The ADF Gap Year program has ceased following the 2012/13 Federal Budget announcement on Tuesday, 08 May 2012. The decision is part of the reprioritisation of Defence expenditure, which has been carefully designed to protect our servicemen and women and our Defence operations, and to minimise the impact on core capabilities. Current Gap Year Program applicants will be contacted by Defence Force Recruiting in the near future to discuss other available options. These include a number of jobs requiring only a one year commitment.

What other alternatives are there to Gap Year?

If you're looking for a Defence job without the long-term commitment, explore the Army's exciting range of One Year Roles or the Air Force's selection of One & Two Year Roles. These are jobs which have a one year Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS), or two years for certain Air Force roles. After that, you can choose to stay or go. No strings attached.

Other alternatives include the Royal Military College Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).

The Air Force Reserve Airfield Defence Guard role offers 11 months full-time service followed by four years of part-time service commitment.

The Navy, Army and Air Force Reserves are also an attractive alternative for part-time work, especially considering your salary is tax free. Note: Opportunities for Navy and Air Force Reserves are limited.

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