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Air Force General Entrant

Year 10 Preferred Year 11 Preferred Year 12 Preferred Subject Prerequisites Interview Medical Exams Aptitude Tests Minimum Age 17+ Australian Citizen

Also known as RAAF General Entrant.

Air Force general entrants perform a variety of specialist Air Force tasks on the ground and in the air.

After initial training, an Air Force general entrant may specialise as an/a:

Air Surveillance Operator - operates radar systems, high-technology computers, and advanced display and communications systems for air defence.

Airborne Electronics Analyst - operates airborne electronic systems to identify ships and submarines, as well as to assist with search and rescue operations.

Airfield Defence Guard - maintains security of both Air Force bases and installations, takes part in land search and rescue operations, and instructs base personnel on security matters.

Cook - prepares food and distributes it to an entire Air Force base.

Dental Assistant - helps with dental procedures, writes reports and manages the accounting and appointment records.

Air Intelligence Analyst - Geospatial Intelligence - collects, analyses, stores and distributes intelligence in the form of images of ground force status and operational capability.

Medical Assistant - works in Air Force hospitals and Unit Health

Facilities to assist registered nurses with care of patients.

Air Intelligence Analyst - Signals Intelligence - operates modern communications receiving and analysis equipment in various operational roles.


  • willing to accept responsibility
  • able to lead and motivate others
  • willing to serve anywhere in Australia or overseas
  • Australian citizenship
  • at least 17 years of age
  • meet aptitude and medical requirements

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Year 10 Preferred Year 11 Preferred Year 12 Preferred Subject Prerequisites Interview Medical Exams Aptitude Tests Minimum Age 17+ Australian Citizen

To become an Air Force general entrant you usually have to complete Year 10 or equivalent with passes in English and mathematics. However, air intelligence analysts need to complete Year 10 with passes in English, mathematics and science (preferably with physics content), and airborne electronics analysts need to complete Year 11 with passes in English, mathematics and physics.

To join the Air Force you will also need to successfully complete a series of aptitude tests, medical assessments and selection interviews. If you are successful, you will begin your Air Force training with a 13-week recruit course at RAAF Base Wagga in Wagga Wagga, NSW. This will be followed by specialist training.

As different specialisations have different entry requirements, you should contact your nearest Defence Force Recruiting Centre for specific requirements.


Recruitment into the Australian Defence Force is conducted on an Australia-wide basis all year round.

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