You'll need a reasonable level of fitness when you join to ensure you can undertake initial training safely. Find out about the Air Force Pre-entry Fitness Assessment on our Health & Fitness page. If you do not meet the minimum fitness standards, you may be given the opportunity to join through an alternative pathway.
Your application will be handled by a specialist Indigenous Career Coach who will guide you through the process and answer any questions you have. You will be introduced to them once you have completed your initial application.
Once in the Air Force you can access a range of support programs, Indigenous-specific training opportunities, and formal and informal networking opportunities.
The Air Force also has an Indigenous Liaison Officer network located at each Air Force base that provides mentoring, guidance and support.
Yes, as your application proceeds you will be given plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with Indigenous members who have been through the same process you’re engaging in. They are trained to mentor you and will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Yes. The skills and knowledge you gain will be of great use in your community, which we encourage you to support through the Air Force Return to Country/Community Program. This gives you the opportunity to inspire others and provide mentorship. Additionally, the Air Force will support your Return to Community for cultural reasons.
Much will depend on the job you apply for. The Recruit to Area pathway may be offered to you if serving near a specific location is important to you, for reasons such as family commitments.
Wherever you are located for your job, you’ll be encouraged to work closely with your community too, attending cultural events and mentoring your people.
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