Indigenous youth programs

ADF Cadets

ADF Cadet programs offer Indigenous youth the chance to experience what life is like in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

Take part in adventure training and personal development programs, improve leadership qualities and promote Indigenous culture and community at Defence.

Currently there are Indigenous Cadet Units in Bamaga, Wadeye, Tiwi Island, Daly River and Thursday Island.

For more information visit CadetNet.

Indigenous Apprenticeship Program

Defence is a participant agency in the pathway program, Australian Government Indigenous Apprenticeships Program (IAP). The IAP is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to start a career in the APS. 

IAP is a 12-month program providing a permanent, full-time entry level job in participating Government agencies, while working towards a nationally recognised Certificate IV or Diploma qualification.

For more information visit the Indigenous Apprenticeship Program pages on the Services Australia website.