The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished year 12 (or equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24*, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year.
Gap Year opportunities are available in the Navy, Army and Air Force.
The life skills and job training that you will acquire during your Gap Year experience will be valuable regardless of what career you ultimately undertake.
The Gap Year program will commence in January/February 2016.
Navy Gap Year, Army Gap Year (Administration Clerk, Artilleryman, Driver Specialist, Rifleman, Unit Quartermaster) and Air Force Gap Year (Airbase Protection, Crew Attendant, Personnel Capability Specialist, Supply).
After completing basic recruit training and your specific trade training, you'll be immersed in the Navy, Army or Air Force lifestyle while continuing to learn on the job. You'll learn valuable skills, meet new friends and may even receive recognised qualifications to help progress your future career.
You will have the opportunity to apply to:
Members applying under the Gap Year program will not be eligible to deploy on domestic or international operations during your Gap Year. You will however participate in all of the Unit's training activities once you are qualified in your job. Gap Year also provides you with the flexibility to elect to voluntarily leave the program at any stage with an expectation to provide 14 days' notice.
* Navy applicants must be aged between 18-24 years old as of 8 April 2016. Army applicants must be aged between 18-24 years old as of 31 May 2016. Air Force applicants must be aged between 18-24 years old as of 11 April 2016.