As part of Airbase Protection and Security, you will provide vital security and support to Air Force assets, bases and personnel for ground defence exercises and operations during times of increased security.
The Air Force Gap Year program provides young Australians an opportunity to broaden their life experience with only a one year commitment. The program offers a 'try before you buy' experience of Air Force training and lifestyle, without any obligation to serve beyond the program period.
In 12 memorable months you'll experience life and work in the Air Force, while enjoying:
At the end of the program you can apply to continue your career in the Air Force, or use the skills and experience you've acquired to secure an alternative career path
Your Gap Year role
As part of Airbase Protection and Security, you will provide vital security and support to Air Force assets, bases and personnel for ground defence exercises and operations during times of increased security. You'll undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to, manning vehicle control points and observation posts, being a member of a reaction force, and vehicle and foot patrolling.
To prepare you for these tasks you will receive comprehensive and practical training in areas such as legal powers, negotiating skills, self-defence measures weapons training, and the tactical skills used for patrolling and reacting to security threats. Most of your working time will be spent outdoors, in all weather conditions both day and night.
Throughout your gap year, you'll be supported by professional and enthusiastic Air Force personnel who will provide the guidance necessary to achieve your goals. Better still, you'll be working for a dynamic organisation that offers a great lifestyle plus opportunities you simply won't find anywhere else.
Ready for an exciting and adventurous gap year? Then apply now.
Military training for Airbase Protection is held in Wagga Wagga, NSW, followed by employment training at Amberley, QLD.
Upon successful completion of training, you will be posted to an Air Force Defensive Establishment. This includes major bases such as:
Medical and fitness guidelines also apply.