Officer Entry is available if you have passed Year 12 or if you are currently an undergraduate, a graduate or a qualified professional. If you are interested in joining Defence as an officer and pursuing a professional career by obtaining a degree there are several options available. You can join the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and undertake a degree course paid for by the Defence in parallel with your military training, and receive a salary while studying. Or you can go to the University of your choice and receive sponsorship from the Defence to pay for you to complete your degree and your remaining fees, for a return of service.
Initial training takes place at one of the Navy, Army or Airforce training establishments and the duration of training varies from 7 weeks to 22 weeks. This is then followed by further employment training in your role.