Career and personal development

There are many development opportunities that Australian Defence Force (ADF) members can access, be it learning on the job, career training, tertiary study or personal development. Defence’s range of personal and professional development is considered unmatched by other agencies or industries. 

People are Defence's most important capability and it is committed to investing in members. A range of opportunities are offered that may contribute to members' success in future roles, whether that is in Defence or elsewhere.

Improvements have been made to Defence Assisted Study Scheme and Studybank to provide more choice in what can be studied, a simpler reimbursement process and improved overall administrative experience. This is in addition to increasing funding for both schemes, expanding sponsorship numbers and increasing reimbursement rates.

Members can now complete and submit some applications through ServiceConnect for help with the cost of:

  • boarding and tuition
  • tertiary education
  • tutoring
  • a loss of scholarship.