ADF Gap Year

Applications have now closed for the 2016 ADF Gap Year intake. Program information for the 2017 intake will be posted here later this year.

Gap Year gives young Australians the chance to experience an exciting and rewarding role with the Australian Defence Force between high school and higher education. Those chosen for the program learn practical and leadership skills, enjoy a healthy and varied lifestyle, and make friends for life - while getting paid.

It's a unique opportunity to get a feel for a career in the Services. But there are plenty of other short-term roles worth considering too.


What's a good alternative to Gap Year?

Defence University Sponsorship

Get sponsored to study and gain a rewarding career in the Navy, Army or Air Force.



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A year or two in the Air Force

Enjoy the rewards of life in the Air Force for either 12 or 24 months. The roles on offer range from those requiring no qualifications at all to others that require the applicant to be a graduate.

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ADFA

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) combines military and leadership training with a world class degree from the University of New South Wales.

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Navy Trades

The Navy has a trade available for everyone with a diverse range of technical roles. You will be provided with all your trade training all while working on amazing machinery.



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Join the Army Reserves

The Army Reserve is made up of everyday Aussies who are ready to step up to any challenge - if and when the country needs. Reservists help local communities around Australia and abroad, and play an important part in providing the additional officers and soldiers the Australian Army needs.

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Join the Air Force Reserves

Flexible, rewarding, unique. Words that best describe the Air Force Reserve. It's a part-time job that will enhance your career, provide you with flexible hours and offer you unique experiences.



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Gap Year Roles

Navy Gap Year - NAVY

Looking for a break away from normal life after completing year 12, in a role where you...

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ADF Gap Year Administration Clerk

Administration Clerk - ARMY

Do you have great attention to detail and enjoy assisting others? Then a career as an...

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ADF Gap Year Artilleryman

Artilleryman - ARMY

Looking for a job you won’t need that morning caffeine hit for? As an Artilleryman you’ll...

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ADF Gap Year Driver Specialist

Driver Specialist - ARMY

Forget that ordinary transport company job. As a Driver in the Army you will be trained to...

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ADF Gap Year Rifleman

Rifleman - ARMY

As a member of a highly skilled Infantry combat team, you will be a specialist in patrolling,...

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ADF Gap Year Unit Quartermaster

Unit Quartermaster - ARMY

Do you believe everything has its place and prefer order above chaos? Then a job as a Unit...

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ADF Gap Year Airbase Protection

Airbase Protection - AIR FORCE

If being part of a large Australian team performing security duties in wide ranging...

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ADF Gap Year Crew Attendant

Crew Attendant - AIR FORCE

If being part of a large Australian team performing crew attendant duties in wide ranging...

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ADF Gap Year Personnel Capability Specialist

Personnel Capability Specialist - AIR FORCE

If being part of a large Australian team performing personnel capability duties in wide...

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ADF Gap Year Supply

Supply - AIR FORCE

If being part of a large Australian team performing logistics duties in wide ranging...

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