How to become a Army Soldier - Tradesperson

Army soldier - tradespersons undertake a wide range of tasks for the Australian Army, including the construction, maintenance and repair of Army equipment in Australia and overseas.

Personal requirements of a Army Soldier - Tradesperson

  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Enjoy technical work
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Meet aptitude and medical requirements
  • At least 17 years of age
  • Australian citizenship

Education & Training for a Army Soldier - Tradesperson

To become an Army soldier - tradesperson you usually have to complete Year 10 or equivalent with passes in English, mathematics, science (with physics content preferred) and one other subject. You will also need to successfully complete a series of aptitude tests, medical assessments and selection interviews. Following selection for employment with the Army, you will need to undertake specific Army training. This involves new recruit training at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga, NSW. This is followed by specialised training for your chosen job. This training varies according to your chosen speciality, lasting up to two years, followed by a maximum of two years of on-the-job training in Army units or with civilian organisations. Training is followed by a period of service in the Army. Training is provided at either the RAAF School of Technical Training at Wagga Wagga in NSW, or the Army Logistic Training Centre at Bonegilla in Victoria.

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