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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:

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

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 address:


Defence Work Experience Program (2.1 MINS)

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Defence Work Experience Prepares Student for ADF Career
For Canberra College Senior Cameron Moncrieff, taking part in the inaugural Defence Work Experience Program Women in Navy Leadership Camp at HMAS Creswell has paved the way for a career in the ADF.  Read More

RAAF Richmond Experience - Mitchell Price
The Defence Work Experience Program conducted a HQ 22 Squadron sponsored base wide placement which was attended by 13 students from varying schools on 17-21 of October.  Read More

ADF Work Experience - Odette Jonelynas
I had the amazing opportunity of participating in a work experience program with the Australian Defence Force. The program covered the breadth of work in the Army service.  Read More

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

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.