As an Officer in the Air Force you'll get the chance to be a part of experiences that will change the way you view the world. You'll travel to new places; enjoy leadership opportunities and the support you need to take your career to new and exciting heights. You can work as an Officer in a range of areas, including aviation, security, logistics, health care and engineering. And you'll benefit from the job security and professional rewards that are unique to the Australian Defence Force.
Regardless of whether you have previous qualifications or experience, you will need to complete the Initial Officer Course at Officers' Training School, at RAAF Base East Sale, in Gippsland, Victoria to become an Officer in the Air Force. This comprehensive course runs for 16 weeks (it also has a part-time option for Reserve) and covers everything from leadership and management, to ground defence and fitness training. Learn More
As an Officer in the Air Force you have the potential to earn an impressive salary, with frequent opportunities to increase your wage through further study, participation in deployments and peacekeeping missions overseas, and years of service. You’re also entitled to a range of outstanding benefits including full medical and dental cover, travel and leave entitlements, and rental assistance. Learn More
Not only is the Air Force made up of an impressive fleet of aircraft, including the new F/A-18F Super Hornet, it also uses some of the most advanced communications and IT technology in the world to control these aircraft, in Australian skies and overseas. So whether you’re flying these amazing machines, or working on the ground to keep them up in the air, you’ll be contributing to the success of this exceptional organisation. Learn More
As a member of the Air Force you get the chance to make a genuine difference to people’s lives, helping to assist and even rebuild entire communities, through deployments and peacekeeping exercises. These are incredibly rewarding experiences, which many of our Officers regard as the highlight of their careers. Learn More