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More Than Just a Trade

Army trade careers give you the opportunity to learn a range of life skills and put them to use on the world stage.


With a trade career in the Army, you’re more than a tradie. You’ll learn trade skills that you can put into practice on the world stage. We have some of the best trade training in Australia and you’ll receive nationally-recognised qualifications you can fall back on no matter where your trade career takes you.


Becoming a soldier offers a wealth of career opportunities. After basic training, you will be able to specialise in the profession that suits your skills and ambitions.

Aircraft Life Support Fitter

If you enjoy hands-on roles then working with Army helicopters and their flight crews will have lots of appeal and provide you with a level of professional responsibility for the safety support of crew and passengers rarely found in the civilian world.

Aircraft Structural Fitter

An outstanding opportunity to manufacture, assemble, install and repair components on some of the most high-tech helicopters in Australia. Training provided.

Aircraft Technician

An outstanding opportunity maintaining the Australian Army's sophisticated, state of the art helicopters. Training provided.

Avionics Technician

Avionics Technicians ensure the instruments and electronic systems such as communications and navigational equipment on-board Army aircraft are maintained perfectly.


If you've always wanted to be a carpenter why not get paid well while you are trained as both a carpenter and a soldier in the Australian Army. Get an awesome start to a great career and become part of a professional and motivated construction team.


Are you creative and have a passion for food? If a career in hospitality appeals, why not get paid while training as a cook and a soldier in the Army learning everything from catering for formal dinners to feeding 500 elite troops while deployed overseas.


If you want highly sought after trade skills and to be part of a mission orientated construction team then your start to a great career is as an Army Electrician.

Fitter Armament

Fitter Armaments are the Army’s fitter and turners who maintain a diverse range of equipment from small engines to sniper rifles to tank armaments. Gain a highly sought after trade and also experience the challenges of being an Army soldier.


Are you a trade qualified metal fabricator or welder? Then consider the challenging role of Army Metalsmith where you will specialise in the inspection, classification, repair, modification and reconditioning of a wide range of military equipment.


Become part of an Army construction team as a Plumber and you'll be paid while training and given the opportunity to use your skills all over Australia as well as internationally while on operations. Great qualifications, great training and great pay.

Technician Electrical

Technician Electricals maintain and repair a wide variety of Army equipment ranging from generators to automotive electrical systems to field power distribution systems. If you want great pay and trade skills, this is for you.

Technician Electronic Systems

Got a multi-meter in your toolbox and into technical problem solving? Then a job as an Electronics Technician is your chance to work on some of the Army’s sophisticated technology. Everything from night vision equipment to state of the art weapons systems.

Telecommunications Technician

Become a Telecommunications Technician and work with high-tech military grade communication equipment supporting the Army in Australia and overseas. With unrivalled training, this is a role that will take your career to the next level.

Vehicle Mechanic

Interested in a challenging and diverse career working with mates who share your passion for anything mechanical? If you're seeking a highly sought after trade and qualifications to match, then becoming a heavy vehicle mechanic in the Army is for you.