Looking for a major life challenge? Then this is the best offer you may get as the Australian Army has opened positions for international applicants. They are looking for both soldiers and officers.
The major requirements are to be fit, to speak English, and to have military experience (no matter if ex-serving or currently serving foreign military personnel).
There is an exception for candidates coming from a non-English speaking background, but they still need to have minimum vocational proficiency in English (as defined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)). These candidates will go through International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 based on the 4 test components of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The IELTS test must be undertaken in the three years immediately prior to lodging a visa application.
There is also a list of positions eligible to apply.
Officer Priority Categories
- Aviation Corps
- Nursing Corps
- Medical Corps
Officer Other Categories
- Avionics, Ground Electrical RAEME, Software and Flight Test Engineers
- Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
- Ordnance / Supply
- Infantry Corps
- Artillery Corps
- Engineer Corps
- Public Relations / Public Affairs Corps
- Transport Corps
- Aircraft Life Support Fitter – PTE and CPL
- Ammunition Technician – SGT and above.
- Analyst Intelligence Operations – CPL and above
- Artillery Command Systems Operator (ACSO) – Bombardier and above
- Artillery Observer – SGT and above
- Artillery Operator Unmanned Aerial System Operator – Gunner and Bombardier
- Cargo Specialist – CPL and SGT
- Cavalryman – All ranks
- Communication Systems – CPL and above
- Driver Specialist – CPL and above
- Fitter Armament – CPL and above
- Geospatial Technician – CPL and above
- Ground Crewman Mission Support – All ranks
- Information Systems Technician – SGT and above
- Medical Operator – All ranks
- Operator Electronic Warfare – CPL and SGT
- Operator Unit Supply – CPL and above
- Operator Petroleum – CPL
- Recovery Mechanic – CPL
- Rifleman (Sniper) – All ranks
- Special Forces
- Supervisor Building Services – SGT and above
- Supervisor Engineering Services – SGT and above.
- Supervisor Platoon Operations – SGT and above.
- Supervisor Section Operations – CPL
- Technician Avionics – CPL and SGT
- Technician Electrical – CPL and SGT
- Technician Electronic – PTE to SGT
- Vehicle Mechanic – SGT
If you found something interesting, you may get additional information at the official site for Australian Army Overseas and International applicants.