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This program will prepare you to meet the education and fitness requirements to join the Army, and help build your confidence and resilience before you get started.
If you want to join the Army, this program will help prepare you to meet the education and fitness requirements for entry. It runs for 17 weeks and you’ll be fully paid while you gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a career in the Army.
We encourage you to contact our dedicated Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander Career Coaches who are serving ADF members. Our Career Coaches can explain our programs and guide you through the application process.
- Language, literacy and numeracy
- Self-confidence and self-awareness
- Leadership and character development
- Physical fitness
- Military skills
The Army Indigenous Development program is based at either Kapooka in NSW, or the Defence Establishment Berrimah in Darwin, NT.
As part of the AIDP program, you will receive guidance and mentoring from current serving ADF members, who will help you as you begin your career in the Army.
You'll leave the program with the opportunity to start an Army career, and you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications to enter with confidence.
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Interested in learning more?
If you have questions, call 13 19 01 today and ask to speak with our dedicated Career Coaches for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
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There are three Services in the Australian Defence Force, each with unique opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.