Army officers command, train and motivate soldiers for both peacetime and wartime tasks. They are the leaders and managers of the Army, working at the middle and executive management level.
Duties & Tasks
Army officers may perform the following tasks:provide leadership and motivation as required within a team
ensure the unit is managed efficiently
communicate and cooperate closely with both military and civilian organisations
teach members of their unit efficient procedures and practice
take on further professional and military training to expand their experience and responsibility
manage their personnel and equipment under both administrative and military exercise conditions.
Working conditions vary greatly, from working in an office to spending extended time in rough conditions in the field. Army officers may be posted to a wide range of locations, in Australia and overseas.
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
good organisation skills
good interpersonal and communication skills
meet aptitude and medical requirements
willing to serve anywhere in Australia or overseas
at least 17 years of age