MORE THAN JUST A TRADE
Army trade careers give you the opportunity to learn a range of skills and put them to use on the world stage.
It all starts with training
Army trade training is thorough and comprehensive. It encompasses some of the best trade training in Australia. The result is nationally recognised qualifications you can fall back on no matter where your trade career takes you. Nowhere else will you experience the breadth of training the Army offers.
Expand your knowledge and skills
It's not just the training that sets the Army apart from other trades. Where else could you learn your diesel engine skills on an armoured vehicle? Imagine doing your aviation maintenance training on a Tiger helicopter - the most advanced armed reconnaissance helicopter in the world! Not only that, we'll pay you right through your training and even throw in benefits such as free health care and subsidised accommodation.
The nuts and bolts of an Army trade career
Army trade careers are split into three major categories - Traditional, Aviation and Electronics/Telecommunications trades. Traditional trades encompass a variety of careers from Vehicle Mechanics to Carpenters. Electronics and Telecommunications trades are primarily focused on communications systems and a range of sophisticated electronics equipment. While the Aviation category is made up of a range of trades that support the Army's fleet of Black Hawk, Chinook and Tiger helicopters.
Already trade qualified?
A number of the Army trade careers are available if you are already qualified in a relevant trade. This method of entry is known as Qualified Entry and opens up an incredibly diverse range of job opportunities to you. Qualified Entry careers change all the time and are dependent upon Army staffing levels for a particular job.
Brady White - Fitter Armament
Ten years ago Melton butcher Brady White felt like a change. He put down his carving knives to join the army as a specialist fitter/armourer and is now on his second deployment to Afghanistan. Brady is now part of the Mentoring Task Force Two (MTF-2) based at Multinational Base Tarin Kot in Afghanistan. He is one of the fitter/armourers whose job it is to...
Mick Kenny - Vehicle Mechanic
15 years ago Gunnedah's Mick Kenny used to sell ploughshares. Now the 47 year local is wearing an Australian Army uniform in East Timor, helping maintain the peace as part of the International Stabilisation Force. Mick grew up in Gunnedah and started his career as a mechanic over 30 years ago with the family agricultural machinery dealership Goodwin Kenny (sales) Pty Ltd...
Glenn Anderson - Workshops Platoon Commander
There's no stopping Berkeley Vale's Glenn Anderson, 47. Glenn joined the Regular Army back in 1980 as an apprentice electronics technician. He retired in 2004, but stayed on in the Reserve. Now he's off again. Glenn Anderson's family is no stranger to the military. He had a grandfather at Gallipoli...
Tristan Burton - Fitter Armament
Tungkillo man Tristan Burton, 21, is now in East Timor thanks to a radio commercial he heard when he was a teenager. Tristan had thought about joining the Army when he was at high school, and then one day he heard an ad for the Army's fitter-armourer trade. "I though that would suit me just right," Tristan...