DEFENCE CAREER PATHWAYS PRESENTATION IN YES
Students learned about possible career pathways and study options available in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) during a presentation in the YES Centre on Monday, February 18.
Captain Tamara Treffiletti and Sergeant Rhiannon Bush, from the Australian Army, and Flight Sergeant Gary Kohn from the Royal Australian Air Force told students there are more than 200 jobs across the ADF in many and varied fields.
They also spoke of study opportunities that exist through the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and of the options available in joining army reserves.
Students who take up university positions with the ADFA are paid a salary to attend and also have their fees paid for, but they are highly sort after and a very competitive process.
The presenters emphasised that candidates applying for defence force jobs should possess leadership skills, maturity, communications skills, be physically and mentally robust, be a team player and demonstrate courage, adaptability and discipline.