Commitment


In return for being paid to complete your degree course and having the rest of your fees covered, you will be expected to serve in the Navy as an Officer

How DUS Works

Once you have been approved for sponsorship and joined your chosen service, most of your time will still be devoted to study. However in return for investing in your education the ADF will typically require you to:

  • Complete one to four weeks of training each year during university holidays, and
  • Commit to full-time service based on the greater of the following periods:
  • a. The period that is the sum of:

    i. Your university sponsorship period;
    ii. Your Post Graduate training if applicable, and
    iii. The equivalent Direct Entry Officer Initial Minimum Period of Service for your chosen role (available via the information page for your chosen role).

    OR

    b. The period that is the sum of:

    i. Two times your university sponsorship period;
    ii. Your Post Graduate training if applicable, and
    iii. One year.


Gaining military experience

Specialisation work experience during semester breaks is highly encouraged (unless that is, you are undertaking course attachments, are involved in scheduled study activities, or are on approved annual or additional training leave).

Opportunities will be offered throughout the academic year for you to learn more about your future career in the Navy through motivational placements and courses.

 

Becoming an officer

Officer training takes place on completion of your degree to help you develop your leadership and military skills. It comprises one block of 22 weeks at HMAS Creswell, NSW.