Defence Force Member - Other Ranks Jobs in Australia

Defence Force Member - Other Ranks is NOT currently on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

It is not possible to apply for an Australian visa under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.

If you are aged under 31 (or 35 in some instances) it is likely you are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa to Australia which will allow you to live and work in Australia for up to two years.

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Defence Force Member - Other Ranks

Provides specialised military services to the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.

Tasks:

  • guarding airfields and other defence force bases
  • serving as an infantry soldier
  • erecting bridges, building field defences, constructing temporary roads, clearing minefields, repairing airfields and demolishing targets using explosives
  • crewing armoured fighting vehicles
  • operating artillery, ground and surface-based defence systems, shipboard weapons and other advanced specialist military weapons and equipment
  • providing firepower and ground-based air defence
  • establishing and maintaining command, control and communications equipment and facilities
  • conducting surveillance, reconnaissance and boarding operations
  • maintaining personal arms and ammunition

Specialisations:

  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter (Air Force)
  • Airfield Defence Guard (Air Force)
  • Air Surveillance Operator (Air Force)
  • Geospatial Imagery Intelligence Analyst (Air Force)
  • Security Police (Air Force)
  • Signal Operator Linguist (Air Force)
  • Signal Operator Technical (Air Force)
  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter ( Army)
  • Air Dispatcher (Army)
  • Combat Engineer (Army)
  • Commando (Army)
  • Crewman Armoured Personnel Carrier M113 (Army)
  • Crewman Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) (Army)
  • Crewman Main Battle Tank (Army)
  • Ground Crewman Mission Support (Army)
  • Gun Number (Army)
  • Marine Specialist (Army)
  • Operator Artillery Meteorology and Surveyor (Army)
  • Operator Electronic Warfare (Army)
  • Operator Ground Based Air Defence (Army)
  • Operator Weapon Locating Radar (Army)
  • Rifleman (Army)
  • Acoustic Warfare Analyst (Navy)
  • Aircrewman (Navy)
  • Boatswains Mate (Navy)
  • Combat Systems Operator (Navy)
  • Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare (Navy)
  • Electronic Warfare - Linguist (Navy)
  • Electronic Warfare - Technical (Navy)
  • Naval Police Coxswain (Navy)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
  • Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
  • Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

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