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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 (1.2 MINS)

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Navy Work Experience (July 2018)
DWEP provides insight to women Navy trades | Navy Daily   Read More

Army Work Experience (July 2017)
From Monday 24th July to Wednesday 26th July, I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Army Work Experience Program.  Read More

What's Been Happening : A placement with a DISHerence
Eight students from Canberra attended a week long work experience placement in June.  Read More

Alumni: Levi Wauchope
Growing up on the idyllic coastline of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory is a long cry from the ‘intensity’ of the Army Recruitment Training Centre at Kapooka.  Read More

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

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.