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Army Soldier

Minimum Age 17+ Australian Citizen Year 10 Preferred Subject Prerequisites Aptitude Tests Medical Exams Interview On The Job Training

Also known as Soldier.

Army soldiers are employed as soldiers first and foremost and can serve as tank drivers, gunners and riflemen, but may also work in jobs in administration, management, transport, finance, supply and a variety of trades.

TASKS

    Army soldiers may perform the following tasks:

  • operate and maintain a wide variety of military equipment
  • participate in classroom lectures and field training in the areas of navigation, field craft, administration, vehicle maintenance, computer skills and leadership

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • physically fit and able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good interpersonal and communication skills
  • high degree of self-discipline
  • willing to serve anywhere in Australia or overseas
  • meet aptitude and medical requirements
  • at least 17 years of age
  • Australian citizenship

Interest Area

Manual/Practical Technical/Engineering Outdoor Clerical/Administrative Helping/Community Service

SPECIALISATIONS

An army soldier may specialise as a:

Cook - cooks for Army personnel in different environments ranging from formal events through to exercises in the field.

Supply Coordinator - performs a range of duties such as stores accounting, electronic ledger supply and warehousing duties, including receiving and issuing stores.

Electronic Warfare Operator - listens to or interferes with enemy electronic transmissions.

Communication Systems Operator - responsible for the operation of communications equipment.

Administration Clerk - responsible for their unit's correspondence and maintenance of records and files.

Ammunition Supplier - performs a range of duties such as stores accounting, electronic ledger entry and warehousing duties, including receiving and issuing ammunition.

Army soldiers can be posted to capital or regional cities throughout Australia and are expected to serve in a variety of units and formations throughout their careers. Army soldiers may travel nationally and possibly internationally whilst in the Army.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Minimum Age 17+ Australian Citizen Year 10 Preferred Subject Prerequisites Aptitude Tests Medical Exams Interview On The Job Training

To become an Army soldier you usually have to complete Year 10 or equivalent with passes in English and mathematics.

You will also need to successfully complete a series of aptitude tests, medical assessments and selection interviews.

Following selection and employment in the Army as a general entrant, you will need to undertake specific Army training. This involves an 80-day recruit course with the 1st Recruit Training Battalion at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga in NSW. Completion of this course is followed by specialised training for particular jobs.

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

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