Girls Flight Camp  Read More

A Cultural Exchange: By CAPT James Hook
RMC-D staff cadets were provided some exposure to Indigenous culture during the training. Senior Instructor MAJ Rob Barr said he had asked the 148 staff cadets who had met an Indigenous Australian.  Read More

Check out all the fun stuff on Defence's Games and App's page. This page includes links to the Navy, Army, Airforce and Defencejobs interactive activities that are avaliable.

Defence provides Australian students the opportunity to experience exciting careers through its work experience program.