How To Join The Royal Australian Air Force

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Still, wondering how to join the Royal Australian Air Force or wondering why the Australian Air Force is called Royal? This is because the prefix Royal in the Australian Air Force was approved by King George V in 1921 and it took effect on the 31st of August 1921 becoming the second Royal Air Force after British Royal Air Force.

Requirements To Apply For The RAAF

  • You must be an Australian citizen (though permanent residents may be considered under certain circumstances).
  • You must have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) and passed Year 10 English and Mathematics.
  • You must be at least 16 years and six months old or between 17 and 24 years old.
  • You will undergo a series of written, aptitude, physical, psychological, and medical checks, and interviews. You will also need to undergo a National Police Check.
  • Successful applicants are required to complete 11 weeks of recruit training at the No 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU) at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
  • Once you have completed recruit training you undertake Initial Employment Training where you’ll receive training in your specific role. The length, location and related qualifications of this training depending on the role you will be moving into.

How To Join The RAAF

  • You’ll have to apply via the official webpage.
  • You’ll need to decide which field you’d love to specialize in and once you have done that, you can attend an ADFA Information Session at your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre (DFRC) or call 13 19 01. An Information Session will give you the opportunity to learn about ADFA, talk to serving personnel, and ask any questions you have.
  • You’ll need to book a Your Opportunity Unlimited (YOU) session at your local DFRC. This is where you’ll complete a basic aptitude test and discuss your medical history, and have the opportunity to chat further about ADFA with a Careers Coach.
  • If you are eligible for a job in the ADF that matches the UNSW degree that you would like to study, you can progress your application with the ADF. Once you have submitted your application documents, you will need to attend an Assessment Session for a medical assessment, and a psychological interview.
  • After your application to ADFA through Defence Force Recruiting, you will be issued a Letter of Offer.
  • You will need to undertake a Pre-entry Fitness Assessment (PFA). You’ll need to take and pass the PFA in the four weeks leading up to your scheduled appointment with the ADF.
  • You’ll receive a letter afterward if you are successful and that will be the beginning of the journey.

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