The latest information regarding COVID-19 and Defence Force Recruiting
Defence Force Recruiting is open for business. Defence continues to offer exciting jobs and progress candidates through the recruitment process. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a constantly evolving situation and we have made some changes to our business in order to safeguard the health of our candidates, staff and the wider Australian community.
Defence Force Recruiting has moved to virtual YOU sessions, including online aptitude testing and phone careers coach interviews. We have introduced virtual Psychology and Defence Interviews using video platforms, and are looking at how we can deliver our medical assessments in a safe and effective manner. Fitness assessments are being conducted in line with state and territory requirements, and family attendance at enlistment/appointment ceremonies is dependent on allowed social group size.
Where face to face interaction is required, Recruiting Centres across Australia are taking precautions in line with Government advice, personal protective equipment is being used (as applicable) with social distancing measures applied. All Recruiting Centres are pre-screening candidates using a questionnaire and conducting temperature checks on arrival.
Our call centre is operating, providing the same great level of service our candidates have always appreciated. Please call 13 19 02 with any queries about the status of your application. We’ll continue to make updates to the recruitment process, rolling out more digital solutions. We will keep you informed of changes and we thank you for your patience while we work through this together. Our approach to implementing COVID-19 protocols will continue to be iterative and deliberative.