Defence Jobs

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Recruiters are normally face to face with the Australian community, visiting your schools and hosting information sessions. COVID-19 has put a stop to this, but it hasn’t put a stop to recruitment into the Navy, Army or Air Force.

There are options for students with a broad range of skills and interests. Some of the roles currently on offer are:

There is an ideal role for everyone.

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Important Changes to the Recruiting Process – Virtual YOU Session

Until recently students would have been invited to attend a Your Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Session day at one of our local Defence Force Recruiting Centres. Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, we are now running this process virtually.

As part of the virtual YOU session, students will:

  • Complete any outstanding forms from the Candidate Hub
  • Take an online aptitude test
  • Talk to a Careers Coach (via phone) about the services and role(s) they are considering

Please note, these activities may be run over a number of days whereas previously they would have all been done on a single day.

What Students can expect
A virtual YOU session will consist of:

1. Aptitude Evaluation

This online test will be sent to you via email and you will need to complete it before you can progress further with your application.

  • Consists of a multiple choice general ability or reasoning test, and mathematical ability test
  • Helps determine which service and position(s) you are most likely to be suited to

2. Interview with a Careers Coach (via phone)

After you complete the online aptitude test, a Careers Coach will contact you to arrange a time for a discussion about your career options. At your Careers Coaching session, you will have the opportunity to discuss the job roles you may be eligible for (subject to satisfying eligibility requirements), based on your aptitude test results. Depending on your suitability and level of interest, you may be invited to undertake further evaluation at a later date for some of these positions.

After you have completed your Career Coaching session, you will need to log back into your Candidate Hub to complete the Medical History Questionnaire. Once you have submitted this form, along with any supporting medical documentation for existing medical conditions, you may be contacted for a Medical Interview with a nurse to discuss your history.

Guide to Aptitude Testing for Joining the ADF 

Next Steps of the Recruiting Process
In the future we’ll also be conducting Defence Interviews and Officer Selection Boards using phone and video based services.

For more information on the recruiting process visit

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Everything Else Your Students Want To Know

Moving away from home and joining the Navy, Army or Air Force is a big thing. While some students are naturally nervous, others can’t wait for the adventure ahead – and all will have questions.

ADF Career Coaches help prepare candidates for the transition into military life and are always available to answer questions. In the meantime, your students will find all the answers to the above questions and more on the Defence Jobs website:

Stay in Touch

Our Careers Promotions Team are still available to support you and your students. Stay in touch with us via or call 08 9488 7175 if you need anything.

For regular updates, events and news, it is a good idea for students to connect with Defence Jobs Australia through social Media.

Resources for Careers Advisors

Careers Advisors Hub
Guide for Careers Advisors
Guide for Students
Digital Brochures
Defence Jobs YouTube
Defence Jobs Facebook
Defence Jobs Instagram
Defence Jobs Twitter
Defence Jobs Linked In

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