Graduate Entry


Join the Air Force fully degree qualified and you'll hit the ground running, with a fast-track into a leadership role plus opportunities for further study.


Degrees that will give you more

Whether you are a recent graduate considering your next move, or you are in the middle of your career, you'll be able to make more of your degree as an Officer in the Air Force. Rewarding and varied work awaits you in fields such as Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Nursing or Psychology.


Never stop learning

Your Air Force career begins with world-class management and leadership training, preparing you to take command of personnel. Then throughout your career, you'll be given opportunities for further study, specialisation and diversification.

Career and Academic Development

The options available to you include:

  • Promotion courses

    preparing you for the next step in your career

  • Postgraduate university studies

    with HELP fees paid

  • Assisted study schemes

    supporting external education (Defence Assisted Study Scheme)

  • Fully-funded study

    interstate and overseas

  • Command, management and leadership training

    (Australian Command and Staff Course)

  • Advanced leadership and strategic decision-making training

    (Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies)

  • External training

    in key fields such as professional, scientific, technical and selected trades (Civil Schooling Scheme)

  • Graduate medical course sponsorship

    for those with appropriate degree qualifications wishing to embark on a medical career (Graduate Medical Program)

Leadership and Management Development

Officer training will equip you with leadership and management skills, as well as military knowledge. It will prepare you for diverse and challenging roles both within the Air Force and throughout your career.

Name: Officers' Training School

Location: RAAF Base East Sale, VIC

Duration: 17 weeks


Rewarding careers for graduates

Join the Australian Defence Force and you'll be in the company of more graduates than you'll find in any other Australian organisation. Find your ideal role in the Air Force here.