About the Job

The role of the Warehouse Storeperson (Supply) mustering is to provide governance, inventory management, procurement, storage and physical distribution of materiel, and sustained logistics system support for the Air Force and broader Defence organisation, within the ADF logistics support systems.

Duties include:

  • Management of the supply computer database and statutory accounts
  • Processing of base demands for general stores and aircraft spares through supply from Service sources or purchase from civilian suppliers
  • Purchasing including electronic purchasing, raising of purchase orders, processing of claims, and maintenance of funds control ledgers
  • Operating forklifts in the loading and unloading of stores
  • Physical receipt, storage, issue, packaging, despatch and transportation of materiel and
  • Use of Air Force computerised stores record systems involving:
  • Receipt, issue, and ordering of equipment
  • Inventory control
  • Data validation and correction
  • Stocktaking
  • Equipment liaison - acting as the supply interface between the operational element and logistics support units and
  • Supply administration including correspondence and voucher processing

The working environment of the Supply mustering varies from reasonably comfortable offices to large warehouses that can be uncomfortable due to draughts, heat, cold and dust. They may also be subjected to extreme noise hazards when operating within flying squadron environments. Shiftwork and extended hours are frequently involved when on deployed operations and field exercises. Duties may involve physical lifting and manual handling of materiel in situations where MHE may not be available or cannot be used for assistance.

During operations and field exercises, Supply personnel may be required to live under adverse conditions and work with limited resources. As a Supply member you will be generally employed within an office environment in, but not limited to equipment management sections, warehouses, central procurement areas, systems program offices, flying squadrons; or an expeditionary combat support squadron.


Key Information

Preparing for Your Recruitment Process

This document provides information that will assist applicants for roles in the Navy, Army and Air Force, including details about the recruitment process, how to prepare yourself for assessment, and what to expect if you are successful in joining the Australian Defence Force.

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Salary & Allowances

In the Air Force you'll get paid a good salary from day one regardless of your age, experience or qualifications; and your pay increases as you progress through training.

In addition to your salary you'll receive a variety of allowances, extra pay for relevant qualifications – plus 16.4% superannuation, a far higher rate than you're likely to find in the civilian world.


For more details download our Salary Scales.


Locations

You may be posted to any Air Force Base within Australia, with some opportunity for overseas deployment.


Requirements

Age

Applicants must be aged between 17 and 54 years of age inclusive on day of entry.

Applicants will not be allowed to enter the ADF until they achieve a minimum of 17 years of age, however they may be able to initiate the application process from 16 years and six months of age.

Education & Experience

The minimum education requirement is the successful completion of Year 10 with Mathematics and English as mandatory subjects.

Medical & Fitness

To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history, followed by a physical examination.

You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before appointment.

For further details on medical and physical fitness standards refer to Physical Fitness Standards for Entry into the ADF and Medical Process for Entry into the ADF.

Period of Service

You will be enlisted for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of four years. Subsequent periods of service may be offered subject to the requirements of the ADF and your suitability for further service. You may request discharge at any time provided you do not have an outstanding Initial Minimum Period of Service obligation and provide a minimum of three months notice.

Additional Requirements

Licence Requirements:

At a minimum, candidates must hold a valid Australian State or Territory provisional/probationary C Class Drivers Licence upon enlistment/appointment. Candidates with suspended or cancelled licences will not be eligible to join until the suspension or cancellation has been lifted or has expired.

Aptitude

Online Aptitude Testing (OAT) is completed as part of the application process to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Some jobs may also require you to complete additional testing at a later date.

OAT is used by Defence to establish suitability for ADF entry, and then identify jobs that best match your abilities.

Further information about OAT can be found in the Guide to Online Aptitude Testing for the ADF.

To get a feel for the types of questions that are used in an Online Aptitude Test and how they will look on your screen some examples can be found in the Online Aptitude Testing Example Questions.

Citizenship

To serve in the ADF you must be an Australian Citizen.

If you are a permanent resident of Australia, the ADF may consider a temporary deferral of the citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who meets all the citizenship requirements, and then only in exceptional circumstances. You will be required to obtain Australian Citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment.

Find out more in our Citizenship page or ask your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Security Requirements

The Department of Defence requires ADF employees to have a security clearance appropriate to their employment.

A process of background checks, collection of relevant information and if required, interviews, enables the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) to make an informed assessment of an applicant's suitability for a security clearance.

The minimum security clearance level required is Negative Vetting Level 1 (NV1), and current policy requires applicants to have a checkable background for the previous 10 years.

This means applicants must provide credible referees (non-family members) who are able to provide information about the applicant covering an extended period of time. Required information for an NV1 includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Residence
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Financial information
  • Travel

Some ADF jobs may require a higher level of security clearance such as Negative Vetting Level 2 (NV2) or Positive Vetting (PV). Your individual circumstances will determine the number and complexity of the questions and the supporting documents required for these levels.

Australian Citizenship is a requirement for a security clearance and a clearance will only be granted to a non-citizen in exceptional circumstances.

The security clearance is critical to an applicant's successful progression through the recruiting process. It is strongly recommended that all applicants action the Security Clearance Package (ePack) and provide the required documentation without delay to provide the best opportunity to commence training and be employed in their preferred employment category.

For more detailed information on the security vetting process and specific clearance level requirements set by AGSVA, please refer to the AGSVA website.

Support will be provided by DFR during the initial application process.

Training

Military Training

Duration: 10.6 weeks

Location: RAAF Base Wagga (NSW)

You'll start your Air Force career at No 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU). In three intensive months you'll transition smoothly from civilian to Service life, acquiring the basic knowledge, skills and physical fitness required for your role; and learning to become an effective and productive member of the Air Force.

You can read about what to expect at the No.1 Recruit Training Unit on the 1RTU website.

Employment Training

Supply Initial Employment Training Course - 12 Weeks

Trainees complete a 12 week course of studies on Air Force supply procedures at the RAAF School of Administration and Logistics Training, located at RAAF Base Wagga. The course provides instruction in storage, receipt, despatch and packaging of materiel, maintenance of inventory records, identification and cataloguing of equipment, the Air Force computerised stock management system, Basic Procurement Skills, the role of a Warehouse Storeperson within the Air Force, and supply documentation.

Forklift training is also provided during the 12 week course.

Further Training

Airmen and airwomen have many opportunities to continue their professional development. The Logistics musterings (Supply, Movements, and Cook) have a Logistics Professional Development Program (LPDP). The LPDP provides logistics airmen, airwomen and officers with professional development opportunities via logistics or business related formal education.

The program allows logistics personnel to develop and broaden their logistics knowledge, and to also keep abreast of changes within logistics based industries.