The process

First and foremost it is important to understand that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) recruitment process is managed by Defence Jobs. Up until you are enlisted in the ADF, they will be the agency that manages the process for you, including your aptitude tests and interviews.

The Defence Jobs recruitment process to enter the Australian Defence Force (ADF) differs depending on what role you are applying for. There are two primary ways in which you can enter the ADF, the first is via General Entry and the second is via Officer Entry. The way that you enter depends on what role you are applying for. Before you commence understanding what recruitment process and Defence aptitude tests you will undertake, you need to make sure that you understand what stream you will be entering via. As such we recommend that you visit to the Defence Jobs website if you do not already know whether you enter the role you are applying for via General Entry or Officer Entry.

General Entry

If you intend on entering into a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) role, such as a mechanic, then you will be entering the ADF via the General Entry stream.

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Officer Entry

If you intend on entering into an Officer role, then you will be entering the ADF via the Officer Entry stream. The Defence Jobs recruiting process for the ADF Officer Entry stream contains up to three more steps then the General Entry recruiting process.

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