Gap Year Army Officer | Canberra

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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Apply to be a Gap Year Army Officer (also known as GSO and Officer) in the Army and you’ll be trained from the ground up with all the skills you need to take lead of a team of highly capable soldiers in new and exciting environments. Become a leader who’s committed, shows initiative and works well in the ultimate team environment. Even if you’ve already studied at university, or if worked for a couple of years since leaving school, your training as an Army Officer will enhance your abilities, teach you how to think (not what to think) and how to confidently make decisions.

Upon completion of training, Gap Year Army Officers can preference a specialisation within Infantry, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Transport, Ordnance, Engineering, Armoured, Artillery, Signals, Military Police and Health.

As a participant, you’ll receive extensive training to learn what it takes to be an Army Officer. Initial training will occur in three locations;Kapooka NSW, Holsworthy Barracks NSW and the Royal Military College – Duntroon ACT.

Once you a have completed your training, you’ll be posted to various locations around Australia including Darwin NT, Edinburgh SA, Sydney NSW, Brisbane QLD or Townsville QLD.

At the completion of your Gap Year, the Army is confident you’ll make leadership in the ADF a full-time career, and every effort will be made to place you in a posting where you’d like to live.

Life in the Army Gap Year Program:

Action, adventure, exciting career opportunities and amazing mateship – the Army Gap Year Program is a one-year commitment that takes you out of the office and into barracks, training exercises and the field itself.

There’s also the unique sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from serving your country and providing support to communities in need, both here and overseas. Whether you decide to extend into a longer-term role in the Army, or not, you’ll get the chance to see if it’s a good fit for you.

Along with the highly purposeful work, you’ll be working in a supportive environment alongside highly skilled professionals to help guide you throughout the whole program.


During your 12-month role and on completion of training, you will receive a salary starting from $90,629 plus generous 16.4% superannuation.

In addition to your salary, you will receive housing subsidies and free medical and dental care.

Apply now:

You must be aged between 17-24 years old to apply, an Australian Citizen and have completed Year 12, with passes in Year 10 English and Maths.

Click the APPLY button if you think you have what it takes to spend 12 months in an ADF Gap Year Army Officer role, and we’ll get in contact with you shortly.

You can also visit the link below to view the full position description and learn more about life in the Army.


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