The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year program allows young people to train in one of the defence forces for a year after leaving school or college, giving them a taste of life in the forces; the program is about to be extended for 2016.
In the 2016 program up to 445 places will be available for young people, up from 260 in 2015. Of those, around 250 places will be in the Army, 120 in the Air Force, and up to 75 will be in the Navy. Gap Year places are being made available in the Navy for the first time in 2016. The popularity of the program is proven, with around 4,000 young people applying for places in the 2015 intake. Unfortunately, the 2016 intake has now closed. Check out the website below in coming months for information on the 2017 intake.