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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 only.

To see what sort of exciting work experience placements have been provided recently and to see what some students have had to say about their work experience placements.

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:


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.