Graduate Entry

Join the Army fully degree qualified and you'll hit the ground running, with a fast-track into a leadership role plus opportunities for further study.

Degrees that will give you more

Whether you are a recent graduate considering your next move, or you are in the middle of your career, you'll be able to make more of your degree as an Officer in the Army. Rewarding and varied work awaits you in fields such as:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Medical Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology

Never stop learning

Your Army career begins with world-class management and leadership training, preparing you to take command of personnel. Then throughout your career, you'll be given opportunities for further study, specialisation and diversification, with the costs covered by the Army.

Career and Academic Development

The options available to you may include:

  • Promotion courses
    preparing you for higher rank
  • Postgraduate university studies
    with HELP fees paid
  • Assisted study schemes
    supporting external education (Defence Assisted Study Scheme)
  • Fully-funded study
    interstate and overseas
  • Command, management and leadership training
    (Australian Command and Staff College)
  • Advanced leadership and strategic decision-making training
    (Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies)
  • External training
    such as professional, scientific, technical and selected trades (Civil Schooling Scheme)
  • Graduate medical course sponsorship
    for those with appropriate degree qualifications wishing to embark on a medical career (Graduate Medical Program)

Leadership and Management Development

Officer training will equip you with advanced leadership and management skills, as well as military knowledge. It will prepare you for diverse and challenging roles both within the Army and throughout your career.

Name: Royal Military College

Location: Duntroon, ACT

Duration: 45 days to 18 months (dependant on your specialisation)

Rewarding careers for graduates

Join the Australian Defence Force and you'll be in the company of more graduates than you'll find in any other Australian organisation. Find your ideal role in the Army here.