In remembering the events of 100 years ago, we can also reflect on what Australia’s Defence Forces offer in today’s world.
Defence is part of the Public administration and safety industry, which comprises government departments, parliamentarians and council workers alongside correctional and emergency services. The essential connection between this large industry and the modern world is undeniable.
Commanded from headquarters in Canberra, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is made up of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force, as well as smaller inter-service units.
Roles in Defence are wide-ranging, with positions in Education, IT, Human Resources and Logistics complementing the perhaps better known military and intelligence roles. What some people don’t realise is that Defence incorporates many Australian Public Service and civilian careers as well as combat and non-combat roles, and that these areas offer stimulating and rewarding Graduate opportunities as well as positions for people with different skill sets. The Defence Jobs website provides information about roles in the Defence Force.
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