What careers are available in the Australian Public Service (APS)?
The Department of Defence employs more than 20,000 Australian Public Service (APS) employees. Defence APS employees are employed in an array of critical positions Australia wide enabling our three services Navy, Army and Air Force to do their job. Defence APS employees are involved in most facets of Defence from providing the equipment Australian Defence Force personnel use, to making Defence policy by implementing the Government's wishes.
You can expect careers that offer enormous scope for personal and professional development. You will join an open, flexible, and creative environment - one that gives you the freedom to acquire multiple skills, the opportunity to gain experience across a whole range of activities, flexibility to move into new roles and even switch careers altogether as Defence itself evolves to meet new demands and priorities.
It's all about achieving results. It's about responding to continuous change. It's about exceeding your own career expectations and making a real difference to the world you live in.
Graduate Development Program
A career in Defence offers civilian graduates from all disciplines unique and exciting opportunities to work in areas they may not have previously considered.
What types of jobs are available in the Australian Defence Force (ADF)?
There are around 350 jobs to choose from in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) , in just about every field you can think of. The Navy, Army and Air Force have one of the most diverse range of careers in the country. What's more, the ADF pays you to study for your qualifications. Jobs include everything from pilot, medical officer, clerk and cook through to combat systems operator, vehicle mechanic and air traffic controller.
Australian Defence Force Academy
If you're interested in a university degree, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), a campus of the University of New South Wales, offers a range of degrees in Arts, Business, Science, Technology and Engineering. Once you graduate, you could take on one of a number of leadership positions including ship's Navigator, Army Aviator or Air Traffic Controller. The ADF also provides undergraduate scholarships.