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This program will prepare you to meet the education and fitness requirements for the Navy, and help build your confidence and resilience before you get started.
The Navy Indigenous Development Program (NIDP) will give you the opportunity to improve your reading, writing and fitness. It runs for 21 weeks, and you'll be fully paid while you learn new skills and grow as a person.
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 Navy Indigenous Development program is based in Cairns, QLD.
As part of the NIDP program, you will receive guidance and mentoring from current serving ADF members, who will help you as you begin your career in the Navy.
You'll leave the program with the potential to start a Navy 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.