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Build your civilian career

Gain skills that will be transferable to your civilian career.

Improve your leadership skills 

You'll be supported and mentored to get the most out of your Reserve role.

A workplace like no other

Apply your skills and knowledge in a unique military environment.


World-class training that gets you ahead

When you join the Air Force Reserve, you'll start learning from the day you join. You’ll undertake an exciting preparation program that develops your skills, knowledge and confidence, and will teach you to thrive in any environment or situation. These skills will continue to grow and will benefit your whole career.

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Air Force Specialist Reserve

Course: Specialist Reserve Induction Course (SRIC)

Location: RAAF Base East Sale, VIC

Duration: 5 days (plus travel)
Usually completed within two years of joining.
Ongoing specialist courses also available.


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Air Base Protection and Security

Course: Initial Military Training

Location: Your home base and RAAF base in Wagga, NSW.

Duration: Reservists can expect to attend their home base on average one to two days per month in order to complete physical fitness assessments and pre-requisite training required for the residential phase. This is followed by a four week residential phase at the 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU) which is located at RAAF Base Wagga in NSW.

Following recruit training, Airbase Protection and Security trainees are required to complete Airbase Protection Initial Employment Training, which consists of a 4 week residential course undertaken at the RAAF Security and Fire School (RAAFSFS) at RAAF Base Amberley, QLD.