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How to join the Navy
There are several ways to join the Navy, with many roles offering more than one entry method. To make it easy to choose the right path for you, we’ve broken down the different entry requirements for ‘General Entry Sailor’ and ‘Officer Entry’ roles below.
- Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) education required with passes in English and Maths.
- Some roles in this category require a pass in Year 10 Maths and Science, or passes in Year 11 (or equivalent) and above.
- Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) required with passes in English, Maths, Science and one other subject.
- Be paid while you learn.
- Pursue your profession in a field such as Trades or Hospitality.
- Fast-track your career by applying your skills in the ADF.
- Appropriate qualification requirements specific to each role.
- Undergo training at the Royal Australian Naval College (RANC) near Jervis Bay, NSW.
- 15-week course at Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.
- Reservists complete a similar course with a reduced amount of residential training balanced with remote study.
- A Defence University Sponsorship (DUS) is available if you are currently studying a relevant degree at an Australian university.
- You will need to have successfully completed a minimum of 12 months of your degree .
- Earn a salary while you study and have the remainder of your university fees paid in return for a commitment to an Officer role.
- Successful applicants must have a relevant undergraduate degree and have passed the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT).
- You will need to have been accepted into an Australian university.
- Be sponsored as a medical practitioner, then serve as a Medical Officer.
- Leverage a recognised degree required in Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering, Business and IT, among others.
- Pursue your profession as an Officer and add an exciting new dimension to your work.
- Receive further training and post-graduate study opportunities.