Defend and Protect


Keep our country and our interests safe

State Police, Federal Police, and the ADF (Australian Defence Force) are tasked with ensuring order and protection for people in Australia, and for helping in troubled spots around the world.

You could work with elite crime-fighting units, serve on the front line in your community, or travel the world in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Dog Handler
  • Air Crew
  • Radio Operator
  • Demolition Specialist
  • Dignitary Protection

  • ADF Pilot
  • Border Security
  • Police Rescue
  • Driver
  • Police or Navy Diver
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Radar Technician

  • Military Police
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Special Forces
  • Infantry
  • Naval Officer
  • Maritime Operations
  • Avionics Technician

Industry Outlook

Police ensure that our laws are enforced, helping to keep our society safe and in order. So roles in the police force will always be in demand (currently in strong demand in 2019).

The Australian Defence Force is almost always recruiting new members to support a huge variety of defence roles across Australia. This includes the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Both the police and the ADF are particularly interested in recruiting a diverse workforce, which means they are looking to recruit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, and people who come from a culturally diverse background.

Do you have what it takes?

To be in the Police or ADF applicants need to be confident and self-disciplined. As one of the hardest employment roles both physically and mentally in Australia, it requires a good level of fitness and an ability to handle a variety of challenging situations.

On any given day, members of both forces may be called upon to face considerable danger. However, both services are highly respected and well paid – making a positive difference to society both here and overseas.

  • Determination
  • Physically fit and healthy
  • Confidence

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Willing to take on a challenge
  • Willing to work unusual hours and shifts

  • Interest in travel
  • Able to move for work
  • Strong interpersonal skills

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